Israel Day 8: Temple Mount, Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Pool of Bethesda, Antonio Fortress

Today we had a great day visiting the old City of Jerusalem.  Today we considered some of the most important historic and religious sites to Jews, Muslims and Christians. We began our day at theTemple Mount of Herod the Great, now also a sacred site for Muslims. Afterwards we visited the famous Western Wall, which is an open-air synagogue for the modern Jewish community. From there we walked along the traditional Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the prize of orthodox Christianity. Sites along the way included the pools of Bethesda (John 5), Hezekiah’s wall, and some existing portions of the Antonia Fortress of Herod the Great.  All of our group was able to make the trip today but please continue to pray for strength and endurance as we finish our time here in these beautiful country.

Temple MountImage




Western WallImage

Hezekiahs WallImage

Church of the Holy Sepulcher


Tomb Near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher


Remains of The Antonia FortressImage


Day 8-Jerusalem 


Mark 13:1–2 (ESV)- Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple

Matthew 24:1–2 (ESV) -Jesus Foretells Destruction of the Temple

The Cornerstone- Psalm 118:22 (ESV), Matthew 21:42 (ESV), Mark 12:10 (ESV), Acts 4:11 (ESV)

Cleansing The Temple- Mark 11:15–19 (ESV) – Jesus Cleanses the Temple, Isaiah 56:6–8 (ESV)

Healing at The Pool of Bethesda- John 5:1–16 (ESV)

Healing at The Beautiful Gate, Acts 3:1–10 (ESV)

Lesson: Gospel Driven People Recognize Needs And Give The Gospel: Peter And John

I. Gospel-Driven People Continue In The Gospel Through The Routine Of Life.

II. Gospel-Driven People Are Not Too Busy To Hear The Cry Of Others.

III. Gospel-Driven People Understand What People Really Need: Forgiveness and God!

IV. Gospel-Driven People Respond With The Gospel! 

V. Gospel-Driven People Celebrate The Work Of God In The Lives Of Other. 

IV. Gospel-Driven People Don’t  Hinder the Gospel Witness.

Be The Church!

Wall’s of Jerusalem

Isaiah 36:1 (ESV) – Sennacherib Invades Judah

2 Kings 18:13 (ESV) – Sennacherib Attacks Judah

2 Kings 19 (ESV) – Isaiah Reassures Hezekiah


About George Ross

I am a pastor, church planter, husband, and father of four.
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