Israel Study Tour

October 20 - November 1, 2019

Led by Chad Allen, Rich Ronald
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Trip Blog Posts

The Bible comes alive when you’re in Israel!

posted on Friday November 01 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Our last day in Israel began with the most perfect morning with a teaching on MOUNT OF OLIVES! And there, while reading the word of God, we had a beautiful view of the Temple Mount. [topic name="mount-of-olives"] We then spend time in the Garden of Gethsemane - the name ‘Gad Shemen’...

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posted on Thursday October 31 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Another blessed day in Jerusalem! We started with a walk through the City of David (*see 2 Samuel 5); and seeing the structure of the city, it’s easy to see how the story of David and Beth-Sheba took place. Next was an adventure through the Hezekiah’s Tunnels. The tunnels are narrow, dark,...

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Story upon story upon story...

posted on Wednesday October 30 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Our first day in Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) was filled with so much goodness! We spent an extensive amount of time walking through and learning about the Temple Mount, beginning with Abraham offering Isaac on Mt. Moriah to the current Dome of the Rock. Story upon story upon story... We then walked through...

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On the road to Jerusalem

posted on Tuesday October 29 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

On the seventh day of our adventure in Israel, we drove through the Jazreal Valley and arrived at Tel Megiddo. Tel Megiddo is the most important tel in Israel and combines past (1 Kings 9), present, and future (Revelation 16:12-16). It overlooks the valley of Armageddon where the battle in Rev. 16 will...

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Now that’s a learning experience!

posted on Monday October 28 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Studying by reading is good but experiencing the ancient village of Ketzrin by putting on ancient clothing, getting to practice making olive oil, sitting in an ancient house, and making your own bread - now that’s a learning experience! [topic name="katzrin"] Tel Dan, formerly know as Laish,...

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Conformed or Transformed

posted on Sunday October 27 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

We started the day off by reading the beatitudes from Matthew 5 on the Mount of Beatitudes! We then headed to Beit She’an / Decapolis area where we learned and walked through ancient ruins of Greek-Roman culture, and were reminded to not be conformed to the patterns of this world but to be transformed...

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Here am I Lord, send me.

posted on Saturday October 26 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

As we explored Galilee today, we learned about Jesus in a way that cannot be done by just reading - we learned by visiting and experiencing the places where Jesus did his ministry: Korazin and Tabgha and Magdala and Capernaum. Capernaum was Jesus’ hometown, and within visual range near Sea of Galilee...

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Kathy's Baptism Story

posted on Friday October 25 2019 at 8:00 pm UTC

I was first baptized on Easter Sunday April 1st 1956. I was just over 4 months old. Our church taught that one received the Holy Spirit at baptism, so parents generally got on with it for young babies. Then my parents conscientiously ensured that I studied the Bible and attended confirmation classes....

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Living Waters

posted on Friday October 25 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

As I’m writing this blog post I am sitting on a beach at the Sea of Galilee (aka Lake Tiberius; aka Lake Kinneret). Yes, THE Sea of Galilee, where Jesus walked on water, and performed miracles, and preached God’s truth!! We got here just in time for baptisms in the sea at sunset for those...

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posted on Thursday October 24 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Masada (meaning ‘stronghold’ in Hebrew) is a place with 7 stories, that took place over about 200 years and includes the Macabees, then King Herod and his crazy ways, and in 70 AD ends with the last brave stand for freedom demonstrated by the Zealots. The Zealots, who were Jewish people that...

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Relationship, Compromise, and Courage

posted on Tuesday October 22 2019 at 12:00 pm UTC

Our first day began with worship time at a place called Yad HaShmona with a beautifully serene view of the surrounding area. Yad HaShmona is a modern place on what is biblically known as Kiriath-Jearim (*see I Samuel 6:19-7:2). In addition to learning about the biblical significance of this place and...

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We have arrived!

posted on Sunday October 20 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Shalom family & friends! We made it safe and sound to the beautiful land of Israel! The first photo is the first glimpse some of us saw of Israel while still on the plane; and the second is obviously our group - excited and ready to learn and experience the Holy Land. Please pray for us...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Monday September 23 2019 at 5:16 pm UTC

Our trip will be here before you know it! Once we're on the ground 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, to not only bring you...

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