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Jun 17, 2017
Hebrews: Once Upon a Time
Series: NT: Hebrews
Thousands of stories start with a simple "Once upon a time.."  These events only happen once and the writer often uses this opening because the story is unique and sometimes unbelievable.  The writer of Hebrew tells us that something so special happened when Yeshua died on the cross, that his sacrifice was greater and more sufficient, that it only had to happen once.  This is no mere fairy tale, it is the essence of the good news of Yeshua the Messiah.  Our Messiah died for your sins once and for all.  In fact, Rabbi Jake challenges us to consider the motives of our belief.  Is Yeshua a means to an end or is the good news a relationship with the one true God of the universe. 
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  • Jun 17, 2017Hebrews: Once Upon a Time
    Jun 17, 2017
    Hebrews: Once Upon a Time
    Series: NT: Hebrews
    Thousands of stories start with a simple "Once upon a time.."  These events only happen once and the writer often uses this opening because the story is unique and sometimes unbelievable.  The writer of Hebrew tells us that something so special happened when Yeshua died on the cross, that his sacrifice was greater and more sufficient, that it only had to happen once.  This is no mere fairy tale, it is the essence of the good news of Yeshua the Messiah.  Our Messiah died for your sins once and for all.  In fact, Rabbi Jake challenges us to consider the motives of our belief.  Is Yeshua a means to an end or is the good news a relationship with the one true God of the universe. 
  • Jun 10, 2017Hebrews: Cleansing the Conscience
    Jun 10, 2017
    Hebrews: Cleansing the Conscience
    Series: NT: Hebrews
    We are bombarded daily with emails, commercials, and sales people all promising that their product will help make you feel better or improve your life in a significant way.  However, if you are like most people these promises fall sadly short of their stated goals.  The guarantee of consumerism is not satisfaction; it is a promise that you will always need more.   However, Yeshua’s guarantee is not a product but himself.  Yeshua’s sacrifice is greater than the perpetual office of the blood of bulls and goats.  He has become our mediator so that we can receive the promise of an eternal inheritance once and for all!   Rabbi Rosenberg argues in this week’s sermon that no matter how hard we try we cannot clean our own conscience; we have to allow the sacrifice of the Messiah to purify our lives so we can serve the living God.
  • Jun 3, 2017Hebrews: A Copy and Shadow
    Jun 3, 2017
    Hebrews: A Copy and Shadow
    Series: NT: Hebrews
    I can’t say how many times I have gone shopping only to find I already have the very thing I was looking for. In the same way, we often look for God when he is already present. The Author of Hebrews makes this point by reminding us that we have the kind of High Priest we have been waiting for; a prophet, priest, and king that performs his duty, not in an earthly temple but the one made by God himself. Therefore, we have a better promise, a more excellent ministry, and even the new covenant prophecy predicted!! In this week's sermon, Rabbi Rosenberg challenges us to live in this reality so we can find freedom from our past and walk boldy into the future God has prepared!!
  • May 27, 2017Hebrews: High Priest
    May 27, 2017
    Hebrews: High Priest
    Series: NT: Hebrews
    Hebrews chapter 7 dives deeply into the mystery of God by showing us that the expectation for our Messiah is not one that merely is a new high priest but actually fulfills a deeper more ancient category of the priest that Moses and King David longed to see.  In the sermon “High Priest” Rabbi Rosenberg challenges us to leave behind old fights and immature theology and run boldly into a relationship with the God of Israel who is “holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens!” (Hebrews 7:26)
  • May 20, 2017Hebrews: Moving Forward
    May 20, 2017
    Hebrews: Moving Forward
    Series: NT: Hebrews
    Robert Frost wrote in his famous poem, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” In life, we often come to a point of crisis and at theses crossroads, we are burdened by the decision of which way to go.  These two paths represent a life with God and a life without him. If we choose the way of Yeshua, it is often the more difficult path, but also the only route that leads to real peace. Chapter 6 of Hebrews reminds us that we cannot stay where we are but we must move forward into maturity.  Rabbi Rosenberg challenges us to leave behind old fights and immature theology and run boldly into a relationship with the God of Israel who is “holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens!” (Hebrews 7:26)
  • May 13, 2017Hebrews: Basics
    May 13, 2017
    Hebrews: Basics
    Series: NT: Hebrews

