June 20, 2018

John 21:1    Later, Jesus appeared again to the disciples beside the Sea of Galilee.

Jesus told his disciples to return to Galilee and he would meet them there. Back to the Sea, the place of so much of his teaching and so many of his miracles. The place of faith. T...

June 19, 2018

Matt. 28:1-2    Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to visit the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake! For an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, rolled aside the stone, and sat on it.

There is...

June 18, 2018

John 19:17-18 Carrying the cross by himself, he went to the place called Place of the Skull (in Hebrew, Golgotha). There they nailed him to the cross.

These stones form the foundation of a church that dates back over 1650 years, built on what was thought to be the rocks...

June 17, 2018

Luke 23:26   As they led Jesus away, a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, happened to be coming in from the countryside. The soldiers seized him and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus.

Making a winding, narrow path through the busy streets o...

June 16, 2018

Matt. 26:36    Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to pray.”

An olive grove on the Mount of Olives. A quiet place Jesus often withdrew to in order to pray. A place he found peace and rest. But...

June 16, 2018

Luke 19:47   After that, he taught daily in the Temple, but the leading priests, the teachers of religious law, and the other leaders of the people began planning how to kill him.

These steps leading up to the Jerusalem temple were built by King Herod, and would...

June 14, 2018

Matt. 20:17-18    As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside privately and told them what was going to happen to him. “Listen,” he said, “we’re going up to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man will be betrayed to the leading priests and the teach...

June 14, 2018

Matt. 14:25 About three o’clock in the morning Jesus came toward them, walking on the water.

The Sea of Galilee is somehow both smaller and larger than expected. Most of the time it is a calm and peaceful place, the favourite spot for many who visit this land. But the...

June 11, 2018

... along with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases. Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons ... Luke 8:2

The newly excavated town of Magdala has a synagogue dating from the time of Jesus and ritual baths for purifica...

June 10, 2018

“What sorrow awaits you, Korazin and Bethsaida! For if the miracles I did in you had been done in wicked Tyre and Sidon, their people would have repented of their sins long ago....  Matthew 11:21

Some locals call Korazim ‘Capernaum with a view’. Another ancient tow...

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