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Bo – “Go”

This week our parasha is “Bo”, which translates to Go, and covers Exodus 10:1-13:16.  In this parasha we will see our people finally leave Egypt and the foolishness of trying to thwart the will of Adonai. We begin in Exodus 10, with Pharaoh still refusing to let our people go.  The Lord tells Moses to once again go before Pharaoh

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Are We There Yet?: Part 2

When it comes to professional sports, let me just go on record as saying: Detroit is the place to live if you enjoy despondency! 2018 was another rough year for our teams. In spite of a lot of talented players, the Lions had a dismal season. The Tigers weren’t much better. It’s been 10 years since the Red Wings were

By |2019-01-15T00:10:42+00:00January 12th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Are We There Yet?: Part 2

Va’era – “And I Appeared”

The name of this week’s parasha is Va’era, which means “and I appeared,” and covers Exodus 6:2 through 9:35.  God tells Moses that He had established His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and He has remembered His covenant.  Moses is to tell the Israelis that Adonai will rescue them from Egyptian slavery and bring them into the Promised Land

By |2019-01-08T00:26:26+00:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Va’era – “And I Appeared”

Are We There Yet?: Part 1

Introduction: Picture this: you’re taking a family road trip with your kids. Now, parents, I know you’ll be able to answer this question: What are the four words you DO NOT want to hear out of their precious little mouths?. That’s right “Are we there yet?” When our kids were little, Alexandra and I used to offer a financial reward

By |2019-01-08T00:25:54+00:00January 5th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Are We There Yet?: Part 1

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

By |2019-01-01T12:32:49+00:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on The Fear Of The Lord

Shemot – “Names”

This week our parasha is Shemot meaning “names” and begins the book of Exodus.  Shemot is also the Hebrew name for this book.  It begins with the birth of Moses and takes us through chapter 6:1 where he has his first confrontation with Pharaoh.  In this parasha we will see the great commission the Lord gave to Moses and how

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Advent 2018: Joy To The World

Joy To The World, The Lord Is Come, Let Earth Receive Her King. “Joy To The World”, is a hymn I’ve heard sung too many times to count and I bet you have as well.  Like many songs associated with Christmas it tends to go in one ear and out another.  In many ways I think it is like the

By |2018-12-23T21:18:37+00:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Advent 2018: Joy To The World

Advent 2018: Seeker Sensi(na)tivity

“Seek the Lord while He may be found; call on Him while He is near!” - Isaiah 55:6 “You will seek Me and find Me, when you seek Me with all your heart.” - Deuteronomy 4:29/Jeremiah 29:13 One of the most exciting bits of news I got as a young boy of about 11, was the announcement that my big

By |2018-12-23T21:15:29+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Advent 2018: Seeker Sensi(na)tivity

Vayechi – “And He Lived”

This week’s parasha is entitled Vayechi, meaning, “and he lived.” It covers Genesis 47:28-50:26 and this completes the book of Genesis. Israel and his sons were now living comfortably in Egypt, though due to the ongoing famine, the Egyptians were impoverished in their own land. It is interesting to note that Joseph spent the first 17 years of his life

By |2018-12-23T21:14:34+00:00December 22nd, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayechi – “And He Lived”

Vayigash – “And He Drew Near”

If the parasha cycle was ever made into a T.V. Show this would be where the announcer goes “Last Time On…The Bible!”  We continue from last week’s cliffhanger with the resolution of Joseph’s testing of his brothers.  Our parasha this week is called Vayigash which translates to “And He Drew Near” and covers Genesis 44:18-47:27. This parasha demonstrates the need for

By |2018-12-17T22:43:08+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayigash – “And He Drew Near”

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.

By |2018-12-17T22:42:30+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Love

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+00:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah Light

Miketz – “At The Conclusion”

The parasha for this week is entitled MiKetz, meaning “at the conclusion” and covers Genesis 41:1-44:17. Joseph has been in prison in Egypt on a bogus rape charge. Poor Joseph; betrayed by his brothers, enslaved in Egypt, imprisoned on false charges. Yet everywhere he went, Joseph conducted himself with integrity, and God gave him favor. Eventually Joseph became custodian to

By |2018-12-10T19:55:09+00:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Miketz – “At The Conclusion”

Vayeshev – “And He Settled”

Last week’s Torah portion was entitled, Vayeshev, which means, “and he settled.”  It covers Genesis 37: 1-40:23. After more than 20 years of being away, Jacob returns to the Promised Land and settles in Hebron.  In Chapter 37, we are introduced to Joseph, who is Jacob’s favorite son, born of Rachel, Jacob’s favorite wife.  Jacob gives this favorite son a beautiful, multi-colored robe, a

By |2018-12-10T19:51:24+00:00December 8th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayeshev – “And He Settled”

Chanukkah 2018 – What Can One Jew Do?

