We just returned from our 2019 Onward to Jerusalem Bible Study Tour of Israel.
This is a quick look at some of the sites in Israel that have been connected with the life and ministry of Jesus.
My hope is that these images connected with the applicable Bible passages might bring you to a better
understanding of our Savior and our God—the Lord Jesus Christ!

Our next tour is tentatively scheduled for February 23 to March 6, 2021

I hope you will prayerfully consider going with us!

 

Bethlehem Shepherd Fields
Luke 2:8–11 (NKJV) Now there were in the same country shepherds
living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And
behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the
Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the
angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good
tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to
you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

 

Nazareth Village
Luke 2:39–40 (NLT) When Jesus’ parents had fulfilled all the
requirements of the law of the Lord, they returned home to Nazareth in
Galilee. 40 There the child grew up healthy and strong. He was filled
with wisdom, and God’s favor was on him.

 

 

 

Baptized in Jordan River
Matthew 3:13, 16–17 (NLT) Then Jesus went from Galilee to the
Jordan River to be baptized by John…16 After his baptism, as Jesus
came up out of the water, the heavens were opened and he saw the
Spirit of God descending like a dove and settling on him. 17 And a voice
from heaven said, “This is my dearly loved Son, who brings me great
joy.”

 

 

Rejected at Nazareth
Luke 4:16–19 (NLT) When he came to the village of Nazareth, his
boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and
stood up to read the Scriptures. 17 The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was
handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this
was written: 18 “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed
me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that
captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will
be set free, 19 and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.”

 

Ministered from Capernaum
Matthew 4:12–13a (NLT) When Jesus heard that John had been
arrested, he left Judea and returned to Galilee. 13 He went first to
Nazareth, then left there and moved to Capernaum, beside the Sea of
Galilee…

 

 

 

Sermon on the Mount
Matthew 5:1–4 (NLT) One day as he saw the crowds gathering, Jesus
went up on the mountainside and sat down. His disciples gathered
around him, 2 and he began to teach them. 3 “God blesses those who
are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is
theirs. 4 God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

 

 

Sea of Galilee
John 6:19 (NLT) They had rowed three or four miles when suddenly
they saw Jesus walking on the water toward the boat. They were
terrified…

 

 

 

Magdala
Luke 8:1–2 (NLT) Soon afterward Jesus began a tour of the nearby
towns and villages, preaching and announcing the Good News about
the Kingdom of God. He took his twelve disciples with him, 2 along
with some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases.
Among them were Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven
demons;

 

 

Kursi / Gergesa
Mark 5:12–13 (NLT) “Send us into those pigs,” the spirits begged.
“Let us enter them.” 13 So Jesus gave them permission. The evil spirits
came out of the man and entered the pigs, and the entire herd of about
2,000 pigs plunged down the steep hillside into the lake and drowned
in the water.

 

 

Caesarea Philippi
Matthew 16:18 (NLT) “Now I say to you that you are Peter (which
means ‘rock’), and upon this rock I will build my church, and all the
powers of hell will not conquer it.”

 

 

 

 

 

Pool of Bethesda
John 5:2–6 (NLT) Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of
Bethesda, with five covered porches. 3 Crowds of sick people—blind,
lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches. 5 One of the men lying there
had been sick for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him and knew he
had been ill for a long time, he asked him, “Would you like to get
well?”

 

 

Pool of Siloam
John 9:5–7 (NLT) “But while I am here in the world, I am the light of
the world.” 6 Then he spit on the ground, made mud with the saliva,
and spread the mud over the blind man’s eyes. 7 He told him, “Go
wash yourself in the pool of Siloam” (Siloam means “sent”). So the
man went and washed and came back seeing!

 

 

Temple Mount (Jesus day)
Mark 13:1–2 (NLT) As Jesus was leaving the Temple that day, one of
his disciples said, “Teacher, look at these magnificent buildings! Look
at the impressive stones in the walls.” 2 Jesus replied, “Yes, look at
these great buildings. But they will be completely demolished. Not one
stone will be left on top of another!”

 

 

Temple Mount (today)
Matthew 23:37–39 (NKJV) “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills
the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted
to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her
wings, but you were not willing! 38 See! Your house is left to you
desolate; 39 for I say to you, you shall see Me no more till you say,
‘Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!’ ”

 

 

Garden of Gethsemane
Matthew 26:36 (NLT) Then Jesus went with them to the olive grove
called Gethsemane, and he said, “Sit here while I go over there to
pray.”

 

 

 

Caiaphas’ house
Matthew 26:57 (NLT) Then the people who had arrested Jesus led him
to the home of Caiaphas, the high priest, where the teachers of
religious law and the elders had gathered.

 

 

 

Golgotha
Mark 15:22 (NLT) And they brought Jesus to a place called Golgotha
(which means “Place of the Skull”).

 

 

 

 

Garden Tomb
John 19:41–42 (NLT) The place of crucifixion was near a garden,
where there was a new tomb, never used before. 42 And so, because it
was the day of preparation for the Jewish Passover and since the tomb
was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. Luke 24:5–6a (NLT) The
women were terrified and bowed with their faces to the ground. Then
the men asked, “Why are you looking among the dead for someone
who is alive? 6 He isn’t here! He is risen from the dead!”

 

Megiddo
Revelation 16:16; 19:19, 21 (NLT) And the demonic spirits gathered
all the rulers and their armies to a place with the Hebrew name
Armageddon…19:19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the world and
their armies gathered together to fight against the one sitting on the
horse and his army…21 Their entire army was killed by the sharp sword
that came from the mouth of the one riding the white horse. And the
vultures all gorged themselves on the dead bodies.

 

Mount of Olives
Zechariah 14:4a (NLT) On that day his feet will stand on the Mount of
Olives, east of Jerusalem

Acts 1:11 (NLT) “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why are you standing
here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven,
but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him
go!”

 

Eastern Gate
Ezekiel 44:1–3a (NLT) Then the man brought me back to the east
gateway in the outer wall of the Temple area, but it was closed. 2 And
the LORD said to me, “This gate must remain closed; it will never
again be opened. No one will ever open it and pass through, for the
LORD, the God of Israel, has entered here. Therefore, it must always
remain shut. 3 Only the prince himself may sit inside this gateway to
feast in the LORD’s presence.”