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This year's upcoming Taste & See Tour has six study sessions for preparing the pilgrims for the tour. The sessions are actually each a separate study of various dimensions of the Land of the Book. Each of these classes will be offered at Calvary Bible Church, at 5PM on a Sunday afternoon. Here are the topics below. They will be videoed and uploaded to be available to watch at any time. There are also work sheets with fill in the blanks that can we used to enhance the study and preparation experience.
Here are the dates and topics, please let us know that you are going to be at the class so we can have study sheets printed for your use.
â€¢ December 2, 5PM: Biblical Archaeology. This class will explain the site lingo like "Tel", layers, eras, historic periods, and the wide number of Biblical sites that are in the Land of the Book. We will define the terms that you will hear so often like: Byzantine, Mamluk, Iron Age, ostraca, and so on. All of these will be tied to Biblical Periods and passages. â€¢ January 13, 5PM: Biblical History. This class will weave together the history of the Land of the Book from the time that Japheth and Shem arrived after the Flood, through Abraham's arrival, the time of the Patriarchs, the Egyptian Bondage, Exodus, Conquest of the Land, the Period of the Judges, the Monarchy, the Divided Kingdom, the Assyrian Captivity of Israel, the Babylonian Captivity of Judah, the Return of the Exiles, the 400 Silent Years, the Birth of Christ, the Early Church, the Destruction of Jerusalem, the Diaspora, and all the way to the Re-Gathering and Re-birth of the Modern Nation of Israel. This is a must see and do class to fit all the myriads of pieces of Biblical History together in your minds. â€¢ February 10: Biblical Geography. Everything happened somewhere is the catch phrase of history. The places where events in the Bible took place provide what the Ancient Church Fathers called the Fifth Gospel: the Land. See the regions, understand the geography, and get a handle on how much of Biblical History was shaped by the geography. This is a fun time to learn all the depths of Biblical insights that can come from the map and the lay of the Land of the Book. â€¢ March 10, 5PM: Old Testament History. One of the amazing elements of Holy Land travel is that you are seeing the entire spectrum of Old Testament events all at once. Many sites have witnessed everything from Abraham through Christ and up to the present. So, for most believers this is bewildering. Through a few very easy memory devices we can grasp the flow and key events of the Od Testament events and how the 39 Books fit into that flow of history and tie together with the Land itself. This is like a Jet Tour of the Old Testament in a time machine. This class will change how you look at your Bible. â€¢ April 7, 5PM: New Testament History. Our faith is so tied to the events of the NT. God picked a spot for the Drama of Redemption, and that history is so tied to the Land and the Book. Again, the history of the New Testament is written is a flow that ties each of the 27 pieces together. The books are in themselves a map that traces the history so dear to us. Come and see how our New Testaments are 27 books but one amazing event: Christ! â€¢ May 5, 5PM: Jerusalem, City of God. Our final class is about the heart of the Drama of Redemption. The City of Abraham's offering Isaac, the city of Christ's Death, Burial, and Resurrection, and the city of the Birth of the Church. Come and see the place God picked to be the center of the Redemptive Universe. Jerusalem is the most Biblical Spot on Earth.
Dr. John Barnett
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has...
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