September 2013 - March 2017
Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.
True stories of the lives of famous people quickly move to the top of the best sellers' charts. Listen to this series about the engrossing story of the life of Christ as told by a once-hated tax collector, Matthew. See how his emphasis is on Christ as the promised Messianic King. Find out about the not-to-be-missed practical ways this Gospel can impact your life.
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Sun, Nov 27, 2016
Passage: Matthew 23:16-28
Duration: 52 mins 51 secs
How does your understanding of Jesus differ from this passage? Listen to this lesson to learn that many people do not think of Jesus as someone pronouncing these woes on the Pharisees. Find out what oaths mean in Scriptures, their importance, and how the Pharisees had distorted them. Learn that internal transformation must occur before the external things we do count. Accept that unless we believe that Christ is our only Savior we will not have that internal cleansing and transformation.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016
Passage: Matthew 23:13-22
Duration: 55 mins 8 secs
Is intolerance always a sin? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus was harshly intolerant of hypocrites, yet never sinned. Find out how Jesus presented Himself as the only truth and the only way for salvation. Hear the seven woes (plus one) that Jesus pronounced on the Pharisees. See if He is referring to believers or unbelievers when He calls the Pharisees hypocrites. Learn what the biggest battle in the world is and see that’s it’s not political or cultural differences.
Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Passage: Matthew 23:1-12
Duration: 49 mins 27 secs
Are you a hypocrite? Listen to this lesson to learn how Jesus accused the Pharisees of extreme hypocrisy. Find out how the Sabbath was given as a grace gift from God but the Pharisees turned it into legalism in order to impress others. Understand that it’s not what we do outwardly but whether our motivation is to love and obey God inwardly that counts.
Sun, Nov 06, 2016
Passage: Matthew 23:1-5
Duration: 57 mins
Would it surprise you to know that God hates religion? Listen to this lesson to learn how Jesus confronted the Pharisees over their rituals and legalism. Hear five points on the differences between Christianity and religion. See the importance of having a relationship with God rather than trying to impress God with our good deeds. Be on the lookout for false teachers who deny that the Scriptures are the inspired Word of God.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016
Passage: Matthew 22:41-46 & Psalm 110:5-7
Duration: 53 mins 53 secs
How long will God allow the righteous to suffer and evildoers to prosper? Listen to this lesson to learn three biblical answers to this timeless question that include Christ’s death on the Cross, Armageddon, and God’s final judgment. Find out how God crushes the opposition in Operation Footstool. Understand the last three verses of Psalm 110 are referring to God the Father empowering the Messianic King to defeat His enemies. Take comfort from knowing that God’s plans for the future are being worked out according to His schedule.
Sun, Oct 23, 2016
Passage: Matthew 22:41-46 & Psalm 110:3-4
Duration: 49 mins 56 secs
Does God ever change His mind? Listen to this lesson to learn that God only shifts to different phases of His plan for the human road. Find out who the volunteers are who will return with Christ and how the “dew of your youth” should be translated. Learn what champagne bottles have to do with Melchizedec and who this priest-king was to Abraham. Ask yourself if you have used the free will God gave you to trust in His Son, Jesus Christ, as your Savior so you will return to earth with Christ some day.
Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Passage: Matthew 22:41-46 & Psalm 110:2
Duration: 53 mins 55 secs
When Christ the Messiah rules on earth, what will His rule be like? Listen to this lesson to learn that Christ’s rule will not be like any other rulers the world has ever known because it will be perfect righteousness. See the relationship between this Ruler and the house of David. Find out the purpose God created man for and how this Messianic rule will fulfill this purpose. See how those who have trusted in Christ as their Savior do not need to be alarmed over what is happening in our country, but can take comfort that no matter how bad it gets, we can have joy in our coming destiny.
Sun, Oct 09, 2016
Passage: Matthew 22:41-46 & Psalm 110:1
Duration: 49 mins 17 secs
Are you sweating the small stuff these days? Worrying about job security or what’s happening to our country? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has a plan for the human race that was foretold many years ago. His plan included sending a Savior, the Messiah, Jesus Christ, who was prophesied about in the Old Testament. Hear one such prophecy in Psalm 110. See that verse 4 is the centerpiece of the Psalm and that that in verse 1 there is a different Hebrew word used for the first “Lord” and the second. Rest in the knowledge that God is sovereign and everything is under His control.
Sun, Oct 02, 2016
Passage: Matthew 22:41-46
Duration: 49 mins 2 secs
Whose Son is the Messiah? Listen to this lesson to learn about this question that Jesus asked the Pharisees. Find out the meaning of the word Christ and its relationship to the Messiah. See the proof of Jesus’ divinity expressed in Psalm 110, the most-quoted Psalm in the Old Testament. Find out the importance of reading not only the New Testament but the Old Testament in your daily Bible reading.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016
Passage: Matthew 22:39-40
Duration: 47 mins 59 secs
Is it true that many people suffer from low self-esteem that makes it difficult for them to love others like the Bible commands? Listen to this lesson to learn that Scripture teaches that because of our sin nature, we always love ourselves. Find out that it takes humility to consider the needs of others above our own. Learn about the perversions of self love by humanistic psychologists and hear the story of the Good Samaritan for a picture of biblical love of others. Take time to evaluate your ability to love others as Christ loved us on the Cross.