2019 Caribbean Study Cruise

Sunday, March 17 2019

Start End Description Speaker
12:00 p.m.

Day 1 (Embark): Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Embark from beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Fla., also known as the “Venice of America.” With pristine beaches and scenic inland waterways, Fort Lauderdale offers year-round sunshine and all the attractions of a thriving city.

Monday, March 18 2019

Start End Description Speaker
8:30 a.m.

Day 2: At Sea

Enjoy a time of study and fellowship on the magnificent Nieuw Statendam.

9:00 a.m. 9:30 a.m.

Devotions

Psalm 119:1-22

Stephen Nichols
9:30 a.m.

Learning to Love the Psalms

Throughout the history of the church, the Psalter has occupied a central place in Christian theology and piety. This session will introduce the book of Psalms and its centrality in the life of the believer. It will stress the importance of the Psalms and address topics such as their use in Christian history, the major themes of the Psalter, and the Psalter as the songbook for the King of kings.

W. Robert Godfrey
8:00 p.m.

Welcome Gathering

Tuesday, March 19 2019

Start End Description Speaker
8:00 a.m. 8:30 a.m.

Devotions

Psalm 119:23-64

W. Robert Godfrey
8:30 a.m.

The Lord Is My Light

God is our light and our salvation, and because of who God is, we have no reason to fear. Psalm 27 is a psalm of confidence in the faithfulness and mercy of God, and it has been loved by Christians for generations. This session will consider Psalm 27, its historical significance, and its application to Christians today.

Stephen Nichols
10:00 a.m. 6:00 p.m.

Amber Cove, Dominican Republic

Amber Cove in Puerto Plata is the Dominican Republic’s newest cruise port, but its history dates back to the 1490s. First discovered by Christopher Columbus, Puerto Plata was the site of one of the first forts in the Americas. Visitors can explore historic landmarks, shop for local arts and crafts, and enjoy Dominican specialties such as coffee and chocolate.

Wednesday, March 20 2019

Start End Description Speaker
9:00 a.m.

Devotions

Psalm 119:65-88

Stephen Nichols
9:30 a.m.

The Psalms and the Kingdom of God

In the book of Psalms, we find frequent references to the kingdom of God and to the king of this kingdom. This teaching forms a critical backdrop for teaching on the exaltation of Israel in the Prophets and Jesus’ preaching of the kingdom of God. This session will address what the Psalms have to say about the kingdom of God and its king.

W. Robert Godfrey
1:00 p.m. 11:00 p.m.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Built in the 1600s to protect the town of San Juan, the massive Fort San Felipe del Morro took on British, Dutch, and American naval attacks.  When you tour this World Heritage Site, you will get a glimpse into Puerto Rico’s history. You will walk the cobblestone streets of Old San Juan and experience Caribbean art, music, and culture in the heart of the capital.

Thursday, March 21 2019

Start End Description Speaker
8:00 a.m.

Devotions

Psalm 119:89-112

W. Robert Godfrey
8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

Day 5: St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Though only thirty-two square miles in size, St. Thomas offers no shortage of activities. In the city of Charlotte Amalie, visit historic sites such as Blackbeard’s Castle or ride the seven-hundred-foot skylift for an unparalleled view of the Caribbean. On the coast, explore natural bays and coves or snorkel coral reefs that host more than five hundred species of fish. St. Thomas also has some of the most unique diving opportunities in the world, with more than a dozen sunken ships.

8:30 a.m.

The Psalm of Moses

At the opening to the fourth book of the Psalms stands a great prayer from a great man of God. Psalm 90 is a prayer of Moses, and it describes the permanence of God, the temporality of man, and the relationship of God to His people. This session will consider Psalm 90 and its abiding significance in our day.

Stephen Nichols

Friday, March 22 2019

Start End Description Speaker
8:30 a.m.

Day 6: At Sea

Enjoy a time of study and fellowship on the magnificent Nieuw Statendam.

9:00 a.m.

Devotions

Psalm 119: 113-144

Stephen Nichols
9:30 a.m.

The Psalms and the Life of the Believer

We get a full-orbed picture of the believer and his relationship to God in the Psalter. This session will look at the various ways that the book of Psalms speaks of the believer’s relationship to God, exploring what the psalmists mean when they say they are righteous, how the psalmists confess sin, and the way in which the psalmists model trust in God’s promises for us.

W. Robert Godfrey

Saturday, March 23 2019

Start End Description Speaker
8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.

Day 7: Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

Enjoy a day of swimming, snorkeling, and exploring on a private island. At Half Moon Cay, you can relax on the beach, feed a stingray, ride a horse into the surf, go deep-sea fishing, visit a water park, and much more.

3:30 p.m.

Devotions

Psalm 119:145-176

W. Robert Godfrey
4:00 p.m.

Questions & Answers

Godfrey & Nichols
8:00 p.m.

Farewell Reception

Sunday, March 24 2019

Start End Description Speaker
8:00 a.m.

Day 8 (Disembark): Fort Lauderdale, Florida