Category Archives: Faith Lessons by Ray Vander Laan
I’ve just learned that Ray Vander Laan is in the process of releasing five more DVDs in his Faith Lessons series. They are available at the Focus on the Family online store. They are not yet available through Ray’s own … Continue reading
Reader David Scott has posted 14 CDs worth of mp3s from a series of lectures given by Ray Vander Laan, available here. Many thanks to David for sharing!
Jesus taught, (Mat 11:28-30) “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you … Continue reading
In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus introduced a large section of his teaching by saying, (Mat 5:17-18) “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but … Continue reading
The Lord’s Supper was instituted as part of a Passover meal. The Passover, of course, celebrates God’s deliverance of Israel from Egyptian bondage. By the time of Jesus, the meal was celebrated with four cups of wine, each reflecting a … Continue reading
Now, there’s a much more subtle point that Jesus makes, that the teachers of the law would likely have picked up. In the Psalms, nearly every metaphor used for God is about his power, his strength, and his holiness. But … Continue reading
The Western mode of thought comes from the ancient Greeks. We think abstractly. We like to take what we learn apart, see how it’s made, and extract the underlying principles. RVL’s students in high school have to dissect a frog … Continue reading