Israel In Depth Study Tour - North Coast Church

Jun 18-29, 2018

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Our Last Day

posted on Friday Jun 29 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Thursday morning, promising to be one of our busiest days, we gladly accepted an extra half hour sleep, then we headed to the Temple Mount. The group was especially excited to visit the temple because earlier in the week we had a change of plans due to a flat tire. And yet, that flat tire turned into...

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The place where it all began

posted on Thursday Jun 28 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Today we started at the place where it all began! But first... On the first day of our time in Israel we heard about David, the little shepherd boy, fighting and defeating the giant Goliath. Although David was emboldened by his firm belief and trust that God was with him, he was also enticed by...

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Walls

posted on Wednesday Jun 27 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Walls. Walls everywhere today. Put a few blocks on top of each other and you have a wall. What could be easier? From ancient times, Jerusalem had walls to protect its people from those who would invade. Today they slow the traffic in a city of nearly a million and endless streams of tour busses....

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How life was for Jesus and the disciples

posted on Tuesday Jun 26 2018 at 2:32 am UTC

It has been week since we left the parking lot at North Coast Church, seems like so much longer! Maybe because Ronan, Paul, Connor, Bree and Rich have taken us back in time and made the people, towns, cities and stories we have read about all our lives come alive. We were told that, time and time...

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Day 05 - Sun Jun 24

posted on Monday Jun 25 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Another great day in Israel. For Linda’s family she was with us all day and doing great. First stop was Capernaum. We got to see a Synagogue where Jesus taught at and the A postle Peter’s house. The house was on the Galilee where Jesus performed three of his miracles. [topic...

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Draw near to me…

posted on Sunday Jun 24 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Like rolling waves, the hills of lower Galilee; like the softest song, western winds whispering, “Draw near to me…” Draw near to me… From the rocky perch of Mount Arbel, we got a panoramic view of the Sea of Galilee. At the base of Mount Arbel, Jesus arrived from Nazareth,...

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Living Water

posted on Saturday Jun 23 2018 at 2:32 am UTC

One thing I learned was about ritual cleansing using the Mikveh. If you come in contact with the dead or even visit a cemetery you are unclean. The process for cleaning involves going to one of these baths. You take stairs into the bath and then let the clean water in. I think you immerse yourself...

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Masada and Bedouin Hospitality

posted on Friday Jun 22 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

Today was amazing! There was a lot of excitement among the group during breakfast as we prepared to hike the infamous Masada. There are two ways up, one via cable car, the other walking up the snake path. The snake path is less than a mile (which I was extremely disappointed to learn) but it is an...

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Flourishing through obedience

posted on Thursday Jun 21 2018 at 2:31 am UTC

After nearly 24 hours of travel, we made it to Israel! The anticipation mounted throughout our travel day and by early Wednesday morning, despite a 1am check in, we piled on the bus for our first full day. The excitement felt palpable as we headed out, anxious to see what God had in store for us....

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We've Arrived

posted on Wednesday Jun 20 2018 at 3:22 am UTC

Just a quick update to let everyone know that we made it to Israel safe and sound. What a long flight with a few delays but as they say, once you board an airliner to the Middle East your trip to the Holy Land begins. Too many stories to tell but let’s just say it was fun to experience so many...

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A Long Flight Ahead

posted on Tuesday Jun 19 2018 at 2:30 am UTC

After many months of anticipation, our study tour is upon us! We'll be departing this evening on our two-leg journey to Israel. If you want to follow along with our flights, check out the links below. Los Angeles (LAX) to Istanbul (IST) on TK10 Track it! Istanbul (IST) to Tel Aviv (TLV) on...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Wednesday Jun 06 2018 at 2:35 am 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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