The Early Church Faith Lessons Pack: Discovery Guide and DVD
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Experience the Bible for yourself! This in-depth video Bible study-shot on location and featuring teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan-will help you understand the New Testament better by giving you abetter understanding of the Old Testament.
Publication Date: 2010
Availability: In Stock
Series: Faith Lessons
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This five-session small group Bible study, Early Church, by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume five of the 12-part Faith Lessons series. In this volume, Vander Laan uncovers the passion and commitment early believers displayed as they claimed Jesus in the face of fierce consequences and powerful adversaries.
Filmed on location in Israel, Faith Lessons is a unique video series that brings God's Word to life with astounding relevance. By weaving together the Bible's fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals unique insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers.
The Early Church Discovery Guide (180 pages) includes five sessions. Each lesson
- Focuses on passages of Scripture explored in the DVD
- Includes sidebars, maps, photos and other study tools
- Features questions that facilitate discussion and inspire personal reflection
- Includes 30 personal Bible studies to help you deepen your learning experience between sessions, and turn lessons from the past into applications that impact how you live out your faith today.
The companion DVD for Early Church was filmed on location in Caesarea Philippi, Sardis, Pergamum, Ephesus, and Laodicea.
These illuminating "faith lessons" afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The Faith Lessons video series is ideal for use in small groups, personal and family Bible studies, and adult Sunday school. Individual believers and families will gain vital insights from long-ago times and cultures through this innovative approach to Bible study.
This Discovery Guide is designed for use with the Early Church DVD (sold separately).
1. Everything to Lose, Nothing to Gain Filmed in Caesarea Philippi
2. The Salt of the Earth Filmed in Sardis
3. Where Satan Lives Filmed in Pergamum
4. The Mark of the Beast Filmed in Ephesus
5. Hot or Cold Filmed in Laodicea
This pack includes both the six-session DVD and 180-page Discovery Guide.
Ray Vander Laan is the founder of That the World May Know Ministries and creator of the Faith Lessons video series with Focus on the Family. An ordained minister, he holds the chair of biblical cultural studies as a religion instructor at Holland Christian Schools in Holland, Michigan. He and his wife, Esther, have four children and fifteen grandchildren.
gambygirl5 Stars Out Of 5I learn something new with every study in this series!September 4, 2014gambygirlQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I've been a student of the Bible and Christian for over 25 years and I learn something new with every lesson in this wonderful series by Ray Vander Laan!! This series brings such insight into the culture and times in which Scripture was written that it not only helps expand my understanding of the Word, but brings the Word alive in a new and refreshing way!! I first discovered this series in a Bible study when we studied "Fire on the Mountain", after that I was hooked. I've since gone back to the first of the lessons in this series and have thoroughly enjoyed each subsequent lesson! I highly recommend this study to everyone. The only negative comments were from some of the retired people in our Bible study (for the "Fire" lesson), they felt there was too much homework. I for one love the homework and find it a very helpful way to stay in the Word on a daily basis.
AirmekBeach Park, ILAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Understand WHY people did what they didFebruary 25, 2013AirmekBeach Park, ILAge: 55-65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This DVD - as all of Ray Vander Laan's Faith series DVDs - answers questions that I didn't even know I had, because I didn't know enough to ask the questions. I better understand the history and customs behind why the people did what they did and now have a deeper understanding of the Bible.
I use this video series for an adult Sunday School, but it is also suitable for high school teen groups. The videos are about 15-20 minutes long with good material for discussion in the student book.
GeorgeSan Antonio TXAge: 45-54Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5The series has promiseMay 15, 2012GeorgeSan Antonio TXAge: 45-54Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I did learn some interesting points about the early church and the cultural concepts attached to the meaning of what our Lord was saying to his followers. The only point I found not so enjoyable was the constant shifting back to the audience for approval.
BetzOklahoma City, OKAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Anything with Ray Van Der Laan is spectacular!April 5, 2012BetzOklahoma City, OKAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5We're studying Ephesians in my Bible study, and hearing Ray Van Der Laan's teaching about the Early Church, while he was there on site, gave us an amazing background to Paul's teaching and the people who were receiving his message. It always helps to understand the who? what? when? where? why? of the spreading of Jesus' Good News!
tinagirlPeru, INAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great StudyAugust 24, 2011tinagirlPeru, INAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This study by Ray Vander Lann is just awesome. We have done several of his in a home bible study and everyone enjoys it soooo much.
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