"A Long Obedience in the Same Direction" - Sunday Morning Adult Bible Study Series

Just us at Gracepoint Church Sunday mornings at 11:00am (coffee at 10:45am) for our adult Bible study series: "A Long Obedience in the Same Direction: Discipleship in an Instant Society." Order the book here!

As a society, we are obsessed with the immediate. Christianity, however, is a marathon of joyful obedience in response to all that God is for us in Christ. In our adult Bible study series, we are exploring the Songs of Ascents that were sung by pilgrims on their way up to worship in Jerusalem. In these songs (Psalms 120-134) we find encouragement for modern pilgrims as we learn to grow in worship, service, joy, work, happiness, humility, community and blessing.

Every day I put my hope on the line. I don’t know one thing about the future. I don’t know what the next hour will hold. There may be sickness, accident, personal or world catastrophe. Before this day is over I may have to deal with death, pain, loss, rejection. I don’t know what the future holds for me, for those I love, for my nation, for this world. Still, despite my ignorance and surrounded by tinny optimists and cowardly pessimists, I say that God will accomplish his will, and I cheerfully persist in living in the hope that nothing will separate me from Christ’s love.
— Eugene Peterson, "A Long Obedience in the Same Direction"