What's your mission?
God gave the assignment to His people thousands of years ago: to bring "lost sheep" back into the love and safety of His kingdom. He said to become a "Kingdom of Priests," and put God on display to show the world what He is like. It's still our task today. In this thirteenth volume of the That the World May Know ® film series, you'll glimpse the urgency and rewards of welcoming the strangers and prodigals the Lord longs to embrace. Discover the mission that can give your life - and the lives of those around you - greater meaning than you ever imagined.
Join renowned teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan as he guides you through the lands of the Bible. In each lesson, Vander Laan illuminates the historical, geographical, and cultural context of the sacred Scriptures. Filmed on location in the Middle East and elsewhere, the That the World May Know ® film series will transform your understanding of God and challenge you to be a true follower of Jesus.
Designed for use with That the World May Know: Israel's Mission Discovery Guide.
Filmed on location at these biblically significant sites in Israel and Jordan:
-Back to the Father's House - Negev Desert
-Show Them the Way - Timnah
-Prodigal Sons and Daughters - Qatzrin
-Return from the Far Off Country - Jerash
-Welcome Home - Qatzrin
I confess that far too often when I study the Bible I don't think about it in its historical context—I simply read it from my 21st century perspective. So I found this DVD from Ray Vander Laan to be completely captivating. Each session takes place in the Holy Land, and Vander Laan spends a lot of time explaining the context—what those living in Bible times (and shortly after) would have understood because of their culture that those of us living now would probably miss. I was especially fascinated by the context surrounding the parable of the prodigal son—there are so many nuances to that story that I would never consider but would have been readily apparent to the Jews at the time.
The DVD has five lessons that build on each other (each is about 35 minutes long). There's also a Bible study book (called a discovery guide) available. This book has places to take notes during the video and provides discussion questions to go through following the video. Each lesson also has five additional personal study lessons that expand on the information from the video lesson. This is a very in-depth study, and it really aides in understanding.
I highly recommend Israel's Mission. It's incredibly informative and interesting, and it helps people go deeper in their knowledge of Scripture. I think it would be wonderful for a small group study or Sunday School class, and it's also great for personal study. 5 stars.
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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this DVD and study guide free from Litfuse Publicity Group. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."