Saturday, December 9, 2017

Hanukkah

How is the history of Hanukkah applicable to our personal lives today?  Where is G-d's Temple that is in danger of being defiled today?  What spirit is attempting to defile that Temple?  Pastor Tom answers these questions and more in this teaching given on December 9, 2017.  To learn more about or from Congregation Shema Yisrael please visit our website at www.shemayisrael.org.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Holding On To God's Promises

Did Jacob really wrestle with G-d?  What other meaning could the Hebrew of the text have?  What lesson concerning prayer does this alternative meaning hold for us?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given as part of a Bat Mitzvah on December 2, 2017.  To learn more about or from Congregation Shema Yisrael please visit our website at www.shemayisrae.org
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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Part 2 of Jewish FAQs

Do the B'rit Hadashah (New Covenant) and the Tenakh contradict each other concerning G-d's nature?  Does the B'rit Hadashah teach there is one G-d or three?  What are some of the names the scriptures give to God?  Why do the scriptures give so many names to G-d?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on November 25, 2017.  To learn more about or from Congregation Shema Yisrael please visit our website at www.shemayisrael.org.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Jewish FAQs

What are the most frequently asked questions or objections to the Good News?  What should  you do when you can't find a satisfying answer to a question about your faith?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this message given on November 11, 2017.  To learn more about and from Congregation Shema Yisrael please visit our website www.shemayisrael.org.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Foundations of Trust

How do you decide what to put your trust in?  Can you trust in things that are untrue?  Why should you trust in the New Covenant?  Pastor Tom answers these questions in this teaching from 1 Corinthians 15:1-8 given on November 11, 2017.  To learn more about or from Congregation Shema Yisrael visit our website at www.shemayisrael.org


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Friday, November 10, 2017

Have Your Teeth Been Set On Edge?

What did the Prophet Jeremiah mean by the proverb "the fathers have eaten sour grapes and the children's teeth have been set on edge"?  When did Jeremiah predict this proverb would no longer be used?  What caused the change?  How is this change a great blessing of the B'rit Hadashh (New Covenant)?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions in this teaching from Parashah Vayera, Genesis 18-22, given on November 11, 2017.  To learn more about or from Congregation Shema Yisrael visit our website at www.shemayisrael.org.
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Simcha Torah - Josiah

What happened to Israel when the Torah was lost? Who brought the Torah back into Israel's culture?  What effect did this have on the history of the world?  Rabbi Jim answers these questions and more in this teaching given on Simcha Torah, October 14, 2017.  To learn more from or about Congregation Shema Yisrael visit our website at www.shemayisrael.org

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