Israel Study Tour with Deeper Christian

Aug 19-30, 2019

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Trip Blog Posts

Our Last Day

posted on Friday Aug 30 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today is the Day the Lord has made I will rejoice and be glad in it! How can it be that today marks the last day of our study tour of Israel? It seems as if it was only yesterday that I first beheld the beauty of God’s Promised Land. However, the profound truths that today’s journey revealed...

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Clear evidence

posted on Thursday Aug 29 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Yes, we’re still here! On the 8th day of our study tour of the Promised Land I still find myself thinking that we have only just arrived, and that with only one day on the ground remaining we have so much in this land that we can still discover and learn about! This morning we start the day...

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Walk in newness of life

posted on Wednesday Aug 28 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

We saw many things in Israel today—the Temple Mount, the Western Wall and the tunnels all around it, St. Anne’s Church and the pools of Bethesda, Bethlehem, the Shepherd’s fields, and Herodium. But I didn’t just see those sights, I beheld afresh our Jesus, “The Lamb of...

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Ancient Cities

posted on Tuesday Aug 27 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Just as God declared His works "very good" on the sixth day of creation, in similar fashion we must confess that this sixth day of our trip was “amazing!” Praise the Lord! We arose bright and early for our final morning at Ein Gev Kibbutz on the Sea of Galilee. We wanted to get a head...

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A taste of ancient Hebrew life

posted on Sunday Aug 25 2019 at 11:00 pm UTC

It's crazy to think, but we passed the midway point of our trip today … feels like weeks ago that we began but this was only day 5! Waking up in our hotel on the south east side of the Sea of Galilee, we started the day pondering a couple events in Jesus' life that happened on the nearby...

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Jesus' earthly ministry

posted on Sunday Aug 25 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Within the first day of our trip, I quickly realized that saying, "That's so cool!!!" fails to do justice to what we are seeing and doing. But, at risk of over use, I keep saying it anyway because I feel like a little kid: excited to be part of something that is bigger than myself though I can't fully...

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My soul thirsts for you

posted on Saturday Aug 24 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today’s wandering led us through the last stretch of the desert. As we maneuvered the mountains from the Dead Sea we headed towards an oasis in the desert, Ein Gedi! As we left the bus we were met with a beautiful paradise along with a park full of ibex (wild mountain goat like animals) and...

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He is my refuge and my fortress

posted on Thursday Aug 22 2019 at 12:00 pm UTC

We are in Israel! It’s still hard to believe we’re here. We began the day with a delicious breakfast and headed out for our first adventure: Masada. Masada means “fortress” and from the bottom looking up, it does not look like much, just another mountain on the edge of the...

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Living like a new creation

posted on Thursday Aug 22 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Day one at Israel started with a 6 a.m. wake up call to our jet-lagged bodies. Brightened by the steaming hot coffee, many of us enjoyed the Israeli spin on traditional breakfast foods while others adventurously tried cheeses, breads, and other foods we could not identity. Personally, I would recommend...

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Travel Day

posted on Wednesday Aug 21 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

The group began to gather in the Chicago O’Hare airport several hours before takeoff, Monday evening. With quiet anticipation, we began to meet and get to know one another – this band of adventurers and lovers of Christ who are stepping into a world a bit unlike our own to see, understand,...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Monday Jul 22 2019 at 11:54 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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