This five-session small group Bible study, The Path to the Cross, by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume eleven of the 12-part That the World May Know filmed-on-location series. In The Path to the Cross, God’s story continues with the intense devotion of his people. Discover how their passionate faith prepares the way for Jesus and his ultimate act of obedience and sacrifice at the cross. Then, be challenged in your life to live as they did – by every word that comes from the mouth of God. 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, "The Way of the Essenes," you will learn what was most important to the Essenes and how they chose to live, as well as what you can take from their way of life to help you center yourself on God.
In Session 2, "The Way of John the Baptist," you will learn how God set apart John the Baptist to strengthen him in spirit to deliver his message and announce Jesus.
In Session 3, "Into the Desert to be Tested," you will learn that just as God tested Jesus in the desert, Jesus tested his disciples, and he will test you.
In Session 4, "The Last Passover," you will discover the significance of the last supper, the details of the dinner, and what Jesus was revealing to his followers through it.
In Session 5, "The Fifth Cup: Our Way of Hope," you will discover the bitter cup of God's wrath that Jesus took on your behalf and the true sacrifice it was.