You can walk through an overview of our whole trip by viewing the highlights in the following online photo album that I compiled during the trip: BJU Israel Tour 2015.
I also arranged the pictures into a slideshow presentation that I spent three weeks teaching through at our supporting church in Nashville, TN. I have not added narration to the online file yet but you can view the 300 slide presentation here: Journey to the Holy Land.
The Sea of Galilee was probably my favorite area as very little has changed in 2000 years.
Capernaum, Bethsaida and Chorazim were the centers of Christ’s ministry and you can visit synagogues there dating to the 3rd century, as well as the ruins of Jewish insulas (communities), which give new meaning to Christ’s statement about not having a place to lay his head - not even a stone shack!
It was here that Christ broke Jewish tradition — rather than having devout talmidim (disciples) come seek to be his followers Jesus approached the unqualified, those of lowly status, and He had the audacity to invite them to be His talmidim! Christ would then prepare and commission these men to go make more talmidim, not just among the Jewish world but of every nation. The unconditional commitment of a disciple called for great sacrifice; but this? This was too much!
Yet Christ reminds them, and us, in Luke 14 that He is the Commanding King and Master Architect. He has already counted the cost and He has chosen to call, equip and use us to build His eternal church!