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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Promised Land Stories – Kings: Herod vs Jesus

Happy Lord's Day, my friends! Today, Hermana shares a story about the power of Jesus in the life of a Palestinian man. Though Herod had great power as a king, no one trumps the power of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, whose power is in the resurrection! One day, we too will be either …

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Virtual Tour: Pool of Siloam

When you read about Jerusalem in the Bible, do you really know the location of what you are reading about? While the Old City of Jerusalem is what we read about in the New Testament, it was not the actual seat of Jewish life until the time of King Herod, who demonstrated his building prowess …

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What Did the Temple Look Like in Jesus’ Day?

Herod's Temple, as seen at the Model City of Jerusalem Have you ever wondered what the temple looked like in Jesus' day? Today, when you visit Israel, you see another structure, the Dome of the Rock, built where the temple once stood. Though millions of photos are shot of it, what stands there now is …

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