Welcome to another video blog from a recent trip to Israel.
This is one of my favorite sites, Caesarea Philippi, filled with spiritual insights. Because there are two “Caesarea’s” mentioned in the New Testament, it’s helpful to understand their distinctions. One is on the Mediterranean sea (Caesarea Maritima) on Israel’s western coast and was the site of one of Herod’s castles as well as where Paul was held before he was taken as a prisoner to Rome. An earlier vlog (video blog) on it can be found here.
This second ‘Caesarea’ (Caesarea Philippi) I wrote about in depth in a blog about 18 months ago and refer to it here in case you missed it. The location is mentioned just twice in the Gospels, once in Matt. 16:13 and the other in Mark 8:27. In both Gospel versions, Jesus has warned the disciples of the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees, or their false teachings. Then he leads them to this place with its unusual history and asks them if they know who he truly is. Understanding why Jesus led his disciples 18 miles to teach a single lesson (his identity as Christ) is powerful. Combining the written text and video will I hope, bring it to life for you.
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A fellow traveler,