The desert wanderings of the Hebrew people provide a context for better understanding God's great redemptive plan and the life and ministry of Jesus. Some of those will be the focus of your study here so that you will be able to start shaping a picture of Jesus and his world in light of the exodus. See how the Essenes and John the Baptist are linked to the desert experiences; follow Jesus into the desert where he, like Israel, was tested and prepared for his mission to the world; and consider the events of the Last Supper and the night of watching in Gethsemane against the backdrop of the exodus experience. Five sessions include: 1. The Way of the Essenes 2. The Way of John the Baptist 3. Into the Desert to be Tested 4. The Last Passover 5. The Fifth Cup-Our Way of Hope
This five-session, small group bible study DVD, The Path to the Cross, by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume eleven of the 12-part Faith Lessons filmed-on-location DVD and Discovery Guide series. In The Path to the Cross, God's story continues with the intense devotion of his people. Discover how their passionate faith prepares the way for Jesus and his ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be challenged in your life to live as they did -- by every word that comes from the mouth of God. Filmed in HD 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 Path to the Cross DVD was filmed on location in Qumran, Machaerus, En Gedi, Jerusalem and Gethsemane. 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 DVD is designed for use with The Path to the Cross Discovery Guide (285 pages; sold separately). Lessons include:1. The Way of the Essenes -- Filmed in Quamran2. The Way of John the Baptist -- Filmed in Machaerus 3. Into the Desert to Be Tested -- Filmed in En Gedi4. The Last Passover -- Filmed in Jerusalem 5. The Fifth Cup: Our Way of Hope -- Filmed at Gethsemane
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. SPANISH BIO: Ray Vander Laan es el fundador del That the World May Know Ministries. Cuando no ensenando y investigando en Israel, ensena en Michigan del oeste a un escuela secundaria y un semanario.