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Oct 29 - Nov 9, 2017

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Trip Blog Posts

A deeper affection

posted on Thursday Nov 09 2017 at 1:16 am UTC

We started this morning on the Mount of Olives overlooking the Kidron Valley and the Eastern Gate of Temple Mount. After reading about Jesus’ last week and observing communion among the Gethsemane olive trees, we walked down the path that Jesus took as he entered Jerusalem amid hosannas and praises. Once...

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posted on Wednesday Nov 08 2017 at 1:02 am UTC

We started the day in Jerusalem early by heading to Temple Mount. The enormity of the platform Herod created is hard to fathom. The walls were 80 feet high and the eastern & western walls were 500 years long. This was an unbelievable feat from a man who wanted to show who was king. The grandeur and...

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Leaving Galilee

posted on Tuesday Nov 07 2017 at 12:48 am UTC

LEAVING THE SEA OF GALILEE We were sad to leave Galilee- “The Land of Jesus”. We had magnificent sunsets and moon rises.  BUT we had a joyous event before our departure. One of our own, Nathie, was baptized in the Jordan- Sea of Galilee. No doves appeared, but it still was a spiritually uplifting...

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Who do you say that I am?

posted on Sunday Nov 05 2017 at 10:32 pm UTC

We started off day 6 in the area known during Jesus’ time as the Decapolis/pagan region. Pastor Eric started us off with reading from Mark 4:35-41 about Jesus calming the sea emphasizing His sovereignty over all creation. Pastor Eric continued the teaching into Mark 5 about Jesus healing the man with...

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The pinnacle of all existence

posted on Sunday Nov 05 2017 at 3:40 am UTC

Our day began very early this morning. Wake up call was at 4:30 am due to a bicycling race around Galilee. The roads were going to be closed by 6:00 AM so we headed away from the sea of Galilee for another amazing day. Our first stop was to Mt. Precipice. This mountain stands between two major sites....

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Walking by faith

posted on Friday Nov 03 2017 at 11:58 pm UTC

Wow! What a jam-packed day we had today! Sea of Galilee The day started out with a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee. We paused midway and took time to read Matthew 14:22-33 where Jesus walks on water in the storm and Peter's faith is lacking when he steps out onto the water and he begins to sink....

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The God that saves

posted on Friday Nov 03 2017 at 2:35 am UTC

We began our day at En Gedi – the “spring of the young goat” or the “spring of the ibex.” This is where David hid from Saul and was betrayed by his countrymen, the Ziphites. And so, it is here where he mournfully & sorrowfully writes psalms like Psalm 42, 54, & 63. It is a desert climate,...

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posted on Thursday Nov 02 2017 at 2:29 am UTC

We started this morning at Masada, the ancient complex built by Herod the Great on a high plateau in the desert overlooking the Dead Sea. Here, zealous Jews made a final, tragic stand against the Roman Empire, choosing death over surrender; and Masada still remains in the hearts and lore of Israeli Jews...

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posted on Wednesday Nov 01 2017 at 12:55 am UTC

This morning we began our adventure near Kiriath Jearim, where the Ark of the Covenant was returned to the Israelites by the Philistines. We learned about how the Lord demonstrated his own trustworthiness through the people’s most basic needs: food, living water, shelter, and protection. Each of the...

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Arrived safe and sound!

posted on Tuesday Oct 31 2017 at 12:50 am UTC

We arrived safely & soundly on Monday evening, October 31st in Tel Aviv, Israel with no issues or significant challenges at all. All are in good spirits & looking forward to what The Lord will show us in His Word while we walk through the land. We will not get a lot of sleep tonight, but are starting...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Saturday Oct 28 2017 at 6:05 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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