Sep 13, 2011

2011 Study Cruise Update - II

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"…You shall be witnesses to me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." (Acts 1:8b)

As the 2011 Study Cruise comes to a close, we are thankful for the safety of our more than 420 conference attendees. For four days, we were able to explore the Holy Land and experience the sacred space where our redemption was accomplished. We visited Caesarea where Peter visited Cornelius, the Mount of Beatitudes where it is believed Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount, Peter's house in Capernaum, the Dead Sea, the Jordan River, and enjoyed a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee. Once inside Jerusalem, we started our tour with a visit to the Mount of Olives and continued on to the Christian Quarter to explore the Pool of Bethesda, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Via Dolorsoa, and the Western Wall.

Following Israel, we explored the recovered ruins of Ephesus, the city in which Paul founded a church, and listened as Dr. Sproul read from the book of Ephesians in the Basilica of St. John in Selcuk. After spending a relaxing day in Mykonos, Greece, we now head back to Italy where our cruise and tour of the Cradle of Christianity will conclude.

We are thankful for the insightful teaching sessions from Dr. Sproul and Dr. Godfrey and for the time we have been able to spend with our conference guests. We pray that this trip has helped enrich our understanding of Scripture.

You can explore these sites with us by viewing photos of our trip here. Check back in a few days as more photos are added.