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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

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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

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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

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The Parables Of Yeshua: Luke 12:35-48

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 |2020-02-03T18:46:57-05:00February 1st, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The Parables Of Yeshua: Luke 12:35-48

The Parables Of Yeshua: The Unshrunk Cloth On An Old Garment And New Wine In New Wineskins

This new year we’re starting a series on the parables of the Messiah. There are approximately 40 of them. Lord willing, we’ll be going through them in order as they appear in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. The Lord Yeshua is known for teaching in parables. Why did He teach in parables? Several reasons: A parable is a story that

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Chanukkah And New Year – Dedication And Newness Of Life

Today is a special Sabbath because it’s the Sabbath during Chanukkah and because it’s the last Sabbath before the New Year - which begins in a few days. Chanukkah is the holiday of dedication - the dedication of the Temple in the time of the Maccabees. The New Year is a time of new beginning. Those are the themes I

By |2019-12-30T18:49:46-05:00December 28th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chanukkah And New Year – Dedication And Newness Of Life

3 John – Being In The Truth

John was one of the greatest men who ever lived. He was a member of the Chosen People. He was privileged to be alive when the Son of God came into this world. He met Messiah, responded to Messiah, followed Messiah and became one of His most important disciples. He became an apostle, one of a very special group of

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2 John – Being Chosen By The Lord

This letter was written by the elder, whom tradition says was John. It was written to a lady he knew. It was written toward the end of the first century, around 95 AD. John would have been an old man by then. Messiah’s Community would have been around 60 years old. This letter was one of the last things written

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Why Thanksgiving?

Why thanksgiving? Because it’s right to thank the Supreme Being who is so great for simply being so great. Psalm 136: Give thanks to the God of gods ... Give thanks to the Lord of lords ... Give thanks to the God of heaven. Thanksgiving brings God glory, and it’s right for the creature to glorify the glorious Creator -

By |2019-11-25T18:39:36-05:00November 23rd, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Why Thanksgiving?

It Will Be Stormy: No Time For Normalcy Bias

The Pharisees and Sadducees came to Yeshua and tested him by asking him to show them a sign from heaven. He replied, “When evening comes, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,’ and in the morning, ‘Today it will be stormy, for the sky is red and overcast.’ You know how to interpret the appearance

By |2019-11-15T10:21:42-05:00November 15th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on It Will Be Stormy: No Time For Normalcy Bias

Our Thoughts And The Lord’s Thoughts

We grow up in a fallen world that is satanically controlled and endarkened and deceived and wrong about many of the most important things. The wrong thinking of the world influences us and harms us. This is the word of the Lord: “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are

By |2020-01-28T02:25:43-05:00November 9th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Our Thoughts And The Lord’s Thoughts

Sukkot 2019 – The God Who Is Close To Us And Wants To Be Close To Us

On the first day of the seventh month, Yom Truah, the day for sounding the shofar, also known as Rosh HaShana, we blew the shofar and considered the things the shofar reminds us of. For the Yamim Nora’im, the 10 Days of Awe from Rosh HaShanah to Yom Kippur, we confessed our sins and turned to the Lord. Now we

By |2019-10-22T01:07:34-04:00October 19th, 2019|Categories: Holidays, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Sukkot 2019 – The God Who Is Close To Us And Wants To Be Close To Us

Let’s Choose To Have A Rich Spiritual Life

We can have a rich spiritual life or a poor spiritual life; the choice is ours. If we choose to have a rich spiritual life, we can do things to make it happen. What does a rich spiritual life look like? What characterizes a rich spiritual life? A rich spiritual life produces a desire to know God, to be with

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Thoughts About The Gospel

In The Sound Of Music, Julie Andrews sang: Raindrops on roses And whiskers on kittens Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens Brown paper packages tied up with strings These are a few of my favorite things. What are a few of your favorite things? Try to think of five. If what I’m about to mention isn’t on your list,

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Loving God With All Your Heart

God is real. He is great. He is so great, we have only the tiniest inkling of how great He is. And He is good. And He is righteous. Everything He does is right, because that is who He is. That’s His nature. Not only is He our Creator, when we joined the rebellion of the fallen angels, and sinned

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A Kingdom Of Priests

The Lord Yeshua is looking for servants - not church goers, not messianic synagogue goers who go to a worship service, sing some songs, hear a message, donate some money and leave. A servant is someone who has a master and puts his master’s interests before his own. To be Yeshua’s servant, we must know what His interests are and

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Many Church And Messianic Synagogue Goers, But Few Servants

The Lord Messiah is looking for servants, not church goers, not messianic synagogue goers who go to a worship service, sing some songs, hear a message, donate some money and leave. The Lord Messiah is looking for servants. A servant is someone who has a master and puts his master’s interests before his own. Human beings are not servants by

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Acrs 2 – Messiah’s Earliest Community – Our Role Model

When was Messiah’s Community at its best? When it first became the religion of the Roman empire? At the beginning of the Protestant Reformation? Today? My answer: Messiah’s Community was it its best when it first started. This morning, let’s consider Acts 2, which describes what Messiah’s Community was like at its beginning. Let’s learn from the Lord’s first followers

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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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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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