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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

 
Memorial established on the Jordanian military post, with a permanent exhibition on the...
Rabbi Akiva is a beloved figure in Jewish history and lore: From an ignorant shepherd h...
Avshalom’s Shrine. An ornate monument from the first century BCE, said to be the tomb o...
The winery was established in 2005 and it produces approximately 6000 – 7000 bottles an...
The Herzl Museum You’ll follow an on-screen actor through the museum’s four rooms as h...
Large, well-lit cave in the wall of the Old City, which was a quarry in the days of the...
 

 Accommodations

 
Hotel near the city center with rooms and suites for families, singles and couples.
​located on the outskirts of a beautiful nature reserve, a one hour drive from Tel-Aviv...
U Suites Eilat is an all suites hotel, located on the shore of the Red Sea. You have di...
A luxury hotel with 300 rooms and suites overlooking the Red Sea and a swimming pool.
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