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JESUS AND KELLY AT THE GATES OF HADES

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In the “region of Caesarea Philippi” Jesus asked his Jewish disciples “Who do men say that I am?” What happened next turned their world upside down. Why Here? Why Now? North Pointe’s Israel team visited Caesarea Philippi in February 2017. The ancient city stood in a once lush area near the foot of Mount Hermon. Now, its a unexceptional locale visited primarily by tourists. Caesarea Philippi was like a red-light district in the Jewish world and the devout would have avoided any contact with the despicable acts committed there. It was a city of people eagerly knocking on the doors of hell. Our Jewish guide questioned, “Why would Jesus – a good Jew – bring his Jewish disciples to the…

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