Lifted Up - Between a Pharisee & a Thief: An in-depth look by Joel Liberman,James Murphy

By Joel Liberman,James Murphy

“Lifted Up – among a Pharisee & a Thief” is a parallel verse-by-verse observation at the Gospel of John from appreciably varied views and addressing very various audiences: a Messianic Jewish Rabbi talking to his domestic congregation, and a convicted felon – a Gentile – educating a category of brand-new converts ... as a prisoner himself. This distinction is the center of this ebook and offers the reader with a special stability reflecting the nature and realizing of the early Church, initially a hundred% Jewish but speedy spreading through the Roman Empire with its Hellenistic global view.

The Gospel of John comprises many of the Bible's best-known verses but additionally a few of its so much profound truths. “Lifted Up – among a Pharisee & a Thief” demanding situations traditional perspectives of the Gospel whereas highlighting the facility of God not just to carry His personal selected humans to religion, but additionally to remodel lives shattered through uprising, dependancy and sin. it's a quantity to not be neglected through the honest follower of the First-Century Jewish Rabbi so much people name Jesus.

The Gospel of John unfolds with the entire drama of a very good secret, entire with expanding clash, lethal betrayal, homicide plots, and characters jam-packed with either power and weak spot. greater than ninety% of its fabric is exclusive, but it additionally comprises crucial truths in regards to the personality of our God, how He offers along with his humans, why humans endure, and discovering wish in case you have devoted grievous errors.

The fight among how another way Gentiles and Jews see the area is addressed at size within the New testomony, and with out an realizing of the basics within the Gospel of John, modern believers will unavoidably stray from sound doctrine and perform. the original standpoint introduced in “Lifted Up – among a Pharisee & a Thief” is vital to figuring out what the itinerant Rabbi from Galilee taught, how He lived and what was once complete via his existence, loss of life and resurrection.

About the Authors

Joel Liberman
Joel Liberman is rabbi of Tree of existence, a Messianic Jewish congregation positioned in San Diego, CA, the place he has ministered and taught for 18 years. Joel holds a grasp of Divinity measure in Ministry with a focus in bible study, and has been deeply excited by the 3 major Messianic Jewish corporations all over the world considering that 2001. He at present serves at the government Committee of the Messianic Jewish Alliance of the USA (MJAA), is the Director of Operations and improvement of the foreign Alliance of Messianic Congregations and Synagogues (IAMCS), and is the previous govt Director of the overseas Messianic Jewish Alliance (IMJA).

James Murphy
James Murphy brings a truly varied worldview and existence adventure to the desk. He used to be orphaned at eleven. On his personal and at the streets at sixteen. He’s been homeless as an grownup, and over the process his existence, has served virtually 10 years in criminal. He writes no longer from the viewpoint of a hugely winning ministry chief, yet as person who has obvious up shut and skilled for my part issues we'd want on not anyone. but he’s additionally had a few nice successes in his life.

For greater than 4 years he used to be the senior author for The Timothy crew and wrote international imaginative and prescient US’ significant Donor song for 10 years. Later James was once advertising source supervisor for global imaginative and prescient overseas. James used to be Director of improvement for Victory Outreach l. a., an inner-city gang outreach and rehabilitation ministry for 3 years, in which time he tripled their source of revenue. apart from his writing profession, he at the moment serves as vice chairman at the Board of administrators of Jesus Cares Ministry, Inc., which specializes in feeding the homeless and coaching neighborhood leaders world wide. James is an lively member of Tree of lifestyles Messianic Synagogue in San Diego in submission to Rabbi Joel Liberman.

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