Led Quiet Days
First Thursday of each month, 10.00am – 4.00pm
(Tea/Coffee served from 9.30am)
We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity to spend a day away from the pressures and the hustle & bustle of everyday life, studying and sharing the Word of God.
The day will have its roots in the Scriptures, with the focus being on Biblical meditation based on a theme or passage.
The loosely structured programme, led by a member of the resident team, allows not only plenty of time for quiet, personal prayer and reflection but also time for group discussion and fellowship.
Drinks will be provided throughout the day but please bring your own lunch.
Bible Study Group
Thursdays, 7.30pm – 9.00pm
From Thursday 28th April, Pilgrims Hall is offering an opportunity to join together for informal studies in God’s Word, starting at Genesis chapter 1, looking at the important teachings that the LORD set down “in the beginning” as the foundations for our faith; scriptures which we often take for granted—but that we hope we may see with new eyes.
We shall be exploring such things as: how we were created to be, the gospel in Genesis, and seeing Jesus in the Hebrew Scriptures. In addition, understanding the Hebrew (Jewish) roots of our faith, and the depth of meaning in the original Hebrew words and names, opens up Scripture in an amazing way – building our faith in an unchanging, faithful and loving God and Father.
Our studies will be in the context of what the original text meant to those who wrote it down, to those who heard or read it at the time and throughout the centuries before the birth of Jesus, and therefore what it must have meant to our Lord Jesus himself. These sessions will be in depth, but suitable for beginners and more mature believers alike.
When: Thursday evenings from 28th April, 2022 (with breaks over holiday periods)
Time: 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m., followed by refreshments
Leaders: John Coulthard (Resident Team) and Suzanne Cousins (Trustee)
Cost: No charge, but we ask for a donation at the beginning of each term towards costs/the work of Pilgrims Hall
Bible Study Series
Studies in Isaiah
Starting: Saturday 17th September 2022
Ending: Saturday 21st January 2023
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am, plus short time for Q & A’s, followed by drinks.
Those of us who have been able to attend the Pilgrims Hall Summer Schools in the not so distant past will be delighted to learn of this opportunity to study again under Ariel Berkovitz. Ariel is a gifted and renowned international Bible teacher. (Please see the short biography below.)
In a nine session Bible study series, Ariel will be taking an in depth look at key themes in the Book of the Prophet Isaiah. In a first for Pilgrims Hall this will feature live-streamed teaching from Ariel in Arad, Israel. It will be shown on a large screen TV in the Main Lounge at Pilgrims Hall. It is hoped that Ariel will be able to attend at least one of the sessions in person.
The sessions will run fortnightly, with a couple of modifications as you can see from the programme information below, on Saturday mornings commencing at 9.30am. Each session will be approximately two hours with a short break mid-session, and with time at the end for questions. Tea and coffee will be available at the end of each session for those who wish to stay and chat.
17th September: Introduction to Isaiah
Overview of the book with a special emphasis on what Isaiah means to modern Israel.
8th October: Isaiah’s Own Introduction: Isaiah 1–5
Isaiah opens by delivering a stern warning to Israel as well as encouraging prophecies for the believing remnant.
22nd October: “High and Lifted Up”: Isaiah 6
God gives Isaiah an amazing vision of the heavenly throne as He calls Isaiah to his prophetic ministry.
5th November: The Book of Immanuel Part 1: Isaiah 7–8
Chapters 7–12 related a specific historical time frame for Israel as the prophet speaks of Immanuel delivering God’s people.
19th November: The Book of Immanuel Part 2: Ch. 9–12, 28
A continuation of our study of The Book of Immanuel which contains some of the most famous Messianic prophecies found anywhere in the Bible.
3rd December: Prophecies to the Nations: Isaiah 13–25
Isaiah addresses the people of the nations and delivers messages that the Holy One has for them. He begins with the nations immediately surrounding Israel, then expands to prophecies about the entire world.
17th December: Songs of the Servant Part 1: Isaiah 41–50
Chapters 40–53 are a unique section of the book. The subject is an individual called “The Servant”. Is the Servant Israel? Is it someone else? Let us explore and see if we can answer those questions. The climax is Chapter 53.
7th January 2023: Songs of the Servant Part 2: Isaiah 51–53
The Servant is also High and Lifted Up. The climax of the Songs of the Servant is Chapter 53.
21st January 2023: Assorted Chapters 56, 60–61, 66
In these final chapters of Isaiah, the great prophet has another vital message to the nations as well as one more significant Messianic Prophecy.
A Short Introduction to Ariel Berkowitz
Ariel Berkowitz received a B.S. from West Chester State University and Philadelphia Biblical University together, and an M.Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, Pennsylvania. His wife D’vorah studied Social Work. They are both instructors with Torah Resources International. Ariel has been a full-time instructor at Israel College of Bible (from the early 1990’s) and is presently an Adjunct Professor (since 1995), with “IBEX” the Israeli campus of the Master’s University. He is also an Instructor with Torah Resource Institute. Ariel and D’vorah have four grown children and seven grand-children. They live in the Negev in Israel.
Whilst Pilgrims Hall invites speakers to present teaching on various topics as part of our Seminar and Other Programmes, the views expressed by visiting speakers in any seminars are entirely those of the individuals concerned and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Pilgrims Hall.