Stepping Up Study

22 Oct 2019 - 05 Nov 2019 | 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
We continue our Fall Beth Moore Study Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent” on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The study is on Tuesdays at 6pm. Our study till be in the Fellowship Hall.
Stepping Up: A Journey Through the Psalms of Ascent is a women’s Bible study of Psalms 120-134. Traveling pilgrims sang these psalms both on the way to the great festivals of the LORD and as key elements of the worship at those festivals. Just as a song or poem can express feelings of fear, doubt, hope, and joy, these 15 psalms model how we can voice our own petitions and praises to our God, who is always available and ready to hear us.

Explore the major feasts of Israel and journey with Beth through this 7-session study. Themes of unity, joy, gratitude, redemption, repentance, the power of blessings, facing ridicule, and more are explored in detail. Modern-day believers in Jesus Christ can learn much from these treasured Psalms in their journey toward greater intimacy with God.

Here’s our tentative schedule:

Introductory Session-Sept. 17: In the introductory session Beth introduces the 15 Psalms of Ascent and the three prominent roles the Psalms of Ascent played in the ancient pilgrim festivals. (55:20)

Session 1-Sept. 24: Where Will My Help Come From. Beth explores the role of the Psalms and singing in the lives of the ancient Israelites and how singing and worship go together to greatly enhance our lives today. (52:51)

Session 2-Oct. 1: Our Eyes Look to the Lord. Beth develops the first of the festivals — the Feast of Unleavened Bread. She opens the great symbolism contained in the feast and shows it’s ultimate application, in Jesus Christ. (56:00)

Session 3-Oct. 15: Great Things for Us. Beth turns her attention to the second of the Pilgrim Feasts: the Feast of Weeks. Some know the celebration better by its Greek name of Pentecost. It was a celebration of the law and of remembering former bondage. (61:40)

Session 4-Oct. 22: A Fruitful Vine. Beth teaches about the third major Pilgrim Feast called the Feast of Tabernacles. It was a great invitation to joy with a strong emphasis on the Messiah. (54:25)

Session 5-Oct. 29: My Hope is in the Lord. Beth turns our attention to one of the most vital elements of our journey: our fellow pilgrims. She explores how we can be effective fellow sojourners on our journey as we learn to fight for one another rather than with one another. (62:30)

Session 6-Nov. 5 Blessings from Zion, as Beth concludes the journey through the Psalms of Ascent her thoughts center on four ways to have the most satisfying pilgrimage possible. You can know with certainty that the destination is worth the trip. (60:10)

We will not meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month (Oct. 8) due to FAB Women Meeting.
Our inclement weather policy…If AB Tech Evening Classes are cancelled, Bible Study is cancelled.