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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.

1 John 5:13-21 – Eternal Life Is In The Son

Eternal Life Is In The Son; We Can Be Confident That We Have Eternal Life; We Can Be Confident Our Prayers Will Be Answered If We Pray According To The Will Of God; Praying For Believers Who Sin; The Sin That Leads To Death; Reasons Why We Don’t Have To Worry About Going To Hell God has testified that Yeshua

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1 John 5:1-13 – We Must Believe God’s Testimony About His Son

We Know We Are Born Of God If We Believe That Yeshua Is The Messiah And The Son of God And We If Love Him and Our Brothers And Sisters And Keep God’s Commands; The Three Witnesses That Testify About Yeshua; We Must Believe God’s Testimony About His Son; If We Do, We Have The Son And Eternal Life John

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Join Us In Our Festival Of The Arts

Good art conveys truth in a unique way. Good art enriches us - intellectually and spiritually. Good art can help us become better human beings. Good art can point us towards God. Are you willing to consider the idea that God is the Greatest Artist Of All, and that He made artists and art possible? As you look at the

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1 John 4 – Let Us Love One Another

Testing The Spirits; Listening To The Leaders Who Teach The Truth; Let Us Love One Another; We Can Know We Have Spiritual Life If The Evidences Of The Spirit Are Evident In Us John wrote to believers, to followers of Messiah, to Christians and Messianic Jews, to encourage them have fellowship with the Father and the Son, which means share

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1 John 3:11-24 – God is Greater Than Our Hearts

We Are To Believe In The Lord Yeshua And Love Each Other - Like Messiah Loved Us By Laying Down His Life For Us; We Can Know That God Is Living In Us If We Keep His Commands And If The Spirit Is Working In Us Talk is cheap. It’s easy to claim: “I’m a believer. I know God. I

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1 John 2:18-3:10 – Greatly Loved By God, But Disliked By The World

If We Share God’s Nature We Will Remain Loyal To The True Leaders And The True Teaching; We Will Not Be Led Astray By Antichrists; We Will Be Righteous; We Will Not Continue To Sin; We Will Be Greatly Loved By God But Disliked By The World John wrote to believers, to followers of Messiah, to Christians and Messianic Jews,

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1 John 2:3-17 – Loving God, Not The World

Keeping God’s Commands; Living Like Yeshua; Loving Like Yeshua; The Characteristics Of True Believers; Loving God, Not The World John wrote this letter to followers of Messiah to encourage them to have fellowship, which is a sharing of values and life, with the Father and the Son; to encourage them have fellowship with the true spiritual leaders like John; to

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1 John 1 – We Must Live According To The Truth And Confess Our Sins

John Was And Is Very Special; We Should Pay Attention To Everything He Wrote In This Letter; Yeshua Is The Life That Appeared; Encouragement To Have Fellowship With The Father And Son And True Spiritual Leaders Like John; To Have Fellowship This letter was written by John. John is very special. John was, and is, a member of the Chosen

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Each One Of Us Must Be Actively Involved In Evangelism

Evangelism is very important. It’s at the heart of what we, as followers of the Messiah, are all about. Each one of us must be actively involved in evangelism - for quite a few reasons: Our Lord Yeshua was actively involved in evangelism, and we are to be like Him. Matthew 9: Yeshua went through all the towns and villages,

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The Essence Of Our Religion

If someone asked you: “What is the essence of your religion?”, what would you answer? Keeping the 10 commandments and being a good person. Not a good answer. Accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Good answer. Being saved by grace through faith. Good answer. Knowing the Gospel, living the Gospel and proclaiming the Gospel. Good answer. My answer

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All Of Us As Individuals And As A Community Must Be Actively Involved In Evangelism

Psalm 105: Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Those who know the Lord are to tell the nations what He has done. And the greatest thing the Lord has done is send the Son of God from Heaven to Earth on a great rescue mission. The Son of God

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John 15 & 16: Fruitful Lives

If you knew you had less than 24 hours to live, what would do? If I knew I had less than 24 hours to live, I would speak to the most important people in my life and give them my final thoughts and instructions. Yeshua was in that situation. He knew He was about to die. He knew He was

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Yeshua’s Final Teachings Regarding The Holy Spirit

If you knew that you had less than 24 hours to live, what would do? If I knew I had less than 24 hours to live, I would speak to the most important people in my life and give them my final thoughts and instructions. Yeshua was in that situation. He knew He was about to die. He knew He

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We Must Be Active Members In Messiah’s Community

After being a follower of the Lord for 43 years, and after serving Him in full-time ministry for 38 years, it’s become crystal clear to me that it’s impossible for a person to grow to spiritual maturity apart from being an active member of a local community of Messiah’s followers. There are reasons for this: God designed us to function

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The Fear Of The Lord

This morning, I want to talk about something that the Word of God mentions quite a bit, and that is Yirat Adonai, the fear of the Lord. When it comes to persons, there are two kinds of fear: a good, healthy kind of fear and a bad, unhealthy kind of fear. The good kind of fear: You know someone is

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Love

We come into this world selfish, self-absorbed, thinking only of ourselves. A baby is all about itself, its desires, its wants, its needs being met. As we mature, we become more concerned about the needs of others. This is love - being concerned about the needs of others; wanting what is good for others. Love is the opposite of selfishness.

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Chanukkah Light

When asked, “What is the miracle of Chanukkah?” the common response is: “Chanukkah is about a miracle that took place when the Jewish people fought against the Syrians who had invaded Jerusalem and desecrated the Temple. The Temple was dedicated to Zeus and pigs were sacrificed there. The Syrians forbid the Jewish people from practicing Judaism. They intended to wipe

By |2018-12-10T19:58:00-04:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah Light

Every Knock Is A Boost – Part 2

Moishe Rosen, the founder of Jews for Jesus, was very special. He was wise. And he was an activist for the proclamation of the Gospel. Moishe understood that followers of the Messiah who proclaim the message about the Messiah will experience controversy. Controversy is to be expected. It is not to be feared. In fact, it is to be welcomed.

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Every Knock Is A Boost – Part 1

The Lord used two men to be the primary influences for my ministry. One was Dr. Louis Goldberg, of blessed memory, who was the head of the Jewish Studies program when I attended Moody Bible Institute. The other was Moishe Rosen, the founder of Jews for Jesus, also of blessed memory. Moishe was very special. He was wise. And he

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Seasons Of The Soul

God has designed the world with variations. There is normal weather, and also times of drought and flood, and extreme cold and heat and wind. The pleasantness of spring and summer are followed by fall and the austerity of winter. The Earth has many level places, like the great plains of the United States, but also mountains and valleys. When

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Noach – Understanding The World We Live In

Genesis 6:9-11:32 To better understand ourselves and the world we live in, we want to know our history - where we came from; how we got here; who are ancestors were; what they believed in; and the important things that happened to them. This part of Genesis does that for us. In it, Moses focuses on one man, Noah, and

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Be Aware Of And Reject Normalcy Bias

I usually give you the title of the message before I speak. This week I’m not doing that. I want to do something different. I want to read five passages; and I want you to discern the common theme - which is related to the title. The first passage is Isaiah 56. It begins with an invitation for the wild

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Erev Rosh HaShanah 2018 – Ezekiel 33:1-9 – Being A Faithful Watchman

In ancient times, the Jewish people blew the shofar for many reasons. One reason was, when an enemy was approaching, the watchman blew the shofar to warn the people so they had time to find a place of safety. There are valuable lessons to be learned from the watchman. In Ezekiel 33, the Lord gave Ezekiel two situations involving the

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