Israel In Depth - Real Life Church

Apr 21 - May 1, 2015

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Study Tour Wrap Up

posted on Saturday May 02 2015 at 10:31 pm 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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This is Not the End

posted on Friday May 01 2015 at 12:36 am UTC

Today is the last day here in Jerusalem. This was a very powerful and emotional day for me. Our day began at the Garden of Gethsemane. There was a beautiful church and a garden where Jesus prayed to his father for a different ending, but the result was “Father, your will be done” (Matthew 26:36)....

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Following the Footsteps of Jesus

posted on Thursday Apr 30 2015 at 12:46 am UTC

So far this tour has been an amazing study of the historical sites and facts of Israel and how all this information made the Bible come to life. Today was a different day, a day rich in awe that caused such a tremendous feeling of an emotional connection to Jesus. It started with the Western Wall...

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On the Road to Jerusalem

posted on Wednesday Apr 29 2015 at 12:52 am UTC

Each day we wake up with excitement and enthusiasm for 'what's next' on our study tour and everyday comes with a wealth of historical information and rich biblical teaching. Today we left the Sea of Galilee to begin our 76 mile journey to Jerusalem. Our first stop was Beth Shean. Our guide took...

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A day in the life

posted on Tuesday Apr 28 2015 at 12:56 am UTC

Driving from the hotel to Katzrin is like driving up the I-5 in the Central Valley, with rolling hills, oak trees, and farms dotting the landscape. Katzrin was definitely our favorite stop of the day! Our period guide, Elizabeth, brought 1st Century living to life. A restored house showed us how the...

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Intimacy with God

posted on Sunday Apr 26 2015 at 11:26 pm UTC

Today was the most intimate day so far, because we were where Jesus centered his ministry. We first went to the Sea of Galilee where we saw the “Jesus Boat” which is an ancient fishing boat from the time of Jesus. It was discovered in 1986. Then we experienced our own Galilee boat ride where we...

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Water is Life

posted on Saturday Apr 25 2015 at 9:04 pm UTC

Walking into Masada made me appreciate the architecture of what was once there and how large the property was. What I took out of this site was the heroism that once fled there from the Roman Empire. Only a couple hundred Jews held out within the citadel against thousands of Roman soldiers below....

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Wandering in the Wilderness

posted on Friday Apr 24 2015 at 9:01 pm UTC

This morning we explored the Valley of Zin, I thought that it looked a lot like the Grand Canyon. The beauty and peacefulness of the canyon bottom was almost overwhelming. I just wanted to sit and take it all in. We hiked some steep steps that were cut into the canyon wall and came to a resting...

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Remembering and Forgetting

posted on Friday Apr 24 2015 at 12:58 am UTC

Our first stop of the day was at the Yad HaShmona Biblical Gardens. The history that I was able to experience there was very moving. In Isaiah 5:2 it says, “…he plowed the land, cleared its stones, and planted it with the best vines. In the middle he built a watchtower and carved a winepress in...

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The Journey Begins!

posted on Thursday Apr 23 2015 at 1:16 am UTC

Myself and 17 others from Real Life Church are currently experiencing the journey of a lifetime as we tour through Israel from April 21 through May 1, and you're invited to travel along with us! Each day we will be publishing a blog article, highlighting the places that we were able to visit that day,...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Apr 09 2015 at 11:15 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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