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Oct
18

His Last Steps, Our Next Steps

By Larry Trabue

Today is the last day for the band of Americans 44 strong touring Israel and Jordan ... And for the past two days, our hearts are heavy, experiencing firsthand the path and trials of Jesus’s physical and emotional journey of his last days on earth.

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Oct
17

The Bible Comes Alive

By Julie Walker

Today was an incredibly powerful and emotional day, one by which I think we were all profoundly changed. The Bible came alive for us today in a way that was hard for any of us to articulate.

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Oct
16

The Birthplace of Jesus

By Tom Nesbitt

This morning began with great excitement as we prepared for our visit to Bethlehem, one of the most sacred and revered cities in Christianity.

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Oct
15

Setting our Faces toward Jerusalem

By Sam Adams

Tomorrow, we turn a corner. Jesus “set his face to go toward Jerusalem” (Luke 9:51), and this evening and tomorrow, so do we.

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Oct
14

Petra & the Valley of Moses

By Luanne Waltemath

We were enveloped by the majesty of God’s creation as well as man’s resourcefulness.

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Oct
13

The Promised Land

By Paula Covington

Today we saw the site of Jesus’ baptism at the Jordan River.  Pilgrims dipped their feet from both sides of the river (Israel and Jordan) .... But as we left, we heard the echoes of pilgrims across the river singing an old familiar hymn, “I surrender all.”

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Oct
12

A Day of Contrasts

By Michael Blaess

Since arriving at the Sea of Galilee two days ago, I have been struck by the reality of this place. Jesus’ world is not some ethereal world that exists on another place. I expected it to feel foreign. Instead, it felt familiar.

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Oct
11

The Son of the Living God

By Barby White

What I realize, as the days unfold on this pilgrimage, is that this will be a trip that I continue to experience long after I return to Nashville.

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Oct
11

From the Mediterranean to the Sea of Galilee

By Susalee Spruill

One day into our pilgrimage, we have already visited so many places of great significance in the faith — almost too much to process.

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Oct
09

Welcome Home

by Leigh Spruill

"Welcome home. As Christians, your story as a people began in this land. This is not just the Holy Land, but your homeland because you are a part of all the great events that happened here."

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