This ten-session small group Bible study, Death and Resurrection of the Messiah, from noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume four of the 12-part That the World May Know series. In it, Vander Laan illustrates how Jesus’ call to follow him turned the world upside down, and learn how confronting evil can be loudly proclaiming the name of Jesus or quietly caring for someone in need. Filmed on location in Israel, That the World May Know 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.
In Session 1, “When Storms Come,” you will study and discuss the story of Jesus calming the storm and what you can learn from the disciples’ reactions.
In Session 2, “Piercing the Darkness,” you will discover what you can learn from Jesus’ decision to sail to the Decapolis and how you can respond to God when he asks you to do something difficult.
In Session 3, “Gates of Hades (Hell),” you will learn the differences between God and the gods that pagans worshiped such as Baal and Pan and discern what your false gods are.
In Session 4, “City of the Great King — The Temple,” you will discover God’s promises to his people, their obedience to him, and what you can learn from them.
In Session 5, “City of the Great King — Jerusalem,” you will study the story of Jesus healing the paralyzed man and discuss what you can learn from it about how you relate to Jesus.
In Session 6, “The Lamb of God,” you will discuss Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem, what the people’s expectations were of Jesus, and discern how you can know and express Jesus’ love more fully.
In Session 7, “The Weight of the World,” you will study the biblical account of Jesus at Gethsemane and learn of Jesus’ powerful example of trust and obedience to God.
In Session 8, “Roll Away the Stone,” you will learn the three great works accomplished through Jesus' death and resurrection and learn cultural details to Jesus’ story that heighten the meaning of his sacrifice.
In Session 9, “Power to the People,” you will study the day of Pentecost when the Holy Spirit filled the disciples and discern how God empowers you today in your life and relationships.
In Session 10, “Total Commitment,” you will study Herod the Great’s construction feats in Caesarea and learn how God used Herod’s self-serving monuments to send the gospel message to the world.