Deb and I have been traveling to Israel for more than 35 years, and I’ll always remember how overwhelming it was to see it for the first time. Everything you’ve read in the Bible comes to life. It’s more than you can take in.

Even after all these years, I’ll see something or learn something new each time we go. And the opportunity to walk where Jesus walked is an experience like no other. It’s a time of highly intensive spiritual impact, truly being in the most important place on earth. It’s high-definition Christianity, a front row seat to the Bible.

For a Christian, going to Israel is an opportunity to grow. When you’re there with us, it isn’t just about seeing the sights and the ancient relics. We do see those, but we also worship and we teach God’s Word at every site we visit.

One of the places I really appreciate is the Sea of Galilee. We put everybody on what they call “the Jesus boat” (it’s built to look like an ancient boat), we motor across the sea, and I preach and teach about Jesus walking on the water. So much of His ministry took place around the Sea of Galilee – the Sermon on the Mount and His teaching in the ancient city of Capernaum, where Peter lived. It’s one of my favorite places to visit – not just in Israel, but in all the earth.

But at the top of our list are Calvary (where Christ died) and the empty tomb. These are always the most significant places we go.

As many times as I’ve been to Israel, I still can’t wait to go again. I love taking people there. As a pastor, I know it will positively influence their faith. I see marriages restored. I see people coming to Christ.

We’ll be leading a 10-day trip to some of the most incredible places in Israel from December 26 through January 4, so please consider joining us. I’m already counting down the days.

Visit jackgraham.org/Israel today for more information about going to Israel with Pastor Graham and his wife Deb!