Lifepointe Church, Arizona
March 11 - March 21, 2024
Join Dr. Nunnally and team in Israel for an on-site study of the Bible in context! Enjoy learning how Jewish background information, including Rabbinics & ancient sources, geography and more fit together with His Word. Plan now to make this trip a reality!
$3425 Land only cost
- Register for the trip
- Deposit – $500
- ½ due by September 1, 2023 – $1463
- Final payment due by December 1, 2023 – $1462
Day 1 – Monday, March 11, 2024
Grab your passport and depart the USA!
Day 2 – Tuesday, March 12
Arrive in Israel and on the way to the hotel, view and discuss the Way of the Sea. Overnight on the Mediterranean Coast
Day 3 – Wednesday, March 13
We will start the day with a stop at Caesarea where we will focus on Peter, Paul and the early Church. Next we head up to Mt Carmel and address Elijah and the prophets of Baal and have a time of prayer. Part of today’s journey will include a visit to Jesus’s hometown of Nazareth. Next we will head to the hotel. Overnight in Galilee
Day 4 – Thursday, March 14
On our visit to Tel Dan, we will enjoy a hike through a nature preserve where we see the sources of the Jordan River, study Scripture, visit the high place of Dan and city gates from the time of Abraham and Jeroboam. After this stop, the bus will carry us about two miles to Caesarea Philippi, the capital of Philip’s territory and discuss Peter’s great confession of faith.
Next, we will ascend the Golan Heights to a war memorial. Here we will review Paul’s journey on the Damascus Road and review the role of Mt Hermon in ancient times and today. Overnight in Galilee
Day 5 – Friday, March 15 Erev Shabbat
Today we will travel around the Sea of Galilee. We will stop on the north shore at Korazin and then on to Capernaum which was the home base of Jesus’ messianic ministry. Next is an opportunity for water baptism if desired at Yardenit. Then on to the Yigael Alon Museum which holds a 1st-century fishing boat from the Sea of Galilee, similar to the ones Jesus used.
Grab a jacket, for our Sea of Galilee boat ride that will help orient us to Biblical locations around the lake and allow us to travel the same body of water that Jesus referred to so many times in the Word. Magdala, home of Mary Magdalene, which has an excavated 1st-century synagogue where Jesus likely taught is our final stop of the day. Overnight in Galilee
Day 6 – Saturday, March 16 Shabbat
We will pack up and have an early morning ride that will take us to the Judean Wilderness and Dead Sea area. This includes an ascent to the top of Masada, Herod’s greatest fortress, visit the site of Qumran, view the Dead Sea Scrolls caves, Kaliya Beach and a Dead Sea float and the Jerusalem-Jericho Road where we will recall the parable of the Good Samaritan & possibly ride a camel. We will ascend up to Jerusalem to the Mt of Olives to view the Temple Mount at night . Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 7 – Sunday, March 17
Today is museum day! Our first stop is the Israel Museum, which houses a one-acre model of Jerusalem & the Temple in the time of Jesus. Next, we will tour the Shrine of the Book which houses Israel’s Dead Sea Scrolls. Next, we will have some free time with lunch on your own & shopping. Our next museum stop will be the City of David where we will see extensive excavations first hand and hear engaging accounts of King David and Jerusalem. Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 8 – Monday, March 18
The first stop of the day is Bethlehem, which includes the Church of the Nativity at Manager Square, the Shepherds’ Field and shopping at an olivewood shop. Returning to Jerusalem, we visit the Tower of David Museum and Herod’s Palace. Here, we also get an overview of Old Jerusalem from the west. We conclude our study with a visit to the Church of Holy Sepulcher/Resurrection. Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 9 – Tuesday, March 19
Our morning begins with a visit to the Church of All Nations. Here, we visit the Garden of Gethsemane and discuss the arrest of Jesus and His ultimate sacrifice. After a brisk walk, we will enter the Old City through St. Stephen’s/Lion’s Gate. Our next stop is St. Anne’s Church compound which includes the Pools of Bethesda where Jesus healed a man unable to walk. Next, we walk to the Western Wall and take time to pray at the Wall. After another short walk, we visit the Pinnacle of the Temple and the Southern Steps leading to the Temple Mount. After returning to our hotel, we conclude our day together with a Celebration Dinner. Overnight in Jerusalem
Day 10 – Wednesday, March 20
Today we will check out of the hotel in Jerusalem for our final day of exploration in Israel. We begin at the Garden Tomb for communion and worship. Next stop is Jerusalem University College to view an ancient city gate, baptistery and gravesite of Horatio Spafford. (www.juc.edu)
After lunch we will drive to Beit Shemesh in the Shephelah region to discuss the life of Samson and Ark of the Covenant. We will travel through the Elah Valley which is home to Azekah, Socoh, Sha’araim and the Brook Elah to discuss the battle between David & Goliath. Next stop is dinner on your own and the airport.
Day 11 – Thursday, March 21
Arrive is USA
Schedules, housing and itinerary are subject to change without notice due to the devaluation of the dollar, political uncertainties and impact of Covid. This itinerary is based on the best possible use of time management, keeping in mind the complexities of Jerusalem traffic, the current political climate and opening hours as regards to Jewish, Christian and Muslim holidays.