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Where is God in this darkness?

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In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. 4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. 5 And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did...

How do we relate to the Law?

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“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfil.  For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled.  Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but...

Jesus offends – Kosher food

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Moving on, we find that, in this passage, in Matthew 15, the disciples come and tell Jesus that He has offended the Pharisees. 7 Hypocrites! Well did Isaiah prophesy about you, saying: 8 ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth,And honour Me with their lips,But their heart is far from Me.9 And in vain they worship Me,Teaching as doctrines the...

Alternative Jewish attitudes to the Resurrection

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This morning I was speaking about the Gospel from the resurrection from John’s point of view and one of the things we saw is that Jesus rose from the dead and that He was seen first of all by the women who were much more faithful and zealous to seek the Lord at this time in the morning. And I suggested that the men, the disciples, had actually fled, most likely to Bethany, when Jesus was...

Religion and reality – where does defilement come from?

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Therefore, you can go against the rules of God they say, the Commandments of God, show the beauty within, follow your heart. Is your heart good? And are you basically good? That is what humanism really wants to tell you.The problem is not outside, its inside. To say that we are good people but we’re messed up by a bad society is not true, the problem is within us.

Who/what is the Glory of God?

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“For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the Lord of hosts. ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the...

Heroes of the faith – clouds of witnesses

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Mitch Glaser So, we need to please God with our heart. And there’s a list of people who did that. I call them the ‘heroes of the faith’ and there’s a long list of them. Abraham takes centre stage. Abraham, I guess, had a lot of things happen to him related to faith. What would we do without Abraham? We now know that God could miraculously provide children, we know that God...

The Jewish people and repentance

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Mitch Glaser Shalom good morning it’s great to be here. It’s nice to be with you and, thank God we’re all here. You know, that’s a real blessing, isn’t it? Some of us maybe didn’t think we’d make it, but we did. And so, it’s a joy to be with you and to be able to share a little bit of my heart. Now, before I launch into the message that I believe...