Two of My Galilee Favorites!

Other than Jesus, who is your favorite Bible character? I've got many "favorites," but I have to say I most often identify most closely with Peter. He seemed to have a knack for falling, yet Jesus wouldn't allow him to fail! Don't you feel that way sometimes? Tabgha is a favorite place of mine because …

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Walk Where Jesus Walked!

I'll never forget my first time in Israel! I sat on the rocks on the shores of Tabgha, imagining what it was like to be a Jewish fishermen when Jesus came along and said, "Follow Me!" I looked out over Mt Carmel where Elijah soaked an altar in water to prove to the Baal's that …

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Lessons of Peter on the Shores of the Galilee

I have stood on the shores of the Sea of Galilee at Tabgha and wondered what it would have been like the day Jesus called Peter, Andrew, James and John to follow him. (Matthew 4, Mark 1, Luke 5)  See Tabgha and Jesus' Disciples. Peter is one of my favorite Bible characters.  In many ways, …

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A Trip to the Galilee

Today (sundown Friday to sundown Saturday) was Shabbat, so everything in Israel is pretty much shut down.  Thus, we took the opportunity to make the two hour drive down to Galilee.  "Down" has a different connotation in Israel because, though the Galilee area lies to the north of Jerusalem, one always goes "up" to Jerusalem, …

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