Israel Study Tour - The Forge (Pine Cove)

Mar 15-27, 2015

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Trip Wrap Up

posted on Saturday Mar 28 2015 at 12:27 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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The Lord is God the Lord Alone

posted on Friday Mar 27 2015 at 1:40 am UTC

It’s not every day that you begin your day on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. But today, that is exactly how our day began. Our guide walked us through the history of Mount Moriah and the first and second temples that were eventually built on the same place where God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac....

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The Lord is God the Lord Alone

posted on Thursday Mar 26 2015 at 12:58 am UTC

It’s not every day that you begin your day on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. But today, that is exactly how our day began. Our guide walked us through the history of Mount Moriah and the first and second temples that were eventually built on the same place where God told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac....

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David & Bethlehem

posted on Wednesday Mar 25 2015 at 12:33 am UTC

Today was a day that many of us have been looking forward to on the trip. We’ve been exited about seeing some of our most favorite Bible stories in their locations and learn about them and today we got to do just that! Our day started at Beth Shemesh with the story of Samson and Delilah. We learned...

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Nazareth and more

posted on Tuesday Mar 24 2015 at 12:54 am UTC

Today was a big day! We traveled all through the middle of Israel. We left the Sea of Galilee this morning. Our devotion was on the edge of the Sea of Galilee as our last chance at the water to dwell on what we have learned over the past five days! We traveled from the east side of the Sea of Galilee...

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Whom Shall I Fear?

posted on Monday Mar 23 2015 at 12:33 am UTC

Today was such a big day that we needed every drop of daylight to fit everything in! We started with our own Sunday morning worship service on a boat in the middle of the Sea of Galilee! What an amazing experience it was! Not only was it beautiful, we even got to experience a small rainstorm while...

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Who Do You Say That I Am?

posted on Sunday Mar 22 2015 at 12:56 am UTC

Today we experienced rain in the Promised Land! During Biblical times rain was one kind of “Living Water” considered a great blessing in the land of Israel, and it continues to be so today. We began our Shabbat day with a hike through the Caesarea Philippi region where we stopped by Bannais Falls...

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Shabbat Shalom!

posted on Saturday Mar 21 2015 at 12:58 am UTC

Shabbat Shalom from Galilee! Today was another tremendous day! Our morning began at the ancient ruins of Gamla. Ronen told us about the story of the Zealots who fortified themselves on the hill in revolt against the Roman armies. He also explained to us the story of the famous 1st century historian,...

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This is the Life!

posted on Friday Mar 20 2015 at 12:58 am UTC

Today was a big day! It feels like each day is more amazing than the last. To watch color filter through the pages of the gospels in the form of solid rocks and green grass is amazing. Today was a day of coloring-in the gospels. We have hiked the hills and smelled the lilies of the fields where Jesus...

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His Word is Life

posted on Thursday Mar 19 2015 at 12:57 am UTC

I can hardly believe that I am currently writing this from Israel. What an incredible blessing it is to be in this place and to be studying God’s word with people so near to my heart! When asked what I was most excited for on this trip, I responded with what the Lord had put on my heart as a prayer...

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Flourishing in the Desert

posted on Wednesday Mar 18 2015 at 12:51 am UTC

Shalom from the Salt Sea! Today was a tremendous first day of our tour! We had great weather and learned many valuable lessons about how God wants to use the wilderness to grow us into the faithful people he has called us to be. Our morning began with a majestic overlook of the Makhtesh. It’s an...

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Shalom from Israel!

posted on Tuesday Mar 17 2015 at 1:17 am UTC

Shalom from Israel! We can hardly believe that we are in Israel right now! It was a long trip getting over here but it was a good one, smooth, and without incident. Although we're tired from travel, we are all so excited to be here we it doesn't seem to matter. In fact, we even got to make one little...

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Our trip begins!

posted on Sunday Mar 15 2015 at 11:05 pm UTC

Shalom, friends! Thanks for following along with our trip to Israel. We are overwhelmed with the opportunity we have to go and look forward to sharing our adventures with you here! We hope to post at least once a day as long as we have the chance. Please leave comments for your friends or family on...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Dec 18 2014 at 7:06 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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