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Why Study the Bible?

Never has Biblical study been more important than now.  In the shadow of a violent ISIS, we are to shine the peace of Christ.  In the shadow of our culture’s apathy, we are to shine the light of Christ’s radical compassion.  In the shadow of a consumer mindset, we are called to shine the light of generous hearts and souls.  When you read the Scriptures with your family and receive God’s grace through His Word and Sacraments, you are naturally equipped with the tools that God gives to show how radically different the Kingdom of Jesus is in comparison to the rest of this world.  Our courses tackle tough questions, tough practical situations in life, and deep study of the Scriptures.  Divine Redeemer encourages you to see which of these studies engages your passion and interests, so that you grow in your connection to Jesus and so that “in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.”
1 Peter 3:15        
~  Pastor Seth

All classes take place on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:15 AM unless otherwise noted.  


What’s so Amazing about Grace 
Led by:  Joel English & Dr. Ken Saydel Start Dates: 1/10-2/14
Location: 3rd Gr. Room (Mrs Stollenwerk’s Room)
Grace is the key teaching of the Scriptures. Grace is what Christ earned for us and applied to us by His life, death, and resurrection. Unfortunately, expressing that same grace is not quite as easy for us as it is for our Savior.  This 6-week study will explore Grace as well as how and why we should express that grace Biblically and freely. 

Church History 0-1500
Led by:  Dr. Ken Saydel     Dates: 2/21-5/22
Location: 3rd Gr. Room (Mrs Stollenwerk’s Room)
“Those who do not know their history are doomed to repeat it.”  Sadly, this is the case for much of Christianity.  Every heretical difficulty that the Church is dealing with currently has already been addressed in the history of our faith.  This 12-week study will track Christian history from 0AD to 1500 so that you are equipped you with the Biblical answers to modern day issues.

Tough Topics in Genesis 
Led by:  Scott Boris         Dates: 1/10-5/22
Location: 4th Gr. Room (Mrs Boris’ Room)    
How many dinosaurs could Noah fit on his ark?  Were they full grown behemoths or would it have been easier to fit infants?  The book of Genesis is the beginning to The Story of the Scriptures and many of you have questions just like these.  Join this study to begin addressing the questions you have for tough topics in Genesis.

Bethel (Year 1)                   
Led by:  Nancy Niedziela             Dates: 2/7-5/22
Location: Prayer Room
The Bethel Bible Series is an overview of the Scriptures designed to provide a basic understanding of God’s plan.  Bethel will give the student a foundation from which he/she may pursue and better comprehend in-depth studies into God’s Word.  If you have never studied the Bible, Bethel is for you. If you have studied the Bible but want to understand better how it all fits together, Bethel is for you.  Cost is $50 for materials.

Islam, Part 1
Led by:  Pastor Jeff, Pastor Kurt, and Pastor Seth
Dates: 1/17-5/22
Location: Fellowship Hall
Is Islam a religious force to be reckoned with?  Sure, but it has already has been dealt its deathblow through the atoning work of Jesus Christ. Armed with love and an attitude that considers Muslims -- like everyone else -- those for whom Christ died, we will study the “Five Pillars of Islam,” what the Quran says about the role of Abraham, the Trinity, angels and jinn (genies), the attributes of Jesus Christ, the character of Muhammad, Judgment Day, and paradise. 

Single & Parenting
Led by:  Doug Mueller            Dates: 1/10-5/1 (No class on 3/27 or 4/10)
Location: 3rd Gr. Room (Mrs Bretzmann’s’ Room)
Are you parenting alone?  Although parenting can be a joy, it can also be exhausting when you are doing it alone.  This 15-session Biblically based program helps you stabilize emotions and situational challenges, realize the parenting methods and tools at your disposal, the importance of customizing the parenting approach to each child and finally thrive.  

Led by:  Janet Bahr                       Dates: 1/17-3/6
Location: Art Room (Next to the Prayer Room)
In Restless, an 8-session, video-based small group Bible study, Bible study teacher and author Jennie Allen helps you discover a practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together for God’s glory and purposes.
Restless explores this important question: “Do I matter?” And Jennie asks, “We live with lots of things, lots of people…but do we live for something?”
Using the story of Joseph, Jennie explains how his suffering, gifts, story, and relationships fit into the greater story of God-and how our stories can do the same. Then she also introduces Threads-a tool to help you see your own personal story and to uncover and understand the raw materials God has given you to use for his glory and purpose while on this planet.
The lessons in this study guide are engaging and interactive, offering in-depth Bible study, personal stories, and projects enabling the teaching to move off the page and into your life.

Financial Peace University
Led by:  Jim Healy       Dates: 3/20-5/22
Location:  4th Gr. Room (Mrs Ziska’s Room)
We all need a plan for our money. Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class 
discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!

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