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 am Sundays
Leader: Pastor Chris
“The book of Joel:
The Day of the Lord approaches”
7 pm Tuesdays
Leader: Pastor Chris
“Prayer”
 – Women’s Bible Study –
6 pm Mondays or 9 am Thursdays
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.
“Rend your hearts, not your garments,” the Lord says through the prophet Joel.  With these words, God invites His people to repent inwardly in their hearts and minds, not with just outward actions that simply go through the motions.
Yet despite repeated warnings, God’s
people remain comfortable in their sin, so the prophet Joel warns about the upcoming “Day of the Lord,” a time when God dramatically reveals and/or executes judgments by condemning the wicked and delivering the righteous.
The problem in Joel’s time remains a
problem in our time.  As God pours out His Spirit through the Means of Grace, His Word calls us to truly repent and turn from our sins.  Yet more and more, people remove themselves from God’s Word and turn to their own ideas. 
As the Day of the Lord approaches,
God would not have us remain
comfortable in our sin but repent, turn
toward Him, and receive forgiveness in Christ.  Joel calls God’s people to
remember the God who has delivered His people on the “Day of the Lord” throughout history and who will deliver the faithful on the Last Day.
Note: 
This Bible Study ended April 30th.  We will be taking the month of May off.  Watch this webpage for information regarding the next Bible Study towards the end of May.