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Publication Date: 2010
Series: That The World May Know
This eight-session small group Bible study, Life & Ministry of the Messiah, from noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume three of the 12-part Faith Lessons series. In it, Vander Laan illustrates how Jesus call to follow him turned the world upside down.
Faith Lessons is an in-depth video tour of the buried, distant, or otherwise forgotten places where the stories of the Bible actually happened. From this cultural perspective, teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan challenges long-held Western assumptions about even the most well known Scripture passages and reveals unique insights into the Scriptures' significance for modern believers.
The Life & Ministry of the Messiah Discovery Guide (296 pages) includes eight 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 Life & Ministry of the Messiah DVD sessions were filmed on location in Herodion, Masada, Qumran, Krazin/Mount of the Beatitudes, Gamla, Sepphoris, Belvoir, and En Gedi.
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.
1. In the Shadow of Herod Filimed in Herodion
2. My Rock and My Fortress Filmed in Masada
3. The Time Had Fully Come Filmed in Qumran
4. No Greater Love Filmed in Korazin/Mount of Beatitudes
5. The Rabbi Filmed in Gamla
6. Language of Culture Filmed in Sepphoris
7. Misguided Faith Filmed in Belvoir
8. Living Water Filmed in En Gedi
This pack includes both the eight-session DVD and 296-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.
Each DVD segment is approximately 20 minutes long; each lesson should take about 1 hour.