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Sep 8-19, 2017

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Evidence and Experience

posted on Tuesday Sep 19 2017 at 12:51 am UTC

Today was our last day in Israel. We participated in an active archaeological sifting, saw the Pool of Bethesda, walked the Via De La Rosa, visited the site of our Lord's crucifixion, saw the empty grave, and climbed the Southern Steps. The day ended with a farewell dinner at a restaurant in Downtown...

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Faith without fear

posted on Monday Sep 18 2017 at 2:00 am UTC

Today was another day filled with Wow moments as we visited the Temple Mount. We learned the history of the various temples that had been built, destroyed and built again. Prayed at the Western Wall and learned how the Walls of the Temple Mount were constructed. Before getting off the bus to go onto...

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These trees have stories to tell

posted on Sunday Sep 17 2017 at 1:00 am UTC

Day seven in the unceasingly amazing country of Israel is coming to a close. It was a day chalked full of significant sites, such as the Mount of Olives, Caiaphas' house, and Bethlehem. All sites within and near the great city of Jerusalem. But let's focus in on one particular location, Gethsemane. Located...

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A day of contrasts

posted on Saturday Sep 16 2017 at 1:07 am UTC

Today was a day of contrasts. We started and ended our days at two giant Roman cities, Scythopolis (Bet Shean) and Caesarea Maritima. Home to Herod and other Roman big-hitters of Jesus’ time, they were stunning with their bath houses, shopping centers, temples of idol worship, theater, and culture....

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Who do you say that I am?

posted on Friday Sep 15 2017 at 1:23 am UTC

I have two here and I will hopefully send you a third tomorrow morning to add! Something that keeps coming up for me throughout this trip is the phrase, "Who is this?" How many times throughout Scripture is our Jesus met with the question, "Who is this?" From the disciples seeing Jesus after the resurrection,...

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On the very mountain!

posted on Thursday Sep 14 2017 at 1:18 am UTC

First experience of the day is a boat ride across the Sea of Galilee just as Jesus and the Twelve did in Mark 4:35. Our LORD refers to this lake as “The Sea of HIS Delight”. This body of water was the epicenter of our Savior’s ministry during his time walking the earth with us. Here he taught,...

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Hiding in caves

posted on Wednesday Sep 13 2017 at 1:31 am UTC

I stood under the rushing waterfall of Ein Gedi today and have never felt so refreshed in my entire life! You can only imagine after three days in the desert, and in the middle of a 110 degree heat blaze, that I wanted nothing more than to be drenched in the waters. In that moment, the Psalms came to...

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Riding, Walking, and Floating!

posted on Tuesday Sep 12 2017 at 1:31 am UTC

Today began with a sojourn through the desert, as we followed the footsteps of Moses and the Israelites. We ate of the salty herb described in Genesis, and came across a spring of water flowing down from the rock. We relived the story of Moses tapping a rock with his staff as water gushed freely from...

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Not what God had planned

posted on Monday Sep 11 2017 at 5:17 am UTC

How often have you heard a story or read a book and then the movie comes out and blows your mental picture to pieces. That’s what two sites did for me today. While at Tel Azeka Matt read the story of David and Goliath and let’s face it we have heard the story hundreds of times and there have been...

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We Have Arrived!

posted on Sunday Sep 10 2017 at 4:50 am UTC

Today we left America and began our journey to the Holy Land. We met in San Francisco, boarded a plane to Istanbul, managed to survive the 13-hour flight by watching movies, finishing up our online study courses, holding good conversation, and sleeping; although for some, the sleep portion only lasted...

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What a Gift!

posted on Saturday Sep 09 2017 at 12:47 am UTC

What a gift... an invitation to Encounter Him in Israel beginning this coming Saturday. It seems He wants to to share His sentiments about the land where He was born, grew as a boy, turned into a teen, and became a man... to show me the streams, lakes, and fish that He loved... to let me see the skies,...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Tuesday Aug 29 2017 at 5:02 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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