Ancient Voices, Sacred Stories: Introduction to the Bible
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Ancient Voices, Sacred Stories: Introduction to the Bible

Revealing the timeless truths unfolding from the Bible’s pages.
4.2 (13 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
730 students enrolled
Last updated 3/2017
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Study the Bible comprehensively using a simple three part method: noting the facts, interpreting the passage, and living out the wisdom the passage offers
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Requirements
  • Students will need to have access to a Bible, either hard copy, or online.
Description

Our Vision

Reveal the timeless truths unfolding from the Bible’s pages.

Our Aim

Through a unique blend of Bible study, performance, Biblical scholarship, discussion and personal reflection, we aim to present relevant historical background, provide understanding, offer emotional connection, and encouragement to live out the timeless truths of scripture.

Our Approach

We've designed each character study to begin with historical background for the character, then a basic Bible study for you to do, so you can see for yourself what the text actually says. 

Then we'll show you an artistic concept--a performance--of that character, along with life application questions.

The final piece is a lecture, wrapping up the study, and offering some thoughts on how to live out the wisdom you've gained. 

Each segment of the study includes a 10 to 20 minute video, with a written character study sheet, and a written Bible study sheet, which you can spend as much, or as little, time on as you would like.

Our Hope 

This study is designed for those new to the Bible, and for those who would like a more experiential approach to Bible study.

Who is the target audience?
  • Those who are new to studying the Bible, and those who would like to get a better handle on how to study the Bible.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Ancient Voices, Sacred Stories: Introduction
2 Lectures 13:00

We love God, and we love His word, so we're hoping you'll be interested in joining us on this grand adventure of discovering all the dimensions and facets of what God has in store for us in the Bible.

Throughout our studies we'll be quoting clips from the Bible. Anything that doesn't say it's from the King James Version (KJV) will be from the New International Version (NIV). However, there are lots and lots of Bible translations out there; so please, you pick whichever one you're most comfortable with.

If you're new to the Bible--or curious about our take on things--we've prepared some sections to cover the basics of Bible Study and Prayer. Then we jump into our main topic, Sarah's story.

Ancient Voices, Sacred Stories, What We Do
02:53

If you'd like to get to know us a little better before joining us, this is how we got started, and where Ancient Voices, Sacred Stories came from.

Who We Are
10:07
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The Bible
3 Lectures 25:22

What is the Bible? And what sets this book apart from every other ancient document? 

This lecture portion contains:

1. A 9 minute talk on the Bible's authenticity and trustworthiness

2. A written resource containing the information given in the talk (see attachment: "What Is The Bible")

3. A quiz covering the material in this talk 

What is the Bible?
09:26

This quiz covers who wrote the Bible, and how reliable the Bible is as the source for truth.

What is the Bible?
9 questions

    Knowing more makes you smarter, but does it make you wiser? 

       Learn how studying the Bible can help you become wise.

This lecture portion contains:

1. A 9 minute talk on suggestions for studying the Bible

2. A written resource containing the information given in the talk (see attachment: "How Can I Study The Bible")

3. A quiz covering the material in this talk 

How To Study Your Bible
09:12

See if you can explain why, according to 1 Timothy 3:16-17, why studying the Bible a good idea, and describe the three steps that garner the greatest benefit in studying the Bible.

How to Study the Bible
7 questions

Think of yourself as a journalist, getting the facts from the source, the Bible itself. 

This lecture portion contains:

A 9 minute talk on suggestions for studying the Bible

Doing the Bible Study
06:44

Let's see if you've got a working knowledge of how to navigate an actual Bible! Get one out as a help for this quiz.

Let's also see how knowledgeable you are about finding websites to help you study the Bible online (it makes Bible study WAY easier)

Doing the Bible Study
5 questions
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Character Study
2 Lectures 15:57

There is always so much more! One of the ways we experience God’s word as “living and active” is in how we can enter into the Bible’s stories. 

This lecture portion contains:

1. A 5 minute talk on suggestions on how to see parallels between your own story, and the Bible character's story

2. A written resource containing the information given in the talk (see attachment: "Character Study")

3. A quiz covering the material in this talk 

Character Study
04:57

Get a handle on what makes our Character Study unique, and not like the Bible Study portion of our course.

Character Study
6 questions

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Study Sarah in an Experiential Way
11:00
About the Instructor
Joanne Hagemeyer
4.3 Average rating
32 Reviews
955 Students
4 Courses
Bible Teacher

Teaching the Bible to change lives, Joanne led and taught a Bible class of 350-500 students from 2003 to 2013. She currently serves as an advisor and mentor to eight area Bible classes with an international Bible study. But her great love for the Bible began as a child, watching the men in synagogue pray the words of scripture, murmuring and weeping, lovingly touching and kissing the Torah.

When she received her own Bible at church in 1970, she read the whole book, from preface to concordance, with transcendent joy, knowing these were the very words of God. Since then, Joanne has taught Bible in Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, Retreats, Studies, and more. 

Also a long-time "armchair archaeologist," Joanne joined the Board of Directors for the Biblical Archaeology Forum in 2013.

Another passion for Joanne is the healing work of counseling, and currently serves as a lay counselor in affiliation with The Lay Counselor Institute since 2012.

Anita Gutschick
4.3 Average rating
32 Reviews
955 Students
4 Courses
Actress, CEO and founder of "Women of the Bible"

Anita Gutschick is an experienced stage actress who has studied acting, voice, and movement and worked professionally in video, film, and radio since 1989. She developed Women of the Bible in 1995 and it has become her most passionate vocation. God’s grace has allowed her to share the messages of these biblical women with tens of thousands of audience members across the United States.

Anita has performed at hundreds of retreats, conferences, and programs for various denominations all across the country. Women of the Bible has been the focus of women's retreats at regional and national gatherings

Anita has served as a deacon, is trained as a Stephen Minister, and has participated in Bible Study Fellowship. In 2004 she took a Walk to Emmaus – De Colores! 

She has recently joined forces with Joanne Hagemeyer to form Ancient Voices, Sacred Stories, which is a platform to co-lead retreats and develop on-line courses centered around Biblical characters.