Israel Study Tour with Northpointe Community Church

Feb 21 - Mar 4, 2022

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Day 09 - Saint Anne's, Pool of Bethesda, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Israel Museum, Garden of Gethsemane

posted on Thursday Mar 03 2022 at 10:00 pm UTC

Our final day of touring the land… we started at the East Gate, the Lions' Gate (also known as the Sheep Gate) to the city of Jerusalem. This is the area where Stephen, the first martyr of the Christian church was stoned to death (Acts 7). We walked up the hill of old Jerusalem to Saint Anne’s...

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Day 08 - Temple Mount, Western Wall, Rabbinic Tunnels, Southern Steps, Church of Peter in Gallicantu

posted on Wednesday Mar 02 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Today we spent most of our day on the Temple Mount. We started with a check for modest dress for women. Then we removed our Bibles from our backpacks and set our study guides to blank pages out of respect for the holiness of the environment at the Temple Mount. Next we went through a security checkpoint...

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Day 07 - City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Johnny's, Yad Vashem

posted on Tuesday Mar 01 2022 at 8:00 pm UTC

Today we spent the first of 3 days in the City of David. We started at an active excavation site in old town Jerusalem that is believed to be the palace of King David. An ornate stone carving found at this site indicates that the structure can be identified as a royal “House of Cedar.” This...

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Day 06 - Beth Shean, Mt. Carmel, Caesarea Maritima

posted on Tuesday Mar 01 2022 at 1:00 am UTC

Today we started with a hike up a hill known as a “Tel” (multiple civilizations built on top of the ruins of the previous, evidence of 19 civilizations on this particular site) to view the ruins of city gates to Beth She’an. We discussed guard duty at the city gates and saw evidence...

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Day 05 - Katzrin, Mount Bental, Caesarea Philippi, Tel Dan

posted on Sunday Feb 27 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Today we traveled into and around the Golan Heights.   We saw actual cows of Bashan (Amos 4:1) grazing on the hillsides on our way to visit the archeological finds of an ancient village in Katzrin. We were provided period dress and toured village with a synagogue that Jesus may have taught...

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

posted on Saturday Feb 26 2022 at 6:00 pm UTC

Today is a special day, it is Shabbat! We have seen the Lower Jordan, and today are seeing the middle Jordan which is the Sea of Galilee, and the upper Jordan area which is referred to as “Jesus land“ since it is where he performed most of his miracles. Standing in the excavations of a synagogue...

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Day 03 - Part 2 in the Negev Desert

posted on Friday Feb 25 2022 at 10:00 pm UTC

Shabbat Shalom!  Another great day started with a beautiful drive up the coast of the northern Dead Sea. The salt concentration is so great the waves leave salt crystals all along the shoreline. Our first stop today was at Ein Gedi. This is a beautiful oasis area in the desert that both hid David...

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Day 02 - Part 1 in the Negev Desert

posted on Thursday Feb 24 2022 at 5:00 pm UTC

What an incredible day!! Learning the history of a construction phenomena at Masada. Next, a once in a lifetime experience for many of us, riding a camel!! We were then treated to the experience of Bedouin hospitality while being taught about how Abraham and his family modeled that life saving support...

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Day 01 - Shephelah region

posted on Wednesday Feb 23 2022 at 4:00 pm UTC

Today was day one of touring the land and learning the purposeful significance God has provided to His Promised Land and to His people. We began our day in a terraced garden in the hill country of Judea at Kiriath-Jearim. The chapter of 1 Samuel 4-7 came alive for us, as the Ark of the Covenant was kept...

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Day 00 - Travel

posted on Monday Feb 21 2022 at 9:00 pm UTC

Israel Study Trip Northpointe Community Church 2022 with GTI Tours…..and we’re off!!! Please pray for a safe and restful trip! ...

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Preparing for Israel

posted on Thursday Oct 21 2021 at 12:05 am 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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