Thankful for a Great Time in Israel

Israel 2019 Day 10 Our morning started in Nazareth and a visit to the “Nazareth Village,” a ministry that has recreated 1st century life in Nazareth. Live shepherds, carpenters, and weavers really made us feel like we had traveled in time. A special highlight of the morning was when pastor Mike read Luke 4:16-30 in…

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Into the Valley

Israel 2019 Day 6 We started our day with a sobering visit to Yad Vashem, the holocaust memorial in Jerusalem. We were horrified by the reminder of the effects of sin on humanity, and amazed at how God protected Israel when they were at such great risk. As we drove through Jerusalem and out of…

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A Day of Peace

Israel 2019 Day 5 We started our day traveling to Gordon’s Calvary, one traditional location for the death and resurrection of Jesus. Our host reminded us of Peter’s words: “For you know that you were redeemed from your empty way of life inherited from your fathers, not with perishable things like silver or gold, but…

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Tunnel Day!

Israel 2019 Day 4 Our day started with the most ancient history of Jerusalem: the city of David. Pastor Mike Ruel read 2 Samuel, encouraging us to consider God’s faithfulness in Jesus, the Son of David. We saw the ancient Jebusite walls guarding the Gihon spring and the water system that David’s men used to…

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