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6 Christian Places to Visit in Rome You Should Know About

Rome is famous for its standard tourist sites: The Trevi Fountain, the Forum, Piazza Navona, the Colosseum, the Pantheon—and many other historic places lay alongside modern streets and buildings.

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The Mount of Olives

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The Mount of Olives—The Place of Jesus’ Coming, Going, & Coming Again

How fitting that the first mention of the Mount of Olives in the Bible represents the irony that would occur on its slopes throughout the centuries.

In King David’s day, the summit of the Mount of Olives held a place “where God was worshiped” (2 Samuel...

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hezekiah’s tunnel

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Hezekiah’s Tunnel and Wall Give a Lesson from Archaeology

The ancient world had a bully system that worked in straightforward terms. A nation would conquer a region and demand tribute (annual payment of money and goods). If you didn’t pay tribute, they’d come and kill you. Pretty simple system.

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Crossing the Jordan River

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Crossing the Jordan River – Your Place of Transition

Other rivers have more beauty. Many are much longer. Most are far cleaner. But no river has garnered as much affection as the Jordan River. There’s a good reason.

(Photo: The Jordan River, courtesy of the Pictorial Library of Bible Lands)

It wasn’t the...

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Living Your Little Life with Your Big God

In moments of honesty, it’s easy to see our lives as, well—insignificant. What we do often seems to matter very, very little. Whether it’s pushing papers or changing diapers, it can seem pretty pointless.

(Photo by Photodune)

We often can fall for the...

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Gethsemane Shows You the Hardest Words to Pray

Our most difficult battles in life often mirror Jesus’ struggle in the Garden of Gethsemane. Can you picture Him there beneath the olive trees in the moonlight? Can you hear His weeping?

(Photo: Garden of Gethsemane olive tree. Courtesy of the Pictorial...

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The Strength You Need Right Now

Which of your mistakes haunts you the most? Peter denied he knew Jesus. To some folks, that’s no big deal. Compared to other big sins, giving in to fear seems like small potatoes. But to Peter, it was huge.

(Photo: Upper Room. Courtesy of the Pictorial...

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Jesus’ Triumphal Entry That Wasn’t

What difference can a narrow road make? Whenever I make my way down the Mount of Olives, I can’t help but think about Jesus’ riding down that slope on the back of a donkey early in His Passion Week.

(Photo: Palm Sunday Road down the Mount of Olives....

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How Jesus Took Life in the Fast Lane in Stride

Is this true of you? Whenever I find myself with a free moment, I feel compelled to fill it with something productive. Because I hate to waste time, I fill it with activity and justify it as productivity.

(Photo courtesy of Unsplash)

But I’m learning...

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Cairo – Jesus’ Flight to Egypt & God’s Unusual Leading

God seldom gives us all we need in order to understand—but He always what we need in order to obey. Jesus’ flight to Egypt as a boy offers a great example of how to take comfort when the future seems unclear.

(Photo: Giza pyramids. Courtesy of the ...

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