Submitted by jimmybritt on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 6:42pm.
This is a picture someone in our group snapped of me this past year (2012) when I was in the Holy Land. The background is what I'd rather you focus on :). This place is called the Mount of Olives. It is named so because of its extensive olive groves in the area. It is sometimes called the "Mount of Ointment" because olive oil was used for many things, including medicines/ointments. If the person taking the picture would have had a wide angle lens you would also see The Church of All Nations where Jesus was arrested in the Garden of Gethsemane and the Church of Mary Magdalene.
This was a prominent place in the life and ministry of Jesus. For example, it was the stage for some of the most significant events at the end of His life. For example, this is where He began His triumphal entry into the city of Jerusalem. It is also the final place He gathered with His disciples in before He ascended into Heaven (Acts 1). It is the place where Jesus gave what we call His "Olivet Discourse"; His teachings in the Gospel of Matthew about the destruction of the Temple and the End Times. [I was preaching on those things when this picture was taken.]
Anyway, I thought you might enjoy seeing this picture - the background, not me :) - as we get closer and closer to Easter. In the days to come leading up to Holy Week I will post more pictures of the places that figure prominently into the Passion story of Jesus.
Submitted by jimmybritt on Wed, 01/18/2012 - 7:44pm.
This is a note to all my senior pastor buddies out there. I want to invite you to go to the Holy Land this May with Nelson Searcy (of course, I'll be on the trip too). This trip is LITERALLY a once in a lifetime opportunity. The trip is a DELUXE FIRST CLASS trip for Senior Pastors and their spouse and/or up to four members of your senior staff. It is truly going to be a VIP experience. Click here for costs, travel details and itinerary. http://www.churchleaderinsights.com/holyland
Just a couple of quick facts about our trip:
Anyway, I am handling the details for the trip so if you have further questions please email me at Jimmy@RockyRiverChurch.com or call me at 704-795-7625.
Don't wait too long! The trip is filling up fast. We're only have about 30 spots open TOTAL.
Hope to hear from you soon.
Who's Jimmy Britt?
Jimmy Britt is the Lead Pastor at Rocky River Community Church in the Charlotte Metro area. R2C2 is a place for people, no matter who they are or where they’ve been. We are a church for people; that’s it, plain and simple.