Promised Land Stories: The West Bank

In last week's Promised Land Story, we took a look at Judea and Samaria. It is the Biblical heartland where Abraham made his way into Canaan, David shepherded his father's flocks, the tabernacle was established at Shiloh and so many other Biblical accounts took place. However, today that same area is known primarily as the …

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Promised Land Stories: Judea and Samaria

If you haven't noticed, Hermana is a very peace-loving, gentle woman. She loves to teach and mentor, and the geological knowledge accumulated over years of living in Israel accentuates her Biblical knowledge. Today, using a simple map, she illustrates the lay of the land in Samaria and Judea, known as the heartland of Israel. Interestingly, …

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The Silent Hours “In Between”

It is difficult to put into words how vividly your Bible comes to life as you gaze upon the very places from where Scripture was written. For example, how vividly we imagine the crucifixion when standing "face-to-face" with Golgotha, the hill where Jesus was crucified. Some of you have been there, and perhaps these pictures …

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Celebrating Good News as We Close Out 2019! (Part 3)

Don't you love good news? That moment when someone announces something that brings unthinkable joy, followed by great celebration! God's Word is filled with good news. In fact, the word gospel means "good news." As Christians, we quickly tie gospel to salvation, and so it is. However, the good news stretches beyond merely salvation from …

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