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Old Testament
Curricular Area: Religion
Grade(s): 9
Credit: 1
Semesters: 2
Prerequisite: None
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This course is an historical survey of the Old Testament. The student will learn a little of the historical and geographical settings of the Old Testament period, and will study what God's Word says about God's work in history before the incarnation of Jesus Christ. The selected areas of study include the Books of Moses, the making of the nation of God's people, the fall of the kingdom of Israel, the exile period, and the rebuilding of Israel after the exile. Students will see New Testament principles for the lives of Christians illustrated in the lives of the people in the Old Testament.

Homework: Generally, one assignment per week that should require 1/2 hour time commitment.
 
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New Testament
Curricular Area: Religion
Grade(s): 10
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This course is an historical survey of the New Testament. The student will learn a little of the historical and geographical settings of the New Testament. Through a survey of the Gospels and an in-depth study of one of them, the student will learn about the life, death, resurrection, and Ascension of the Lord Jesus. Students will then study the work of the Holy Spirit through a study of Acts, which lead into a study of church history.

Homework: For each class period, approximately 20 minutes of out-of-class work is required.
 
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Church History
Curricular Area: Religion
Grade(s): 10
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This course tells the story of the church from the end of the Biblical record in the first century to the present, with emphasis on the Reformation. The student will learn some of the reasons for the large numbers of Christian denominations, along with the major differences between them.

Homework: For each class period, approximately 20 minutes of out-of-class work is required.
 
 
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Christian Faith
Curricular Area: Religion
Grade(s): 11
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This course is designed to review the major teachings and principles of Christian doctrine. The basis of this course is the Bible, the first ten articles of the Augsburg Confession and other parts of the Book of Concord. In this course, the student will also confront the untruths of the world's religions with Christian truth. Topics include: the person and work of Christ, justification, sanctification, the sacraments, the Holy Spirit, the church, eschatology, and Christian worship.

Homework: For each class period, approximately 20 minutes of out-of-class work is required.

Online: This course is also offered in a blended format where students meet in the traditional classroom two days a week and work online for the other two.
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Old Testament
Selections
Curricular Area: Religion
Grade(s): 11
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None
 
 
 
 
 
Description: This course studies the poetic, prophetic, and wisdom books of the Old Testament. Students will see the important relations of the Word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit, to men of the Old Testament and to their own lives.

Homework: For each class period, approximately 20 minutes of out-of-class work is required.

Online: This course is also offered in a blended format where students meet in the traditional classroom two days a week and work online for the other two.
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Christian Ethics
Curricular Area: Religion
Grade(s): 12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
 
Description: This course is designed to acquaint students with the will of God so that they will be equipped for living in our amoral society. The basis of this course is the Bible, especially the teaching of the Lord Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount, and other related Scriptures. There will be much practical instruction from the Scriptures in daily living and an emphasis on God's order for marriage and the family.

Homework: Approximately 15 minutes per night.
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New Testament
Selections
Curricular Area: Religion
Grade(s): 12
Credit: 1/2
Semesters: 1
Prerequisite: None 
 
 
Description: This course in an in-depth study of the Holy Spirit inspired writings of Paul, the letter to the Hebrews, the General Epistles, and the Revelation of Jesus Christ to John. These books, or selections from them, will be read and applied to students' lives.

Homework: Approximately 15 minutes per night.
 
 
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