Matthew 5:3 part 3 of 3

Matthew 5:3 part 3 of 3 Rabbi Michael Weiner

How did Yeshua become King of kings? That’s right, He humbled Himself. Philippians 2:8-9 He humbled Himself – becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason God highly exalted Him and gave Him the name that is above every name. That is the picture of “poor in spirit.”…
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Matthew 5:3 part 2 of 3 Rabbi Michael Weiner

The “big sermon” (the Sermon on the Mount) starts with 7 “blessed are …” statements. There are really 8 of them, but the 8th one is different. The first 7 are attitudes (‘be’ attitudes, as opposed to ‘don’t be’ attitudes). These attitudes come from within the believer. The 8th “blessed are …” statement is not…
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Matthew 5:3 part 1 of 3 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. This verse and the following 8 verses start with the word “Blessed”. The meaning of the Hebrew word Baruch is “to bend the knee” or “bow down”. It is how we start our Hebrew blessings, but that word is not…
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Yom HaAtzma’ut 5782 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Yom HaAtzma’ut follows immediately on the heels of Yom HaZikaron. That’s right, Israel Independence Day begins as the sun sets on Israel Memorial Day. Such a contrast: as one of the saddest days ends, one of the most joyful days begins. But, this is the reality of Jewish history too. The Holocaust ended in 1945.…
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On Psalm 22, 23, & 24, part 2 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Yesterday, in part 1, I briefly mentioned a pivot that takes place in Psalm 22:23 I will declare Your Name to my brothers. I will praise You amid the congregation. Up until that point, the Psalm focuses on the pain and suffering of Yeshua’s crucifixion. Yeshua’s first thought, after His sacrificial death, is evangelism to…
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On Psalm 22, 23, & 24, part 1 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Our memory verse a few weeks ago was Psalm 23. The entire congregation was charged with memorizing and reciting the entire Psalm at the start of the service on Shabbat. Psalms 22, 23 and 24 actually form a trilogy. They are all prophetic of Messiah Yeshua, past (first coming), present (current ministry, Psalm 23:1a The…
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On an unrelated topic … Rabbi Michael Weiner

Isaiah 50:7 For Adonai Elohim will help Me. Therefore I have not been disgraced. Therefore I set My face like flint, and I know that I will not be ashamed … 9a See, Adonai Elohim will help Me. Who is he who would condemn Me? I woke this morning with thoughts of shame. Not my…
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Jewish Evangelism – Isaiah 53 – Part 10 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will give Him a portion with the great, and He will divide the spoil with the mighty – because He poured out His soul to death, and was counted with transgressors. For He bore the sin of many, and interceded for the transgressors. Isn’t this a great summary verse? The whole…
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Jewish Evangelism – Isaiah 53 – Part 9 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Isaiah 53:11 As a result of the anguish of His soul He will see it and be satisfied by His knowledge. The Righteous One, My Servant will make many righteous and He will bear their iniquities. Rabbi Trail: I used to subscribe to a blog called “WAYMISH” (Why Are You Making It So Hard?). Their…
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Jewish Evangelism – Isaiah 53 – Part 8 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Isaiah 53:10a Yet it pleased Adonai to bruise Him. He caused Him to suffer. Still more great Hebrew words in Isaiah 53:10. This time, let’s back up to part A. The Hebrew says YHVH Chafetz, meaning “The Lord is delighted.” In the Hebrew, the Lord is delighted to crush Him (Dacho) and make Him sick…
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