Tuesday, March 2, 2010

DAY 8 IN ISRAEL

At the beginning of the day we were dropped off on top of the Mount of Olives to walk down the Palm Sunday road. Half way down we had a Bible study with pastor Chuck. In the background was a great view overlooking the city of Jerusalem.

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As we walked further down the steep road I was able to get a video our group walking along the road like they did 2,000 years ago in Christ's time:

video

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At the end of the Palm Sunday road we entered the garden of Gethsemene where our Lord agonized the night before His crucifixion.

(Mat 26:36-37) Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, "Sit here while I go and pray over there." {37} And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed.

Olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane. Can you picture Jesus and His disciples here?

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This is Golgotha, the place of the skull. It's the possible location where our Lord was crucified.

(Mark 15:22) And they brought Him to the place Golgotha, which is translated, Place of a Skull.

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Gaby


Patty


Dean



Cheryl

Why are they so happy? What did they just see?


(Mat 28:6) "He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
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In the afternoon we went underground along the Western Wall and saw the ancient walls of Herod the Great.
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Tomorrow is our last day in Jerusalem. We will have communion at the Garden Tomb and then have free time in Jerusalem before we drive to the airport for our return flight home. I won't be able to blog until I get home so come on back in a few days and see the rest of the pics from our last day in the Holy Land! Shalom!!
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