Israel Study Tour with Northpointe Community Church

Feb 19 - Mar 2, 2018

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Our last day here in the Holy Land

posted on 2018-03-01 at 5:33 pm

It is pretty crazy to think that this was our last day here in the Holy Land! I can say that the trip was made up of some very long days, but an incredibly fast week. To finish off our journey, we traveled this morning to the Mount of Olives where we started a day-long walk through Jesus’ last...

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To sit on the southern steps

posted on 2018-02-28 at 5:23 pm

Today we started by visiting the Temple Mount. After leaving our backpacks and bibles on the bus, and making sure we were in modest clothing, we went inside and heard about the rich history of the place we stood. We even heard and experienced some of the political tension and complication involved in...

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The great city of Jerusalem

posted on 2018-02-27 at 5:16 pm

Shalom friends and family! We have finally arrived too the great city of Jerusalem! The name itself either means “city of peace,” or “complete city.” In Jewish culture, this place is of the utmost importance; it’s a place to come to be closer to God. As Christians, it was so special and awe...

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The Heart of the Matter

posted on 2018-02-26 at 6:37 pm

After spending three nights and days at one of the loveliest places in Israel, the Kibbutz Ein Gev on the Sea of Galilee, the time came this morning to journey onward toward Jerusalem. Our hearts are spilling over for all that we have already experienced in being able to do life in strategic places...

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Who do people say that I am?

posted on 2018-02-25 at 7:59 pm

Well what a week we had, this has exceeded our expectations this is the bible in 3D today our day started with Katzrin which is a reproduction of life in a village which depicted life in the time of Jesus. We got to bake our own bread the way they would have done it back then, worked an olive press...

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We sang and danced and laughed.

posted on 2018-02-24 at 7:48 pm

Day four started out as a beautiful day in the synagogue at Chorazin. We saw a stone  manger that Carol fit in so well. It was easy to imagine all the male members of the family living in this village honoring God reading from the Torah. Imagine the traditions that all the boys growing into men go...

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Into the water

posted on 2018-02-23 at 8:23 pm

Day three of our tour was has been one of the coolest days for me. Our day began at a place called En-Gedi. This is the spot that we believe David hid from Saul in the caves found in 1 Samuel 24. Before we explored the area we took time as a group to center our hearts and minds on the Lord through a...

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Rich in history

posted on 2018-02-22 at 5:26 pm

Shalom friends and family! Today was a day full of knowledge and traversing an incredibly beautiful landscape. We started the day off visiting Masada.  A brave group of a few individuals took the hike up the snake path to the very top!  It is the place where a great fortress was built, and where...

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Don’t forget God

posted on 2018-02-21 at 5:19 pm

We began our journey today in a biblical garden in Kiriath Jearim. This was overlooking the valley where many of the battles between the Jews and Philistines were. We read through 1 Samuel 4 where the Israelites lost against the Philistines. Ronin, our tour guide, said something about this story that...

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The last part of our journey to Israel

posted on 2018-02-20 at 5:18 pm

Another day of travel is underway as we time warp 10 hours ahead of our good ol’ Pacific Standard time. We’ll have a brief layover in Istanbul before arriving in Tel Aviv, Israel Tuesday night. Here are some pics of fun we had in the Istanbul airport. We’ve enjoyed getting to know one another today...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on 2018-02-13 at 2:03 pm

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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