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Shoftim – “Judges”

A.W. Tozer believed that the truest measure of a man is how he thinks about God. Perhaps the truest measure of a nation is how its judicial system functions. When innocent people go to prison because ambitious prosecutors suppress evidence, or officials commit perjury, or judges allow their political biases to influence cases, the judicial process is perverted. The same

By |2018-08-20T16:55:39+00:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shoftim – “Judges”

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+00:00August 18th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Things I Like About Yeshua From The Book Of John – Part 3

Re’eh – “See”

Our parasha passage for today is entitled Re’eh, meaning “See” and covers Deuteronomy 11:26 – 16:17.  The title “see” comes from the first verse of the parasha, where Moses reminds the people, saying, “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse…” And this is the key theme of the parasha.  Blessings follow when we listen to

By |2018-08-13T22:07:33+00:00August 11th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Re’eh – “See”

Avodah Part 2 – The Opportunities

Serving the needs of Messiah’s Holy Community and those outside the Faith Good morning, and welcome to the sermon everybody dreads: what it means to serve. You’ll recall that last Shabbat I spoke about the amazing system of water cycles that Adonai has designed into Creation. Every lake and ocean in the world is both a repository and a tributary

By |2018-08-13T22:07:20+00:00August 11th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: |Comments Off on Avodah Part 2 – The Opportunities

Eikev – “Consequence”

This week our parasha is Eikev, which means “consequence”, and covers Deuteronomy 7:12-11:25.  In this parasha we will see the importance of making choices and the consequences that it brings depending on how we choose. Our parasha begins in chapter 7 continuing the speech Moses is giving our people before we begin to take possession of the promise land.  If

By |2018-08-06T23:45:12+00:00August 4th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Eikev – “Consequence”

Avodah – Part 1 The Foundation (Gratitude)

This morning I’ll be sharing the first of a two-part message on what it means to serve; serving within Messiah’s Community, and serving those outside the Faith. Serving, not grudgingly, but gratefully. And to illustrate how crucial it is to your soul that you serve others, let’s talk about water. I grew up in southern California, where typically, you have

By |2018-08-06T23:45:02+00:00August 4th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Avodah – Part 1 The Foundation (Gratitude)

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+00:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Things I Like About Yeshua From The Book Of John – Part 2

Va’etchanan – “And I Pleaded”

The name of this week’s parasha is Vaetchanan, which means “and I pleaded”, and covers Deuteronomy 3:23-7:11. Moses asked God to allow him to enter the Promised Land, but Adonai was angry with him because of his conduct at Meribah in Numbers 20. Because Moses hadn’t honored God for providing the Jewish people water there, but took the honor for

By |2018-07-30T23:02:37+00:00July 28th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Va’etchanan – “And I Pleaded”

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+00:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Things I Like About Yeshua From The Book Of John: Part 1

D’varim – “Words”

This week Parasha is entitled D’varim, meaning (words). It covers Deuteronomy 1:1 - 3:22. The book of Deuteronomy is the fifth and final book of the Torah. Moses gives Israel the first of three discourses to reiterate that these are the words- of the Law. In this week’s parasha, we will focus only on two events, the spies, who initially

By |2018-07-23T20:29:35+00:00July 21st, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on D’varim – “Words”

Matot-Masei – “Tribes”-“Journeys”

The names of this week’s double parasha are Matot and Masei, meaning “tribes” and “journeys” and cover Numbers 30:2-36:13. Moses gave Israel Adonai’s commands regarding vows in chapter 30. If a woman made an impulsive vow, it could be revoked by her husband or father. However, widows and divorced women didn’t have this option and would have to fulfill their

By |2018-07-17T01:15:01+00:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Matot-Masei – “Tribes”-“Journeys”

1 Corinthians 1:17-29: Who’s Running This Show?

Preview: Deficient theology leads otherwise good, well-intentioned people to think they need to ‘help’ God by repackaging the Gospel in a way that attracts people. Entertaining, stylized, shallow services instead of substance Trying to ‘fit-in’ with culture (‘hipster’ dress/talk) Latching onto the latest fashionable media-driven issue It’s not only inauthentic, but it trivializes Yeshua’s death! Introduction: This morning, let’s think

By |2018-07-17T01:14:49+00:00July 14th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Glenn|Tags: , |Comments Off on 1 Corinthians 1:17-29: Who’s Running This Show?

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+00:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on Things I Like About Yeshua From Matthew: Part 2

Pinchas

In last week’s Parasha, Rabbi Glenn instructed us on the prophet Balaam and his suggestion on how King Balak could harm the Jewish nation. Balaam’s idea was for the Midianite women to have relations with the Israeli men and introduce them to Baal worship. This would prove successful in that many men of the different tribes of Israel took Midianite

By |2018-07-09T23:37:26+00:00July 7th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pinchas

Balak

This week’s parasha is entitled Balak, the name of the king of Moab, and spans Numbers 22:2 – 25:9. Most of us know the story of Balaam, and just about every kid who’s ever sat in a Sunday School class remembers about Balaam’s donkey talking to him. But I submit to you that Balak and Balaam are archetypes – symbols

By |2018-07-03T01:06:32+00:00June 30th, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Balak

Things I Like About Yeshua From Matthew

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 |2018-07-03T01:06:21+00:00June 30th, 2018|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Things I Like About Yeshua From Matthew

Chukat – “Decree Of”

This week's parasha is entitled, Chukat, which means "decree of" and covers Numbers 19:1 - 22:1.  I think that chapter 19 of this portion, concerning the sacrifice of the red heifer, contains one of the most intriguing and prophetic passages in the Torah. Today, I would like to focus on that chapter. The red heifer was designated as a type of

By |2018-06-26T01:43:20+00:00June 23rd, 2018|Categories: Torah Parasha|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Chukat – “Decree Of”