In This Series


The Freedom of Forgiveness

April 16, 2023 | Shawn Williams


The Pain of Betrayal

April 2, 2023 | Albert Tate


The Pressure of Approval

March 26, 2023 | Dave Dummitt

Israel Teaching Videos

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1. A Different Kind of King

People wanted a king who would overthrow Rome and restore power to the Jews, but Jesus came as a different kind of King, with an even greater plan for salvation that would span across all time for all people. Experience the roads Jesus took as He entered the gates of Jerusalem and set into motion the plan to liberate humanity, once and for all.

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2. In the Upper Room

Jesus gathered his closest friends and followers, the 12 disciples, to share a final Passover meal together before facing his death on the cross. While the traditions of the Passover meal would have been deeply familiar to these Jewish men, Jesus used the opportunity to paint a new picture of what leadership, sacrifice, and their very faith would look like. Learn more from the Upper Room (Cenacle) in Jerusalem as we remember the Last Supper.

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3. Pressed in the Garden of Gethsemane

Prior to His arrest, Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. As He anticipated the weight of the coming sacrifice, he felt the pressure so tangibly that His body began to sweat blood. But like the pressing of olives produces oil, the pressing of God’s Son produced the redemption, cleansing, and salvation of all humankind.

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4. The Road of Sorrow

Jesus is arrested, beaten, mocked, convicted, and sentenced to die a criminal’s death. A cross is thrown across his back and Jesus, marred and bloodied, carries the cross up the road of sorrow to the hill where He is nailed to the cross and breathes his last. Watch as Pastor Shawn teaches along the Via Dolorosa in the footsteps of Jesus’ suffering.

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5. The Empty Tomb

“He is not here; He is risen!” Three days after Jesus gave His final breath on the cross, the stone was rolled away and the tomb of death became a doorway to victorious life. Pastor Dave stands on the ground near the empty tomb to share thoughts on the implications of a resurrected Savior.

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6. Washed in the Jordan River

The Jordan River is the site of several incredible miracles. It was here where God’s people crossed into the Promised Land, and later where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. Pastor Shawn Williams shares thoughts on the profound power of God shown on the riverside, as well as, what Jesus’ baptism means for us today.

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre

  • Located in the Old City of Jerusalem
  • The location of Calvary/Golgotha where Jesus was crucified as well as the orthodox location of the empty tomb and site of Jesus’ resurrection
  • The city of Jerusalem was destroyed in AD 70 during the first Jewish-Roman war. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was originally constructed under the orders of Emperor Constantine in the 4th century.
  • The building has been destroyed, rebuilt, damaged, and repaired over and over again. Each time the church was rebuilt, some of the antiquities from the preceding structure were used in the newer renovation
  • Luke 23:33; John 19:17; Mark 15:22
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Upper Room

  • The location of the last supper, where Jesus celebrated Passover with his disciples, washed their feet, and instituted the sacrament of communion
  • The location of the events of Pentecost
  • Actual modern room was destroyed during the first Jewish-Roman war of AD 70
  • The Cenacle, as it is called today, is the location where Biblical events are remembered
  • Matthew 26:1-29; Mark 14:12-25; Luke 22:7-20; Acts 1:12-14
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Shepherd's Fields

  • Located near Bethlehem in modern-day Palestine
  • Believed to be the location where the Angel declared the birth of Jesus to shepherds watching their flocks
  • Luke 2:8-20
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Caves by Shepherd's Fields

  • Caves dot the hills of Bethlehem where shepherds watched their flocks. T
  • hese caves served as shelter for the shepherds.
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Sea of Galilee

  • Freshwater lake in Israel located approximately 76 miles north of Jerusalem
  • Location of much of the ministry of Jesus including the calling of the first disciples, the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus walking on water, the healing of the paralytic man who was lowered through a roof, the calming of the storm, the healing of the man possessed by many demons, the feeding of the 5,000, and Jesus’ 3rd post-resurrection appearance to the disciples
  • Matthew 4:18; Matthew 5 – 7; Matthew 8: 23-27; Matthew 14:22-33; Mark 2:1-28; Mark 5:1-43; Luke 5:17-26; John 21:1-17 
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Mount Precipice

  • Located just outside of Jesus’ hometown of Nazareth
  • Location where the people of Jesus’ hometown attempted to throw him off of a cliff, but he pass through the crowd and left
  • Luke 4:14-30
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Mount of Olives

  • Located east of the Old City of Jerusalem, separated by the Kidron Valley
  • Made up of three peaks. The highest peak is 2,684 feet and offers a scenic view of Old Jerusalem
  • Location where Jesus and disciples regularly prayed and worshiped
  • Location of the Garden of Gethsemane, where Jesus prayed the night of His arrest
  • Olive trees in this garden are some of the oldest in the world. There is speculation that some of the trees here may have been the actual trees in the garden the night of Jesus’ arrest.
  •  Olive trees can grow back from roots after being cut down.
  • Matthew 24;  Matthew 26:30; Luke 22:39
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Caesarea by the Mediterranean Sea

  • Ancient port and administrative city on the Mediterranean coast of Israel.
  • Roman capital of Judea during the reign of Herod the Great  that contained a forum, theater, temples, public baths, paved streets, and Herod’s villa
  • Location of the archaeological discovery of the Pilate Stone, a piece of carved limestone inscribed with the name Pontius Pilate which corroborates Pilate’s position as prefect in Judea
  • Location where Peter meets Cornelius the centurion who became one of the first gentile (non-Jewish) believers
  • Paul was imprisoned here before being sent to Rome
  • Acts 10; Acts 23 – 26
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Lion's Gate

  • The place Jesus entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, but was called the Sheep’s Gate at the time because it is where people would bring their sacrificial lambs at Passover
  • Also called Stephens’ Gate, as it was the location of the stoning death of Stephen in the book of Acts
  • Called the Lions Gate because of the animal engravings along the wall
  • John 5; Luke 19:28-44; Acts 7
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Jordan River

  • The body of water the Israelites crossed on the way to the promised land
  • Where John the Baptist baptized Jesus
  • Deuteronomy 30:18–20; Matthew 3; Mark 1
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View from Herodium

  • Home of Herod the Great, located in the West Bank, 7.5 miles south of Jerusalem
  • Commissioned by Herod the Great as a monument to his reign. Herod wanted 360 views of his kingdom from the highest vantage point possible so he had laborers construct an artificial mountain as the site of the palace
  • Site of Herod the Great’s tomb
  • Likely the location of the Magi’s encounter with Herod at the time of Jesus’ birth
  • Luke 2:1-12
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Inside Herodium

  • King Herod’s palace and burial place
  • During the Great Revolt against Rome in A.D. 70, Jewish rebels overtook the Herodian and transformed the original hall of Herod’s palace into a synagogue
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Church of the Nativity

  • Located in Bethlehem
  • Orthodox location of the birth of Jesus
  • Contains the grotto, which is the oldest site continuously used as a place of worship in Christianity
  • The Basilica is the oldest major church in the Holy Land
  • Commissioned by Emperor Constantine and built circa 330 AD
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Synagogue in Capernaum

  • Located in an ancient fishing village along the coast of the Sea of Galilee
  • Also known as the White Synagogue because of its construction made of white limestone
  • Built in the 4th or 5th Century, but has a 1st century building beneath it
  • Believed to be a place where Jesus preached after feeding the 5,000 as well as a center for other parts of Jesus’ ministry