In Numbers 13, the children of Israel are being commanded by God to send men into the land of Canaan.  God says to send a man from each of the tribes to spy out the land.

Moses quickly gathers 12 men out of the twelve tribes and commands Joshua the son of Nun from the tribe of Benjamin and his men to depart from the Wilderness of Paran.

Moses tells them to “go up to the mountains and see what the land is like; whether the people who dwelling in it are strong or weak, few or many; whether there are forests there or not.  Be of good courage.  And bring some of the fruit of the land.

So they spied out the land from the Wilderness of Tzin to Rehob, through the South to Hebron and up to the valley of Eshcol.”

There in the valley of Eshcol they cut a cluster of grapes and tied it to a pole because of how large the cluster was so that two men could carry it between them.

40 days they spent spying out the land. Continue reading 02 – Looking at Giants

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Imagine with me if you can that you are one of the children of Israel as you stand together at the base of Mount Sinai, anxiously awaiting to hear the Word of God. In an amazing display of power, God himself descends on the mountain in a cacophony of thunder, lightning, smoke and the sound of voices (trumpets). Continue reading 01 – Finding God in the Darkness

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Matthew 4:13 says,

“And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:”

One of the most beautiful areas in Israel is the village of Capernaum on the shores of the Sea of Galilee.

Located along the ancient Via Maris (The Way of the Sea), Capernaum was at the crossroads of the northern border. Millions of people a year would have passed through this bustling sea side community.

Why Capernaum?

Have you ever wondered why Jesus chose Capernaum as the base of this ministry? Continue reading Capernaum – The Hometown of Jesus Christ

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Feast of SukkotThere is no other holiday on the Christian calendar that creates such a season of joy more than the Christmas season. A celebration of the birthday of Jesus.

Early signs of the festive occasion are seen when “nations from all over the world seek out a tree from the forest and cut it down with an axe and decorate it with silver and gold.” (Jeremiah 10)

Hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars are spent seeking out the perfect gifts to be able to celebrate this day called Christmas.

But is the day we know as Christmas really the day of Jesus’ birth? Do we know?

It must be acknowledged that the writers of the Gospels did not provide us with an exact date of the event. However, are there biblical clues that give us insight and understanding when this would have occurred.

We will look at 5 key areas that help us pinpoint the time of Jesus’ birth. Continue reading So this is Christmas

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