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A Mini-Series is a small subset of lessons from a major series which covers a particular subject or book. The class numbers will be in reference to the major series rather than the mini-series.

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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

1 Peter (2015)

1 Peter (2015)

January 2015 - February 2018

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

This epistle focuses on the critical doctrine of how we face adversity and how we are to think about it in our lives. The key word is the word for suffering and its many synonyms. The purpose is to remind all believers that God has a destiny and a future inheritance for them. What we think of as speed bumps interfering with our personal plans are actually God’s training tools and are to be expected, rejoiced in, and not dreaded.

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

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www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/20151stpeter.xml
 
Thu, Nov 09, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 33 secs
How can anyone be so evil that they deliberately kill innocent children in a church as happened in Texas? If you find it difficult to understand evil, listen to this lesson to begin a study about the invisible warfare between Satan and his followers against God. Hear about the creation of angels before the earth was created. Find out that the only way we can learn about angels is through God’s revelation in His Word. See that 34 of the 66 books in the Bible discuss angels and that Jesus affirmed their existence when He was on this earth.
Thu, Nov 02, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 8 secs
Begin this class with a few moments celebrating the Houston Astros winning the 2017 World Series and then hear about the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which was a policy statement concerning Israel’s right to a homeland. In this third chapter of 1 Peter be reminded that Jesus is the pattern for how to react when suffering unjustly. See eight different meanings for the word spirit and which one best fits this context. Realize that we will face opposition but we can be encouraged because Jesus Christ defeated it all on the Cross.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 56 secs
What does it mean to have peace with God? Listen to this lesson to learn that God reconciled mankind to Himself through Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross. See that because of being reconciled to God man is able to approach God and trust Christ as his Savior. See how Christ handled His unjust suffering as He died for our sins. Learn that it’s only when we believe in Christ that we experience reconciliation. Find out the meaning of the ministry of reconciliation and why we are to be ambassadors for Christ.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 55 secs
When was our sin cancelled? When we trusted in Christ as our Savior or when Christ died on the Cross? Listen to this lesson to gain an understanding of the doctrine of atonement. Learn the meaning of how and when our debt was cancelled and its importance. Hear four components of this forgiveness. Marvel at all that Jesus Christ accomplished for the human race on the Cross and the opportunity we have to accept this great salvation.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 56 secs
What is the true nature of atonement? Listen to this lesson to learn about its myriad facets. Hear how the early church slowly came to understand these vital doctrines and what some of the earliest theories of atonement were. See the different meanings of the word kaphar and how cleansing is a vital element of it. Learn that atonement is not a biblical word but is made of three words: at- one- ment, to cover many aspects of it. Understand that learning this makes us appreciate much more fully all that Christ did on the Cross when He died for our sins.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 3 secs
Have you ever considered what it cost the Lord Jesus Christ to die for your sins as a substitute in your place? Listen to this lesson to hear many points on the meaning of substitutionary atonement. See how the sacrifices in the Old Testament were a picture of this and how an innocent lamb had to be sacrificed. Learn that Christ’s death on the Cross was a victory which He proclaimed to spirits after His crucifixion. See that when we suffer unjustly, our example on how we should handle it is Christ who died once for all, the just for the unjust.
Thu, Sep 07, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 11 secs
What does it mean to have a good conscience before God? Listen to this lesson to learn that the only true standards for our conscience must come from the Word of God. Find out what a defiled conscience is and the difference between a passive and an active conscience. See the importance of not being intimidated by the opposition against Christianity in our culture but continue to walk by means of the Holy Spirit. Learn the difference between undeserved and deserved suffering. See how it is imperative that we replace our human viewpoint standards of conscience with divine viewpoint standards.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:17
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 1 sec
Do you feel you’re being picked on because you’re a Christian? Listen to this lesson to see that Christians are an object of persecution and this persecution is growing in our country. See that there are many parts of our culture that are opposed to anything relating to God. Learn that our example on how to handle this is how Christ handled His persecution. Find out that the Apostle Peter told people that it’s better to be persecuted for doing what’s right, rather than for doing what’s wrong, reminding them of the time when he had denied Christ. See that now is the time to get prepared for coming waves of persecution.
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & Matthew 27:57-28:8
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 30 secs
How do you think you would have reacted if you had been one of the witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus Christ after His death on the Cross? Listen to this lesson to learn about the many witnesses who saw Jesus alive. See that it only takes two or three witnesses to confirm the truth of a matter. Hear the only two options for an explanation of the empty tomb. When witnessing to unbelievers remember there is ironclad proof that Jesus rose from the dead and that gives us confidence for our own resurrection someday.

This lesson also references Mark 15:42-16:14; Luke 23:50-24:43; John 19:38-20:29.

Dr. Dean referenced a document on the post-resurrection appearances of Christ during this class. You can download it here.

Thu, Jul 27, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & Matthew 27:57-28:8
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 24 secs
What evidence is there that Jesus was resurrected? Listen to this lesson to learn that there is evidence in the way the tomb was sealed by a large stone and a wax seal. Find out about the condition of the grave clothes that were found. See how we know the guards over the tomb were not just temple guards but a minimum of eight or more Roman soldiers. Learn the importance of the many witnesses. Realize that the reality of the resurrection is at the heart of the Christian message.