Israel Study Tour - Calvary Church

Apr 25 - May 6, 2014

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Trip Blog Posts

A few short greetings…

posted on Monday May 05 2014 at 11:59 pm UTC

Hello everyone.  Today we experienced the Temple Mount and the Wailing Wall.  We never dreamed we would ever see it all in person.  We also went to the City of David and went through Hezekiah’s tunnel which was a water system for the city.  The Israel Museum was beautiful and very informative.  ...

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Shalom from Jerusalem.

posted on Monday May 05 2014 at 1:25 am UTC

Greetings everyone! Shalom from Jerusalem. Today we left the region of Galilee and made our way to Zion. But not before making a few quick stops of course. First, we went to the Mediterranean Sea to the ancient city of Caesarea. This is the location of the place where Paul was held before he was...

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Who am I

posted on Sunday May 04 2014 at 12:49 am UTC

Good morning.  We are all ready for yet another of Matt Davies’favorite days in Israel! Yesterday we started out earlier than normal to depart the hotel before a bicycle race closed the exit road to the highway.  After traveling about an hour we arrived at the top of the Golan Heights and an abandoned...

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Amazement

posted on Saturday May 03 2014 at 1:18 am UTC

                  Today we saw a Roman City and looked over the valley where Armageddon will happen! As we walked up the mountain at Beit She‘an Eric Wakeling told us to image we were a young boy from Galilee, to imagine that you grew up living close with your family working in the region...

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God in the Physical?

posted on Friday May 02 2014 at 12:54 am UTC

[topic name="capernaum"] Mount Arbel, Israel I have always been amazed at how Jesus lived life. The Bible teaches us that he is the perfect example of how to live life well.  Colossians records that all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell in bodily form.  In bodily form! God came down and...

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Thirst

posted on Thursday May 01 2014 at 12:08 am UTC

  After 2 days in the southeast of Israel, it was time to continue our journey.  We headed north along the west coast of the Dead Sea, and made our first stop at Masada. Masada is a stronghold from ancient times, used even by David (1 Samuel 22:4 and 22:24).  Masada is most know, though,...

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Wilderness experience

posted on Tuesday Apr 29 2014 at 11:55 pm UTC

Miles, miles, and miles of desert stretch across the southern part of Israel.  Known as the Negev, we ventured out for our own wilderness experience today. It’s one thing to read about the Israelites wandering about in the desert for 40 years.  But after driving through long stretches of dusty...

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Dear Planet Earth

posted on Tuesday Apr 29 2014 at 1:25 am UTC

Dear Planet Earth, Calvary is in Israel! We love it; the bus is fully loaded for 2nd day. It’s hard to believe but we are in the future right now. For you in Santa Ana it is Sunday night as I write this, yet for us in Israel it is Monday morning. Don’t the world is really great in the future. Yesterday,...

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The Beginning

posted on Sunday Apr 27 2014 at 10:34 pm UTC

After a long day of travel, we have finally arrived at our hotel in Tel Aviv! Our journey included some rollarcoaster-like turbulence, lots of in flight movies, and a very fast layover in Istanbul. We are all tried, but greatly look forward to tomorrow when we will head south to the Dead Sea! Thanks...

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Study Tour Itinerary

posted on Thursday Apr 17 2014 at 7:36 pm UTC

For those of you following the trip more closely, below you'll find the flight details and a link to a PDF that contains the complete itinerary. Friday April 25 Depart Los Angeles, Turkish Air 010 6:20pm Saturday April 26 Arrive Istanbul 5:10pm Depart Istanbul, Turkish Air 788 6:10pm Arrive...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Apr 17 2014 at 6:47 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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