July/August 2015

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Ariel: City of Visionaries


"What lessons can we take away from our journey through Samaria? For me, it’s the reminder that God’s fingerprints can be found throughout this amazing region. The tiniest details—from a place called “the pass” to “doors” on the Tabernacle to the ruins of a temple on Mount Gerizim—are all visible reminders that God’s Word is reliable and relevant for us today."

From Charlie Dyer's article, A Life-Changing Journey Through Samaria.

Features

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