In the Master's Steps: Jesus in the Land
March 28 - April 8, 2019


I invite you to join us on a journey through the land of promise, ancient Israel. Both for the first-timer, as well as for those who have been to Israel before, we will visit familiar places of biblical and historical significance, but we will see them with a new understanding. In our travel, we will consider both stone and Scripture, place and parable as we retrace the story of God’s revelation of himself in this land. The Hebrew prophets were intimately familiar with life here and used it to punctuate their message: Jeremiah and the almond tree (Jer 1:11-12), Isaiah and the fading flower (Isa 40:8), Amos and the summer figs (Amos 8:1). They challenged the people to realize their calling to be a light to the nations. Jesus also knew well the contours of the land and drew upon his surroundings to underscore the Father’s message to his generation, “Learn the lesson of the fig tree” (Matt 24:32). During our journey, we want to attune our hearts to hear God’s call, and to realize it afresh in our own lives. We will take full advantage of being led by Distinguished Professor Steven Notley in this voyage of discovery and renewal. Selected evenings will serve as added times for reflection on the day past or to come, so that those who have a desire can dig deeper. As we travel the biblical stage, there will be moments when we pause, celebrate, and respond to the deeply spiritual opportunities that arise – sometimes quite unexpectedly! These have become valued, unscripted features of our previous times in Israel. We invite you to join us. Our prayer is that when our journey is done and we return home that it may be said of us, as it was said of those before us, “they recognized that they had been with Jesus” (Acts 4:13).


Mar 28:   Depart UK; Arrive Israel
Mar 29:   Nazareth, Beth Shearim, Sepphoris, Arbel
Mar 30:   Umm el-Kanatir, Gamla, Bethsaida, El-Araj, Assaf Winery
Mar 31:   Hazor, Dan, Caesarea Philippi, Omrit
April 1:   Chorazim, Mt. of Beatitudes, Capernaum, 1st Century Boat, Magdala, Tiberias, Boat Ride on the Sea of Galilee
April 2:   Jericho, Qumran, Masada, Dead Sea
April 3:   Jerusalem, Temple Mount, Old City
April 4:   Wohl Museum, Western Wall, Southern Steps, City of David, Hezekiah's Tunnel, Pool of Siloam
April 5:   Herodium, Bethlehem, Church of Nativity, Mount of Olives, Dominus Flevit, Gethsemane, Pools of Bethesda, Holy Sepulcher
April 6:   Free Day
April 7:   Shiloh, Mt. Gerizim, Shechem, Jacob's Well, Samaria
April 8:   Neot Kedumim, Depart Israel

PRICE: $2850 USD
The price of the trip does not include airfare. Airline and airfare arrangements are being managed by Rev. Ian McFarlane. The price does include all Israel program related expenses, lodging, two meals a day, service charges, group transfers, tips, etc. 

Rev. Ian McFarlane
Home 01631 566490
Mobile 07768 034405

Dr. Wink Thompson, Israel Administrator
Emmaus Educational Services
4915 Arendell Street, Suite J-22
Morehead City, NC 28557
(252) 622-4201

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  • "Our trip to the Holy Land is one that I will always remember. It was the most beautiful place that I have ever seen. Dr. Emanuel was our Moses and he actually made the Bible come to life. Before we would tour a site he would give us the scriptures relating to that site which made our tour even more enlightening. His teaching was informal. During our tour Dr. Emanuel made us feel like a big family, and he was one of us. We were truly blessed to have Dr. Emanuel as our Emmaus instructor."
    L.J., Israel Trip