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About Rabbi Loren

Rabbi Loren Jacobs is the senior rabbi and founder of “Congregation Shema Yisrael” (which means “Hear O Israel”). Congregation Shema Yisrael is a Messianic synagogue which was started in 1986 when Rabbi Loren and his wife Martha moved to Michigan to proclaim the Good News about the Messiah to the Jewish people living in the metro Detroit area.Rabbi Loren was raised in a Jewish home in the Chicago area, and became a Messianic Jew in 1975. He graduated from Moody Bible Institute’s Jewish Studies program in 1979 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Biblical Literature from Northeastern Bible College in New Jersey in 1986. His wife Martha is a fifth generation Messianic Jew, which is quite unusual. They have two adult children and two grandchildren.

Things I Like About Yeshua From Matthew: Part 2

Many interesting people have lived during the past 6,000 years. My brother-in-law David loves reading biographies, learning about some of those interesting people and the interesting things they have said and done. Of all the people who have lived, I’m most interested in one - Yeshua. There are so many things I like about Him. Here are some that come

By |2018-07-09T23:37:37+00:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Things I Like About Yeshua From Matthew: Part 2

Things I Like About Yeshua From Matthew

Many interesting people have lived during the past 6,000 years. My brother-in-law David loves reading biographies, learning about some of those interesting people and the interesting things they have said and done. Of all the people who have lived, I’m most interested in one - Yeshua. There are so many things I like about Him. Here are some that come

By |2018-07-03T01:06:21+00:00June 30th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Things I Like About Yeshua From Matthew

Ephesians 6:10-18: Spiritual Warfare: What It Is And What It Isn’t

It might not seem like it, but there is a great war raging right now, and Christians and Messianic Jews are in the middle of it. We’re in the middle of a war between God and the good angels versus Satan and the fallen angels, the kingdom of God versus the kingdom of darkness. It’s a war for the souls

By |2018-05-21T00:58:24+00:00April 7th, 2018|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Ephesians 6:10-18: Spiritual Warfare: What It Is And What It Isn’t

Exodus 12:15-51: Lessons From The First Passover: Part 2

Today is Passover and the first day of Matza, the seven day holiday when we don’t eat unleavened bread. Most peoples, if not all peoples, have special days to celebrate or remember important events. Israel’s annual holidays which are outlined for us in Leviticus 23, are unique because they were given to the Jewish people by God Himself. These holidays

By |2018-04-02T23:01:35+00:00March 31st, 2018|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Exodus 12:15-51: Lessons From The First Passover: Part 2

Exodus 12:1-14: Lessons From The First Passover – Part 1

Passover begins Friday night. This morning, I want to get us ready for Passover by looking at the first part of the key chapter in the Word of God about Passover - Exodus 12. Most peoples, if not all peoples, have special days to celebrate or remember important events. Israel’s annual holidays, which are outlined for us in Leviticus 23,

By |2018-03-27T01:07:44+00:00March 24th, 2018|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Exodus 12:1-14: Lessons From The First Passover – Part 1

Galatians 5:16-24: Walking By The Spirit

We live in a world in which darkness covers the Earth and thick darkness is over the peoples. People are confused about many things, including the most basic things and the most important things. For example, a google search for: “what’s the right way to live?” provided these gems of wisdom: There is no right or wrong way to live.

By |2018-03-21T12:52:04+00:00March 17th, 2018|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Galatians 5:16-24: Walking By The Spirit

Forgiveness: What It Is And What It Isn’t

Human beings are in the most desperate need of forgiveness. Why? At the beginning of our history, Adam and Eve were tested. The Lord warned them not to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and if they did, “moht tamoot - dying you will die.” They would most surely, most certainly die. Of

By |2018-04-18T09:38:49+00:00March 10th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Forgiveness: What It Is And What It Isn’t

Running The Race And Fixing Our Eyes On Yeshua

The spirit is willing but the flesh, the old nature, is weak. One of the things that makes us weak is that we are easily distracted. We can lose focus on important things that are right before us than can result in serious injury or death to ourselves or others. Here’s one example: there are about 1.6 million crashes in

