"I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
Genesis 12:3


We'll be traveling to Israel next October in 2020 for a 10 day Biblical Tour which will be exclusive to Calvary Chapel Salem. We are SO excited about this opportunity and can't wait to experience the Holy Land together as a church family!

A few of the historical places we'll be visiting are: Mt. Carmel, Nazareth, Galilee, Capernaum, Golan Heights, Dead Sea, Masada, Jericho, Mt. of Olives, Garden of Gethsemane, Via Dolorosa, City of David, Garden Tomb, Jerusalem and much more.


Before we embark on our journey we're having a monthly Bible Study "Falling in Love with Israel God's Word" on the 1st Friday of every month from 6:45-8:00PM. Led by Shawn & Michelle Lewis. This study will be going through both the Old and New Testaments highlighting scripture that we believe will enhance and get you excited about the upcoming tour.  We will also use some visual aids including photos, videos and maps to help get us familiar with Israel and some of our itinerary locations.

Anyone is welcome to join in this study whether you'll be joining us on tour or not.
READINGS:  Week of October 6th - 12th Reading: Genesis 23 – 28

When Sarah died, Abraham purchased a field with a cave at/near what city?  Gen 23:17-20
What was Abraham doing / asking when he said to his servant, “Put your hand under my thigh”?
Who brought Isaac comfort after his mother’s death?  Gen 24:66
When Abraham died, where was he buried? Gen 25:7-10
Who buried Abraham?
Ishmael’s descendants settled where? Gen 25:18.  
His (Ishmael’s) descendants lived in _________ toward all the tribes related to them.
When Rebekah became pregnant, she went to inquire of the Lord. How many nations were in her womb?  Gen 25:21-23  The _____________ will serve the ______________.
Romans 9:10-13 gives insight regarding Jacob & Esau.  Did works have anything to do with God’s choice as to whom He would use for His purpose?  
Who had the nickname or was also called Edom?  Gen 25:30
Gen 26:34 True or False: Esau’s wives brought joy to Isaac and Rebekah.
Gen 27:46 Rebekah expressed her dislike of whom?
Gen 28:1 Isaac instructed Jacob not to marry __________________.
Jacob renamed a location because of his dream.  What was the name he gave to this “Awesome place”? ______________ Gen 28:19

READINGS:  Week of October 13th - 19th Reading: Genesis 29-35
How many wives and children did Jacob have?
Who told Jacob to, “Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you”?  _________  Gen 31:3
True or False: Angels of God met Jacob on Jacob’s way back to Canaan.
Who wrestled with Jacob until daybreak?  Gen 32:24-32
What did Esau do when he saw Jacob?  Gen 33:4
Where did Jacob settle in Canaan and purchase land?  Gen 33:16-20
Two of Jacob’s sons brought trouble on Jacob by defending their sister’s honor.  Which two sons & what did they do?  Gen 34:1-31
Where did God tell Jacob to go and settle in Gen 35:1-5?
God appeared to Jacob, changing his name and blessing him.  What is the name of the place that this occurred?  Gen 35:9-15
Rachel died and was buried on the way to _________. Also Gen 48:7
Reuben committed an offense against his father Jacob.  What did he do?  Gen 35:21-22

Week of October 20th - 26th Reading: Genesis 48-50
Jacob adopted which two of his grandsons into the blessings of his own sons?  Gen 48:3-16
According to Israel (Jacob), what son will: 1) Be praised by his brothers, 2) is a lion’s cub,
3) the scepter will not depart from him?    Gen 49: 8-12
Gen 49:24 List the names Jacob uses to describe God.
Where did Jacob (Israel) request to be buried?  Gen 49:29-33
True or False: Pharaoh let Joseph go to Canaan to bury his father.
Write out Gen 49:20.
Before Joseph’s death, what did he make his brother’s promise?  Gen 49:24-25

READINGS: Week of October 27th - Nov 1st Reading: Joshua 13-21
What is the name of the mount listed in this passage, in the territory of Manasseh?  (Hint: we will be touring this area to the north)  Josh 8:8-13
The boundary for the tribe of Reuben borders what river?   Josh 13:23
Name the sea that is located in the tribe of Gad ___________  Josh 13:27
Who was the area of Hebron given to and why?  Josh 14:6-15
Boundaries of Judah’s territory stretched from the ________ Sea to the _________ Sea.  Josh 15:2-4
The allotment for __________ began at the Jordan, east of the springs of Jericho and into the hill country of Bethel.   Josh 16:1-2
The whole assemble of the Israelites gathered here, and set up the tent of meeting? ________        Josh 18:1
The town Haeleph, the Jebusite city is now know as _____________  Josh 18:28
Bethlehem is located in which tribe? ___________________  Josh 19:10-16
Leshem is a name of a town that was attacked by what tribe, and was then renamed after this tribe?      Josh 19:47-48
What happened at the city gate in the Cities of Refuge?  Josh 20:1-6
Shechem and Hebron were eventually allotted to the descendants of _________.  Josh 21:9-21
Was God able to make good on his promises?    Josh 21:43-45

Challenges: (For those who want to engage deeper)
Locate on a map 10 of the cities that were mentioned in these chapters.  
Identify on a map of Israel the borders of the 12 tribes.
Pick a verse or passage with a promise & memorize
Start a list of places and note every time you encounter them in Scripture. Maintain the list throughout the year.
Compare & contrast promises God made to Jacob with those God made to Abraham and Isaac.

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