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May 13, 2017
Hebrews: Basics

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!

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  • May 13, 2017Hebrews: Basics
    May 13, 2017
    Hebrews: Basics

    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
    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!!

  • Apr 8, 2017Hebrews: Subjected to Him
    Apr 8, 2017
    Hebrews: Subjected to Him
    Series: NT: Hebrews

    Sometimes it is easy to forget what we know about the Gospel. For example, what does it mean for Yeshua to lower himself? The book of Hebrews challenges us to reflect on the throne of God and why he came to our level to save us. In this week’s Sermon Rabbi Rosenberg begins to explore the second chapter of Hebrews and challenges us to realize the sacrifice Yeshua made before he dies on the cross and how we need to pay attention and listen to what we have heard so it does not slip away.

     

  • Apr 1, 2017Hebrews: Much Better
    Apr 1, 2017
    Hebrews: Much Better
    Series: NT: Hebrews
    There is a trend among secular Jewish people to accept Yeshua (Jesus) as a great Rabbi, maybe even an observant Jewish man. This had made it even clearer; their problem with Yeshua is his claim to the title of Messiah and his Divine nature. For many people, this is a very difficult topic. The book of Hebrews is a book that immediately challenges us to reflect on the true identity of The Son of God, the uniqueness of His community, and the character of his followers. In this week's Sermon Rabbi Rosenberg explores these realities from the first chapter of Hebrews and challenges us to accept the Yeshua is a great Rabbi, Prophet, Priest, and Almighty King.
  • Mar 25, 2017Adat is… Discovering, Becoming, and Investing
    Mar 25, 2017
    Adat is… Discovering, Becoming, and Investing
    Series: Adat Is

    Do you know your calling? How to discover your calling is often difficult because it is more complex than one experience or a single sign from heaven. In this week’s sermon, Rabbi Rosenberg gives us defined categories and a Biblical foundation for both finding and engaging our calling. In our series “Adat Is” we explore the core Biblical values that define our congregation and set our vision as a Messianic synagogue. Adat HaTikvah is a congregation of people who are discovering who we are, becoming who we are created to be, and investing in God’s kingdom. You calling is the best of who you are combined with who you are created to be. In God’s kingdom, where you are going is more important than where you have been, the question is are you ready to start your journey?

  • Mar 18, 2017Adat is… Blended Worship
    Mar 18, 2017
    Adat is… Blended Worship
    Series: Adat Is

    What is your favorite type of music, where is it from, what style should we use in a Church service or a Messianic congregation. Is there such thing as “Jewish” music? How can we reflect our own heritage while also being relevant? In our series “Adat Is” we explore the core Biblical values that define our congregation and set our vision as a Messianic synagogue. Adat HaTikvah is Spirit-filled blended worship made up of contemporary music and liturgy. Why, because, music is a creation of God that reflects and express the historic experience of his people and our relationship to Him. Music is always changing because we are always changing. Our challenge, in a very basic way is that “Jewish” music should be Biblical music. Sprit-filled and based on truth, contemporary and ancient, full of lament and abounding in Joy, and so on. Rabbi Jacob explores how the Biblical music is a core value to God and how His scripture defines it. It may be different than we are used to; the question is how will we respond.

    At the end of this sermon we encourage you to watch an amazing clip of

    Joshua Aaron, Andrzej Lampert (Poland) and Wayne Ellington (England) in singing "How Great is our God" in Hebrew, English & Polish at World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland.

    As a congregation we listened and sang along as a response to the sermon. This is truly Messianic!!
  • Mar 11, 2017Adat is… Centered on the Biblical Calendar
    Mar 11, 2017
    Adat is… Centered on the Biblical Calendar
    Series: Adat Is
    Have you ever went to an appointment only to find that you (or the other person) had the wrong time or place?  While people may make mistakes with our schedules, God is always on time.  In our series “Adat Is” we explore the core Biblical values that define our congregation and set our vision as a Messianic synagogue.  In the latest sermon, Rabbi Jacob explores how the Biblical calendar is God’s calendar for humanity.  Adat HaTikvah is centered on the Biblical Calendar.  The Biblical calendar is a part of creation, centered on God’s appointed times, and prophetically fulfilled by the Messiah Yeshua.  This means He sets the hours, the days, the months, the years, and the appointments.  The challenge is, with all we have added to our schedule, do we know what day it is?