Touching Lives in Nazareth and Beyond

For me personally, one of the most exciting things happening in Israel today is the pouring out of the love of Jesus upon Jews, Arabs, Palestinians and other people groups! The Gospel is being shared in both word and deed, and I have written occasionally about an Arab congregation in Nazareth living out Jesus' commands …

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An On-Fire Arab Pastor in Nazareth

I first met Pastor Saleem Shalash at an American Christian Leaders for Israel (ACLI) Conference in Washington DC in May 2018. The highlight of that conference was witnessing the dedication of the US Embassy in Jerusalem, but my favorite speaker at the event was Pastor Saleem! He absolutely loves the Lord, was incredibly energetic and …

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“Can Any Good Thing Come Out of Nazareth?”

As Jesus launched His ministry in the Galilee area, one of His first tasks was to call disciples. The Gospels tell us Jesus called 12 extraordinarily common men and exhorted them to drop everything and follow Him. According to John 1:43-49, as Jesus was traveling to the Galilee area, He beckoned a man named Philip …

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Jesus Trail: Walking Where Jesus Walked

While working from home, or otherwise cooped up and wishing we were elsewhere, imaginations carry us to places we would rather be and to adventures that linger on our "bucket list." In such situations, my imagination races off to Israel. I have been blessed to do a lot of interesting things there, but one that …

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