The Jewish Roots of Christianity

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December 16, 2015

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Judaism and Christianity: Two spiritual points of view, seemingly worlds apart, yet sharing a common city, story, and Messianic hope. Discover the rich heritage of the Christian faith, which is grounded in the same Old Testament Scriptures as Judaism, and deepen your own understanding of the Scriptures. Join us as we venture into the Jewish roots of Christianity.

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The Promise of Messiah: What the Bible Reveals

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[Each part is 26 minutes long.]

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“The Promise of Messiah in the Law of Moses.” Join three Jewish followers of Jesus as they examine biblical descriptions of Messiah to reveal how they align with the life and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth.

via The Promise of Messiah Part I

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In case you missed it: A Christmas Journey to Freedom

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Merry Christmas to all! A beautiful and sad story, a little music and inspiration along with a history lesson. Please enjoy. ~ DS

Merry Christmas!!!!

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A New Identity: The Gospel of Matthew

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[Each part is 26 minutes long.]

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“Listening to the voice of Matthew” (Chapters 1-4). Bringing to life the pages of the gospel of Matthew, host Michael Card guides us through the city of Capernaum and northern region of Israel, along the shorelines of the Sea of Galilee,
and finally to Jerusalem.

via A New Identity: The Gospel of Matthew, Part I

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Search For The Real Jesus

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Jimmy DeYoung and Mart De Haan will be joined by several noted Bible scholars. Together they’ll explore questions skeptics often ask about Jesus. His friends said He walked on water. His critics said He was an imposter. Is there historical evidence to prove His claim to be God’s Son or was he just a man, or a fictitious character made up by a group of religious fanatics?

Combining the insights of Biblical authorities with visits to places Jesus lived and walked, we’ll give you some convincing arguments that will strengthen your faith and help you respond to the skeptics and seekers you encounter.

via Search For The Real Jesus, Part I

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What Jesus Said About Life After Death

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How do you know if Jesus’ claim about eternal life is true or if it’s simply wishful thinking? In this DVD presentation you’ll travel to Jerusalem with host Mart De Haan and hear from a variety of authorities. Join the discussion as they explore questions about life beyond the grave and examine the words of Jesus. Discover answers to your deepest questions about eternity and find reasons why you can believe what Jesus said.

via What Jesus Said About Life After Death – Day of Discovery

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What Jesus Said About Resurrection (reposted)

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Repost from May 1, 2011 and March 31, 2012

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Travel to Israel with Mart De Haan and hear from scholars and authorities in the field of New Testament studies as they explore Jesus’ claims and examine the evidence for his resurrection. In this 2-part DVD, you’ll see Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified and buried, and Bethany where, according to the Gospels, he was last seen on earth. Decide for yourself whether or not the resurrection of Jesus is the single most important event in history.

Part 1: What Jesus Said About Resurrection, Part I – Day of Discovery

Part 2: What Jesus Said About Resurrection, Part II – Day of Discovery

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What Jesus Said About Suffering

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Why would a good God allow you to suffer and abandon you in the midst of your pain? In “What Jesus Said About Suffering,” you’ll travel to Israel with Mart De Haan and hear from biblical scholars as they discuss the “whys” of suffering. Examine the words of Jesus that reveal His response to human anguish. Consider whether you have reason to believe what Jesus said about suffering.

via What Jesus Said About Suffering – Day of Discovery

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Bethlehem: Beyond the Christmas Story

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Join us on a fascinating tour of the city of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Christ. Hosts Jimmy DeYoung and Bonnie Keen will lead you on a journey to key locations throughout Bethlehem—from Manger Square to the Shepherds’ Fields. Gain a better understanding of the place where Christmas began and the impact that event still has on Bethlehem today.

via Bethlehem: Beyond the Christmas Story – Day of Discovery

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What Jesus Said About God: Is There A Higher Power?

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Travel to Jerusalem and examine the words of Jesus that reveal the existence of God. Join host Mart De Haan and several authorities as they engage in a captivating discussion. Gain insights into reasons for belief and unbelief in God. Discover whether you have reason to believe not only what Jesus said about God, but also what He said about himself as being equal to God.

via What Jesus Said About God: Is There A Higher Power? – Day of Discovery

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Hope for the Gentiles: The Gospel of Mark

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Mark 15:39 And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, saw how he died, he said, “Surely this man was the Son of God!”

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Travel to Rome and Israel with host Michael Card to explore the life and character of Jesus through the experiences of Peter as captured by Mark. You’ll visit the Mamertine Prison, Circus Maximus, the Roman Forum, and significant landmarks in Israel that help to reveal the struggles, suffering, and pain endured by non-Jewish believers who followed Jesus. Gain a fresh perspective on the meaning of discipleship. Discover how you can find hope, healing, and encouragement in the face of trials through Jesus Christ.

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To Be a Disciple of Jesus: What Jesus Said About Following Him

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In case you missed this part, a partial repost from What Jesus Said About Who He Is, Life and Following Him.

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What Jesus Said About Following Him

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Along the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus called His disciples to “take up your cross and follow Me.” After almost 2,000 years, there is still hesitancy among many to accept that same invitation to become a follower of Jesus. What kind of commitment was Jesus asking for? How is Jesus different from other religious leaders?

Gain insights from biblical scholars who have researched the life and teachings of Jesus. Examine the evidence for making a commitment and decide whether you have reason to believe what Jesus said about following Him.

via What Jesus Said About Following Him – Day of Discovery

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The Mysterious Prophecy of Isaiah 53

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The Mystery of Deliverance, Part I

Join Dr. Michael Rydelnik and other biblical scholars as they engage in a captivating discussion to unlock the mysteries of one of the most fascinating passages of Scripture. You’ll gain insights from the Jewish and Christian perspectives as you examine the interpretations and implications. Discover and explore the clues that help to reveal the mystery of God’s deliverance, the servant, the sacrifice, and the fulfillment of prophecy.

via The Mysterious Prophecy of Isaiah 53, Part I: The Mystery of Deliverance

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What Jesus Said About Resurrection (repost)

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Repost from May 1, 2011

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Travel to Israel with Mart De Haan and hear from scholars and authorities in the field of New Testament studies as they explore Jesus’ claims and examine the evidence for his resurrection. In this 2-part DVD, you’ll see Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified and buried, and Bethany where, according to the Gospels, he was last seen on earth. Decide for yourself whether or not the resurrection of Jesus is the single most important event in history.

Part 1: What Jesus Said About Resurrection, Part I – Day of Discovery

Part 2: What Jesus Said About Resurrection, Part II – Day of Discovery

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