We embark on our latest study, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction” by Eugene H. Peterson. This series will be looking at eight (8) of the 15 Psalms of Ascent. The origin of the name of this collection of Psalms is described below.
The city of Jerusalem is situated on a high hill. Jews traveling to Jerusalem for one of the three main annual Jewish festivals traditionally sang these songs on the “ascent” or the uphill road to the city. According to some traditions, the Jewish priests also sang some of these Songs of Ascent as they walked up the steps to the temple in Jerusalem.
Attached is the basic formatted lesson plan for your preparation as you plan for discussion.
Blessings to you this week,