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On every trip, decisions are made. Along the road of life, we inevitably face intersections and decisions about which way to go. It is at those moments that we must live by faith, asking God for wisdom and believing that He will never lead in the wrong direction. It is our hope that each article on the blog will encourage you to keep enjoying the journey…and look for Jesus along the way.

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Report: God is at work everywhere!

Report: God is at work everywhere! We serve a God who works in mighty ways. Time, location, or circumstances do not bind our great God. In our service to Him, unbelief is the greatest hindrance to our Master. God’s eternal work, the work He is doing everywhere is advancing. The Spirit of God is at…

The altar of sacrifice in front of the holy of holies in Arad. Even though it is a smaller imitation, the temple here gives the visitor an idea of how the Temple in Jerusalem appeared.

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Mixed Worship at Arad 

“And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought...
The Parables of Jesus. Full list of the parables of Jesus. Teaching the parables of Jesus.

FREE Parables of Jesus Study Guide

Enjoying the Journey strives to provide helpful Bible study and devotional materials to believers seeking to study and apply the Bible. Over the years, we...
The Parthenon in Athens as viewed from Mars' Hill, also called the Areopagus. It is a small hill just below the famous temple complex on the Acropolis.
Photo by John Buckner

Mars’ Hill 

“Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to...
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“Gideon, A Study in Contrasts” by Dr. Charles Keen

Dr. Charles Keen has served as a faithful pastor, Bible teacher, author, Bible publisher, and missionary statesman. We are happy to call him a friend....
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Study the Parables of Jesus

Everybody Loves a Good Story! Life is a story. Moses said, "We spend our years as a tale that is told." Perhaps that is why...
Wildflowers in biblical Moab. When she came back to Bethlehem, Naomi used some Hebrew wordplay. She said that “the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me.” (1:20)  The Hebrew word she used for Almighty, שַׁדַּי is very close to the word used in verse 1:1 for “the country,” שְׂדֵי. In this way, the reader understands the true origin of Naomi’s bitter dealings: the country of Moab.
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Moab

 “Now it came to pass in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of...
Partnering with Local Churches for a Gospel Advance

Partnering with Local Churches for a Gospel Advance

Gospel work is the work of local churches and, as an evangelist, it is a great privilege to partner with pastors and churches for the...
How To Tell Others About Jesus

How to Tell Others About Jesus

How to Tell Others About Jesus Do you know how to tell others about Jesus? Every Christian is to be a witness of the Christ...
The hillside to the left in the biblical Valley of Achor shows many examples of magal. These paths are often used by ibex and antelope as well as sheep.
In such areas the sparse rain that falls in the winter is not enough to erase the paths.
Photo by John Buckner

Paths of Righteousness  

“He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake” (Psalm 23:3). As a shepherd from the wilderness south...
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Update On Our Israel Tour!

The nation of Israel has been front and center in news broadcasts over the last few months. It has also been at the heart of...
A bee takes flight from a flower on the Western Hill in Jerusalem. This hill is in the fertile highlands, but is close to the less arable lands to the south where shepherds such as David pastured their flocks in the wilderness.
Photo by John Buckner

Milk and Honey

“And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto...
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Special Easter Week Youtube Series: Cries From the Cross

The most important week in the history of the world, the week that changed eternity, was the week between Palm Sunday and Resurrection Sunday. The...
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It Is Well in Zion

“And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. Sing praises to the Lord,...
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Jonah and Peter in Joppa

Jonah and Peter in Joppa “And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter: He lodgeth with one Simon...
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“Biblical Revival” by Dr. Bob Sanders

Within Psalm 73, we see one of the most defined and biblical pictures of revival in the Word of God. The psalm sets before us...
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Diana of the Ephesians

“For a certain man named Demetrius, a silversmith, which made silver shrines for Diana, brought no small gain unto the craftsmen; Whom he called together...
The Pool of Bethesda
is a mishmash
archaeologically.
At various points in
history it has housed Byzantine and
Crusader churches, as well as an
Islamic law school.
It has been built
over multiple times through the
centuries.
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The Pool of Bethesda

“After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a...
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A Word for the Year – A Principle for Your Prayer Life

Each January, I adopt a Bible word or passage as my Scripture for the new year. Meditating consistently on one truth helps me concentrate on...