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Psalm 29 – The Glory Of The Lord Unleashed

Shabbat Shalom. This week I have the privilege of sharing from one of my favorite psalms, Psalm 29. What I love about the psalms is what I love about Hebrew poetry. It is incredibly expressive and filled with some of the most beautiful imagery in all of God’s Word. On display through the Psalms is the full range of human

By |2020-07-09T10:04:44-04:00June 27th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Jerry|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Psalm 29 – The Glory Of The Lord Unleashed

Shavuot 2020: The Gift Of The Holy Spirit

I love getting gifts. How about you? What’s the greatest gift you’ve ever received? An engagement ring? A wedding ring? Expensive jewelry? A nice watch? A car? A generous inheritance?   While those might be good gifts, they’re not the best gift – not even close. Messiah Yeshua and Simon Peter told us about the best gift: Before He ascended,

By |2020-06-28T23:02:16-04:00May 30th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Shavuot 2020: The Gift Of The Holy Spirit

Psalm 2

What is up with the world right now? Could things get any crazier, any weirder, any more hateful and divisive? Are we having fun yet? I’m obliged to tell you that things can, and will, get worse. The world has always been engulfed in sin; there have been many periods of time of violent upheaval. Right now it seems especially

By |2020-06-22T17:08:56-04:00June 20th, 2020|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Glenn, Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Psalm 2

Psalm 1 – Delighting In The Lord’s Teaching

Why study the Psalms? They’re part of the Word of God, and all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. The Psalms teach us about God - and knowing about God is the greatest knowledge.

By |2020-06-15T17:43:42-04:00June 13th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Psalm 1 – Delighting In The Lord’s Teaching

Mark 13:28-29, 33-37 & Matthew 25:1-13 – One of These Days…

Introduction Timing is always important! It is true in everything from knowing when to buy or to sell shares of stock; or when to negotiate the best price on the lease or purchase of a car; or to lock in the lowest possible interest rate on a mortgage. Good timing can save you multiplied thousands of dollars, or earn them.

By |2020-06-09T01:37:06-04:00June 6th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Mark 13:28-29, 33-37 & Matthew 25:1-13 – One of These Days…

Shavuot Message 5780 – 2020

While the unity of Jew and Gentile in Yeshua certainly comes as no surprise to you, the members and friends of Shema, there are many – most, in fact – to whom this concept is (pardon the pun) alien. Regrettably, for many centuries there has been a detrimental, man-made, barrier separating us, and far too many religious leaders, whether out

By |2020-06-02T00:34:08-04:00May 30th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Shavuot Message 5780 – 2020

Matthew 21:23-32; 22:1-14 – The Two Sons & An Invitation To A Wedding Banquet

The Two Sons Matthew 21:23-32 It was the last week of Yeshua’s life. Passover was approaching. Messiah was in Jerusalem. The leaders of the nation had rejected Him and were looking for a way to kill Him. While He was teaching in the temple courts, the chief priests and the elders of the people challenged His authority to do the

By |2020-05-26T11:26:59-04:00May 23rd, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Matthew 21:23-32; 22:1-14 – The Two Sons & An Invitation To A Wedding Banquet

Luke 18:9-14; 19:11-27: The Pharisee And The Tax Collector & The King’s Ten Servants And The Ten Minas

Luke introduced this parable by giving us the reason Yeshua told this parable: To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Yeshua told this parable. Obviously, it’s wrong to be confident in our own righteousness and look down on everyone else. Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee

By |2020-05-18T15:25:14-04:00May 16th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Luke 18:9-14; 19:11-27: The Pharisee And The Tax Collector & The King’s Ten Servants And The Ten Minas

Luke 18:1-8 & Matthew 20:1-16 – Faithfully Following The Lord’s Example

Shabbat Shalom. This morning, Lord willing, we will be covering two parables of Messiah Yeshua.  The parable of the persistent widow and the unjust judge and the parable of the workers in the Vineyard.  Both parables have powerful lessons on justice and mercy and on following the Lord’s standard and not our own.  They are convicting parables that probe our

By |2020-05-11T14:47:51-04:00May 9th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Jerry|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Luke 18:1-8 & Matthew 20:1-16 – Faithfully Following The Lord’s Example

Messiah’s Musings on Money Management – Luke 16:1-9 and 19-31

A little wit from wise King Solomon: Men prepare a meal for enjoyment, and wine makes life merry, and money is the answer to everything. …and a warning He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves abundance with its income. This too is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 10:19 and 5:10) A big warning from wise Rabbi

By |2020-05-04T13:41:42-04:00May 2nd, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Messiah’s Musings on Money Management – Luke 16:1-9 and 19-31

The Lost Sheep, Coin, And Son – Luke 15:3-7;8-10;11-32

The Lord Yeshua is known for teaching in parables. He taught using parables for several reasons: A parable is a short story that’s easy to understand. It’s used to explain things that are harder to understand, especially spiritual truths. Parables are interesting. They’re easy to remember. They cause you to think, reflect, meditate, ponder about spiritual truths - which is

By |2020-04-27T15:42:41-04:00April 25th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Lost Sheep, Coin, And Son – Luke 15:3-7;8-10;11-32

Parables Of Yeshua: The Good Shepherd And The Bad Shepherds; The Tenants

The Sheep, The Sheep Pen, The Gate, The Gatekeeper, The Good Shepherd And The Bad Shepherds John 10 The Lord Yeshua is known for teaching in parables. Why did He teach in parables? Several reasons: A parable is a short story that’s easy to understand. It’s used to explain things that are harder to understand, especially spiritual truths. Parables are

