Bible study

Beginning September 12, we will resume in-person Bible study on Sunday mornings from 9:30 - 10:15 am.  We will continue to offer an option to join virtually via Zoom if you desire.


First, Zoom provides a how-to video that walks you through the step-by-step process of what you will need to join.


Second, members of Redeemer received a reoccurring link via email to join the Bible study.  If you did not receive the link and would like to participate, please email us and we can send it to you.


Finally, materials and handouts will be posted below for each session.  Please download them in advance of each session.

    september 12: sing songs of hope - the life & Hymns of paul gerhardt

    Christians may have an idea about the life of Martin Luther, but many Lutherans often do not know much about what happened after him.  In September and October, we will look at the life of the most famous Lutheran hymn writer, Paul Gerhardt, who lived about a century after Luther.  This study will prepare us for the release of a new hymnal Redeemer will be using later this fall.


    Today we introduce Paul Gerhardt's early life and education and study his Advent hymn, "O Lord, How Shall I Meet You."  Our goal will be to find ways we can find hope for our lives from the words and music of this hymn.


    Download the study guide here: L1_O_Lord_How_Shall_I_Meet_You.pdf

    SEPTEMBER 19: SING SONGS OF HOPE - THE LIFE & HYMNS OF PAUL GERHARDT

    Christians may have an idea about the life of Martin Luther, but many Lutherans often do not know much about what happened after him.  In September and October, we will look at the life of the most famous Lutheran hymn writer, Paul Gerhardt, who lived about a century after Luther.  This study will prepare us for the release of a new hymnal Redeemer will be using later this fall.


    Today we introduce Paul Gerhardt's life as a tutor in Berlin and his partnership with Johann Crüger.  We will study his Christmas hymn, "O Jesus Christ, Your Manger Is."  Our goal will be to find ways we can find hope for our lives from the words and music of this hymn.


    Download the study guide here: L2_O_Jesus_Christ.pdf

    SEPTEMBER 26: SING SONGS OF HOPE - THE LIFE & HYMNS OF PAUL GERHARDT

    Christians may have an idea about the life of Martin Luther, but many Lutherans often do not know much about what happened after him.  In September and October, we will look at the life of the most famous Lutheran hymn writer, Paul Gerhardt, who lived about a century after Luther.  This study will prepare us for the release of a new hymnal Redeemer will be using later this fall.


    Today we introduce the broader context of Paul Gerhardt's life: the Age of Lutheran Orthodoxy.  We will study his Lenten hymn, "A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth" / "Lord, When Your Glory I Shall See."  Our goal will be to find ways we can find hope for our lives from the words and music of this hymn.


    Download the study guide here: L3_A_Lamb_Goes_Uncomplaining_Forth.pdf

    October 3: SING SONGS OF HOPE - THE LIFE & HYMNS OF PAUL GERHARDT

    Christians may have an idea about the life of Martin Luther, but many Lutherans often do not know much about what happened after him.  In September and October, we will look at the life of the most famous Lutheran hymn writer, Paul Gerhardt, who lived about a century after Luther.  This study will prepare us for the release of a new hymnal Redeemer will be using later this fall.


    Today we introduce Paul's Gerhardt's ministry as a pastor at St. Nikolaus Church in Berlin.  We will study his Lenten hymn, "O Sacred Head, Now Wounded."  Our goal will be to find ways we can find hope for our lives from the words and music of this hymn.


    Download the study guide here: L4_O_Sacred_Head.pdf

    OCTOBER 10: SING SONGS OF HOPE - THE LIFE & HYMNS OF PAUL GERHARDT

    Christians may have an idea about the life of Martin Luther, but many Lutherans often do not know much about what happened after him.  In September and October, we will look at the life of the most famous Lutheran hymn writer, Paul Gerhardt, who lived about a century after Luther.  This study will prepare us for the release of a new hymnal Redeemer will be using later this fall.


    Today we introduce how the Thirty Years' War impacted Paul Gerhardt's life and the lives of those he served as pastor.  We will study his Easter hymn, "Awake, My Heart, with Gladness."  Our goal will be to find ways we can find hope for our lives from the words and music of this hymn.


    Download the study guide here: L5_Awake_My_Heart_with_Gladness.pdf

    OCTOBER 17: SING SONGS OF HOPE - THE LIFE & HYMNS OF PAUL GERHARDT

    Christians may have an idea about the life of Martin Luther, but many Lutherans often do not know much about what happened after him.  In September and October, we will look at the life of the most famous Lutheran hymn writer, Paul Gerhardt, who lived about a century after Luther.  This study will prepare us for the release of a new hymnal Redeemer will be using later this fall.


    Today we introduce how Paul Gerhardt faced doctrinal conflict and persecution from the Elector of Brandenburg-Prussia.  We will study his hymn, "Why Should Cross and Trial Grieve Me."  Our goal will be to find ways we can find hope for our lives from the words and music of this hymn.


    Download the study guide here: L6_Why_Should_Cross_Trial_Grieve_Me.pdf