By |2018-03-05T21:37:39+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Running The Race And Fixing Our Eyes On Yeshua

2 Corinthians 13:1-14: A Final Warning

Paul Again Informed The Corinthians He Was A True Apostle; A Final Warning; Final Instructions; A Final Promise; Final Greetings; A Final Prayer This will be my third visit to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.” Just as the Torah teaches us that not one, but two or three witnesses are needed

By |2018-02-19T21:20:43+00:00February 17th, 2018|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2 Corinthians 13:1-14: A Final Warning

2 Corinthians 11:1-33 – Paul Continues His Defense

Paul Defended Himself From Those Who Still Opposed Him In Corinth; He Was A True Apostle; He Was Superior To The False Apostles Some Of The Corinthians Followed Paul and his team started Messiah’s Community in Corinth, which was one of the most prominent cities in Greece. The congregation grew into a significant community. After being there for a year

By |2018-01-29T20:25:52+00:00January 27th, 2018|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2 Corinthians 11:1-33 – Paul Continues His Defense

2 Corinthians 10:1-18 – Paul And Timothy Defend Their Leadership From Those Opposing Them

Paul Was Not A Timid Man Who Could Be Ignored; He Was A True Apostle With A Powerful Teaching Ministry; Those Who Opposed Him Needed To Judge Him Correctly And Judge The False Apostles Correctly; He Had Authority Over Them; All Opposition To Him Must End Paul and his team started Messiah’s Community in Corinth, one of the most prominent

By |2018-01-22T20:04:15+00:00January 20th, 2018|Categories: Teachings|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2 Corinthians 10:1-18 – Paul And Timothy Defend Their Leadership From Those Opposing Them

2 Corinthians 9:1-15 – More Lessons About Giving

We come into this world as helpless infants who are only concerned about our own needs. And because we are born with a fallen nature, we are selfish. We are takers, not givers. But God is different. He is gracious. He is full of love. He is a giver, not a taker. He wants us to become more like Him

By |2018-01-16T01:20:14+00:00January 13th, 2018|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2 Corinthians 9:1-15 – More Lessons About Giving

2 Corinthians 8:1-24 – Lessons On Giving; And Handling Money That Is Given

By nature, human beings are selfish. We are takers, not givers. God is different. He is love. God is a giver, not a taker. He wants us to become more like Him - unselfish; full of love; givers, not takers. He wants us to become givers of our time, our talents and our treasures. Giving is to be an important

By |2018-01-08T22:49:04+00:00January 6th, 2018|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2 Corinthians 8:1-24 – Lessons On Giving; And Handling Money That Is Given

2 Corinthians 7:2-16 – Godly Sorrow And Worldly Sorrow

Making Room In Our Hearts For Our Leaders; Conflicts On The Outside And Fears Within; God Comforts The Downcast; Godly Sorrow And Worldly Sorrow; Paul Had Complete Confidence In The Corinthians Paul and his team started Messiah’s Community in Corinth, one of the most prominent cities in Greece. After being there for a year and a half, the Rabbi left

By |2017-12-11T18:22:17+00:00December 9th, 2017|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2 Corinthians 7:2-16 – Godly Sorrow And Worldly Sorrow

2 Corinthians 6:3-7:1 – Not Putting Any Unnecessary Obstacles In Anyone’s Way

Not Putting Any Unnecessary Obstacles In Anyone’s Way By Responding Well To Every Situation; The Corinthians Needed To Have A Close Relationship To Paul And Timothy And Limit Their Relationships To Unbelievers; They Needed To Keep Themselves Holy Even though the Rabbi from Tarsus was one of the greatest men who ever lived - not only an apostle, but a

By |2017-12-05T00:04:13+00:00December 2nd, 2017|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on 2 Corinthians 6:3-7:1 – Not Putting Any Unnecessary Obstacles In Anyone’s Way