Israel In Depth - Crossings Community Church

May 23 - Jun 4, 2015

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Study Tour Wrap Up

posted on Saturday Jun 06 2015 at 12:48 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 and...

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A little piece of Israel in your hearts

posted on Friday Jun 05 2015 at 3:14 am UTC

Hello family and friends! Our incredible journey through the Holy Land has come to an end. I am writing this on the bus from the Dallas airport en route to Oklahoma City, since we went straight from visiting our last few sights on Wednesday, to a day and a half of travel and there was no time to write...

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In the most unlikely places

posted on Wednesday Jun 03 2015 at 12:59 am UTC

Today was the big day. We woke up early so we could be the first ones in line to go up on the temple mount. We wasted no time getting started, and we went as long as we could. Nearly 8 miles of walking later, the day certainly lived up to the anticipation. Of all the places in the Holy Lands, Jerusalem...

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Life in the city

posted on Tuesday Jun 02 2015 at 12:59 am UTC

Hello family and friends! Today we saw the sights and learned about the history of Jerusalem. First, we enjoyed a delicious breakfast at our final lodging location, the Grand Court Jerusalem Hotel. We had a brief morning devotional and then boarded the bus, heading to our first site of the day, the Israel...

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One in Christ, regardless!

posted on Monday Jun 01 2015 at 12:37 am UTC

When we woke up this morning, we said goodbye to the scenic and homey Ein Gev Kibbutz by having our devotional time. Dr. C. Wayne Rice and Tucker Feix began by leading us in singing hymns. Pastor Terry Feix tied together our lessons from yesterday by talking about how seeing so many of these biblical...

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Yes, Jesus Loves Me

posted on Sunday May 31 2015 at 12:54 am UTC

Hello family and friends! Day 7 was, well, incredible. I am struggling for the words to describe some of the events, as there was a lot of emotion involved for me, and I know for many others as well. And we had fun today too! We got an early start (even earlier than usual) with breakfast at 0630,...

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The work of our Creator

posted on Saturday May 30 2015 at 12:41 am UTC

Hello family and friends! Day 6 of our journey was another incredible adventure. The passing clouds and cool breeze made for a relatively comfortable day outdoors, and the sky was much clearer today, which gave the water a beautiful deep blue-green color. We had our devotional next to the Sea of Galilee,...

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The foundation of Christianity

posted on Friday May 29 2015 at 12:57 am UTC

It has been another wonderful day in The Holy Land! The weather was much more kind to us today, with an overcast sky at times, and a nice breeze. I didn't see it, but I am told there were a few raindrops last night. We got an early start this morning, with another great devotional, complete with singing...

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A perfect symbol

posted on Thursday May 28 2015 at 4:40 am UTC

Today was a very busy day in the desert. We began with a delicious breakfast, followed by a brief morning devotional and prayer. We end the devotional by saying part of "The Sh'ma": Sh'ma Israel: Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai Echad. "Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God-The Lord alone!" Today was...

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The Judean Desert

posted on Wednesday May 27 2015 at 12:58 am UTC

Day 3 of our trip marked the first day of the desert sites. At the end of the day yesterday, we drove to our hotel, which is situated right on the shore of the Dead Sea. This morning, Yehuda explained that the Dead Sea is located in the Rift Valley along a fault line that separates Israel from Jordan....

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An unlikely candidate

posted on Monday May 25 2015 at 8:18 pm UTC

25 May 2015 - Remembering our brave service men and women this Memorial Day, thank you for your sacrifice. Today was day 2 in Israel, but our first full day of touring The Holy Land. Jet lag is the pits! We are doing a lot of hiking over some difficult terrain, but at every destination we are learning...

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Standing Stones

posted on Monday May 25 2015 at 12:35 am UTC

Our journey began Saturday, May 23, as we departed from Oklahoma City in a bus headed to the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport. From there, we flew to Philadelphia. Even after long security lines and nearly an hour delay, our group maintained good morale as we eventually departed on our 11 hour flight to Tel-Aviv,...

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A long flight ahead

posted on Sunday May 24 2015 at 12:42 am UTC

We have a long flight ahead of us! We'll be departing at 9:30p EST and arriving in Tel Aviv just under 11 hours later at 8:09a EST which will be 3:09p Israeli time. If you want to track our flight, use one of the links below! We can't wait to get there and begin sharing our trip with you! Philadelphia...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Friday May 08 2015 at 7:35 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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