Israel Study Tour - Grace Bible Church

Apr 23 - May 3, 2014

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Why are we here?

posted on Saturday May 03 2014 at 1:03 am UTC

Day 8: Israeli museum, Holocaust museum, Mt. of Olives, Gethsemane, and free time in Jerusalem. Just a few moments before our farewell dinner to recap today’s activities: Sights at the Israeli museum: Scale model of 1st century Jerusalem and Dead Sea scrolls Reflective time at the Holocaust...

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Stepping on stone

posted on Friday May 02 2014 at 12:45 am UTC

Day 7: Rabbinical tunnels, City of David, Hezekiah Tunnels, Via Dolorosa, Pool of Bethesda and St. Anne Church, and Church of the Holy Sepulchre Some of today’s memories… Walking through the Rabbinical tunnels that run underground along the West wall of the temple. Stepping on stone underground...

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How long will you waver?

posted on Wednesday Apr 30 2014 at 11:54 pm UTC

Day 6: Beth She’an (Scythopolis), Mt. Carmel, Mediterranean Sea, and Caesarea Several stops today, but just highlighting a couple… Beth She-an: Our roundabout route to Jerusalem from the Sea of Galilee began at Beth She’an, first seeing remains of an Egyptian’s governor’s house dating...

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Who do you say that I am

posted on Tuesday Apr 29 2014 at 11:48 pm UTC

Day 5: Sea of Galilee Boat ride, Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Mt. Bental, Qatzrin Sea of Galilee (Boat ride) We started our day singing the national anthem aboard a boat on the Sea of Galilee, and that was just the beginning of boat activities: Praise music, Israeli dancing, and observing the actions of...

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I have so much more to study now…

posted on Tuesday Apr 29 2014 at 1:11 am UTC

Day 4: Mt. Arabel. Areamos Topos (Mount of the Beatitudes), Chorazin, Tabgha, Capernaum, and Yardenit Something said today that I believe will resonate with many of us after we return home from this trip “I have so much more to study now…” To take in sights of probable roads upon which Jesus...

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From the Dead Sea to the Sea of Galilee

posted on Sunday Apr 27 2014 at 10:26 pm UTC

Day 3: Masada, Ein Gedi, and Qumran, From the Dead Sea to the Sea of Galilee…all in one day. Masada: A long, winding path led us on a hike up to the top of Masada first thing this morning. A 20 acre isolated plateau (this time, not a tel!), remains of Herod’s fortified palace sit on top of the...

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Ancient Wilderness, Ancient Temple

posted on Saturday Apr 26 2014 at 9:53 pm UTC

Day 2: Wadi Zin, Camel Ride & Bedouin Hospitality, Tel Arad and more swimming in the Dead Sea [topic name="ein-avdat"] Today’s entry with just a few quick highlights of the events of the day: A trip to the Wilderness of Zin, including a hike up a canyon to the Bedouin camp Two by two...

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The Lord is gracious

posted on Friday Apr 25 2014 at 10:54 pm UTC

Day 1: Kiriah Jearim, Bet Shemesh/Cistern, Azekah, Bet Guvrin/Maresha, and Lachish Incredible start to the trip! Some may be feeling the jet lag, but it did not stop us from a full day! “The Lord is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness” Psalm 103:8 Hearing...

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We Made It!

posted on Thursday Apr 24 2014 at 11:54 pm UTC

We've arrived and successfully claimed all luggage. Headed to the hotel and some sleep as we have an early start in the morning for a full day. Check back tomorrow night for details of our first day! [topic name="tel-aviv"] ...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Apr 17 2014 at 11:42 pm UTC

Our trip to Israel will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground in Israel, we'll post periodic updates, photos, and recorded audio. Check back often or get update notifications using the subscribe options on this page. We'll be sharing our travel experiences online with you, our friends...

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