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  • August 2012The Church of the Beatitudes

    The Church of the Beatitudes

    This chapel is located on a mount on the north shore of the Sea of Galilee. It commemorates the site where a Jesus delivered His "Sermon on the Mount" (Matthew […]


  • July 2012The Jordan River

    The Jordan River

    Jesus' earthly ministry was inaugurated when he was baptized by John in the waters of the Jordan River. Speaking from heaven, God the Father identified Jesus as His "beloved Son" […]


  • June 2012The Jezreel Valley

    The Jezreel Valley

    This view of the Jezreel Valley from a ridge near Nazareth would have been a familiar one to Jesus. This valley is also known as the Valley of Armageddon. The […]


  • May 2012The Chorazin Synagogue

    The Chorazin Synagogue

    Chorazin is one of the three towns in the Galilee where Jesus focused His ministry. The Lord condemned the city because it had seen great miracles and yet refused to […]


  • April 2012The Capernaum Synagogue

    The Capernaum Synagogue

    This fourth-century AD synagogue in Capernaum sits on the location of the synagogue of Jesus' day. The Gospels record that Jesus performed many miracles here. This is also the place […]


  • March 2012Capernaum

    Capernaum

    This town became Jesus' hometown during the three years of His earthly ministry. The gray church is built over the probable home of the apostle Peter and the white limestone […]


  • February 2012Caesarea Philippi

    Caesarea Philippi

    This was the site of the pagan city that was located on the northern edge of Jewish territory. The Lord and His disciples were traveling in this area when Peter […]


  • January 2012The Arbel Cliffs

    The Arbel Cliffs

    The Arbel cliffs overlook the Sea of Galilee and the area of Jesus' ministry on the northwestern shore. Rising 1,200 feet above the water, Mount Arbel may have served Jesus […]


  • December 2013A Quiet Time

    A Quiet Time

    The Western Wall is not always a beehive of activity. There are quiet times when only a hand full of people are present. You can visit the wall live via […]


  • November 2013Assembling

    Assembling

    The Western Wall Plaza is usually jam-packed with people on special feast days like Passover or Hanukkah. The military also uses the plaza for special ceremonies that attract many on-lookers.

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  • October 2013Beseeching

    Beseeching

    All Israeli men and women, except the Orthodox, are required to serve in the military. Members of the military are often seen at the Western Wall earnestly beseeching the Lord […]


  • September 2013Trumpeting

    Trumpeting

    An Orthodox Jew announces the beginning of a new year with the blowing of a shofar. Psalm 81 commands: "Blow the shofar at the new moon, at the full moon, […]


  • August 2013Overseeing

    Overseeing

    A lonely Orthodox Jew oversees the conduct at the Western Wall, making sure that worshipers observe all the rules. For example, men and women must pray at separate sections of […]


  • July 2013Celebrating

    Celebrating

    Celebrating: Although the Western Wall is often referred to as "The Wailing Wall," many celebrations are conducted at the wall, such as Bar Mitzvahs. The flag of Israel celebrates the […]


  • June 2013Praying for Peace

    Praying for Peace

    The rabbi with the Book prays next to the soldier with the gun. The scene is reminiscent of a passage in Nehemiah 4:17 where it says that the people who […]


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