Have the lost sin cities of Sodom and Gomorrah been found? We’ll examine evidence that makes many archaeologists conclude that the actual sites that are the basis for this ancient story have been uncovered southeast of the Dead Sea. These ancient cities were said to have been destroyed in a divine act of judgment over 4,000 years ago. They have become a byword for perversion and the New Testament symbol of the fires of hell.
Mount Sinai – the mountain where God met with Moses and gave him the Ten Commandments. It has traditionally been identified with Jebel Musa, a peak on the Sinai peninsula. Visit this holy spot where God came to earth. At the base of Jebel Musa is an ancient monastery known as St. Catherine’s. One of the oldest and most complete Bibles ever found was discovered in these walls. What long lost secrets can we learn from a study of the mountain of God?
How did Sunday become the popular day of worship? Most people are surprised to learn that the change is not recorded in the New Testament as we’ll see when we examine all eight of the first-day texts in the New Testament. Wasn’t the worship day changed in honor of the resurrection? A study of the history of the early Christian church will reveal surprising details about the Sabbath – Sunday shuffle. This fascinating historical study may surprise you and raise – or answer – questions you’ve had for a long time.
“Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, and the walls came tumbling down,” says the words of an old gospel song. But was there ever really a battle of Jericho with falling walls some 3,500 years ago? Most archaeologists have discounted the story as a myth . . . until recently. However, new interpretations of old data suggest the reality of the event. Time magazine says of this story, “Score one for the Bible!” We’ll revisit the battle for Biblical validity and challenge the basis of our own preconceived ideas about the ultimate source of all truth.
Two stories of standing on the banks of the Jordan. Two stories of making decisions for commitment. Two stories of triumph. But . . . both required getting wet. In this study of the Jordan River, you’ll be challenged to take steps that can change your life.
Over nine hundred Jewish men and women died under Roman siege at this desolate spot over 2,000 years ago. Surrender was not an option! We’ll study this fascinating ancient spot and understand how to turn tragedy into triumph! This will be a dramatic end to our lecture series that you won’t want to miss!