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.
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  • 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?
  • Mar 4, 2017Adat Is… A house of Prayer for All Nations
    Mar 4, 2017
    Adat Is… A house of Prayer for All Nations
    Series: Adat Is
    Have you ever wondered why you exist?  Or why God created you?  In the Bible there are two kinds of calling: personal and corporate.  At Adat we strive to discover our personal calling but first understanding that the Bible calls us to first be a people that is to be a light to nations, to become a house of prayer for everyone, and to welcome people into his kingdom.  In our series entitled “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 explains that Judaism is meant to reach the world with the good news of God’s plan.  It is a prophetic call to return to the plan of God for his people.
  • Feb 25, 2017Adat Is… Reflecting the Jewisness of Yeshua
    Feb 25, 2017
    Adat Is… Reflecting the Jewisness of Yeshua
    Series: Adat Is
    We have started a new series at Adat entitled “Adat Is”.   This series explores the core biblical values that define our congregation and set our vision as a Messianic synagogue. Our first sermon explores the mistake with trying to fit Yeshua (Jesus) into modern Judaism and how it is our responsibility to reflect the Judaism of Rabbi Yeshua. While on one hand Yeshua is closer in theology to the Pharisees than all other forms of first century Judaism, he was often in conflict with their leadership. Like Moses, the Prophets, and Yeshua himself it is our prophetic calling to challenge Modern Judaism to return to the God of their fathers and become fully devoted followers of Yeshua.
  • Feb 18, 2017Special Guest Rabbi David Rosenberg
    Feb 18, 2017
    Special Guest Rabbi David Rosenberg
     
  • Feb 11, 2017James: Effective Prayer
    Feb 11, 2017
    James: Effective Prayer
    Have you ever prayed and felt like it doesn’t work?  How do we know when our prayer is effective or when it is just talking out loud? James ends his book with a template for prayer, not just simply thinking about things or making our requests known to God, but purposeful and intentional dialogue with the one true God in heaven.  James starts with a contrast between prayer and vows, and then he offers simple responses to both suffering and happiness.  James chapter 5:12-20 challenges us to discover our true motivations, the power of sin, the authority of Elders, anointing, and repentance play a role in healing our bodies and communities.
     
    “The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much”  (James 5:16 NASB)  
     
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  • Feb 4, 2017James: Patience Until
    Feb 4, 2017
    James: Patience Until
    Patience is a difficult thing the longer it takes to wait. Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” This is even truer when it is in reference to the return of Yeshua the Messiah.   We experience this in part through the work of the Holy Spirit. Many of us expect our lives would change as we encounter the presence of God. In fact, we ask for God’s presence “in a powerful way” or “for God to move in this place” without stopping to think what it means to ask for God to be near. If the God of the universe is present, what does that mean for us as we grumble and complain the longer it takes?  James wants us to reflect on the children of Israel, the Prophets, and Job and compare their suffering to our own as we carefully invite God into our lives. Wisdom starts with the Fear of the Lord, as James reminds us The Judge is already at the door.
  • Jan 28, 2017James: Now Listen
    Jan 28, 2017
    James: Now Listen

    Did you know Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population, more than 3 billion people, live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 750 million people lack adequate access to clean drinking water and food. If you are a single person making $21,000/ year you are richer than 93% of the world.

    Most of us are in the same place; we are concerned for our families, our communities, and our countries. However, at times we forget how blessed we are and how focusing on ourselves and what we want leads us to a place of self-reliance and spiritual blindness. When we are concerned only for Loving God and not our neighbor the Law of God functions in partial truths and we develop theologies that veer from the heart of God.

    James continues to exhort God’s people by reminding us us that we are indeed rich, and as rich people we need to be aware of the destruction that accompanies a reliance on material things and money. Our wealth with not only rot away but also it will testify against us in the Day of Judgment. We are moving to the day that God will judge the world and James reminds us that the things God thinks are important are often ignored or avoided by people who say the love Him and His Word. However, if we stop and listen to what God has to say, we can discover who we are, become who we are meant to be, and invest our riches into his kingdom.