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Paul Proclaims Jesus as Lord - Part 2

How do you live in a culture where the worldview conflicts with Christianity? Learn from Paul as he presents his beliefs to the most powerful court in Athens and settles among the Greco-Romans of Corinth, who valued wealth and class, worship of mu... MORE
1 Engaging the Mind: Paul in the Stoa of Athens
2 Engaging the Heart: Paul Before the Areopagus
3 Turning Weakness Into Strength
4 The Lord's Supper: Discerning the Body
5 Transforming the Chaos

Paul Proclaims Jesus As Lord - Part 1

Like the Roman Empire, today’s governments or organizations can become centered on power and believe their messages are the “good news.” As Christians, we’re called to proclaim God’s name in all the earth (1 Chronicle... MORE
1 The Gospel of Caesar
2 The Believers
3 The Powers of Darkness
4 The Philippian Jailer
5 Confronting the Empire

Triumph of God's Kingdom in a World of Chaos

It’s easy to think of the Bible as a collection of short stories, but each one makes up a greater story – one story of a God who created the universe and entrusted it to His human partners to care for it. They were unfai... MORE
1 Capernaum: Jesus Binds the Evil One
4 Ascension: The King Takes His Throne

Becoming A Kingdom of Priests in a Prodigal World

As they stood at the foot of Mount Sinai, the Israelites not only agreed to partner with God by worshipping Him as king, they also took on a mission: become a kingdom of priests in a prodigal world. This had been God's plan for His people from the... MORE
1 Abraham and Sarah and Three Strangers
2 Israel at Sinai: The First Great Commission
3 Jesus Renews His Mission: Seeking the Lost
4 The Lost Son: In a Far Country
5 The Seeking Father: The Lost Son Returns

Experiencing Living Water When Life is Tough

Throughout the Bible, the desert functions as an image of discord, of loss of control, and of separation from the safety of society. Barren and deadly, the wasteland places of the text meant certain death without access to resources. Many times Go... MORE
1 Join the Journey
2 It's Hot Here and There's No Way Out
3 Help Is Here
4 When Your Heart Cries Out
5 They Were Not Wandering
6 Ears to Hear
7 There's Hope in the Desert

Embracing Obedience and Sacrifice

God's story culminates with the intense devotion of his people in this 11th volume of the Faith Lessons series. Discover how their passionate faith prepares the way for Jesus and his ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be c... MORE
1 The Way of the Essenes
3 Into the Desert to Be Tested
4 The Last Passover
5 The Fifth Cup: Our Way of Hope

Being God's Presence to Our World

Ray Vander Laan takes us on a journey through Sinai and Israel, a region that is still largely desert but at times filled with lush, bountiful places. We will discover how Jesus called people to live in the Promised land. What can we learn during ... MORE
1 Build Me a Sanctuary
2 Making Space for God
3 He Led Them Like a Shepherd
4 By Every Word - Striking the Rock
5 With All Your Might: The Final Test
6 A Well-Watered Garden

Displaying God to a Broken World

When the Israelites left Egypt, they were finally free. Free from persecution, free from oppression, and free to worship their own God. But with that freedom comes a new challenge - learning how to live together the way God intends. In this ninth ... MORE
1 The Lord Who Heals You: Marah and Elim
2 Not by Bread Alone: Manna and Water from the Rock
3 Their Blood Cried Out: Israel Becomes a Community
4 The Mountain of God
5 I Led You Like a Bride: A Wedding at Sinai
6 The Whisper of God: Moses and Elijah on the Mountain of God

Finding Freedom in the Midst of Life's Trials

This five-session small group Bible study, God Heard Their Cry, by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume eight of the 12-part Faith Lessons series. In this volume, Vander Laan illustrates how God answered the cry of the Israelite... MORE
1 How Big is Our God?
2 Israel in Bondage: God Heard Their Cry
3 Finger of God: The Plagues
4 Watch With Me: Israel Leaves Egypt
5 The Lord Reigns

Being a Disciple in a Broken World

Becoming a disciple of Jesus demands more than merely a deep commitment to the text and complete devotion to Christian community. The Messiah is king, and believers are called to pick up their crosses in daily pursuit after becoming like Him. Come... MORE
1 Run! The Passion of Elijah
2 Learning to Walk Like Jesus - Paul's Journey to Rome
3 An Unlikely Disciple
4 Why Christians Suffer - The Weight of Gethsemane
5 Don't Forget Us

Learning to Live as Jesus Lived

During his ministry in Israel, Jesus called and trained disciples, His "talmidim." Their job would eventually be to bring His message of redemption to all the nations, Jew and Gentile. What would happen when they began to make disciples ... MORE
1 When the Rabbi Says "Come"
2 When the Rabbi Says "Go"
3 The Presence of God - A Countercultural Community
4 Living Stones
5 The Very Words of God

Becoming a Light in the Darkness

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. MORE

Bringing God's Shalom to a World in Chaos

Pack your bags. We're going on a journey. A quest to uncover Scripture and its meaning across history. Filmed on location in Israel and throughout the Middle East, the Faith Lessons DVD series is an adventure in biblical learning. You will discove... MORE

Learning the Faith of Jesus

Pack your bags. We're going on a journey. A quest to uncover Scripture and its meaning across history. Filmed on location in Israel and throughout the Middle East, the Faith Lessons DVD series is an adventure in biblical learning. You will discove... MORE

Being in the Culture and Not of It

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 hist... MORE

Living for God Where Culture Is Influenced

Travel to Israel and radically change your understanding of the Scriptures. Wet your feet in the Jordan River and impact the culture with life-giving water. Show your trust in the Lord's provision by offering up first fruits at Jericho. And cleans... MORE