Standing on Mars Hill

Israel/Greece 2019 Day 16 Today we took time to tour the ancient history of Athens. Although it was a cold and windy day with a little rain, we were able to see the most important sites in the city: the Areopagus (Mars Hill), the Parthenon, and the Agora (marketplace). The Parthenon is a temple to…

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Corinth Day

Israel/Greece Day 15 Just as Paul did in Acts 18, we traveled from Athens to Corinth. Corinth lies on an isthmus that facilitates travel and trade between lands east and west of Greece. It was a highly strategic location in ancient times. Today a canal slices through the isthmus, but in ancient Corinth slaves would…

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Headed South to Athens

Israel/Greece Day 14 Today was largely a travel day. Last night we drove south from Macedonia to the region known as Thessaly. Our journey probably paralleled Paul’s third missionary journey, but we can’t know his route for sure. We started our day with a visit to Meteora, a stunning display of God’s glory in nature.…

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The Gospel Advances

Israel/Greece Day 13 We started our day in Thessaloniki (Thessalonica) in northeastern Greece. Today Thessaloniki is a large, important town in northern Greece just as it was in the first century. As a harbor town on the Aegean Sea, Thessaloniki had natural prominence as a trading post and connection point with Asia Minor. In Acts…

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