Episode 001 – Welcome to The Teaching Series

Welcome to the first episode in The Teaching Series! In this episode, you’ll be introduced to the purpose behind the series, how to utilize these short teachings, and what to expect in future episodes.

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  1. Susan Lutz February 6, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    Tuesdays just got better! Looking forward to next week. The E-book is a great resource.

    • Brad Gray February 28, 2018 at 4:17 pm - Reply

      Glad you found it helpful, Susan 🙂

      • Thando April 4, 2020 at 5:04 am - Reply

        Oh! this is so good. JUST WHAT I NEED! Thank you! Thando from SA.

  2. Sergio February 6, 2018 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    I’m excited to be a part of this journey with you Brad. I’ve always admired your heart and your passion for truth and love.

  3. Josh Ake February 6, 2018 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Everything looks awesome, Brad! I’m pumped for this.

  4. Christi Pedrow February 6, 2018 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    It was like waking up early on Christmas morning and running down the stairs so excited about the gift I was about to unwrap.
    6 days…18 hrs…and 27 min. until the next presentation…can hardly wait!
    You make the Text “Rock!”

  5. Paul Mumaw February 6, 2018 at 5:19 pm - Reply

    I love it! Great start Brad. I’m looking forward to the upcoming weeks.

    • thelma Barton January 10, 2023 at 12:40 pm - Reply

      I just found walking the text and I love it how do you speak the Hebrew words and names so well ?

      • Brad Nelson January 13, 2023 at 11:37 am - Reply

        Hi Thelma! Thanks for following along with us. Taking Hebrew classes in seminary was helpful, but leading trips to the land of Israel and reading and learning from Jewish writers and thinkers has been, by far, the most helpful way to speak the Hebrew words and names.

  6. Roxanne Bushen February 6, 2018 at 9:05 pm - Reply

    Soooo looking forward to this teaching series! Cannot wait to read the EBook. Please send link.

  7. Tammy Ertman February 6, 2018 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    Hey Brad,
    I am so excited about this. I was at the IBC conference last June.
    Looking forward to furthering my education under your teaching.

  8. Lois Grotler February 7, 2018 at 12:57 am - Reply

    This is going to be so interesting looking forward to the coming weeks of the study.

  9. Becky Harrington February 7, 2018 at 1:46 am - Reply

    Looking forward to this series!!

  10. Rachel Jackson (Israel Trip 2015) February 7, 2018 at 2:31 am - Reply

    Thanks Brad! Ryan and I are looking forward to watching these videos and discussing them together as you share them each week!

  11. David Hay ( Pr ) February 7, 2018 at 6:38 am - Reply

    I’m looking forward to your Bible series to enrich my personal walk with God. Thank you

  12. kristy miller February 7, 2018 at 1:17 pm - Reply

    Thank you Brad. I can’t wait to dig in!! I very much need this type of help.

  13. jane ashby February 7, 2018 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    we miss your teaching. glad we’ll be able to listen to you once again.
    (Central Wesleyan)

  14. Douglas Lezman February 8, 2018 at 12:27 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for creating this new site and providing this important content. Looking forward to each teaching. Thanks for making everything so easy to access. The e-book is awesome!

  15. Nancy Bos February 8, 2018 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Will these be available if our group decides to use them later in the year?

  16. roger Wiersma February 8, 2018 at 1:13 am - Reply

    This sounds exactly what I have been looking for. I am excited to dive deeper into the understanding of what the scriptures are really teaching us rather than guessing at the real meaning as the author intended.
    Thanks Brad

  17. Alvaro Ochoa February 9, 2018 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Hi Brad! I live in Orlando, FL and I have been attending Discovery Church for about 2 and a half years. I have had the opportunity to hear you speak all the times you have been here. Let me tell you, I love the way you teach the text. Your teachings have considerably increased my knowledge, understanding, and desire to know about God’s Word. You have made the importance of context very clear. Teachings such as “Partners not Projects”, “Fullness of Time” (Caesar Augustus and Herod the Great), “Dying to Expectation”, and “Joy is Coming” have been so profound that I have listened to them multiple times. They have greatly helped me not only to understand the text in its context, but also to walk it into my life.

    I also had the opportunity to speak to you briefly after the service the last time you were here for the teaching “Everybody Needs Encouragement” and you told me about Walking The Text. I couldn’t resist to look into it. And again, teachings such as “Cloaks, Palms and Songs”, “It’s Advancing”, “The Restoration of All Things”, “Co-writing the Future”, and “The Bible Breaths” have been incredibly amazing, profound, and relevant. God has given you an amazing ability to teach His Word. You have a great teaching method, and way of speaking and using very helpful visual aids. Moreover, the language you use stays consistent in your teachings which helps to connect many dots to see how things are related, which increases learning retention. It’s just great listening to you teach. Furthermore, thank you for sharing “The #1 Mistake Most Everyone Makes Reading the Bible”. I enjoyed reading it. What a great resource.

