And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.” Matthew 2:23
We were greatly blessed this morning to meet several of the few remaining Arab Christians that live in the ancient town of Nazareth. They work at Nazareth Village, a recreation of the village as it would have looked when Jesus lived there.
You can learn more about this amazing place at www.NazarethVillage.com.
We met this gentleman outside the synagogue
The recreated synagogue
Entering a typical Nazareth house
Hannah demonstrates first century weaving
Making a scarf
Stephen and Frank inside 1st century house
Judy & Harry
The steps were slippery
This brother is not just an actor; he is the village shepherd.
The almond blossoms in the winter
All the people who work at Nazareth Village are Christian
400 year olive tree
Olive trees. 21st century Nazareth in the background
We made a contribution to support this awesome ministry. Next trip you will see a plaque for CCF.
Famous for its location on the trade route between Egypt and Assyria, Megiddo was one of King Solomon’s chariot cities. The hill overlooks the Valley of Jezreel where the end time Battle of Armageddon will be fought.
Tour guide Uncle Kenny explains a model of the city
Half way up the hill we see one of the secondary gates
The Valley of Jezreel seen through the main gate
Carter at the stable ruins
The enemy would best flee if Joyce and Lynn had been among Solomon’s chariot drivers
This huge man made shaft was built to bring water inside the city in case of a seize
This section opens outside the ancient walled city and would usually have been filled with water
Steve taught from Revelation 16 about the Battle of Armageddon to be fought in the valley below
Mt Carmel is most famous for the story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18. It was pouring rain when we arrived and the scene below was hidden by mist and fog. The rain stopped by the time we finished out songs and study in the chapel, revealing a glorious sight from the roof observation deck.
Joyce and Jacob lead in song before Steve shares from 1 Kings 18
Beautiful succulent gardens before the chapel
Carter and Jacob reenact Elijah slaying the prophets of Baal
The Mediterranean Sea reflects the sun’s light
And after the storm, a rainbow
A cat in the forest