Tag Archives: Israel

Lessons from the Sower’s Field

Ever worried about the “one-in-four” opportunity for success in following Jesus? Visit an actual sower’s field in Israel, and you’ll see a different truth! Here’s a 60-second devotion we made for the Christian Television Network. Advertisements

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The Fifth Cup

Have you ever wondered why Jesus used such unusual language in the Garden of Gethsemane when he wrestled with his coming crucifixion? Instead of praying, “I don’t want to die!” he said, “Please take this cup from me.” Here’s the … Continue reading

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Secrets from an ancient quarry

Just a few feet from the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, there’s a forgotten gate to the past. Thousands of people stream in and out of the Damascus Gate every day. It is easily the most colorful and dramatic … Continue reading

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A massage from God!

After Saul returned from pursuing the Philistines, he was told, “David is in the Desert of Ein Gedi.” – 1 Samuel 24:1 For a few minutes, our group traveling in Israel was a little tentative. If we were going to … Continue reading

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The Hard Places

“Stand at the crossroads and look;     ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it,     and you will find rest for your souls. — Jeremiah 6:16 My favorite photo of Israel? It’s one with a view … Continue reading

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Finding faith in a cave

When David journeyed to the Caves of Adullam, it was more than a physical trip. It was here where he re-captured the giant-killing faith he’d known as a young man.

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God is my shade

The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand … (Psalm 121:5) The heat can be unbearable, the kind of thing that can really get your attention if you’re hiking in Israel. For all the preparations we make when we invite … Continue reading

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The Far Country: Closer than you think!

Every time I travel to Israel, I do my best to spend a little time in Bet She’an. Amazing place. Even after all these centuries, it’s obvious that Bet She’an was one of the best little cities Alexander the Great … Continue reading

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The Difficult Paths

Take a moment and think of some people in the Bible who spent time in the wilderness. Moses, Elijah, and David are three that quickly come to mind. John the Baptist came out of the harsh Judean Wilderness and did … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Tips for touring Israel

After several years of traveling to Israel, I’ve learned a few things along the way about maxing out on the best trip you’ll ever take. Got a trip planned to the land of the Bible? Here’s my Top Ten list … Continue reading

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