We began our day on Temple Mount, where we got a great perspective of the layout of the courtyards of the Temple, the location of the altar, and the entrance to the Sanctuary of the Temple. Our group was able to view the Eastern Gate from inside the city walls, where Jesus will enter and cleanse the Temple at the Second Coming.
We were guided through the Old City Jerusalem and the Jewish Quarter, before heading to visit the Knesset (Israel’s parliament) and the Israel Museum, where we were given a tour of the gallery containing the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient Hebrew manuscripts of the Scriptures.
Our group concluded the day outside the city walls on the north side of Jerusalem at Calvary and the Empty Tomb. Evangelist Archie Davis preached a powerful message, “The Message that Changed the World,” from Acts 3 and 4 where Peter and John gave their bold messages on the power of the resurrected Christ.
Today was filled with emotions for our group, as our hearts were stirred, and we were moved to tears at the sites we visited. We each experienced things today we will never forget.