Sin is a self-inflicted prison. David prays for God’s mercy as he pours out his sin to the Lord in search of forgiveness. Here is part of Psalm 51 from the old Fort Wayne jail.
We shot this video at Caesarea Philippi because the word we translate as “rock” in English is better understood as a cleft in a cliff. This is Psalm 28.
I had the chance to go to Israel and record 4 different psalms at various locations. We recorded Psalm 126 at Wadi Qelt in the Judean Desert.
I had the chance to travel to Israel and share a number of psalms from different locations. We shot Psalm 65 on the ancient temple steps…
We always think of the story of Peter denying Jesus as involving a random cock crowing. However, it is more prophetic of Jesus if he not only predicts Peter’s betrayal, but also the time it happens. It’s more likely that the “cock crowing” was a Roman trumpet played every morning before dawn to signal the changing of the guard…and it all happened in Jerusalem.
The ancient Greco-Roman city of Bet She’an was a huge city in Jesus’ day. It was one of the pagan cities of the Decapolis that was later destroyed in an earthquake. Since the 70’s it’s been discovered and excavated. It’s interesting to us because it MIGHT have been the site of the first missionary (the man possessed by a legion of demons and then freed by Jesus) to the gentiles.
The Western Wall is famous all over the world. We have all seen the pictures of people praying and inserting written prayers into the wall. However, there is story in the gospels about Jesus’ temptation that also took place at the “highest point of the temple”. Let’s visit the Western Wall.
Where was Jesus crucified and buried? There are two locations that have been suggested, but ultimately the specifics don’t matter as much as this fact: he is risen.
Jesus most likely spent his last night in this hole under the house of Caiphas, the high priest. Reading Psalm 88, it’s hard not to see it as a prophecy about Jesus’ experience. That night, as the psalm says, darkness was his only friend.