Shabbat Shalom.  Tomorrow night begins the holiday of Chanukkah, a time of eating way too many fried foods and hopefully getting some presents that are not clothing, for certain family members listening to this message please take note. But what is Chanukkah about? The typical story of Chanukkah which I was taught in Hebrew school, is how the wicked king

By |2018-12-03T13:25:31+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Sermons by Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah 2018 – What Can One Jew Do?

Chanukkah 2018 – My $0.02 (Can Go a Long Way in the Right Hands)

Jonathan said to his young armor-bearer, “Come, let's go over to the outpost of those uncircumcised fellows. Perhaps the Lord will act in our behalf. Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few” (1 Samuel 14:6). Jerry has described our need to cultivate courage and persistence through the example of Mattathias and the Maccabees. I

By |2018-12-03T13:25:04+00:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Holidays, Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah 2018 – My $0.02 (Can Go a Long Way in the Right Hands)

Luke 17:11-19 – You Ungrateful Sons of… Adam!

Now on His way to Jerusalem, Yeshua traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. Messiah Yeshua is making His way to Jerusalem, and it will be for the last time during His earthly incarnation. Once He arrives there, the pace of the narrative will slow down considerably. In 14 chapters Luke chronicled about three full years of Yeshua’s ministry;

By |2018-11-26T23:34:54+00:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Luke 17:11-19 – You Ungrateful Sons of… Adam!

Vayetze – “And He Went Out”

This week’s Parasha is Vayetze and covers Genesis 28:10 – 32:3. Jacob has had to flee his home after deceiving his father into giving him the blessing intended for Esau and, at his parents’ instructions, journeys to his uncle, Laban. In chapter 28, Jacob has traveled a full day’s distance, and arrives at a certain place where he rests for

By |2018-11-26T23:34:23+00:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayetze – “And He Went Out”

Vayishlach – “And He Sent”

The name of this week’s parasha is Vayishlach, which means “and he sent,” and covers Genesis 32:4 through 36:43.  In continuing with the previous parasha, Jacob sends messengers to his brother Esau to gain Esau’s favor.  They return with news that Esau is coming toward Jacob with 400 men.  Jacob is terrified and divides the people and animals into 2

By |2018-12-03T13:13:58+00:00November 24th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayishlach – “And He Sent”

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.

By |2018-11-19T19:25:53+00:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Every Knock Is A Boost – Part 2

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

By |2018-11-12T20:21:06+00:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Every Knock Is A Boost – Part 1

Toldot – “Generations”

The name of this week’s parasha is Toldot, which means “generations” and covers Genesis 25:19-28:9.  Isaac prayed to Adonai for his wife Rebecca to bear children and his prayer was answered.  During Rebecca’s pregnancy, the children struggled inside her and she asked God why.  Adonai told her that two nations were inside her; one stronger than the other, and the

By |2018-11-12T20:20:50+00:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Toldot – “Generations”

Gracefully Enduring Rejection and Ridicule for Yeshua’s Sake

In his second letter to the believers in Corinth, Rabbi Paul wrote, Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. As a deeply flawed human being, I find it reassuring that mercy and comfort are among God’s attributes. But there’s a world of difference between His comforting

By |2018-11-05T21:59:19+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Gracefully Enduring Rejection and Ridicule for Yeshua’s Sake

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

By |2018-10-30T12:27:36+00:00October 27th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Seasons Of The Soul

Vayera – “And He Appeared”

This week’s parasha is Vayera, which is translated “And He Appeared”.  It covers Genesis chapters 18 through 22. In this week’s Torah portion, we find Abraham sitting at the door of his tent in the heat of the day.  Suddenly, he sees three “men”.  As they began to speak to him, it became clear to Abraham that these were no

By |2018-10-30T00:26:12+00:00October 27th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayera – “And He Appeared”