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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 Sephardic Synagogue of the Ari is Safed's oldest house of prayer, built almost 300 ...
The quiet cove of Tabgha on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee is the scene of ma...
On the shores of the Sea of Galilee (Kinneret), Tiberias offers water sports, Jewish an...
David Ben-Gurion (1886-1973), Israel’s first prime minister, dreamed of settling the Ne...
Interactive museum designed to bring the world of science and technology closer to chil...
Located on the grounds of Kibbutz Ginnosar on the Sea of Galilee, the museum is named a...
 

 Accommodations

 
The structure was built by the Scottish Church in 1894 as a hospital. In 1959, it was t...
​In the heart of Jaffa’s Jerusalem Boulevard, adjacent to the old city, the flea market...
​The Bell Hotel is located on the spectacular eastern shore of the Mediterranean, in th...
The hotel offers simple double and family rooms. Breakfast is served to groups only.
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