Israel Study Tour - Cornerstone University

Jan 3-14, 2015

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Study Tour Wrap Up

posted on Tuesday Jan 27 2015 at 12:22 am UTC

Now that we've returned from our study tour you've 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 and...

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A Baby and a King

posted on Wednesday Jan 14 2015 at 12:20 am UTC

We awoke during the third quarter of the Ohio State-Oregon Championship game and finished breakfast as the Buckeyes were convincingly winning it. Buckeye fans rejoiced, while Michigan and State fans put on a brave face and grudgingly said they were happy for the Big Ten. Even the Belles from Birmingham...

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Mount of Olives

posted on Monday Jan 12 2015 at 9:49 pm UTC

We began our day at the top of the Mount of Olives. Dr. Wittmer lead us in a devotional about the physical return of and hope we have in Jesus Christ. After our devotional we started walking down the Mount of Olives towards the City of Jerusalem and the Sheep Gate. Just before walking through the...

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Jerusalem and the temple

posted on Sunday Jan 11 2015 at 11:39 pm UTC

Today marked our first full day in Israel’s capital, Jerusalem. We woke up at 5:45 and were on the bus by 7:15. Our guide warned us that it would be a rainy day and he was right! Our first site was the Temple Mount, a crucially important area for the major religions of the world. The area is controlled...

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A lasting impression

posted on Saturday Jan 10 2015 at 11:27 pm UTC

Today started with a visit to Nazareth, which is located about 10 miles south-west from the sea of Galilee, in the Jezreel valley. The Jezreel valley’s location made it strategic for military purposes, being the access point into the Jordan Ridge Valley into the western part of Galilee. This...

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The King is Here!

posted on Friday Jan 09 2015 at 11:37 pm UTC

And the people said, “No! But there shall be a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” And when Samuel had heard all the words of the people, he repeated them in the ears of the LORD. And the LORD said to...

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Praise the Lord!

posted on Friday Jan 09 2015 at 11:29 pm UTC

We were up and running at 4:30 am. Our group headed to Mt. Arbel and wasted no time to start hiking eagerly. The excitement was high as we learned that most sources agree that a trail following the valley behind Mt. Arbel and connecting the cities on the northeast of the Sea of Galilee to Southern Israel...

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God invades it all

posted on Friday Jan 09 2015 at 12:19 am UTC

Today we visited the region of Northern Galilee, specifically Hazor, Dan (Laish), Caesarea Philippi, and Bethsaida. I’ll primarily recap Hazor and Dan. Northern Galilee is gorgeous country. At this time of the year it is lush green pasture covering rolling Appalachian sized hills, bounded by snow...

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Day in the Land

posted on Thursday Jan 08 2015 at 12:45 am UTC

“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked…but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on His law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither...” Ps. 1:1-3 Today’s...

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From The Storehouses of Masada

posted on Wednesday Jan 07 2015 at 12:18 am UTC

We started off the morning with breakfast at the Isrotel hotel, where we are currently staying. After breakfast, we all gathered along the shore of the Dead Sea for devotions, which was led by Dr. Peter Osborn. He spoke about the basic need of water in a dry land, and such Scriptural words take on...

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No Wasted Time - Jan 5 Recap

posted on Tuesday Jan 06 2015 at 12:53 am UTC

This is a recap of Jan 5 - Day 3 We didn’t waste any time today. Weary eyed and jet-lagged we stumbled into breakfast at 7:00 am and got started on a very full day. The sun was warm in the cool morning air as we started our journey together at Kiriath Jearim. Here we had our first glimpse of the...

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Our first full day

posted on Tuesday Jan 06 2015 at 12:41 am UTC

Today laid a great foundation for what we're going to experience during the rest of our study tour. Check out the video to catch a glimpse of what we saw and stay tuned for more updates tomorrow! ...

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A Long Flight Ahead

posted on Sunday Jan 04 2015 at 2:11 am UTC

We have a long day of travel ahead of us. Follow along with our flights using the links below! And check back or subscribe to receive photos and updates throughout our study tour! Chicago -> Istanbul Istanbul -> Tel Aviv ...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Wednesday Nov 05 2014 at 7:44 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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