Israel Study Tour - Bridgeway Christian Church

August 31 - September 11, 2015

Led by Richard Rohlfing Jr, Matt Bach
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Trip Blog Posts

Study Tour Wrap Up

posted on Monday September 14 2015 at 5:03 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! Better yet, let us know if you'd be interested in joining Bridgeway Christian Church and Matt Bach on a future Israel Study Tour using the form below: [interest-form] Lastly,...

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A Puzzle

posted on Thursday September 10 2015 at 10:28 pm UTC

Our last full day in Israel was spent exploring Jerusalem and area around Bethlehem. We started out practicing our archeological skills at the Temple Mount Sifting Project in the Tsurim Valley. We then traveled to the area of Bethlehem and visited the Herodium, a massive fortress/mausoleum project build...

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As one of His chosen

posted on Thursday September 10 2015 at 12:01 am UTC

This morning we were off early to continue exploring Jerusalem. We started at Jerusalem’s beginnings as the “City of David”, walking Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Most of the day was spent walking Jesus’ route from the Mt. of Olives down to the Kidron Valley, up to Old Jerusalem ending at Golgotha. Gary’s...

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Seeing things, literally, in a new light

posted on Tuesday September 08 2015 at 10:34 pm UTC

Ruth's Blog What an incredible day! We encountered a sandstorm, which affected the visibility and caused me to concentrate more on the places we encountered. We encountered the rigid dress code in order to go up on the temple mount. We went into the rabbinic tunnels, which was a very exciting experience....

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The bible came to life

posted on Tuesday September 08 2015 at 4:04 am UTC

This morning we left the Sea of Galilee and began making our way south west, ultimately arriving in Jerusalem in the evening. During our travels we visited Tel Beit She’an and the Roman City Scythopolis, Mt of Precipice directly across from Jesus’ Nazareth and looking over the Jezreel Valley. We...

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A ‘bus-shaped’ time machine

posted on Sunday September 06 2015 at 9:10 pm UTC

Summary of Our Day We spent our Sunday exploring northern Israel moving from the Mt. of Beatitudes, close to Capernaum; into the Golan Heights, visiting Katzrin and looking into Syria; exploring Ceasarea Philippi and Dan and seeing into Lebanon. Richard, Matt and Ronen provided us with descriptive teachings...

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We are His beloved

posted on Saturday September 05 2015 at 2:50 pm UTC

Summary; This morning we began our day on a boat that took us to the area around Capernaum, Christ’s headquarters for his ministry. During our travels on Saturday we hiked Mt. Arabel, visited the recently discovered ruins of 1st century Magdela, think Mary Magdalena, with its Synagog. In the afternoon,...

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Ein Gedi, Masada, and Qumran

posted on Saturday September 05 2015 at 12:56 am UTC

Ein Gedi First off, I should say that, I can’t believe how much we’re doing on this trip! I thought we were just going to be visiting a bunch of museums - but, we’re crawling through caves, and hiking through canyons, and riding camels and, like today, visiting waterfalls! Before we got to...

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The Wilderness

posted on Friday September 04 2015 at 1:05 am UTC

We began our day early, departing our hotel at 6:30 for the Negev Desert. During our travels today we visited: Ein Avdat an Israel National Park and part of the Desert of Zin. A challenging area to traverse but filled with unexpected beautify and vistas. We visited a reconstructed Bedouin Camp....

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Meaning and Significance

posted on Thursday September 03 2015 at 12:27 am UTC

John Sprague's Blog WOW, our 1st full day in Israel was a full day! Our leaders, Richard & Matt, with our guide Ronan, took us to 5 sites starting in Israel’s hill country and ending at the lowest place on Earth the Dead Sea. We were busy exploring the area, learning the site’s role in the Bible...

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We've Arrived!

posted on Wednesday September 02 2015 at 12:02 am UTC

It was a long flight, however it was a great time to rest and anticipate the journey awaiting us in Israel! Check back tomorrow evening for an update on our first full day seeing the land and lessons of the Bible come to life! ...

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A Long Flight Ahead!

posted on Monday August 31 2015 at 9:18 pm UTC

Well here we are, heading towards airports, bags packed, our routines and everyday life behind us and the Beautiful Land of Israel before us. The last 24 hours are a mixture of rushing to purchase one more thing, packing, and also stirring on God’s Word and the many lessons we experience in His Revelation...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Wednesday March 25 2015 at 12:27 am 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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