Israel Study Tour - Brian Haynes

Jun 2-13, 2014

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Study Tour Wrap Up

posted on Sunday Jun 15 2014 at 12:17 am UTC

Now that we've returned from our study tour you'll hopefully be able to talk to one of us in person about what we saw, heard, learned, and experienced! Below is a wrap up video that serves as a nice summary of the trip and a reminder of all that we did. Leave us a comment below or head over...

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It is Finished!

posted on Friday Jun 13 2014 at 12:49 am UTC

Our last day in Jerusalem was one to remember. We began the day on the Western Wall praying with Jews and watching several Bar Mitzvahs. Then, we climbed to the Temple Mount to learn about the history of the temple. Once we had a general survey, it was time to work through the events of the crucifixion. [topic...

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A Masterfully Designed Story

posted on Wednesday Jun 11 2014 at 11:56 pm UTC

There aren’t many mornings when westerners can say they spent the morning on the Southern Steps of the Temple in Jerusalem reading about the prophecies of Christ and the Day of Pentecost. However, that’s exactly how we spent this morning in Jerusalem. Before we sat underneath the morning sun on...

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A Full Heart

posted on Tuesday Jun 10 2014 at 11:51 pm UTC

Our morning started off with spectacular views from Megiddo as we overlooked the Jezreel Valley - perhaps the most fertile valley on the earth. This site is one of the first archeological digs in Israel and has provided evidence for seven civilizations, which date back 7000 years ago. Its Hebrew name,...

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What People Need

posted on Tuesday Jun 10 2014 at 12:58 am UTC

This morning started with a visit to Beth She’an (House of Quiet). Rather than entering the main entrance of the city, we ascended a hilltop behind the city and gazed behind us to see the Trans-Jordanian Mountains. Before them were the most fertile plains in all of Israel and its young, vibrant...

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You Shall Have no Other gods Before Me

posted on Monday Jun 09 2014 at 12:41 am UTC

The morning began with a devotional thought that would frame the rest of the day’s lessons and site visits. Our day, like all others, was filled with beautiful scenery of Israel, important observations from scripture, and conviction from the truths studied. By the end of the day, our group had traveled...

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The Triangle of Influence

posted on Sunday Jun 08 2014 at 3:52 am UTC

We began the morning with group devotions by the Sea of Galilee. With the waves of the sea slapping the rocky shore in the background, I wondered how many times Jesus and his disciples gathered for moments like this. What kind of words did He have for them? What were they thinking? Did they even know...

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Living Water

posted on Friday Jun 06 2014 at 11:57 pm UTC

Our agendas have been packed with tremendous site visits, lessons, and God moments. The journey today began in the Engedi of the Judean wilderness and led us through Masada and Qumron. The third day in Israel has been the biggest day yet! The tone for today was set when we studied scripture at the...

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Into the Wilderness

posted on Friday Jun 06 2014 at 12:57 am UTC

When I learned the 23rd Psalm in first grade, I never imagined the setting in the way that I saw it today. I was unaware that this Psalm was written as a desert Psalm - one that was written with the delivery from a desert wilderness in mind. As our day began, the focus was on how our God is a good...

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Day 1

posted on Thursday Jun 05 2014 at 12:51 am UTC

God’s plans for us today were indeed big.  As promised, we were challenged spiritually, emotionally, and physically.  From 7am to 7pm, our large group would see five places throughout the Coastal Plains and Shephelah.  We traversed up mountains, by olive groves, through vineyards, along creek beds,...

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We Have Arrived!

posted on Wednesday Jun 04 2014 at 12:54 am UTC

The day had finally come for our 47 member team to make our trek to Israel. The League City, Texas group met at Bay Area First Baptist Church to shuttle over to Intercontinental Airport of Houston. Several other parties from Kentucky, Tennessee, Oregon, and Uganda were scheduled to join us once in Israel....

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Wednesday May 28 2014 at 11:53 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 and photos. 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 and family,...

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