The Ascent of the Christian Life
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The Ascent of the Christian LifeSoftcover The Song of Degrees, Psalms 120–134 H. T. Spence The Songs of Degrees, also called the “Psalms of Ascent,” present a spiritual journey of the soul’s growing hunger and intensifying desire for Christ. In this writing we present a simplistic ascent of the redeemed soul through the teachings of the New Testament set in types and shadows from the Psalms of Degrees.
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Our spiritual lives should be lives of ascent. Certainly the pinnacle of our spiritual walk is not something which is achieved all at once. Our spiritual experiences with the Lord can be described as different degrees, as a series of steps, as varying stages of growth. The Christian life is to be a continual advancing, a continual going forward and going upward. We should never be standing still; if we remain stationary in one experience or become stranded at one stage, we will find that our spiritual lives suffer and become frustrated. Failing to grow onward, we could eventually go back on God.

These Songs of Degrees, also called the “Psalms of Ascent,” present a spiritual journey of the soul’s growing hunger and intensifying desire for Christ. In this writing we present a simplistic ascent of the redeemed soul through the teachings of the New Testament set in types and shadows from the Psalms of Degrees.

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Psalm 120 – The Awakening of Desire
Psalm 121 – Going On and Being Kept
Psalm 122 – Companionship of Other Saints
Psalm 123 – The Full Discipline of the Father
Psalm 124 – The Need of Reflecting upon the Past
Psalm 125 – Inner Conflict and Victory
Psalm 126 – Two Sides of the Cross
Psalm 127 – Building and Growing
Psalm 128 – Fullness of the Spirit and Fruitfulness
Psalm 129 – Life in the Spirit versus Life in the Flesh
Psalm 130 – Brokenness
Psalm 131 – Humility
Psalm 132 – Mutual Desires and Their Fulfillments
Psalm 133 – Life Found within the Body of Christ
Psalm 134 – Ministering unto the Lord
Postlude
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