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Trip Advice Hebrews 12:18-29

Trip Advice

Our journey to another land requires a knowledge of the culture.


Since the year 2000, the TripAdvisor website has been giving travelers an opportunity to look at customer reviews for travel destinations as well as for hotels and restaurants. The writer of Hebrews gives us similar reviews of two contrasting destinations — the old Exodus trip to Mount Sinai and the more sublime trip to the heavenly Jerusalem. It’s good advice for putting together a trip to the ultimate destination!


For material based on today’s gospel text, see “Jesus Drops the Mic,” August 21, 2016.


Planning a trip? Going on vacation?

If so, the planning is likely going to involve a laptop and/or a smartphone.

For our parents, the planning was totally different. When they planned a summer vacation, they’d go to the local auto club and pick up a stack of maps, guidebooks and brochures about a potential destination. If it was a road trip, they might have obtained a strip map that outlined construction ...

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