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September Bible Study: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction

Beginning September 13th, our Wednesday evening bible study meeting at the church every other week at 7PM. We will be reading and discussing A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society, written by Eugene H. Peterson. This book examines Psalms 120-134, also called the Songs of Ascent, and teaches the reader how they may grow in Christian discipleship.

The following is taken from the book cover: Since Eugene Peterson wrote this spiritual formation classic more than forty years ago, hundreds of thousands of Christians have been inspired by its call to deeper discipleship. Our society is still obsessed with quick fixes. But Peterson's time-tested prescription for discipleship remains the same – a long obedience in the same direction.

Following Jesus requires a deepening life of prayer, and throughout history Christians have learned to pray from the Psalms. Peterson finds particular encouragement for today's pilgrims in the Songs of Ascent (Psalms 120-134). With prophetic and pastoral wisdom, he shows how the Psalms teach us to grow in worship, service, joy, work, humility, community, and blessing.


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