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    The Rescue of Jerusalem

    King Hezekiah’s choice to stand on the promise of God during crisis provides great inspiration in this play-by-play account of Jerusalem’s deliverance from the Assyrians.

    Following Jesus in a Land of Conflict: An Arab and Jewish Conversation, Part IV—Israel’s Future

    The skyline of modern Jerusalem, broken by both Muslim prayer towers and church steeples, raises important questions. What has happened to the land of the Bible? Have the chosen people of Israel been replaced by another faith? Conflicting answers deserve careful consideration by those who think about “Following Jesus in a Land of Conflict: An Arab and Jewish Conversation” about Israel’s future, on this Day of Discovery.

    Israel & The Politics of Faith

    In 1948, the United Nations gave the land of Israel back to the Jewish people. Many people believe this act marked the beginning of God’s end-times plan. If Israel’s statehood is the direct fulfillment of promises and prophecies found in the Bible, should followers of Christ stand with the nation while waiting for the Messiah to return? How should we relate to the state of Israel? Mart DeHaan and Jimmy DeYoung learn more about what happens when faith and politics collide.

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    Israel: Crossroads of Eternity, Part II: Israel & Her Neighbors

    Israel unites and divides us. She tells a timeless story about nations and about ourselves. And that’s one reason why Israel can’t be ignored, because she gives us a history, a story, and a future that was all foretold by Jewish prophets

    More Than Forgiveness

    Israel--the land of the Bible. Here almost 2000 years ago, a Jewish rabbi taught his followers that if they didn't forgive one another, neither would God forgive them. The teacher was Jesus of Nazareth. The setting: a region marked for thousands of years by ethnic strife, religious conflict, and endless cycles of revenge. In modern Israel, Jewish and Arab populations both lay claim to the family line and inheritance of Abraham. And both believe that they have been unjustly wronged by the other. Here in a culture that demanded "an eye for an eye" Jesus taught his followers to love and forgive one another. But is such teaching realistic in a world where the roots of conflict go so deep and where the harm done to one another is so painful and real?

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    Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) technology has changed the way we get from one place to another. All I need to do is type in an address and my GPS device guides me to my destination.

    Israel’s Road Map to Peace, Part I

    World leaders have spent countless hours in an effort to bring about a comprehensive peace in the land of the Bible, modern Israel. The United States, the United Nations, the European Union, and even Russia—the so-called quartet—have expended effort to try to bring peace between the Jewish and Arab peoples of this region, and yet without success. From the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, hosts Mart DeHaan and Jimmy DeYoung talk about the struggle for peace in the Middle East. Discover “Israel’s Road Map to Peace,” Part 1.

    Israel: The Chosen People

    Why does Israel, one of the smallest nations in the world, continue to get more than her share of daily headlines? Some believe that the international attention on the land of the Bible is because the Jewish people have been chosen by God to live in this Promised Land. But why would God choose one nation at the expense of its neighbors? And how could one specific “chosen people” represent a God who is supposed to be a God for all nations? Join hosts Mart DeHaan and Jimmy DeYoung as they seek to understand the significance of “Israel: The Chosen People.”

    Israel & The Church

    Today the symbols and culture of Judaism and Christianity can be seen side by side in Jerusalem. While followers of Christ naturally honor the history of the nation that gave them their Bible and Savior, many no longer see Israel as having a future in God's plan for the world. Instead much of Christendom sees the nation of Israel replaced by followers of Christ and His Church. What are God's purposes for Israel and the Church? From Jerusalem a conversation with Mart DeHaan and professor of Jewish Studies, Dr. Michael Rydelnik.

    Chronicles of Promise, Power & Privilege: The Legacy of Israel's Three Kings, Part I (Saul: The King of Promise)

    How does history remember Saul, Israel’s first king? Physically, he was a man who stood head and shoulders above others. But what brought about his melancholy moods and outbursts of anger? What led to his final defeat and untimely demise? Hosts Mart DeHaan and Jimmy DeYoung travel to Israel and reflect on the tragic life of Israel’s first king.

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    Chronicles of Promise, Power & Privilege: The Legacy of Israel’s Three Kings, Part II (David: The King of Power)

    A large portion of Old Testament Scripture is devoted to the story of Israel’s first three kings. The account of King David is full of adventure, suspense, and even romance. He possessed many great strengths and abilities that brought him success, but he also had weaknesses. So how do we remember King David? What kind of legacy did he leave behind? Hosts Mart DeHaan and Jimmy DeYoung visit the land where David once ruled.

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    Chronicles of Promise, Power & Privilege: The Legacy of Israel's Three Kings, Part III (Solomon: The King of Privilege)

    A large portion of Old Testament Scripture is devoted to the story of Israel’s first three kings. Long known for his great wisdom and wealth, King Solomon possessed many strengths and abilities that brought him success, but he also had weaknesses. So how do we remember King Solomon? What legacy did he leave behind? Mart DeHaan and Jimmy DeYoung take you to the land where Solomon’s story took place.

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    Israel: Crossroads of Eternity, Part I: Why Israel Can't Be Ignored

    Israel: One of the most ancient, yet technically advanced, and smallest nations in the world. Day after day, Israel receives more than her share of headlines on the front pages of newspapers around the world, yet is still waiting, edging ever closer to her predicted destiny, at the Crossroads of Eternity.

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    Israel: Crossroads of Eternity, Part II

    The busy, modern streets of Tel Aviv, Israel, less than an hour drive from the ancient walls of Jerusalem, and only a few blocks from a Mediterranean harbor, are linked to one of the most important fish stories ever told—a fish story that helps us to see beneath the surface of the conflict in the region because Israel sits at the Crossroads of Eternity.

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    How the chosen people of Israel impact our world and faith

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012, Part 2

    “You are a holy people to the Lord your God; the Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but, because the Lord loves you, and because he would keep the oath which he swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Therefore know that the Lord your God, he is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant with those who love him and keep his commandments; and he repays those who hate him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack with him who hates him; he will repay him to his face. Therefore you shall keep the commandment, the statutes, and the judgments which I command you today, to observe them” (Deuteronomy 7:6-11).

    IDEA: God deals lovingly with His people as they show their love to God by their obedience.

    PURPOSE: To help listeners understand the extent and the limits of being God’s chosen people.