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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

By |2019-01-28T22:55:19-05:00January 26th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Yeshua’s Final Teachings Regarding The Holy Spirit

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

By |2019-01-21T18:23:41-05:00January 19th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on We Must Be Active Members In Messiah’s Community

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 |2019-01-01T12:32:49-05:00December 29th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on The Fear Of The Lord

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 |2018-12-17T22:42:30-05:00December 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 |2018-12-10T19:58:00-05:00December 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.

By |2018-11-19T19:25:53-05:00November 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 |2018-11-12T20:21:06-05:00November 10th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Every Knock Is A Boost – Part 1

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 |2018-10-30T12:27:36-04:00October 27th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Seasons Of The Soul

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

By |2018-10-15T22:26:48-04:00October 13th, 2018|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Noach – Understanding The World We Live In

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

By |2018-09-26T09:26:46-04:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Be Aware Of And Reject Normalcy Bias

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

By |2018-09-11T01:17:55-04:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Erev Rosh HaShanah 2018 – Ezekiel 33:1-9 – Being A Faithful Watchman

God Is A Mighty Warrior

Not too long ago, someone from Shema attended a church service in which the pastor said God is not a fighter. His purposes are not achieved through fighting, but through sacrifice, sharing and generosity. The implication is that we should not be fighters too. While at first hearing it sounds right, it’s not right. Here’s why: The Word of God

By |2018-08-27T23:46:07-04:00August 25th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on God Is A Mighty Warrior

Things I Like About Yeshua From The Book Of John – Part 3

Yeshua is the Most Amazing Man Who Ever Lived. I like so many things about Him. Here are some of the things I like about Him that come from the biography written about Him by His friend and disciple, John. I like when a king makes a grand entrance. I especially like Yeshua’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem: A great crowd

By |2018-08-20T16:44:53-04:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Things I Like About Yeshua From The Book Of John – Part 3

Things I Like About Yeshua From The Book Of John – Part 2

Many interesting people have lived during the past 6,000 years. My brother-in-law David loves biographies, learning about some of those interesting people and the interesting things they have said and done. I asked him for his three favorite biographies, and he responded: Wow. I have many - but if I had to pick three I would say: Jonathan Edwards: A

By |2018-07-30T23:02:45-04:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Things I Like About Yeshua From The Book Of John – Part 2

Things I Like About Yeshua From The Book Of John: Part 1

Many interesting people have lived during the past 6,000 years. My brother-in-law David loves biographies, learning about some of those interesting people and the interesting things they have said and done. I asked him for his three favorite biographies, and he responded: Wow. I have many - but if I had to pick three I would say: Jonathan Edwards: A

By |2018-07-23T20:29:42-04:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Things I Like About Yeshua From The Book Of John: Part 1

Things I Like About Yeshua From Matthew: Part 2

Many interesting people have lived during the past 6,000 years. My brother-in-law David loves reading biographies, learning about some of those interesting people and the interesting things they have said and done. Of all the people who have lived, I’m most interested in one - Yeshua. There are so many things I like about Him. Here are some that come

By |2018-07-09T23:37:37-04:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Things I Like About Yeshua From Matthew: Part 2