Promised Land Stories: Back to Beit Lehem – House of Bread

As we wave good bye to 2020 and move into 2021, I pray you are blessed as we move through our Back to Beit Lehem series. We're witnessing reconciliation between Jews and Arabs, through the story of two women brave enough to open their hearts to one another. Again, if you have just happened upon …

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Celebrating Christmas Through the Eyes of Witnesses

Merry Christmas! As we celebrate the birth of the Christ child, let's consider the eye witnesses to the spectacular event. When the angel, Gabriel, appeared to a young teenage virgin, he announced, “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” (Luke 1:28) Initially Mary must have been taken aback, …

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Jesus’ Birth: A Tapestry of Prophecy

When our tour groups go to Israel, we always make a stop in or near Bethlehem to look out over the Shepherd's Fields. It is from that vantage point our mind's eye fills with the vision of that supernatural night when Christ Jesus was born. There is something very moving about reading the Luke 2 …

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Promised Land Stories: Back to Beit Lehem – Identity Crisis

Celebrating the Lord's Day is profound this time of year, as we look toward the advent of our Lord and Savior. It brings imagery of the Savior's birth in Bethlehem. But do you realize our series, Back to Beit Lehem, involves that same place? Bethlehem (Beit Lehem, transliterated from Hebrew) means House of Bread, and …

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