PILGRIM’S PATH – A STUDY OF THE PSALMS

“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage…
They go from strength to strength, till each appear before God in Zion.” Psalm 84:5,7

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A LOVE FOR THE PSALMS

This year I am pleased to announce my new study Pilgrim's Path - A Study of the Psalms. It comes out of a life-long affection for these scriptures. For almost thirty years, I have connected with the Psalms by reading them daily, allowing them to shape my prayer life, and consequently my whole spiritual walk. They have been a mainstay for my faith. The language of the Psalms is poetic, passionate, honest and raw. The inspired faith of the various writers captivates and captures the heart, drawing the reader into a more authentic relationship with God.

A MINISTRY FOR THE PSALMS

My love for these verses has manifested itself in my ministry over the years. In 2013, I taught a study on the Psalms, which explored the many ways they comfort and strengthen us emotionally and spiritually. In 2015, I published a devotional book on the Psalms (Hand in Hand, Walking with the Psalms through Loneliness) that highlights the irrefutable presence of God in our lives. This year, I have chosen to readdress these powerful scriptures through a more theological lens. In that effort, I have devoted myself to the study of a wide array of theological resources on the Psalms, including books and commentaries by C.S. Lewis, John Stott, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Eugene Peterson, Timothy Keller and more. Pilgrim’s Path – A Study of the Psalms will trace the magnificent, creative outreach of God to his people, the response He so desires from us, our struggle between two worlds, and how He leads us back to himself.

A SPIRITUAL WALK WITH THE PSALMS

John Stott said the Psalms “speak the universal language of the soul”. It is easy to engage with them. They speak a language we know by heart, instinctively. And yet, when we read them, we discover something anew, something deeper, something more meaningful and vibrant and real. I believe that is because we enter into a dialogue with God. The Psalms are the verses God teaches us to pray to him, to sing to him, to cry out in pain or joy to him. We are free to be completely honest and real before God. In them, we enter a deeper dialogue with God. This conversation is also a walk. Something about God’s righteousness compels us to also want to “walk the talk”. In so doing, we find God guiding our footsteps, leading us in paths of wisdom and virtue, and showing us new landscapes of freedom, beauty and holiness. I invite you to join me for a dynamic walk on a pilgrim’s path.

WHAT This STUDY INCLUDES

  • 13 weekly lectures posted as Podcasts, beginning on the start date,
  • 13 sets of Study Questions, and
  • 13 weekly Group Discussions for those able to attend
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THREE WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

    1. Join us in person and become a part of our fellowship. These online materials will compliment and coordinate with weekly in-class discussions
    2. Study remotely and independently by following along with the weekly Podcasts and Study Questions
    3. Use these materials as the basis for a group study

Times and Dates

Location:  The Parlor, Church of the Good Shepherd,  700 S. Upper Broadway • Corpus Christi, TX 78401
Date:  Beginning Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Duration: 13 weeks, concluding December 8, 2020
Cost: $10

HOW TO REGISTER

Regardless of the method of study you choose, you will need to register to use the materials. All course materials will be provided for a fee of $10. All registrants will receive access to all materials. Upon registration, you will receive a passcode to access the Podcasts and Study Questions through the Portal below. Your information will not be used for any purpose other than to communicate with you about bible study.
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COPYRIGHT NOTICE

All material and resources provided on this website are the private property of Elizabeth Head Black. Information on the Podcasts and Study Questions is intended for individual and group registrant use only and may not be printed, reproduced, or disseminated without the permission of the author.

“Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”
Psalm 25:4-5