I am a mother of 5 crazy, homeschooling children ages 10 & under, wife to an amazing man, and daughter of the King of the Universe!I enjoy reading, making my kids laugh, cooking, all things natural, learning to play guitar and dusting off my piano skills.One day I hope to run again, but until then I’m learning patience.
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Have you ever gone through a Bible study that just blew you away? You came out with such a changed perspective, more love for God and his amazing gift, and a realization that God is just more awesome than you could have ever imagined?
As a historian and Bible teacher who studied in Jerusalem, Ray Vander Laan helps us connect the Biblical principles of each Bible story to the cultural context by showing us the places where the Biblical events happened and explaining their significance.
The Path to the Cross
Last year as Easter approached, as many Christians do, I dug deeper into the Scriptures. I wanted to understand more than I ever have before. Truly, all we need to understand is that we are all sinful and that Jesus sacrificed himself, taking all our sins upon him so that whoever believes in Him will have eternal life. It’s really that simple.
What am I missing?
But so many times, I look at the days leading up to the Last Supper and think, “What am I not getting? What would someone from the first century have noticed that I just can’t comprehend?” Did the disciples sitting around that table, walking day in and day out with our Savior understand more of what was meant, even after the fact? Jesus said they wouldn’t understand it all at the moment but later it would become clear.
We have the fortunate ability to look back and understand a little more than they did in the moment, but we miss what their cultural context made evident to them because that is not how we live.
As an answer to prayer, I stumbled across Ray Vander Laan’s video lessons called “The Path to the Cross,” which is volume eleven in the series called So That the World May Know. (It was on Amazon Prime!)
This five-video lesson set blew my mind. I look at the Last Supper in an entirely different way now.
Not only did he discuss the last supper but the Mount of Olives, which is very different than how I pictured it, and brought to life the absolute understanding and anguish that those hours and days before the crucifixion held. Not only that but because Ray Vander Laan teaches these studies in the places or as close to the places where the stories actually took place, the visuals bring the Bible truths to life in ways I’d never experienced before.
These are perfect to watch as you prepare your family’s heart to celebrate and be even more in awe of Christ’s sacrifice and resurrection this weekend!
The best part is they are FREE on Amazon prime!
Watch the first in this volume by click on the graphic below.