For many year Ed Dodson served as a pastor, offering his congregation hope in times of discouragement, pain, and loss. However, when he was diagnosed with ALS and told that he had only two to five years to live, he was not prepared to hear it. Suddenly, the reality of death left him in need of the support and care that he had for so long given to others. Initially he withdrew himself from people and then moved on to begin an uncommon journey toward a new quality of life and purpose.
It's been years since that diagnoses and the beginning of his journey and in this 5-part series Ed reveals his unfolding story. Dobson says "It's not about how long I have left. It's about how I spend the time I do have left.
Featuring clips from the film series Ed's Story, these honest conversations help to remind us of the challenges of lie in the face of death and the perspectives needed that bring peace and hope.
Life in the Face of Death- DVD
OTHER SERIES WITH Mart De Haan
Most everyone can identify with wilderness experiences in life—finding
your way through the barren and dry places of disappointment, suffering,
and loss, and trying to understand why these things are happening to
In this Day of Discovery program, you'll travel to the Judean
desert, a desolate landscape of the Bible. Join Mart DeHaan and Michael
Card as they explore the parched and empty places of the desert that can
so easily mirror life's wilderness experiences.
from the desert experiences of biblical characters that will help you
draw closer to God, and discover how you can depend on Him to lead you
through your most difficult challenges. Find hope for your own journey
through the wilderness of life.
From Jesus' majestic entry into Jerusalem to shouts of "Hosanna to the Son of David," to the miraculous resurrection, Behind the Easter Story lets you see Jerusalem as it was 2,000 years ago.
a limestone scale model, hosts Mart DeHaan and Jimmy DeYoung follow the
path of Jesus on that fateful week to help you gain a new perspective
on the biblical events, and their consequences for mankind.
Join the Day of Discovery team as they take you on a journey with Jesus Behind the Easter Story.
What are God's plans and future purposes for the nations of Israel? Many Christians believe He has none; they believe that the church has replaced Israel in God's agenda for the world. Yet others believe that Israel plays a distinct and vital role which will find its ultimate fulfillment when Christ returns to establish his millennial reign, ruling over the nations from His throne in Jerusalem.
In chapters nine through eleven of the book of Romans, Paul the apostle makes it clear that God's dealings with the Jewish people are by no means finished. How then are we do understand God's intentions for both national Israel and the church? What promises belong exclusively to Israel? What promises has He given to all who call Jesus their Lord and Savior- to people of every nation, tribe, and tongue who in Christ have become "one new man"? And how are we, as believers, to understand and reflect God's love for Jews and Gentiles alike?
Join Mart DeHaan in a thought-provoking interview with Dr. Michael Rydelnik, professor of Jewish studies. From atop a high wall in Jerusalem, this Day of Discovery presentation gives you a sweeping view of the Holy City- and insights into God's heart and plans regarding Israel, His church, and the whole world.
For more than 2,000 years, Israel has remained prominent among the
nations of the world—with Jerusalem as the spiritual epicenter. What is
it that God sees in this land and its people? Why is Israel such a
magnet, drawing media attention and travelers from all over the world?
What is God revealing in this land?
Find answers to these questions and more in this Day of Discovery
production, “Israel: Crossroads of Eternity.” Join host Mart DeHaan as
he travels the Holy Land explaining how strategically positioned this
nation is geographically, politically, and spiritually. Israel gave us
the Messiah—the Son of God, a Savior—and now more than ever she remains
at the crossroads of eternity.
Israel. A modern land divided by ancient conflicts. Many know this as
the historic homeland of the Jewish people. Yet for almost 2000 years
the Jewish people have been scattered to the four corners of the earth.
This period of history is part of what the Israeli's refer to as the
It was during the time of the Diaspora that the Muslim faith
was born in the 7th century. Mart DeHaan and Jimmy De Young share their
personal reflections on the Arab-Israeli conflict. How does God's love
for the Jewish people cross ethnic boundaries? What is God doing with
this sliver of land on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean?
"I assure you, those who listen to my message and believe in
God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned
for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life."
—Jesus (John 5:24 NLT)
How do you know if Jesus' claim about eternal life is true or if it's simply wishful thinking?
