Let Your Light Shine … part 3 of 3

Let Your Light Shine … part 3 of 3 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men so they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. What’s this? The result of letting your light shine is that men will see your good works. 2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,”…
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Let Your Light Shine … part 2 of 3 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men so they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. In the same way? Yes, like the description given in the previous 2 verses. You are the light of the world … cannot be hidden … (give) light to all…
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Let Your Light Shine … part 1 of 3 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before men so they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Darkness belongs to the underworld. Evil is called “the works of darkness.” Light is of God, Who wants everything exposed in the light. Yeshua stated this early and often during…
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Matthew 5:10 The Last Beatitude Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:10 Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Do you remember why this verse is in quotes? These are the words of Yeshua, as quoted in the book of Matthew. From Matthew 5:3 to this verse, there are eight Beatitudes. But, I…
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Matthew 5:3-9 Summary Rabbi Michael Weiner

Before we move on to the rest of the Sermon On The Mount, let’s take a few moments to review. When translated into English, each of these seven verses start with the word “blessed.” The usual word for “blessed” in Hebrew is Baruch. It connotes a “bent knee” or submission. But the Hebrew equivalent to…
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Matthew 5:9 Part 2 of 2 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:9 ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Today we answer the question we ended with last time. What does it mean to be called ‘sons of God?’ First of all, the biblical term ‘son’ applies equally to male and female. Sons of God are those who have the…
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Matthew 5:9 Part 1 of 2 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Today we begin our study of the 7th and final, of the initial 7, Beatitudes. Each of these first 7 specifies a character trait followed by a promised reward. The “peacemakers” will shout for joy. What are peacemakers, and why will…
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Matthew 5:8 Part 5 of 5 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Today I’m writing the fifth and final part of the sixth Beatitude. Rabbi Trail: The first 7 Beatitudes are all revelations of God’s character or personality, coupled with a promised benefit or result for those who partake. Each of these first 7…
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Matthew 5:8 Part 4 of 5 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Take a moment with me. Let’s contemplate what it means to be “pure in heart.” One of the nuances of the word for “pure” connotes clear and transparent. We pray in agreement with King David … Psalm 51:12(10) Create in me a…
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Matthew 5:8 Part 3 of 5 Rabbi Michael Weiner

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Rabbi Trail: Some rabbis want to “throw us ‘Messianics’ a bone.” (I have to put “Messianics” in quotes because everyone who believes in any promised Messiah is really a “Messianic.”) Many rabbis believe the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Menachem Mendel Schneerson, is the promised…
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