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God's Plan for the Ages - Dispensations (2014)

God's Plan for the Ages - Dispensations (2014)

March 2014 - January 2015

This series an is update from Dr. Dean's Dispensations and Covenants (2000) series, now including video and graphics.

The one doctrine that has opened up the scriptures to the largest number of people is the doctrine of dispensations. Many people have indicated that when they heard the doctrine of dispensations, God's plan for the ages, everything in the Bible began to make sense.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here and here.

Dr, Dean has put together a suggested reading list on Dispensationalism. Click here to download the document.

To view all video Bible studies in the God's Plan for the Ages - Dispensations series, click here.

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Sun, Mar 09, 2014
Duration: 41 mins 11 secs
Does your life seem as helter-skelter as a house made without a blueprint? A lopsided room here, a crooked roof there, and tiny crooked windows that let in little light? All our lives would be like that without God's master plan for the ages. Listen to this lesson to understand the outline of history as described in the Scriptures. See how this unblemished plan includes the angels in eternity past and continues throughout human history ending in the defeat of Satan with the coming of the Savior, Jesus Christ. Be ready in the coming weeks to learn the details and how this foolproof plan explains the meaning of life, the meaning of suffering, and the purpose for history.
Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 37 secs
Psst... Come over here a little closer. How would you like a behind-the-scenes peek at God's plan for the ages? It's not really a secret. God has clearly revealed His Plan and it can be known by taking the Bible literally with the words meaning just what they say. Hear several thrilling examples of the exacting, literal way God fulfilled His prophecies in the past and be comforted knowing that all future prophecies will be enacted just as predicted. Learn the three essential elements of God's plan and how all other interpretations of God's Word can be measured against them.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Passage: Luke 16
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 25 secs
Pack your bags for an enlightening journey through the pivotal points of human history, past, present, and future. Understand that God decreed distinct intervals with unique rules and regulations and progressive revelation. Find out the full meaning of the word dispensations and its synonyms and how each of these periods are characterized by different means of administration. Allow your thinking to become organized as you prepare to embrace your responsibilities during the time in which we live.
Tue, Apr 01, 2014
Passage: 1 Corinthians 4:1-2
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 20 secs
What if you had the opportunity to conduct a one-on-one interview with the Creator of the world? Would you want to know His plans and purposes for human history? Listen to this lesson to learn that in His Word God has revealed distinct dispensations or administrations for handling the affairs of mankind. See the differences between ages and dispensations and how new dispensations always begin with new revelation. Understand that for each dispensation God has delegated responsibilities and stewards to carry out these responsibilities. Hear a number of definitions from the leading exponents of dispensationalism.
Tue, Apr 08, 2014
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 49 secs
Imagine buying a house without a contract that laid out all the legal requirements. Or accepting a job offer without a firm contract. Listen to this lesson to see that God has given legal contracts or covenants to mankind that set out His promises and our obligations. Learn the riveting facts about eight different covenants and which ones are dependent upon man's obedience. See the difference between the terms "Age" and "Dispensations". Let these powerful truths give you total confidence that God has a perfect plan down to the last detail and can be depended upon to fulfill all He has promised.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 17 secs
If a panoramic view of history is your cup of tea, then you're going to love this lesson. Starting in eternity past, see how God created angels and learn about the subsequent fall of Satan. With God's restoration of planet Earth and the creation of mankind came the Age of the Gentiles which ended with the Tower of Babel. Continue to the Age of Israel beginning with Abraham through the coming of Christ and completed in the future Tribulation. Stop and observe the great parentheses that takes place called the Church Age where we are today and look forward to the Messianic Age and Christ's thousand year reign on the earth. Examine the unique characteristics of each dispensation that demonstrate God's loving care for mankind.
Tue, Apr 29, 2014
Passage: Genesis 1-3
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 20 secs
If your idea of angels are of little cherubic heavenly beings flitting around to help people, get ready for this true epic saga of angels and the rebellion of Lucifer. See how this resulted in the angelic conflict and the creation of mankind. Learn the role all humans have in this high-stakes undertaking. Examine the Creation covenant God made with Adam and the five mandates given to the human race. Find out the dire consequences that followed Adam and Eve's disobedience which reverberate to this day. Appreciate how God, in grace, provided the solution for sin.
Tue, May 06, 2014
Passage: Genesis 3-12
Duration: 56 mins 22 secs
Powerful angelic beings seducing beautiful women resulting in half-human/half-angel offspring. Sound like a hair-raising, page-turning fantasy novel? Listen to this lesson to learn the original true account of this episode in the angelic conflict and how it led to the devastating flood in Noah's day. Learn about God's covenant with Noah and its six premises, including the death penalty and human government. See how once again mankind failed resulting in the Tower of Babel. Realize that although man fails, God remains faithful.
Tue, May 13, 2014
Passage: Genesis 12-17
Duration: 52 mins 10 secs

From the shadowy pages of ancient history comes a man from a family of moon worshipers who believed in the one true God. Listen to this lesson to learn how God made a covenant with him that promised him a specific land, many descendants, and that he would be a blessing to all peoples. See how Abraham never owned the land during his lifetime but that this unconditional, irreversible promise will be fulfilled in the future. Realize that when you see the Jewish nation today it reveals how God is still working out His plans to bless mankind through Abraham.

Please note that the beginning of this video is incorrectly labeled as Lesson #8.

Tue, May 20, 2014
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 5 secs
What do pomegranates on the hems of Jewish High Priests' robes have in common with the Mosaic Law? Listen to this lesson to learn about the 613 laws given to Moses and the Israelites who had been redeemed from slavery in Egypt. Find out the purposes of the Mosaic Law and how it clarified sin and showed the people their need for a Savior. See why the Mosaic Law is not still in effect today. Learn about the warnings God gave the Israelites of five cycles of discipline if they disobeyed as a nation and see how these horrific consequences have played out in history.