Sunday, February 19, 2012

Our Galilee Experience

What a day we had today!  We started our day taking a boat ride on the Sea of Galilee (or Sea of Tiberias or Lake Kinnereth).  The view from there puts the ministry of Jesus geographically into perspective.  We had a mini worship experience on the Mt. of Beatitudes where Jesus did the Sermon on the Mount and fed the 5000.  A short hail storm hit while we were there but it did not interrupt us.  We then visited the three cities Jesus cursed: Korazim, Capernaum and Bethsaida.  Capernaum was the headquarters for Jesus' ministry.  For lunch, we were able to order "St. Peter's Fish" as an option. One brave soul, Jeff Corbett, took the challenge.  After visiting Bethsaida, we went down the west side of the lake at the base of the Golan Heights.  We stopped at the chapel at Kursi, where Jesus cast the demons into the pigs.  We ended our day baptizing seven of our team in the Jordan River. (A complete video of our baptisms can be seen on my Facebook page.  Go to Facebook, "Patrick Jones".)   It was a full and fulfilling day.  See the pictures below.

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