Bible Studies:
We welcome and encourage anyone to attend one (or more) of the Bible Studies we offer.
Bible studies are a great way to strengthen your knowledge of the Bible.  At the same time, you have an opportunity to ask questions and participate in discussions with others who have the same passion for the Bible as you do.
 
Below are the current Bible studies being offered at Beautiful Savior.  Each Bible study is approximately 1 hour long and does not require you to be there every week.  Come as often as it fits your schedule. 
“The Psalms:
God’s Comforting Word
in Christ
9:30 a.m. Sundays
Beginning in February
Leader: Pastor Chris
“Will the Real Jesus 
  Please Stand Up?”
7 p.m. Tuesdays
Resumes Jan 30
Leader: Pastor Chris
“Prayer”
 – Women’s Bible Study –
6 p.m. Mondays or 9 a.m. Thursdays
Beginning Jan 18
Leader: Loretta Swanson
From the worship of the ancient children of Israel to the house gatherings of the early church, from the writings of Martin Luther to the newly published hymns and praise songs of today, the psalms have played a central role in the worship of God’s people.
 
Yet to some, the psalms seem inaccessible and foreign.  The language is, at times, removed from our everyday speech; we might be left wondering exactly what the writer is trying to say.  Many passages inspire comfort, but others seem so harsh one wonders why they are in the Bible at all.
 
This study will introduce you to the language, teachings and history of the psalms so that this treasure chest
of God’s riches will be opened to you and enrich your worship life and devotional reading of the psalms.
Yet the psalms go beyond religious poetry and song.  They express far more than personal or congregational
prayers.  The psalms proclaim Jesus Christ—His mission and passion, His resurrection and return and His
establishment of the everlasting Kingdom of God.
False Christs are portrayed, talked about and beloved within North American culture.  Like imitation Elvises roaming the streets of Las Vegas, imitation Christs roam in and out of our spiritual conversations, lives and beliefs.
 
These counterfeits may seem like Jesus, but they couldn’t be further from the real deal.  There is mascot Jesus, and Jesus, the giver of bling. Maybe you have heard of Jesus, the social justice warrior, or Jesus, the teddy bear.  Do you know these false Christs?  Do you worship them?  You might be surprised at the answers.
 
Join us as we examine Dr. Matt Richard’s book that not only identifies 12 common false Christs found in our culture but also reveals the true Jesus Christ found in the pages of Holy Scripture.
We will begin a new women’s Bible study on “Prayer”.  This study is from the LifeGuide Bible study at Intervarsity Press.
 
We pray for our own needs and for the needs of others.  We pray in the face of conflict, and we pray for forgiveness.  And we can learn how to pray by praying and being prayed for by others. Our Biblical examples will include Mary, Abraham, Moses and Daniel. 
 
We will be gaining new insights and experience in the adventure of prayer.  If you have questions,  please call Loretta Swanson at
(218) 236-1891.