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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,

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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

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

Behar-Bechukotai – “On the Mountain”-“In My Laws”

This week we have a double parasha, Behar and Bechukotai, which means, “On the Mountain” and “In My Laws”. These parashas cover Leviticus 25:1–27:34 and close the book of Leviticus.  Our parashas for this week remind us of the importance of keeping our promises to the Lord. We begin in Leviticus 25 which records the Sabbath year and the year

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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

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

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

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

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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

By |2020-02-24T23:57:02-05:00January 4th, 2020|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on The Parables Of Yeshua: The Unshrunk Cloth On An Old Garment And New Wine In New Wineskins

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

By |2019-12-09T17:30:15-05:00December 7th, 2019|Categories: Commentaries by Rabbi Loren, Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: , |Comments Off on 3 John – Being In The Truth

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

Examine Yourselves

Rabbi Paul wrote this to Messiah’s people in Corinth: Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves (2 Corinthians 13:5). Today is Shabbat Shuvah, the Sabbath of Repentance, the special Sabbath between Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur. It’s a day for self-examination and repentance. Repentance means turning away from what is wrong and turning to God

By |2020-06-08T15:37:32-04:00October 5th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Examine Yourselves

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

By |2019-10-03T16:04:35-04:00September 7th, 2019|Categories: Sermons by Rabbi Loren|Tags: |Comments Off on Let’s Choose To Have A Rich Spiritual Life