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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

 
Tel Aviv-Jaffa Promenade This bustling promenade extends along the beach between Jaffa...
Church of the Redeemer This church has been a Protestant landmark in Jerusalem since i...
House of Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, in a street named after him. ...
Hashomer Museum Kfar Giladi Here you’ll discover how the defense organization Hashomer...
The Haganah Museum is located in the house once owned by Eliyahu Golomb, one of the fou...
Museum of Regional and Mediterranean Archaeology Gan Hashlosha National Park This muse...
 

 Accommodations

 
​Leonardo Boutique Tel Aviv Hotel is located in Ramat Ha Hayal next to Kiriyat Atidim w...
Hotel overlooking the beautiful landscape of the Galilee mountains -- especially from t...
​Q Hotel at Poleg Beach is a brand new hotel on a green stretch of coast, offering gues...
The Karei Deshe Guest House is situated on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, in one of ...
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