In this Day of Discovery presentation, you'll travel with Mart
DeHaan to Jerusalem to explore questions about life beyond the grave.
Hear from a variety of authorities as they engage in this intriguing
discussion and examine Jesus' claims about eternal life.
Gain insights to help you weigh the words of Jesus and answer your
deepest questions about eternity. Discover for yourself whether you
have reason to believe what Jesus said about life after death.
Participants: Dallas Willard, Darrell Bock, Randy Alcorn, Nancy
Pearcey, Gary Habermas, Greg Koukl, Doug Geivett, Michael Licona,
Barbara Pemberton, and Michael Wilkins.
The world is filled with products and services that promise
extraordinary results—offers that seem too good to be true. How then do
you weigh Jesus' promise to give you life that begins now and lasts
Take a journey of discovery to explore Jesus' claims about life. Travel
to Israel to the hill country on the east side of the Sea of Galilee
with host Mart De Haan. Hear from scholars and authorities in the field
of New Testament studies as they discuss the promises of Jesus. Examine
the elements of Jesus' encounter with a Samaritan woman and gain
insights to help you understand “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10).
Discover for yourself whether you have reason to believe Jesus' promise
of abundant life.
In many curious statements in the Gospels, Jesus claimed to know God in a
special way, as His words and actions often revealed not only an image
of God, but also a pathway to finding God.
In this Day of Discovery presentation, you'll travel with Mart
DeHaan to Jerusalem, the city that is most intimately linked to belief
in God. Hear from a variety of authorities who discuss and examine the
reasons for belief and unbelief in God, and even explore Jesus' claims
to be equal with God.
Gain insights to help you weigh the words of Jesus. Discover for
yourself whether you have reason to believe what Jesus said about God.
Participants: Michael Rydelnik, Darrell Bock, Gary Breshears,
Gary Habermas, Craig Hazen, Doug Geivett, Michael Licona, Ashish Jacob
Naidu, Mary Jo Sharp, and Michael Wilkins.
Gain insights into the reliability of the Bible based on Jesus' use of the Jewish Scriptures that reveal a story entirely focused on Him.
Jesus often quoted the Jewish Scriptures. He used them to create
curiosity, break traditions, and answer questions in a way that
penetrated hearts, stirred thoughts, and even angered the religious
leaders of His time. Not only did His statements about the Bible
challenge thinking, but His words continue to raise questions in the
minds of many today.
In this Day of Discovery presentation hosted by Mart DeHaan, you'll
hear from several Bible scholars who have researched the reliability of
the Bible. Gain insights to help you weigh the words of Jesus as you
take a closer look at the way in which Jesus interpreted the Old
Testament to reveal a story focused entirely on Him.
Discover for yourself whether you have reason to believe what Jesus said about the Bible.
Travel to Israel with Mart DeHaan and hear from biblical scholars as they discuss the “whys” of suffering.
“. . . My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?”
—Jesus (Mark 15:34 NKJV)
From the darkness of the agony of the cross even Jesus asked why.
And in a world filled with suffering, many are echoing his words. Why
would a good God allow you to suffer and abandon you in the midst of
In this series Mart DeHaan takes you on a journey of discovery to
explore Jesus' claims about suffering. As he guides you through a maze
of questions, you'll hear from biblical scholars who have given thought
to the “whys” of suffering and the apparent silence of God.
Examine the words of Jesus that reveal his response to human
anguish. Consider whether you have reason to embrace what Jesus said
Hear from scholars and authorities in the field of New Testament studies as they explore Jesus' claims.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ, if it happened, has to be certainly the central event of history in so many ways. —Paul L. Maier, Ph.D.
Although Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life,” a
sense of skepticism continues to stir among many. What evidence is there
that would suggest any truth in what Jesus said? Why would you have
reason to believe?
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 series, 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.
Was Jesus really the miracle worker that the Bible claims? Today many
people believe in the historical figure of Jesus as a great teacher, a
wise man, and a good moral leader. But was Jesus what He said He was—God
in human form? Did He actually preform the miracles recorded in the
Since most of us have not seen the physical laws of the
universe obviously altered, it's hard to believe that anyone could turn
water into wine, heal the sick, or raise the dead back to life. But
could those miracles recorded in the Bible really have happened? Join
Mart DeHaan and Jimmy DeYoung as they investigate historical evidence
for the miracles of Jesus.
