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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 - April 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.

To view all video Bible studies of the 1 Peter series, click here.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/20151stpeter.xml
 
Thu, Jun 29, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 42 secs
What proof is there that Jesus really existed? Is He only mentioned in the Bible? Listen to this lesson to learn about many historical sources written in the early first century that mention Christ, including Gentile and Jewish sources. See how there is confirmation of the period of darkness on the day of the crucifixion and how there are attempts to explain it away as an eclipse. Hear and underline in your Bible a number of references where Jesus claimed to be the Son of God so you can locate them when talking to unbelievers.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 4 secs
Does the Bible predict what will happen in the future? Listen to this not-to-be-missed lesson on the amazingly accurate prediction made by Daniel over two thousand years ago. See that this shows that God is a God of precision. Find out that Daniel’s prophecy predicted to the day when Christ would be crucified and that much of his prophecy has been fulfilled but there is still seven years remaining. Learn that these seven years will be triggered by a specific event in the future and will be called the Tribulation. When talking to unbelievers use the many fulfilled prophecies concerning Jesus to show them that the Bible can be trusted.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 4 secs
How can prophecies help us to show unbelievers that the Bible can be trusted? Listen to this lesson to hear about three specific prophecies that were fulfilled just as predicted. Find out about a king who was named over three hundred years before he was born. See that Tyre was changed just as foretold in the Bible and that Nineveh was destroyed in the exact manner described in Nahum. Become familiar with these prophecies so you can share them with unbelievers.
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 19 secs
Why is it important to have different strategies to use when presenting the gospel? Listen to this lesson to learn three basic questions that people often ask and four answers for them. Hear eight things about the uniqueness of the Bible as God’s revelation to mankind and the amazing story of its preservation. Hear about instances where archaeology has corroborated biblical events. Learn these answers so you will be ready when someone questions your belief in the Bible.
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 45 secs
Ready for a practice session on using apologetics? Listen to this lesson to apply what you’ve been learning by the use of a transcript from the movie God's Not Dead 1. Listen as the transcript for the movie scenes is read and follow along as Pastor Dean quizzes us so we can test what we’ve been learning.

During tonight's class Dr. Dean took us through three apologetics scenes from the movie God's Not Dead. See the transcript of the Three Arguments Used in the God's Not Dead available on this website.

You can view the movie God's Not Dead online or purchase it from Amazon.com

Thu, May 25, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & Acts 2-3
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 49 secs
Should we have differing approaches when discussing the gospel message to various audiences? Listen to this lesson to see how the background of unbelievers needs to be considered when witnessing to them. See how we can determine what they believe by asking questions and carefully listening to their answers. Hear examples of different audiences and the messages for each in the book of Acts. Find the points of common ground and always remember to discuss the Creator God.

Dr. Dean referenced a new document, Three Arguments Used in the God's Not Dead movie, during this class, which will be discussed in next week's class.

This class also discussed Acts 14 and 17.

Thu, May 18, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & 1 Kings 18:22-19:2
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 33 secs
What are you willing to risk to defend what you believe about God? Listen to this lesson to learn how Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal about their beliefs by setting up a test for the them. See how he was pointing out that what they were depending on for their happiness and prosperity was not working. Find out the importance of knowing your own ultimate reality as a believer in order to help others change their minds. Hear eight things to learn from this event in Elijah’s life that will help us in witnessing to unbelievers.

To help clarify some of the terminology used in the study of apologetics, Dr. Dean has begun developing an Apologetics Glossary, which he updated 5/19/17.

Thu, May 11, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & 1 Kings 19
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 46 secs
Does the Bible use apologetics in its teaching? Listen to this lesson to learn that apologetics are seen throughout the Bible and differ depending on the times in which events occur. Find out the differences between apologetics and Christian evidences. See how Elijah’s ministry was designed to show the superiority of God’s truth over the pagan beliefs. Hear the essential elements of different worldviews and the importance of understanding your own worldview and the influences that have been involved.

To help clarify some of the terminology used in the study of apologetics, Dr. Dean has begun developing an Apologetics Glossary.

Thu, May 04, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & Exodus 4
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 52 secs

How should we confront unbelievers about their pagan beliefs so they can change their minds about the gospel? Listen to this lesson to see how Moses confronted Pharaoh with the plagues which mirrored the gods and goddesses Pharaoh worshipped. Hear about useful strategies and how evidence is important. Understand that it is God the Holy Spirit who is working in the unbeliever and understand that we are the visible representation of God to those we witness to. Learn how we need to have the courage to question those who are lost to see what they are thinking so we can have appropriate biblical answers for them.

Also includes information on Exodus 8-11.

To help clarify some of the terminology used in the study of apologetics, Dr. Dean has begun developing an Apologetics Glossary.

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & Genesis 2:17
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 40 secs
Why do all peoples in the world have some form of religion with a generally common set of beliefs? Listen to this lesson to learn that creation itself proves the existence of God. See that where mankind goes wrong is assuming they can determine what facts mean rather than accepting that everything is what it is because God has determined it. Find out that everyone can understand enough about God to make them accountable before Him. Hear thirteen implications from Genesis 3 when God is questioning Adam and Eve after the Fall.

Also includes Genesis 3:8-13

To help clarify some of the terminology used in the study of apologetics, Dr. Dean has begun developing an Apologetics Glossary.