Israel: Where The Love Story Begins

The Bible shares the love story of God and His people. This story, and our Christian faith, are founded in Israel. In life, when you care about someone, you want to know more about them. This trip was a way to share in the journey—to see where Jesus grew and began His ministry, to visit locations referenced in the Bible, to experience the terrain of the land, to observe the culture, and to capture the atmosphere of the past and present, while embracing the future that lies ahead. The truth is that once you accept Christ as your Savior and Lord, the transformation in you is not subject to being in Israel, but it’s within you. May your love for Him grow ever stronger as you enjoy the memorable moments that we experienced on our recent tour of the Holy Land.

Greg and Ruby in Required Attire at the Dome of Rock

Inside St. Peter’s Church.

The Church of St. Peter marks the traditional site of Peter’s vision of the great sheet.  Peter came to Joffa from Lydda to raise Tabitha (Dorcas) from the dead (Acts 9:36-42).

The Garden of Gethsemane.

View of the Sea of Galilee.

Location of the Last Supper.

The original “Room” of the Last Supper was destroyed by the Persians. It was later rebuilt by the Crusaders and the Ottoman Turks integrated their designs when they ruled in the 16th century. When Israel became a state in 1948, the Christians were allowed to return to Jerusalem.

Women at the Wailing Wall.

Woman Selling Grape Leaves in Jerusalem.

Baptismal Site on the Jordan River

The baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist is described in Matthew (3:13-17), Mark (1:9-11), Luke (3:21-22), and John (1:29-34).  In these scriptures, John announces that Jesus is the Son of God and the Messiah.

View of the Western Wall (also known as the Wailing Wall) with Division between Males and Females.

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