    Do you remember when your children had their first taste of solid food? Once they did, did they ever go back? Many times in life our personal development looks like a shimmy of one step forward two steps back. The author of Hebrews let us in on the simple reason for this “dance”; human beings do not listen. For some of us, it is because we speak but do not listen. For others, it is the simple truth that knowing about God is not the same thing as having a relationship with Him. Rabbi Rosenberg walks us through a Biblical understanding of maturity through prayer in this week's study on Hebrews chapter 5. Are you willing to listen to what the Spirit of God has to say to you? It could change your life!

  • May 6, 2017Hebrews: Sabbath Rest
    May 6, 2017
    Hebrews: Sabbath Rest
    Series: NT: Hebrews
    How hard is it to accomplish what needs to be done before you rest? In Hebrews chapter 3 we learn that God's rest is not a state of mind; it is a destination!! Hebrew 4 goes even deeper, as we discover that rest is more than a place, it is a person. Yeshua The Messiah is greater than Angels, higher than Moses, even more, amazing than Elijah, because the rest they were seeking is only found in Him! Hebrews argues that he, in fact, accomplished the work that it takes to enter God’s rest before the foundations of the universe. Yeshua has provided the way, Rabbi Rosenberg reminds us to make every effort to move into what God has already provided, Sabbath rest.
  • Apr 29, 2017Hebrews: Today
    Apr 29, 2017
    Hebrews: Today
    Series: NT: Hebrews
    Have you ever heard the saying, “today is the first day of the rest of your life…?” God always seems to give us the honor of choosing which day will be the last day of rebellion and which day will be the first day of obedience. What is even more amazing is that he isn’t asking us to be compliant in our work but rather obedient in resting.  Hebrews Chapter 3 and 4 claims that God's rest is not a state of mind; it is a destination!! In this week's sermon, Rabbi Rosenberg challenges us to make today the first day of the rest of your life in Yeshua, a life that is defined by Sabbath rest.
  • Apr 22, 2017Hebrews: His House
    Apr 22, 2017
    Hebrews: His House
    Series: NT: Hebrews

    There is a great commercial with NBA star Dikembe Mutombo blocking shots in funny places, like at a toll booth or in the cereal aisle at the supermarket. After each “blocked” shot he says, “Not in my house!” The word house has changed in recent years to mean a place. However, in scripture, a house is a people, not a location. In fact, the House of Israel spends much of the Bible and history scattered to many places. The book of Hebrews uses this concept to compare Moses and Yeshua. While Moses had an unparalleled relationship to God, Yeshua has supreme authority over all. Rabbi Jake challenges us to accept the preeminence of Yeshua and work out our salvation with fear and trembling so we don’t hear him say to us “Not in my House!”

  • Apr 15, 2017Hebrews: Himself
    Apr 15, 2017
    Hebrews: Himself
    Series: NT: Hebrews

    Have you ever found yourself afraid for your life? As we reflect on these past few weeks around the world we are reminded that although we know that all things are subject to Yeshua our savior and king it doesn’t always look that way. We are tempted to do all sorts of things in response or to protect ourselves. It's hard not to be afraid of the things we see happening around us, however, the book of Hebrews challenges to remember that death has been defeated and even more fear has been conquered. In this week’s Sermon, Rabbi Rosenberg walks us through the second part of Hebrews chapter two exploring the reality and historicity of Yeshua life, death, and resurrection and its impact on our life. Can you imagine a life without fear, what would you try? What would you dream to achieve? Yeshua made it possible, now it's time to live!!