    The website was already amazing before you rebuilt it, but this brand-new one is just stunning! I am so excited for the weekly video series. I enjoyed the first video and I am looking forward to the coming ones. May the desire God has given you to teach the text keep burning so that you can keep being a guide we need to continue understanding what is going on in the Bible, to interpret it correctly, and to be empowered in our journey.

    • Brad Gray February 9, 2018 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      Greatly appreciate all of your kind words, Alvaro. I bless God for them. Thank you!

  18. Owen McCann February 10, 2018 at 2:36 am - Reply

    Howdy Brad!

    This is AWESOME! I look forward to the weekly video!

    I’m teaching a class for high school freshman called “How to Read the Bible” and I’m already planning on integrating your e-book into the class 3-4 weeks from now. The e-book is very accessible, perfect for my the class! Depending on the timing, I’ll even try to integrate a few of your weekly videos (about 13 weeks until the end of our semester!

    Until later!
    hazak, hazak, vineet, hazek!

    P.S. – I may have remembered that incorrectly from the Israel tour, but I think that was the Hebrew for “strong, strong, together we’re strong!”

    • Brad Gray February 11, 2018 at 11:04 pm - Reply

      That’s fantastic, Owen! Thank you for letting me know.

  19. Colleen Wedekind February 11, 2018 at 7:19 pm - Reply

    I am currently in a FB group reading through the Bible in 90 Days. I’ve never been successful reading it through in a year do what made me think I’d be able to do it in 90days? Doing this in community is huge!! Reading much larger sections at a time has made it flow much better. Using a dramatized audio bible and have someone else do all the pronunciations freed me to follow along and focus on what is happening. We are halfway through!! This class series is so exciting I can’t even put it into words. Thank you, Brad for putting this out there!!

    • Brad Gray February 11, 2018 at 11:05 pm - Reply

      Way to go, Colleen! That’s outstanding.

  20. Deb Gritter February 12, 2018 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Excited to join you in this series, thanks for your ministry Brad!

  21. Simeon Figg February 12, 2018 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    Wow, this new website and weekly teaching series really has me excited. Praise God.

  22. Mary Heyboer February 13, 2018 at 4:56 am - Reply

    A very sincere thanks for providing a way for me to understand God’s word. It truly is helping me to grow in my faith and walk closer to God especially right now with the journey Ed and I are on.

  23. Linda Morris February 13, 2018 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Your new teaching series looks/sounds incredible, and I know you’ve put a LOT of work into. Thank You! I’m excited to begin this study. I’ve struggled in the past with different types of study materials, and feel this will be a more in-depth and personal one!

    • Brad Gray February 28, 2018 at 4:19 pm - Reply

      I hope it enriches your times with God, Linda.

  24. Cheryl Bruce February 16, 2018 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Just starting the video series Brad. Thank you fior such relevant guidance. Looking forward to more.

    • Brad Gray February 28, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

      Thrilled you’re tuning in, Cherly!

  25. Glenn Kunkel June 11, 2018 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I just signed up after listening to you teach at Central Wesleyan Church .
    Can’t wait for Tuesday

  26. Deb McNeal December 1, 2019 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Looking forward to the series! Enjoyed your message so much this morning at Genisis!

    • Brad Gray January 16, 2020 at 3:43 pm - Reply

      Really appreciate that, Deb. It was great to be there!

  27. Shannon Zuniga June 22, 2020 at 5:31 am - Reply

    I am new to your teaching and it is so helpful. What i love about this is that youmake it so simple and the visual i love. The teaching on grapes in the desert was wonderful especialy the newbax or the deer and the sliding door. I am learning about trust in this season we are in it is very scary time now. Thankyou

    • Brad Gray June 24, 2020 at 9:37 am - Reply

      So grateful to hear that, Shannon. Thanks for sharing this!

  28. Steven Reed September 4, 2021 at 7:17 pm - Reply

    Hello everybody I’m Steven from England, nice to. Meet you all.

  29. Ronald September 11, 2021 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Just “stumbled” on this. I’ve been very interested in reading the Bible contextually for a few months now. I am excited to begin this journey.

  30. Karen White May 11, 2022 at 11:15 am - Reply

    This is the first time I have been on the website. I have seen some of the videos. I have read your book and printed out the 6 lenses print out. I am in the armor of God we did a study on the armor of God but I want a deeper study of it and that is why I signed up for your teaching series.

  31. Randy Karr January 11, 2024 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    I love this style of teaching. My wife & I studied all of RVL’s teachings in a small group for two years. It changed my faith & the way I read the bible. We also went on a trip to Israel with him and impacted me deeply.
    I’ve started leading a men’s bible study using these teachings & the guys are really diving in.
    Thanks for bringing the bible to life with context & culture. Shalom, Randy

    • Brad Nelson January 16, 2024 at 10:21 am - Reply

      Thanks Randy! It blesses us more than you understand to know that what God is doing here is connecting with what God is doing there with you and your community.

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