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Teachings from Rabbi David Levine and Beth Israel Messianic Synagogue in Jacksonville, Florida.

February 23, 2008

Standing in the Gap

Rabbi David Levine

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Parsha Ki Tisa: Exodus 30:11-34:35

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February 22, 2008

Great in Lovingkindess and Truth

Rabbi David Levine

Erev Shabbat, Friday evening, February 22, 2008

Parsha: Ki Tisa (Exodus 30:11–34:35) Haftarah: 1 Kings 18:1-39

The sin of the Golden Calf reveals the worst in Israel, and the best in Moses. How quickly Israel turned away from my commandments, the Lord says. But when God offers to destroy all of Israel and make a new nation just from Moses, Moses refuses. He wants what is best for both Israel and God, and stands as a priestly intercessor. That’s when God descends and stands next to Moses and reveals all of the Lord’s goodness.

Rabbi David looks at the way God’s lovingkindness and truth work together, and how they can work in us to reveal the nature of God to Israel and the world.

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February 16, 2008

New Covenant Priests

Rabbi David Levine

Saturday, Yom Shabbat, February 16, 2008

Parsha Tetzaveh: Exodus 27:20–30:10

Haftorah: Ezekiel 43:10-27

In this far-reaching look at first generation Messianic Judaism, Rabbi David Levine speaks of the deep spiritual perspective that Peter brings as a shaliach, or apostle, to the Jewish people. In his first letter, Peter takes up a profound theme that the Messianic Jews in the Diaspora are to serve as priests, even to the Gentile nations, so that people everywhere can be reconciled to the God of Israel. Rabbi David explores the heart and function of New Covenant priests, and shows their connection to the Levitical priesthood described in this week’s Torah portion.

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February 15, 2008

Serving In Our Priestly Ministries

Rabbi David Levine

Friday, Erev Shabbat, February 15, 2008

Parsha Tetzaveh: Exodus 27:20–30:10

Haftorah: Ezekiel 43:10-27

Israel is called to be a holy nation, and to represent God’s holiness to one another and the world around us. Part of our holy call is to serve God and one another in a priestly way. Rabbi David Levine speaks from the Torah portion about the priestly ministry within Israel, and how that ministry is extended through the New Covenant.

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February 8, 2008

Hope and Holiness

Rabbi David Levine

Erev Shabbat, Friday, February 8, 2008

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February 1, 2008

What is Important to God, And What Does That Tell Us About Him?

Rabbi David Levine

Erev Shabbat, Friday, February 1, 2008

Parsha Mishpatim (Exodus 21-24)

Haftorah (Jeremiah 34:8-22, 33:25,26) Torah is often translated Law, but it also means Instruction. The laws in the Torah tell us what is important to God. And that tells us a great deal about him. In this message, Rabbi David Levine looks at the Ten Commandments and some of the laws of God, and gives us insights into the heart of God and how our daily lives can reflect his love and justice.

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