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Never the Same Again

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by Pastor Mike Faris, Highpoint Church, Larksville, PA

More than ten years ago, God granted to me a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Israel. It was there we walked in the footsteps of Jesus – up mountains, down wadis into living water, and along paths of righteousness as we moved from one biblically profound insight and life-changing moment to another.

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More than ten years ago, God granted to me a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Israel. It was there we walked in the footsteps of Jesus – up mountains, down wadis into living water, and along paths of righteousness as we moved from one biblically profound insight and life-changing moment to another. Words cannot adequately express the spiritual impact of such a study tour. I wish every high school graduate could visit Israel before they begin the rest of their lives. You are never the same again. The Word of God goes from black and white to vivid full color. Now as you read scripture, you can picture in your mind’s eye all the places you have visited and your insight and understanding of scripture just explodes with delight and love for God.


 

After 35 years in ministry no single spiritual event (including the three seminaries I attended) even comes close to the two week study tour I had in Israel. I not only met Yeshua (Jesus) in a way I have never known Him, but I also fell in love with His word all over again as well as the land of Israel, the Jewish people, and our Jewish heritage as Christians. The impact of those two weeks had an immediate and remarkable effect upon our church. The fruit from that one experience continues to multiply in hundreds and now thousands of lives. If you have an opportunity to go, please don't hesitate. You will never be the same! 

 

 Sites & Attractions

 
The Isaac Kaplan Old Yishuv Court Museum, located in a 500-year-old house in Jerusalem’...
The Open Museum in the Tefen Industrial Park in the western Galilee was established in ...
Beit Hanna was founded in memory of famed paratrooper and poet Hanna Senesh, who perfor...
In ancient times Ein Radian was the largest spring in the southern Arava region, and na...
Nakhalat Shiva is a picturesque neighborhood in downtown Jerusalem, with architecture s...
Almost like Sleeping Beauty, the artists’ market in Nakhalat Binyamin comes to life twi...
 

 Accommodations

 
Hotel with various rooms which face the sea, some with whirlpools on the terrace. Facil...
​At Rosh-Pinat Noy you will enjoy a spectacular view of the Canaan mountains, the Golan...
Spa hotel whose rooms face the landscape of the Dead Sea or the mountains of the Judean...
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