Israel Study Tour - Cornerstone

Jan 2-12, 2017

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Study Tour Wrap Up

posted on Saturday Jan 14 2017 at 10:18 pm UTC

Now that our study tour is complete, hopefully you'll 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 like GTI...

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Triumph over death

posted on Thursday Jan 12 2017 at 2:29 am UTC

Today was a very exciting day, our first visit was The Mount of Olives. This Mount is facing Jerusalem and is a ridge running along the east side of Jerusalem. People also can see the separation from the city walls. This was a site of many important events in the Bible. It is very excited how you can...

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The Temple

posted on Wednesday Jan 11 2017 at 12:46 am UTC

The Temple Mount or Mt. Has many amazing features the western wall, southern steps, the dry tunnel and the wet Hezekiah's tunnel and so many things that I may have forgotten. However, one of the most intriguing things for me is the construction. It's another design out of the genus mind of Herod. It's...

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Two Kings

posted on Tuesday Jan 10 2017 at 12:51 am UTC

The written summary for yesterday has been posted. Go check it out. Today we saw the juxtaposition of two kings: King Herod the Great, the "King of the Jews," and Jesus, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We first went to Herod's magnificent fortress and palace complex on the outskirts of Jerusalem,...

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Crossroads

posted on Sunday Jan 08 2017 at 8:03 pm UTC

The written summary for yesterday has been posted. Go check it out. At Mount Carmel today we were able to stand there and look around and see how important the land was from the Mediterranean Sea through the Jezreel Valley. We were able to see into the valley where many battles and events took place. One...

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The story and the details in the Word of God

posted on Saturday Jan 07 2017 at 10:55 pm UTC

As we launched out onto the sea of Galilee for our boat ride it was impossible not to think about the biblical narrative about all the things Jesus did there. He launched his ministry near there. He did not start in Jerusalem, but rather in a strategic location where the Romans had an outpost. He used...

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Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly.

posted on Friday Jan 06 2017 at 10:11 pm UTC

In a dry and thirsty land, the oasis of Ein Gedi is a welcomed site to the weary wanderer. Ein Gedi (lit. "springs of the little wild goat") is a beautiful canyon carved out of the huge cliffs that border the western shore of the Dead Sea. The natural home of wild ibexes, its cliffside caves also housed...

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Exploring Day 2

posted on Thursday Jan 05 2017 at 10:35 pm UTC

Today we explored Masada, which was the ancient stronghold located on the southwest side of the Dead Sea. Masada is perched up over 1200 ft above the Dead Sea with an extremely steep trail called "The Snake Path" leading up to its entrance (which provides quite a workout to walk up!). The site was renovated...

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Within Eyesight!

posted on Wednesday Jan 04 2017 at 9:36 pm UTC

Today, we toured the Shephelah, the hilly country of southern Israel between the Judean mountains and the coastal plain. We visited the site of the ancient (and modern) city of Beth-Shemesh which overlooks the valley of Sorek, where the majority of Samson's story took place. Our tour guide pointed...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Dec 22 2016 at 12:47 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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