This five-session small group Bible study, Promised Land, by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume one of the 12-part That the World May Know series. In Promised Land, Vander Laan illustrates how God guided his people to a specific place – the Promised Land – to impact the world both in ancient times and today. Just like the time and place of our birth shapes our journey, so the land and culture of the Hebrew people shaped their story. Promised Land provides wonderful context to the stories of that time. 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, "Standing at the Crossroads," you will learn how God placed the Israelites in the ideal location so they could influence the entire world.
In Session 2, "Wet Feet," you will study the crossing of the Jordan River and what it took from the Israelites in order for God to deliver them safely across.
In Session 3, "First Fruits," learn the significance of why God asked the Israelites to leave the city of Jericho in shambles and that their obedience in not rebuilding it was a form of giving their first fruits to God.
In Session 4, "Confronting Evil," you will learn the importance of being thorough in obeying God and not ignoring an area in your life that he has asked you to change.
In Session 5, "Iron of Culture," learn that God gives you the skills you need to do what he asks of you.