By |2020-04-20T17:47:57-04:00April 18th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Parables Of Yeshua: The Good Shepherd And The Bad Shepherds; The Tenants

The Owner Of A House With Old And New Treasures – Matthew 13:52

Every teacher of the law who has become a disciple in the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old. A man owns a house. He likes to collect valuable things. He has a room in his house to store his treasures. He collected some of

By |2020-04-17T03:41:51-04:00February 29th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Owner Of A House With Old And New Treasures – Matthew 13:52

Messiah’s Death And Resurrection: How They Are To Change Us

The Rabbi from Tarsus was one of the greatest men who ever lived. God powerfully used him and his team to do many great things. They proclaimed the good news, started Yeshua-following communities in the Roman empire, taught Messiah’s Community, and defended the faith from those who were a danger to it. Paul and his team were persecuted because of

By |2020-04-13T16:13:51-04:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Messiah’s Death And Resurrection: How They Are To Change Us

Yeshua – The FirstFruits of The Resurrection

Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake; some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. (Daniel 12:2) Despite the disdain for messianic Jews, especially among Orthodox and ultra-Orthodox Jews, we have something more in common with them, than with the rest of the Jewish community combined: namely, a firm belief in the resurrection of

By |2020-04-13T16:12:34-04:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Yeshua – The FirstFruits of The Resurrection

Marching On With The Lord

Do you believe that God is marching on? That His Truth is marching on? These last few weeks there has been a song I keep playing on repeat, the Battle Hymn of The Republic. Written during the Civil War it has endured as a popular song to inspire Americans for over a hundred years. If you’ve never heard it the

By |2020-04-13T16:09:24-04:00April 11th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Jerry|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Marching On With The Lord

Passover 2020: Passover and Matzah – Getting Rid of Sin

Passover begins Wednesday night. Before then, those of us who want a more traditional experience of Passover will get rid of the yeast in our homes. Our family will do that. Then, starting Wednesday night, we will eat matzah for seven days. We eat unleavened bread to remind ourselves of Israel’s hasty departure from Egypt. The Lord saved us so

By |2020-04-06T16:36:16-04:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Passover 2020: Passover and Matzah – Getting Rid of Sin

Passover 2020: Happy Hints Hidden in the Hallel

Every year as the members and friends of Congregation Shema Yisrael gather to celebrate Passover, we recite the following words from the Haggadah: “This is the bread of affliction which our ancestors ate in the land of Egypt; let all those who are hungry enter and eat of it. All who are in distress, come and celebrate the Passover.” I’d

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Passover 2020: A Connection Through Time

Shabbat Shalom. This year will be a weird Passover. Usually at this time I am helping Shema prepare for our Seder and sharing Messiah In The Passover throughout Metro Detroit. This year we are in the process of preparing for our first digital Seder like many others around the world. Covid-19 may be changing our lives right now but the

By |2020-04-06T16:29:35-04:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Passover 2020: A Connection Through Time

Parables Of Yeshua: The Parable Of The Friend At Midnight & Good Samaritan – Widening Our Hearts

Shabbat Shalom. This week we continue our walk through The Parables of Yeshua with the Parable of The Friend at Midnight and the Parable of The Good Samaritan. Clearly, we find ourselves in interesting and unusual times. Forced to physically distance ourselves from one another, while at the same time creating emotional connections through the technology of our day. As

By |2020-03-30T17:47:58-04:00March 28th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Jerry|Tags: , |Comments Off on Parables Of Yeshua: The Parable Of The Friend At Midnight & Good Samaritan – Widening Our Hearts

Parables of Yeshua: Behold, the Bondslave of the Lord…

Would you agree that we are occupying what is a very brief, remarkable period of history? We live at the tail end of an amazing 244-year old experiment in human freedom and dignity. For us, the concept of being a servant or a slave is entirely academic. Yet, the New Covenant Scriptures were written at a time when indentured servanthood

By |2020-03-23T17:28:26-04:00March 21st, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Parables of Yeshua: Behold, the Bondslave of the Lord…

Faith In Crisis

Maybe you’ve heard the saying: Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst. When facing the coronavirus pandemic, and the economic and social consequences it’s triggering, my advice is: Pray for the best. Have faith to accept the worst. Have Yeshua’s attitude. He knew He was about to be arrested, humiliated, tortured and crucified. In the garden of Gethsemane, He

By |2020-03-16T17:55:56-04:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Faith In Crisis

Parables of Yeshua – The Lost Sheep

The Lord Yeshua is known for teaching in parables. Why did He teach in parables? Several reasons: A parable is a short story that’s easy to understand. It’s used to explain things that are harder to understand, especially spiritual truths. Parables are interesting. They’re easy to remember. Messiah taught in parables to make the truth clear to those who were

By |2020-03-16T17:52:38-04:00March 14th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Parables of Yeshua – The Lost Sheep

The Parables Of Yeshua: The Treasure of God’s Kingdom

Shabbat Shalom. What would you say if I told you I had a surefire way to make you rich? That there was a limited time offer available for you and everyone else right now? This morning we will be continuing our series through Yeshua’s parables and looking at three across four verses. In these parables we will see the vast

By |2020-02-24T14:48:34-05:00February 22nd, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Jerry|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Parables Of Yeshua: The Treasure of God’s Kingdom

The Parables Of Yeshua: Wheat and Weeds and Mustard Seeds

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is My word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to Me empty, but will accomplish what

By |2020-02-17T15:38:43-05:00February 15th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Parables Of Yeshua: Wheat and Weeds and Mustard Seeds