Contributed on Feb 23, 2016
Having just returned from a trip to Israel, this is the first of my talks about what I learned. Bethlehem is the place God chose for Jesus to be born... but why Bethlehem and what does the present day city tell us about our faith?
(For those who have been to the Holy Land and are thinking of making a presentation of your experiences, I submit this lesson as a guideline of what worked for my first of several lessons on Sunday Nights). Set up: My presentation was built around overhead projections of scenes found in ...read more
Contributed on Mar 2, 2016
Jesus grew up in Nazareth and he was forever known as "Jesus of Nazareth". But what was it about this city that would have formed His teachings and what can we learn from this region? This was the 2nd in my series of lessons telling of my trip to Israel.
(Slide of our tour bus) This is a picture of our tour bus. It’s a Mercedes Benz and it seemed that every tour company in Israel had one just like it. The bus was very comfortable and roomy. After spending a couple of nights at Bethlehem we traveled by this bus down to Masada. ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2016
This is the 3rd in my lessons on Israel. This message focused on Jesus' ministry on the Sea of Galilee and the impressions I received as I visited that exciting area.
TITLE: Sailing On The Galilee John 21:1-11 OPENED: Video from our trip where we’re on the tour boat “Faith” on the Galilee and the group singing “It is well” (Then we showed this map of the Sea of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2016
Although Jerusalem was the center of worship for Israel, Capernaum was the center of Jesus' ministry. This 4th of my talks on my trip to Israel focuses on the contrast between what Jesus did in Jerusalem and what He did in Capernaum for His 1st two yrs
(Opened with a video of me singing “Amazing Grace” at St. Anne Cathedral in Jerusalem) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3adHtDj6tA4 What we’re going to do tonight is visit two cities in Israel – Jerusalem and Capernaum. What you just saw was my singing “Amazing ...read more
Contributed on Mar 22, 2016
This is the 5th in my travelogues telling of my visit to Israel. In this lesson we visit 4 "gates" in Northern Israel including the "gates of Hell".
Tonight we’re going to be visiting four different “gates” in the northern section of Israel. The first of these “gates” is figurative. It is the gate to the source of the Jordan River (Showed a slide of the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 11, 2018
The story of this Centurion is listed in 3 of the Gospels because God wants us to see what he saw. What did the centurion see that day, and why did he cry out "Surely this was the Son of God"?
In the days of Jesus the most feared soldiers on the face of the earth were those of the Legions Of Rome. These men were practically invincible. It seemed to no nation of the day could stand against them. And one of the reasons they were so powerful and so feared was because their armies were led ...read more