Israel Study Tour with Northpointe Community Church

Jan 30 - Feb 10, 2023

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Trip Blog Posts

Day 09 - Jerusalem: Mount of Olives, Gethsemane, Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Ecce Homo, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Garden Tomb, Farewell Dinner

posted on Thursday Feb 09 2023 at 7:00 pm UTC

The day started with sun…we were all hopeful for warmth, we were spared rain, but it was definitely COLD….Worship was "How Great Thou Art"- we all reflected on how great God is.   Devotion was led by Russ - Carrying the Cross Luke 9:23-24 - whoever wants to be my disciple...

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Day 08 - Jerusalem: Temple Mount, Western Wall, Southern Steps, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, St. Peter's of Gallilcantu

posted on Wednesday Feb 08 2023 at 7:00 pm UTC

A bit of sun this morning, which we are all grateful for. Worship was “K ing of My Heart” - "you are good Lord, you are never going to let us down." Devotion was led by Peggy under the peeking sun. Scripture today John 2:18-19 - the disciples ask Jesus, what sign can you show us, to prove...

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Day 07 - Jerusalem: City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Church of Peter in Gallicantu, Old City Shopping, Israel Museum

posted on Tuesday Feb 07 2023 at 11:00 pm UTC

Rainy winding cold day in Jerusalem….   Reflective devotion by Cindy this morning about Peter’s denial, although Peter fell the story didn’t end there….he had restoration with Jesus. Peter knew temptations and succumbing to that…but Jesus brought him back,...

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Day 06 - Galilee - Jerusalem: Beth Shean, Jezreel Valley, Megiddo, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

posted on Monday Feb 06 2023 at 6:00 pm UTC

Last morning in Galilee….windy and cool… Breakfast has become a special time of fellowship, sharing what God is revealing to each of us!   Worship included Marylou sharing “Fisher of Men”(pescador de hombre) then we sang "Oceans", so appropriate as we leave Galilee...

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Day 05 - Galilee: Golan Heights, Katzrin, Hazor, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan

posted on Sunday Feb 05 2023 at 8:00 pm UTC

Rain rain rain…. Off to the north. Morning worship was "Resurrender." Devotion led by Paster Ronnie - learning to love God's family. Scripture Matt 16:13-18….who do people say the son of man is? Simon Peter said, "You are the Messiah, son of the living God." Peter,...

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Day 04 - Galilee: Mount Arbel, Tabgha, Capernaum, Chorazin, Mount of Beatitudes, Ancient Boat (Ginosar), Galilee Boat Ride

posted on Sunday Feb 05 2023 at 1:00 am UTC

The day started very rainy and windy, lots of concern for what the day would give….BUT God provided an amazing day. Wonderful devotion in the rain given by Pastor Lance on the Great Commission. Jesus’ resurrection was just as he said he would, his promises are true. But that’s not...

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Day 03 - Negev: Ein Gedi, Qumran, Lower Jordan, Shabbat Dinner

posted on Friday Feb 03 2023 at 9:00 pm UTC

Onward to Galilee More learning about Dead Sea, unstable ground around it and many sink holes making the area dangerous. We had morning devotion at the entrance of Ein Gedi. Worship song was O come to the Altar. We all hunger and thirst for God. Psalm 42:1-2-where can I go and meet with...

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Day 02 - Negev: Masada, Bedouin Hospitality, Camel Ride, Tel Arad, Dead Sea

posted on Thursday Feb 02 2023 at 10:00 pm UTC

All we can say is what a day! Most had a good night's rest. We had a wonderful worship and devotional time in the morning, learning about our Masada or great fortress, who is God. That we develop our Masada in times of peace, each day fortifying our relationship with intention.   We watched...

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Day 01 - Shephelah: Yad Hashmonah, Beth Shemesh, Azekah, Beth Guvrin (Maresha)

posted on Wednesday Feb 01 2023 at 8:00 pm UTC

Day one started out with a wonderful breakfast and fellowship. The weather definitely a factor today very windy and blustery at many of the sites with some rain later in the day, but it didn’t hinder our enthusiasm to be in these amazing places.   Our first stop, was Kiriath-Jearim....

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Day 00 - Arrival

posted on Tuesday Jan 31 2023 at 11:00 pm UTC

Our day got off to a great start. We met at the church and were able to fellowship and get the jitters out. Pastor Kevin led us in an awesome prayer and we were off!   The ride to airport was a great time for fellowship and some yummy food at Casa De Fruta.   SFO was time for more...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Monday Jan 23 2023 at 3:15 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 along...

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