Walk through the city of Jerusalem, along the banks of the Jordan River,
and down the shoreline of the Sea of Galilee. Together, we'll discover
God's ultimate plan of rescue for Israel and the world through Jesus—the
Messiah. It's often said that there are hundreds of prophecies about Jesus in the
Old Testament. But are they really there? What does the Old Testament
actually reveal about Jesus?
Mart DeHaan unlocks the confusion and
opens the door to a better understanding of these predictions. Using the
book of Matthew, he explains how to understand Old Testament passages
that appear vague or appear to be simply historical references. Find out
what Jesus meant when He said he came to fulfill both the law and the
If you want to know what life is truly about—if you want to grasp the
full, staggering power and beauty of Christianity—turn to the book of
In Romans: The Letter That Changed the World Volumes 1 & 2, Day of
Discovery takes you on a journey across the miles and the centuries to
experience the incredible meaning and impact of Paul's letter to the
Judaism and Christianity. Two spiritual points of view that seem
worlds apart—but it hasn't always been that way! In this 3-part series,
you'll learn about the rich heritage of the Christian faith, which is
grounded in the same Old Testament Scriptures as Judaism.
You'll be guided through the Jewish roots of Christianity by three men
who are Jewish by birth, but followers of Jesus by choice. Meno Kalisher
is a pastor in Jerusalem, Avner Boskey serves as a worship leader and
tour guide in Israel, and Michael Rydelnik is a professor of Jewish
Studies at the Moody Bible Institute. Along with host Mart De Haan,
they'll take you on an amazing journey to see the birthplace of the
Christian church in Jerusalem and the very pools where the first 3,000
followers of Christ were baptized. Their lively discussion will offer
fresh insight into the religious dynamics experienced by the first
Christians, and will deepen your own understanding of the Scriptures.
Join us as we venture into the Jewish Roots of Christianity, a 3-part
Jesus has always been controversial. Ever since He walked the shores of Galilee and the streets of Jerusalem, the questions have remained the same: Was He merely Jesus the man, the rabbi-teacher? Could He have been Jesus the Messiah of Israel? Or, most controversial of all, was He Jesus the Son of God?
One group of scholars is trying to clear up the confusion. For more than 10 years, they've studied key events in the life of Jesus. The goal of their historical research has been to resolve the great debate surrounding Jesus. By using accepted methods for verifying historical data, they will present evidence that clarifies the question of who Jesus really was. While some have concluded that the evidence of history cannot support the supernatural Jesus described in the Bible, these scholars provide another conclusion. Watch as they present their evidence, and decide for yourself if the Bible gives an authentic account of who Jesus really was.
Travel to the lands where kings Saul, David, and Solomon ruled and gain insights from the legacies they left behind. Join hosts Mart DeHaan and Jimmy DeYoung as they examine the ancient Israelites' request to God for a king. His response, and the outcome of their choices. Discover, in this 6-lesson study, the value in being content, trusting God as the ultimate source, and acknowledging Him as the one true King.
What began thousands of years ago as a promise to the nation of Israel has become a web of conflict between Arab and Jewish residents of the contested land that borders Egypt, Syria, Jordan, and the Mediterranean Sea. What should followers of Christ think about the conflict in the Middle East?
Should Christians take sides? Should believers support the peace process? What is the story and role of the chosen people? And what is Israel's future?
In this 4-part Day of Discovery program, you'll take a journey to the land of the Bible, modern Israel, with host Mart DeHaan for conversations with guests Nizar Touma and Avner Boskey. Join them as they discuss the impact this dispute has on their Arab and Jewish communities and as they address tough questions that arise about the role of followers of Christ in this controversy.
Through the wisdom of the Bible and their unique perspectives, discover how following Jesus can bring peace- even to those living in a land of conflict.
In our deepest time of need, we often turn to God in prayer to plead
with Him for help. But what happens when those prayers go unanswered?
Special guest Philip Yancey joins Mart De Haan, Haddon Robinson, and
Alice Mathews for a special roundtable discussion. They'll wrestle with
the question the rest of us are thinking, but are afraid to ask: Is God
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