I couldn’t have timed it this way myself, to be in Israel during week 5 of the study, “From Dead to Alive.” In this week’s video, I say, “Dead can look and sound real spiritual.” And that’s what struck me about Israel, and in particular, Jerusalem. Almost everywhere I turned, from physical structures to the garments people wore, so much of it appeared spiritual. Religious.
And yet, if we believe the Bible—if we believe Jesus Himself—we know that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6). Apart from Him, we remain spiritually dead.
This is one of the most important weeks of the study, if not the most important. This is the Gospel. This is the difference between heaven and hell. This is where we praise God for saving us, raising us, and seating us in heavenly places if we’re His—and where we fall to our knees to pray for those who are still in darkness. We will all exist for eternity. The only question is where.
I’m so looking forward to your comments this week. The video is here. I encourage you to share it with others.
P.S. I uploaded pictures from the trip into a Facebook album, which can be found here. (I know some of you already spied a few of these on Instagram. :))