Why Join the BJMBC 2018 Bible Study Tour?
BJMBC is hosting a 2018 Footsteps of John and Paul Bible Study Tour.
Here are 5 reasons you may want to consider joining it.
5 Reasons to Join the BJMBC Study Tour
It's expensive. You have to travel. The Middle East is a battlezone. So why would you want to join a study tour that will take you there? Here are five good reasons. . .
1. Tired of the typical holiday?
Spend your vacation bonding with family, fellowshipping with other likeminded Christians, and updating your biblical knowledge. It's even relaxing--someone else will drive you around, provide for your lodging, and choose your cuisine (okay, we'll allow you at least a little input on this one).
2. Did you perform poorly in world geography in school?
Now's your chance to redeem yourself. Put places like Smyrna on the map of your mind. Smyrna and its sister churches will come into greater focus when you see where they were located and the unique challenges each faced. These churches were as much a product of their place and time as yours is today.
3. What if you were the Apostle Paul?
Picture and experience Paul's second missionary journey for yourself--from the Macedonian vision at Troas (through Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, and Athens) until he reaches Corinth. We will not follow his track exactly, but we will get pretty close! By the time we are done, you will be thankful you are riding a bus and not walking in his sandals.
4. Are you still reading your Bible in black and white?
The collision of two proud ancient civilizations--Greece and Rome--provided the cultural cradle in which God chose to send forth His Son. See the Bible in 3-D color as you step back in time and become acquainted with the Greco-Roman backdrop of the New Testament world. You'll never read your New Testament in the same way.
5. What if there is someone you should reach out to?
Savor local Turkish and Greek culture and carry home with you a burden to pray for these countries and the spiritual needs that they have. Remember, it is not all about you. The same God who led John and Paul to their life's work may have a mission for you and--a lesson Jonah learned the hard way--He has the right to decide where.
Still not sure? Watch a 37 second trailer.
SITES YOU WILL VISIT ON THIS TOUR
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Tim and Laura
Timothy and Laura Berrey are missionaries with Gospel Fellowship Association. They share a passion for missions which has taken them to several countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe. They currently minister in the Philippines.
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