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LISTENING TO THE JEWISH JESUS

An exploration of Hebraic idioms and insights found in the teaching of Jesus our Messiah

The Jewishness of Jesus’s identity and character is increasingly acknowledged by modern Christians. But the Jewishness of the things He said can remain obscure, their meaning needing to be explained.

‘Listening to the Jewish Jesus’ sheds fresh light on the Messiah's words for the modern reader, unravelling many of His teachings by putting them into their 1st-Century Jewish context.

Out now in paperback, online and in Christian bookshops. Or listen to audio recordings of the chapters below for free.

Get ready to be challenged and encounter the Lord in a whole new way!

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'Listening to the Jewish Jesus' (Malcolm Down Publishing Ltd) is out now, online and in Christian bookshops.

288 pages, ISBN: 978-1915046659

CONTENTS

 

1. Introduction

Part One: A Rabbi and His Disciples

2. Like Father, Like Son (Matthew 4:18-22)

3. By Whose Authority? (Matthew 21:23)

4. No Excuses! (Luke 9:57-62)

5. It’s All Relative (Luke 14:26)

6. Betrayal! (Matthew 26:20-25, John 18:17, 25)

7. What’s in a Name? (Matthew 16:17-19)

8. Two or Three? (Matthew 18:15-20)

9. All the Sevens, Seventy-Seven (Matthew 18:21-35) 

Part Two: Sermons and Stories

10. The Law is an Asset (Matthew 5:17-20)

11. Eye, Eye (Matthew 5:29, 38, 6:22-23, 7:3-5)

12. The Show Mustn’t Go On (Matthew 5:3-12, 6:1-18, 7:6)

13. Dig Deep (Matthew 7:24-27)

14. Dig Deeper (Matthew ch. 13)

Part Three: Clues and Hints

15. The Yoke’s On Me (Matthew 11:28-30)

16. The Green Tree (Luke 23:31)

17. The Temple, The Temple, The Temple! (Mark 11:17, Matthew 21:13, Luke 19:46)

18. Breakthrough! (Matthew 11:12)

19. The Son and The Stone ( Matthew 21:33-46, Mark 12:1-12, Luke 20:9-19)

20. Give Us a Clue

Part Four: Other Puzzling Passages

21. A Distressing Baptism (Luke 12:50)

22. Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Fox? (Luke 13:32)

23. Telling the Truth

24. Swords and Ears (Luke 22:47-51, John 15:1, Luke 9:44)

25. How Near and How Wise (Matthew 4:17, 11:2-19, 24:32-33)

26. Remember Me (Luke 6:22, 9:29, 51, 23:42)

 

27. And Finally...

 

1. IntroductionPaul Luckraft
00:00 / 09:08

Part One: A Rabbi and His Disciples

2. Like Father, Like Son (Matt 4:18-22)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 13:36
3. By Whose Authority? (Matt 21:23)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 17:12
4. No Excuses! (Luke 9:57-62)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 20:11
5. It's All Relative (Luke 14:26)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 14:28
6. Betrayal! (Matt 26:20-25, John 18:17, 25)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 12:32
7. What's in a Name? (Matt 16:17-19)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 17:31
8. Two or Three? (Matt 18:15-20)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 17:51

Part Two: Sermons and Stories

9. All the Sevens, Seventy-Seven (Matt 18:21-35)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 17:58
10. The Law is an Asset (Matt 5:17-20)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 15:56
11. Eye, eye (Matt 5:29,38, 6:22-23, 7:3-5)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 21:33
12. The Show Mustn't Go On (Matt 5:3-12, 6:1-18, 7:6)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 22:19
13. Dig Deep (Matt 7:24-27)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 15:54
14. Dig Deeper (Matt ch. 13)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 20:45

Part Three: Clues and Hints

15. The Yoke's On Me (Matt 11:28-30)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 18:13
16. The Green Tree (Luke 23:31)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 12:02
17. The Temple, The Temple, The Temple! (Mark 11:17, Matthew 21:13, Luke 19:46)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 14:15
18. Breakthrough! (Matt 11:12)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 16:02
19. The Son and the Stone (Matthew 21:33-46, Mark 12:1-12, Luke 20:9-19)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 14:07
20. Give Us A CluePaul Luckraft
00:00 / 18:35

Part Four: Other Puzzling Passages

21. A Distressing Baptism (Luke 12:50)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 09:28
22. Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Fox? (Luke 13:32)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 14:09
23. Telling the TruthPaul Luckraft
00:00 / 13:40
24. Swords and Ears (Luke 22:47-51, John 15:1, Luke 9:44)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 13:26
25. How Near and How Wise (Matt 4:17, 11:2-19, 24:32-33)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 17:32
26. Remember Me (Luke 6:22, 9:29, 51, 23:42)Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 16:00
27. And Finally...Paul Luckraft
00:00 / 11:02

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This series is based upon years of study and hundreds of hours of sharing its material in various small groups and other larger settings. When compiling the original lessons, I drew extensively from several sources, including Brad Young, David Biven, Lois Tverberg and Kenneth Bailey. I gratefully acknowledge these and others who have enlightened me in the past. The pioneering research and expertise of those who developed such studies on the Jewish Jesus has been inspirational; any errors in this series are entirely due to my own misunderstandings.

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