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This five-session small group Bible study, Promised Land, by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume one of the 16-part That the World May Know series.
In Promised Land, filmed on-location at Gezer, Jordan River, Jericho, Beit Shemesh, and Azekah, 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.
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 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.