Why Did Jesus have to be Born in Bethlehem?

As we lean into this Christmas Season, let's consider some little known details about our Savior's first coming. Unless you are Jewish or understand the subtle nuances of the shepherd's fields of Bethlehem, you are probably missing some of the most profound reasons Jesus had to be born in Bethlehem. Few realize just how prophetic …

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Second Synagogue Discovered in Migdal

One of my favorite stops on Israel tours is Migdal (also known as Magdala), the home of Mary Magdalene. The ancient city was discovered in the early-2000's when a conference center was being planned. Prior to development in Israel, archaeologists are called in to examine the area for possible ancient historic artifacts before heavy equipment …

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So, You Think You Understand Ezekiel’s Valley of Dry Bones? Here’s an Added Bonus!

Israel being in their own land is a "must" for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled. After all, when He steps foot on the Mount of Olives during His Second Coming, He will come to redeem His people, Israel! We've studied Ezekiel's "dry bones prophecy" in Ezekiel 37, and know that, physically speaking, Israel was brought …

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6 Thing Christians Should Know about Hanukkah

The 8-day Jewish celebration of Hanukkah commenced at sundown last Sunday evening, thus we're a few days into the celebration. For Jews it is a very joyous time of year, filled with gift-giving, merriment and lots of sufganiyot, making each Jewish market appear to be the biggest jelly doughnut factory on planet earth! Oh, how …

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