Jesus, John the Baptizer, & the Kingdom of God (CD)
Author: Dwight Pryor
Product code: CDS50
Dwight explains the relationship and influence of John the Baptist and his teaching on the people of Israel in his day and the effects this had on their attitudes to Jesus when He began and practised His ministry.
One of the most intriguing and at times puzzling relationships in Scripture is examined. Was John connected to the Dead Sea sect at Qumran? Why was he baptizing in the wilderness rather than in the cities? Why does John announce Jesus' messiahship at the beginning of his ministry and then later seems to question it?
How are we to understand Jesus' comments about John in Matthew 11, especially the much-abused text about "kingdom violence?" Thought-provoking new light is shed on this most remarkable pair of Jewish prophets.
- The Remarkable John (53 minutes)
- Jesus & John - The Agenda of Messiah (54 minutes)
- Does the Kingdom Really "Suffer Violence?" (48 minutes)
Residents outside of the UK and Europe can purchase Dwight Pryor's resources at www.jcstudies.com.
About the Author
(1945-2011) Founder of the Center for Judaic-Christian Studies in Dayton, Ohio. He was also a founding board member of the Jerusalem School of Synoptic Research in Israel. While studying in the Land, he came to realise the critical importance of understanding Christianity's Hebraic origins and dimensions and worked with both Christian and Jewish scholars there researching the backgrounds to the life and teachings of Yeshua Mi Natzeret, (Jesus of Nazareth) the Jewish Messiah.
As one of the most widely acclaimed teachers on the subject, for over 25 years Dwight and his wife Keren travelled world wide with their teaching and preaching ministry, seeking to make available to the Church an ever-growing wealth of study materials.
Their main aim was to equip believers for a fruitful life of participation in the purposes of God by learning how to think biblically. With this in mind they created a way for disciples, serious about understanding the Bible and yearning to get back to the Jewish/Hebraic foundations of their faith, to benefit from the teaching ministry of Dwight on an ongoing basis.