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The Parables Of Yeshua: Salt And Light And Wisdom

Matthew 5:13-15 and Luke 6:46-49 (Matthew 7:24-27) Fact: you are salt “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.” Sodium chloride, a.k.a. salt, is absolutely essential for human life. Salt is

By |2020-01-14T12:20:06-05:00January 11th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Parables Of Yeshua: Salt And Light And Wisdom

Chanukkah 2019: His Hidden Hand in Human History

“God works in mysterious ways!” You hear it all the time. Sometimes you hear it from people you’re pretty sure don’t even believe in God. It’s become an expression people use when things go very unexpectedly, but turn out well. It’s like saying, “Boy, I didn’t see that coming,” but since things turned out okay, you chalk it up to

By |2019-12-24T11:23:26-05:00December 21st, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chanukkah 2019: His Hidden Hand in Human History

The Personality-Driven Church

Kanye West has apparently gotten serious about the Lord. I was really happy to hear about it, but apparently, I underestimated how significant this was for a lot of people. For the next several weeks, it seems like it was wall-to-wall Kanye. Kanye releases a Gospel album. Kanye leads worship services. Kanye makes a guest appearance at Joel Osteen’s stadium.

By |2019-12-16T18:45:47-05:00December 14th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Personality-Driven Church

Thanksgiving: Gratitude for Overwhelming Mercy

Just this past month, on October 2, the trial of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger came to a close. She was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the murder of Botham Jean, a man who lived in the same apartment complex. On September 6, 2018, returning home from work, Guyger walked into Jean’s apartment, for some reason thinking

By |2019-11-25T18:41:03-05:00November 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Thanksgiving: Gratitude for Overwhelming Mercy

Malachi 1:6-11 – Is God Getting the FAT Portions?

One day, two little kids, brothers, were playing “Noah’s Ark” in the bathtub, and they made an impromptu ark with a few animals. After the “flood” subsided (meaning bath time was over), and they were in their pajamas, they decided to also act out Noah’s sacrifice when he came off the ark. One of the boys said to his brother,

By |2019-11-19T01:16:13-05:00November 16th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Malachi 1:6-11 – Is God Getting the FAT Portions?

Sukkot 2019- An Extravagant Home

Here we are – once again approaching the most delightful of holidays, Sukkot – the Feast of Booths, or Shelters, or Tabernacles; the seventh of the annual God-given holidays found in Leviticus chapter 23; completing the cycle of these sacred times. Whatever name you choose to call it, Sukkot is, I think, the most joyous of celebrations, and the most

By |2019-10-14T19:59:28-04:00October 12th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Sukkot 2019- An Extravagant Home

Yom Kippur 2019 – What’s It Worth to You?

The story is told of a man who was a lover of old books. One day he ran into an acquaintance who, in the course of their conversation, casually mentioned that he had recently thrown away a Bible that had been stored in the attic of his family’s home for generations. “I couldn't read it,” the friend explained. “Somebody named

By |2019-10-14T19:40:49-04:00October 9th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Yom Kippur 2019 – What’s It Worth to You?

Vayelech – “And He Went”

We are nearing the end of the yearly cycle of Torah readings, at which time we’ll return to Genesis. This week’s parasha, entitled Vayyelech, covers Deuteronomy 31. Israel has just reaffirmed the Covenant, and been assured, on the one hand, of great blessings if we would be obedient, but warned of dire consequences if we chose disobedience. Our attention now

By |2019-10-07T23:17:16-04:00October 5th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Vayelech – “And He Went”

The Akedah: Surrendering to the Father’s Will

Years ago at a diner in New Jersey I read a humorous saying on a packet of sugar: “experience is a valuable thing; it helps you recognize a mistake when you make it again.” You know, they say the mind is the first thing to go. I disagree. What is the first thing to go? Well, anyway, I disagree. You

By |2019-10-01T19:15:30-04:00September 28th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Akedah: Surrendering to the Father’s Will

Matthew 21:18-22 – A Tree is Known by its Fruit… Or the Lack of It

Because human beings tend to think in pictures, we sometimes learn and remember a truth better when it is taught to us through a story, or by the use of images, symbols or metaphors. This is why the prophets of Israel so often employed parables, or else compared individuals, nations or situations to things that people were familiar with, and

By |2019-09-16T13:39:57-04:00September 14th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Matthew 21:18-22 – A Tree is Known by its Fruit… Or the Lack of It

Our Enduring Faith

Every so often, the evangelical world is rocked by news of some high-profile leader walking away from the Faith. This past month, it was Joshua Harris (no relation), who first achieved notoriety with his best-selling 1997 book I Kissed Dating Goodbye – published when he was just 19 years of age. It was followed by another best seller, Boy Meets

By |2019-08-11T10:20:02-04:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Our Enduring Faith

Jude – Ain’t Nothin’ New Under the Sun

Verses 1-2 (author/recipients – note three-fold formula of greeting) Jude, a servant of Messiah Yeshua and a brother of James, to those who have been called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Messiah Yeshua: mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance. Almost certainly, this is Yehuda or Judas, Yeshua’s earthly half-brother, since he calls himself

By |2019-07-23T00:51:22-04:00July 20th, 2019|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Glenn, Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on Jude – Ain’t Nothin’ New Under the Sun

Safety Second Part 2

Think for a moment about the more memorable stories from the Bible; don’t they usually involve men and women who rose to the occasion and showed courage in the face of danger? Those are the stories that make it into children’s Bibles, and into a lot of sermons, precisely because they inspire faith. This morning, as we consider seven acts

By |2019-07-02T00:48:29-04:00June 29th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Safety Second Part 2

Safety Second Part 1: Sanctified Risk-Taking, And Its Reward

Introduction: “Safety First” has become almost a mantra in our litigious society. Doesn’t it seem like every TV or radio ad ends with a litany of disclaimers, meant to protect the maker of the product from legal action, should anyone have a bad experience? It seems like every message coming at us urges us to exercise caution. Wear your seatbelt,

By |2019-06-24T23:57:53-04:00June 22nd, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Safety Second Part 1: Sanctified Risk-Taking, And Its Reward

Naso – Set Apart: For Disgrace and for Honor

We’re doing something a little different today. I’ve expanded the parasha to be our main message this Shabbat. There is a theme woven throughout this section of the Torah, and I felt it deserved our deeper consideration. First, I’ll give an overview of the parasha, then we’ll address that underlying theme, and draw some applications. But I’ll begin with a

By |2019-06-17T15:07:46-04:00June 15th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn, Torah Parasha|Tags: , ,