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Israel Study Tour with The Well Community Church

February 14-25, 2016

Led by Brad Bell
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Trip Blog Posts

Study Tour Wrap Up

posted on Saturday February 27 2016 at 12:16 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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Peace throughout this land

posted on Thursday February 25 2016 at 1:05 am UTC

We spent our final day of the trip in the beautiful city of Jerusalem. It was a full day, starting at the Garden of Gethseteme to the Mount of Olives, singing in St. Anne's, the Pool of Bethesda, church of the Holy Sephulcur, communion at the Garden Tomb, exploring the Old City, walking the ramparts...

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The man after God’s own heart

posted on Wednesday February 24 2016 at 12:05 am UTC

We are finally in Jerusalem! As we are in the final stages of our trip, it was amazing to get to explore the old city. We began today by going into the Lower City, also known as the City of David. It was fascinating to hear about the story of David from small shepherd boy, all the way through his anointment...

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Its not about how you start, it's how you finish

posted on Monday February 22 2016 at 11:52 pm UTC

Today we woke up on the Sea of Galilee and packed up our bags to head towards Jerusalem! Our first site of the day was Nazareth. We went to the top of the hill [in the midst of a heavy rainstorm] and read the story of Luke 4. After Nazareth we headed for Megiddo... It was such an amazing moment to look...

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Boast in the Lord

posted on Monday February 22 2016 at 1:24 am UTC

We had an unforgettable day. Started at Beth She’an, later known as Scythopolis, followed by Tel Jezreel and the spring at Harod. There have been multiple moments when I have been overwhelmed by my unworthiness, yet reminded of His grace. Mike reminded us at Harod that God chooses the nobodies for...

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Nothing can separate us

posted on Sunday February 21 2016 at 1:48 am UTC

Today was another opportunity to experience insightful teaching and put many more Biblical stories into historic context. From the compromised lives that led to all sorts of truly twisted living at Dan and Caesarea Philippi to learning about family life in “insula”, the structure of family and community...

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Refreshed and rejuvenated

posted on Saturday February 20 2016 at 12:44 am UTC

This trip has been absolutely incredible so far. After enjoying Residency so much, especially Old Testament, seeing the places we talked about makes everything different. Today, we hiked Mt. Arbel as well as checked out Chorazin, Capernaum, Mt. of Beatitudes, and Taghbar. But hiking Arbel was definitely...

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Just Enough

posted on Friday February 19 2016 at 12:35 am UTC

Today’s sites were fascinating historical sites set in the times of the patriarchs. We left our lovely resort at the Dead Sea and set out to the ancient fortress of Masada. Some of our intrepid climbed the Snake Path up the mountain while most of us rode the gondola [sweet!] up to this fortified city...

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Close to the water

posted on Thursday February 18 2016 at 12:44 am UTC

Our morning began with a beautiful view of the Dead Sea. We arrived to this area last night so we were not able to get a good view until today. We hopped on the bus in the morning and traveled to the Wilderness of Zin. On the way, our tour guide, Ronen, showed us the different types of deserts. One of...

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Standing Stones

posted on Tuesday February 16 2016 at 11:33 pm UTC

Hello from The Dead Sea! Our first full day was busy to say the least. We are all well…some a bit bruised but not beaten! We have made our way through the Coastal plains and the Shephelah valley all the way to the south, in the Negev. One of my most memorable and challenging moments was hearing Rabbi...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday July 02 2015 at 10:03 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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