RVL Discipleship: The Study

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RVL Discipleship the Study: Seasons 1-4 Bundle (Streaming)

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Imagine that God gave humanity a clear map for how to follow Him: the Bible. God’s people took that map and learned all about it—its history, its various languages. Many could even use that map to win arguments. But what if, instead of actually following the map, humanity was content to simply learn about it. What if, for all of our knowledge, we never took a single step on the journey?

In RVL Discipleship: The Study, join renowned teacher and Bible scholar Ray Vander Laan as he examines what it means to be a follower of Christ through the cultural, historical, and otherwise contextual lens of Scripture. The Study is a four-season video Bible study for small groups and individuals to consider the question: what did it mean to be one of the original disciples of Jesus, and what does that mean for us today?

  • Downloadable leader guides
  • Downloadable participant guides
  • Access all 4 seasons: seasons 1, 2, & 3 are live; season 4 is coming in the Summer of 2024

This groundbreaking series is available exclusively from Focus on the Family.

RVL Discipleship the Study: Season 3 (Streaming)

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What was daily life like for the Jews of Jesus’ day? How did they practice their faith under Roman occupation? And most importantly, what did it mean to be a rabbi? Season 3 of The Study focuses on Jesus as a man, our God made flesh, who chose to reveal Himself as a first century rabbi to a first century Jewish audience.

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RVL Discipleship the Study: Season 2 (Streaming)

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Discipleship was formalized with the rise of rabbis in Jewish culture, but the concept really started much earlier than that. This idea of knowing God’s path and faithfully walking in it began when He called Israel out of Egypt, setting them apart as a kingdom of priests to show the rest of the world what He was like. Building on the tools and central themes from the first season, season 2 of The Study explores the roots of discipleship, examining how God trained and established the nation of Israel in preparation for Jesus’ ministry to come.

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RVL Discipleship the Study: Season 1 (Streaming)

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Jesus’ original disciples really knew their Bible. As modern-day followers of Jesus, it is vitally important that we value Scripture in the same way. Season 1 of The Study outlines how we are meant to interact with the Text: 1) approaching it from the context in which it was written; 2) exploring how Jesus used the Scriptures in His teaching; 3) understanding how His followers were meant to be changed by what they learned; and 4) identifying the major paradigm that ties the whole Bible together.

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Add the first two seasons to your cart for a 20% discount. Or, save 30% when you purchase the full 4-season bundle!

Ray Vander Laan

Ray Vander Laan is a master in biblical context who, for the first time, is sharing his methods to a wider audience. Ray’s passionate style of teaching connects with students of all ages and inspired his founding of That The World May Know®, a ministry focused on location-based teaching of scripture. He has personally guided over 10,000 people on study tours and released 18 volumes of educational content. RVL Discipleship™ is the culmination of his time in the physical steps of the Rabbi.

40 years of life’s work. Four seasons of learning. One purpose: to build disciples who bring shalom.