The Path to the Cross

The Path to the Cross
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This five-session, small group bible study DVD, The Path to the Cross, by noted teacher and historian, Ray Vander Laan, is volume eleven of the 12-part Faith Lessons filmed-on-location DVD and Discovery Guide 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 in HD on location in Israel, Faith Lessons 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.

The Path to the Cross DVD was filmed on location in Qumran, Machaerus, En Gedi, Jerusalem and Gethsemane.

These illuminating "faith lessons" afford a new understanding of the Bible that will ground your convictions and transform your life. The Faith Lessons video series is ideal for use in small groups, personal and family Bible studies, and adult Sunday school. Individual believers and families will gain vital insights from long-ago times and cultures through this innovative approach to Bible study.

This DVD is designed for use with The Path to the Cross Discovery Guide (285 pages; sold separately).

Lessons include:
1. The Way of the Essenes – Filmed in Quamran
2. The Way of John the Baptist – Filmed in Machaerus
3. Into the Desert to Be Tested – Filmed in En Gedi
4. The Last Passover – Filmed in Jerusalem
5. The Fifth Cup: Our Way of Hope – Filmed at Gethsemane

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We are so thankful for these faith lessons!


Ray Vander Laan has enriched our spriritual lives with his studies and DVDs. We have recommended them to many fellow believers and will look forward to sharing them with unbelievers too.

Another home run


The first three episodes on this disk discuss (1) The Essenes (2) John the Baptist (3) The temptation of Jesus in the desert. Episode 4 is about Jesus' last supper, probably a Passover meal. We visit a room set up in the style of Passover and Vanderlaan walks us through a possible arrangement of the disciples, the four cups of the Passover, and the actions of Jesus. Episode 5 is about the night following. After the meal, the people return to the "Gethsemane" where they had been staying for the week. In this context, "Gethsemane" means a cave where olive were pressed to oil. Then Jesus went to the garden for a "Night of Watching", which is also part of the Passover tradition. Speculation that Jesus realized that "Elijah's Cup" (i.e. the cup of God's wrath) was meant for him. Vanderlaan ends this episode with one of his typical fiery speeches to make you think very hard about how to you live your own life.



You will have goosebumps. I also have study book and this is a wonderful tool. Highly recommend for individuals and small groups or Sunday School classes.

They just keep getting better


I believe this series began in 1993. These video lessons just keep getting better. Plus, the format works wonderfully for Sunday School, Family Bible study and small groups. Whatever your denomination or theological persuasion within the church, these videos will work for you - and they just might change your life.

Exceptional Studies


Ray Vander Laan is a teacher/biblical historian with an exceptional gift for preaching the Word of God. He uses the backdrop of the Holy Land for his studies, which brings the Bible to life. You can't help but learn new and interesting insights in each of the Faith Lessons. I would recommend this for any Bible study group, Sunday School class, and even fellowship meetings. These videos can be used over and over again.

he's in love with the GOD of the JudeoChristian Scriptures


My family, several church groups, and lots of personal friends and I have found Ray's teaching to be accurate, interesting, and very "accessible". Ray is a high school teacher so he knows how to keep us engaged, he's in love with the GOD of the JudeoChristian Scriptures, and he speaks of his family as naturally as if we should know them already. Although Ray teaches high school his information is post doctoral acquisition quality. I don't know him personally yet, but I'm thankful to G-D that He has found listening ears, and willing hearts in the Vander Laan family.

Seeing and believing


It's hard to beat seeing the places in the Holy Land where the stories and teachings of our Savior originate. Vander Laan's teaching message is superb.



I want to see this DVD over and over again. Ray Vander Laan talks about dying to your " rights". It challenges me even more to be a Christ follower. Ray not only brings historical facts to life but He also makes his teachings revealant to today.A must for those who want to be closer to God

Love Ray Vander Lann


I have watched several of these videos in bible class in church and now I am working at getting the collection.

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Book Summary: The title of this book is The Path to the Cross and it was written by Ray Vander Laan. This particular edition is in a DVD (NTSC) format. This books publish date is Sep 20, 2010 and it has a suggested retail price of $31.93. It was published by Zondervan. The 10 digit ISBN is 0310329841 and the 13 digit ISBN is 9780310329848. To buy this book at the lowest price, Click Here.