God never expected us to be perfect. What God wants from us is that we acknowledge our mistakes, learn from them and resolve not to keep making the same mistakes. That is the basic principle of teshuvah (repentance) and the basic principle of our Hebrew walk.
Most people believe that coming to the altar and telling God “I’m sorry” is walking in repentance. But what if God really intended for repentance to be more than this? In this teaching join Rabbi Messer as he digs down deep beneath Hebrew practice and finds the roots of teshuvah (repentance).
On this journey through the Hebrew practice of repentance:
-Learn about two of the most influential individuals in history and their opinions on the subject matter of repentance.
-Travel all the way back to biblical Israel to discover two types of spirituality related to repentance – the outward act and the inward experience.
-Discover the role that John the Baptist played as the key individual preaching repentance as the forerunner to the Messiah saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”