Living Differently Together (5:1-20): Ephesians (Part 7)

 Ephesians 7: A Community of Thanksgiving Walk through Ephesians 5:1-20 with Rabbi Nathan. We see Paul’s plan for greed and selfishness – a community renewed in Messiah’s life. This is the seventh message in a series on the Book of Ephesians. The complete message...
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The Misunderstood Emotion of Anger (continued): Ephesians (Part 6)

 This message is part two of “The Misunderstood Emotion of Anger.” In this message Rabbi Nathan zeros in on a plan to practice Ephesians 4:26, “Do not son in your anger.” Drawing off of parshat Toldot we discuss Jacob and Esav as examples of anger handled poorly. Bring a...
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The Misunderstood Emotion of Anger: Ephesians (Part 5)

 Anger poisons communities, families and individuals. It tears relationships apart and damages children. Many people do not understand and do not have a plan for anger in their lives. Today we take a deep dive into Ephesians 4:11-16. Drawing on Paul’s message on Anger in the...
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We Belong To One Another: Ephesians (Part 4)

 Who we share life with matters. The Good News is not just a message to share, it is a message our community needs to live. In part 4 of our series on Ephesians, Rabbi Nathan unpacks what “the old and new self” really means in Ephesians 4:17-32. This is the fourth message in...
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Community Builders: Ephesians (part 3)

 What does it mean to walk in the way we were called — as a community? Ephesians 4:4-16 teaches us how to come together around God’s higher purposes through community life. How can you use the gifting God has given you and become a community builder? This is the third...
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Shared Community Life: Ephesians (part 2)

 Rabbi Nathan continues with the series on the Book of Ephesians. The first half of the Book of Ephesians is about the larger story. God is working to bring peace and make all things well in our world. As we move into the second half of the letter (Ephesians 4:1-2) we learn...
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The Two Fold Community of Messiah in Ephesians (part 1)

 Rabbi Nathan begins a series on the Book of Ephesians. Community life is important at Ruach Israel. Strengthening community is our congregations strategic focus for 2021. What does the life for the community in Messiah look like? Let’s see what Rav Shaul (the Apostle Paul)...
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