Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017 – Day 5

What an amazing day in the Holy Land. We began in Bethlehem and ended in the City of David. We saw the Shepherd’s fields and the church dedicated to them. Then we saw the Church of the Nativity, one of the oldest churches in Christendom dating to around 325AD. After time in Bethlehem we visited the Upper Room which is in the City of David as well as the Tomb of David which has been made into a synagogue where Ultra Orthodox Jews pray and study the Torah in the presence of King David’s tomb.

Here is a link to a video of our singing in the Shepherd’s Church. Great fun singing a basilica with such great acoustics.

I will try to go back and get videos from Days 3 and 4 on which we didn’t have strong enough wi-fi to upload. More to come as I get time to upload pictures…

Shalom

Pastor Brad

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017 – Day 3 Continued

Sorry for the delay. Uploading HD over wifi has been quite slow. Here is more from Day 3.

Today (Day 4) we visited the Holy Trinity of sites in Galilee; Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, and Tabgha. The scriptures come alive in these holy sites as you stand in the place where Jesus taught the highest of all thought to humanity in the Sermon on the Mount, and you hear his Words in the places of such amazing miracles. I have some teaching videos at most of these sites alos but I’m not sure when I will get time to upload them along the way.

Wifi has put us a day behind on updates but I should have more tomorrow.

Shalom!

Pastor Brad

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017 – Day 3

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017 – Day 3

Today has been a great day filled with deep spiritual experiences from the Sea of Galilee, Caesarea Philip in the Golan Heights, Kursi where Jesus healed the Demoniac, and Baptisms in the Jordan River. Our wifi is slower tonight and making video uploads more difficult. However, I have updated the picture gallery for you to follow along with.

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We appreciate your prayers and we are praying for you as you follow along with us in spirit.

 

Shalom,

Pastor Brad

Holy Land Pilgrimage 2017 – Day 2

We began today by visiting the ruins of the ancient city of Caesarea by the Sea. The city was built by King Herod to honor Caeser the Roman Emperor, and to be the seat of Roman power in Palestine. We spent time in the Roman theater, and Hippodrome as well as the ruins of Herod’s summer palace and the old city ruins in which once housed the home of Cornelius (Acts 10), and where St. Paul was held in prison for over 2 years.

Below is a video of our singing in the Roman theater. You can hear how amazing the acoustics are. The children playing on the stage behind us are just about as loud and clear as our voices in up in the seats; all done with a natural amplification. I’m not a sound engineer but it’s amazing to me how well the sound carries there.

 

In this second video we heard the Word of the Lord from Acts 10 about Peter and Cornelius. We gentiles gather as Christians in the Holy Land precisely because God showed His great love for all the world by offering not only salvation to the gentiles but even the gift of being baptized with the Holy Spirit.

These are only a few of our high lights. Please look for more exciting updates tomorrow as we sail on the Sea of Galilee!

Shalom,

Pastor Brad