This six-session small group Bible study, Prophets and Kings, by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume two of the 12-part That the World May Know series. In this volume, Vander Laan explores the turbulent history of Israel’s prophets and kings, and draws lessons from their stories that can help build our devotion to and trust in God today.
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, "Innocent Blood: Part 1," you will study the city of Megiddo and the similarities between the Canaanite culture that existed in Megiddo and your culture today and how you can respond to it.
In Session 2, "Innocent Blood: Part 2," you will learn about the battles in Megiddo—past and future—and determine where the “Megiddos” of your world are and the importance of waging battles in them.
In Session 3, "Who Is God?" you will study Elijah’s confrontation with the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel and discover the things that can lead you away from God that seem like a better alternative.
In Session 4, "The Wages of Sin," you will study the story of Hezekiah to discover what the impact of just one faithful person can have.
In Session 5, "The Lord Is My Shepherd," you will study the common Israelite profession of tending sheep and the beautiful imagery of describing God as a shepherd.
In Session 6, "God with Us," you will study the ancient temple of Arad, God’s dwelling place in the Ark of the Covenant, and his new dwelling place today.