Israel Study Tour with North Coast Church

Jun 18-29, 2019

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Trip Blog Posts


posted on Saturday Jun 29 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

As I woke up this morning, I had a mixed sense of emotions as we were about to embark on the exploration of our last and final day of the study tour. We have been given so much knowledge, I am excited to hear the conclusion of the story but sad that it means our journey in Israel will come to a halt. Talking...

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City of David

posted on Friday Jun 28 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today we went to the city of David, located outside the walls of Jerusalem, where we saw a simulated video of what David’s kingdom looked like. While there, we thought about David and his small wrong choice of staying home from the war which led to a multitude of sins affecting his children and...

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The Temple

posted on Thursday Jun 27 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today, we walked beneath the city streets of resident Muslim homes located directly adjacent to the Temple Mount. In these tunnels and chasms, Israel is still busy unearthing evidence to support Old Testament scripture. Despite the ever tightening restrictions, procedural intimidation and exclusion...

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Ancient Cities

posted on Wednesday Jun 26 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Shalom shalom! We said our goodbyes to the Sea of Galilee this morning and are now headed to Jerusalem. This trip has been non stop leaving our hotel at 7:45am every morning and returning after 8pm, sometimes seeing 6 sites in one day! Our group is beyond excited to spend the last 3 days of our tour...

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Leaving Galilee

posted on Tuesday Jun 25 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Good night Sea of Galilee, you have shown us much. On our final full day, we explored Golan Heights, seated in the foothills east of Galilee. 26 microclimates producing grapes (yes, wine), cherries, elderberry, apples, peaches, pomegranate, olives, plums, palm (honey), figs, dates, bananas, wheat...

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Where Jesus walked and lived

posted on Monday Jun 24 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Today we walked where Jesus walked and lived – North Western Sea of Galilee. Atop the Mount of Beatitudes we read and reflected on the truths taught by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount. Then it was off to the shore at the Sea of Galilee where Jesus called the disciples to follow him and become...

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Down to the water

posted on Sunday Jun 23 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Greetings from the shore of the Galilee! As I write to this, I’m being serenaded by the sound of small waves on the shore as I look at the lights of Tiberias across the sea. It’s been such an amazing day. We left the Dead Sea early this morning and headed to En Gedi, the very place where...

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Masada and the Dead Sea

posted on Saturday Jun 22 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Day two was another great day. First agenda, to the top of Masada - the strong hold perched 1,300 feet above the Dead Sea gave the perfect lookout to spot the enemy coming far in advance. On top, the remains of three palaces built by Herod the great. But more importantly it was the last stand of the...

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Standing in the very place the events took place

posted on Friday Jun 21 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

After a few good hours of sleep, a delicious breakfast, and some much needed coffee our group was ready to start our first day in Israel. And what a day it was! Our first stop was Kiriath Jearim, which means "Town of the Forest." Standing at the top of the Judah mountains admiring the breath taking views...

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LAX to Istanbul, Istanbul to Tel Aviv

posted on Thursday Jun 20 2019 at 12:00 am UTC

Psalm 145: 3-5 “The LORD is great and is highly praised; his greatness is unsearchable. One generation will declare your works to the next and will proclaim your mighty acts. I will speak of your splendor and glorious majesty and your wondrous works.” The day is finally here! We are on...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Monday Mar 18 2019 at 11:50 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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