September 2013 - April 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.
Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here and here.
To view all video Bible studies in the Matthew series, click here.
Sun, Nov 08, 2015
Passage: Matthew 18:1-10
Duration: 44 mins 37 secs
“Aw shucks! I’m not much!” Is this what humility sounds like? Listen to this lesson to learn that being humble does not mean being a doormat but means submission to authority. Find out that Jesus was trying to teach His disciples not to strive for status but become like little children who were not treated as anything special in that culture. If the disciples wanted to have full participation in the coming kingdom, they must give up their own agenda of being important and do the will of God. Today believers have the same choice to make. Is it our way or God’s way?
Sun, Oct 25, 2015
Passage: Matthew 18:1-4
Duration: 37 mins 13 secs
What does Jesus mean when He says you have to become like a little child? Listen to this lesson to see that He was speaking to arrogant believers. Hear ten points on humility and see its importance in the Christian way of life. Find out that humility is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the Bible. See its basic meaning of learning to submit to authority. When difficulty arises in our lives, check to see if humility leading to grace orientation is the answer to our problems.
The version of the video from Jeff and Doug's teaching visit to Natal, Brazil that has the audio and video in sync is available here
Sun, Oct 18, 2015
Passage: Matthew 17:22-27
Duration: 58 mins 30 secs
Are most governments evil? Listen to this lesson to learn that human government was established by God. See how the Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus about paying taxes. Find out what the Bible teaches about the legitimacy of governments and why they are flawed because of the humans who run them. Learn about the dual citizenship that Christians have in this world and the importance of their freedom of conscience. Hear seven points from Proverbs and Psalms on the responsibilities of citizens to their country. As Christians we need to execute these responsibilities to the best of our abilities in order to glorify God.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015
Passage: Matthew 17:22-27
Duration: 39 mins 1 sec
Why should we pay taxes? After all, the money is being used for a lot of things we think are wrong. Listen to this lesson to learn what Jesus had to say on the subject even about taxes that were not required. See how Jesus illustrated that He, as the Son of God, was not obligated to pay the temple tax but did so as an excellent citizen. Find out that Christians should not create an issue to distract from God and cause unbelievers to doubt. Although we will never be perfect on this earth, each day we have opportunities to do our best in ways that glorify God.
Sun, Oct 04, 2015
Passage: Matthew 17:14-20
Duration: 52 mins 58 secs
A young deaf and mute boy throwing himself on the ground and frothing at the mouth. A distraught father running to ask Jesus for help. Listen to this lesson to learn biblical facts about demon possession and whether Christians can be demon possessed. Find out ten characterizations of demonic possession. See how Christ stressed the importance of faith and the necessity for the faith rest drill in our own spiritual growth.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
Passage: Matthew 17:9-13
Duration: 49 mins 36 secs
Since God has given mankind free will, what happens to His plans for us? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has contingency plans that make certain His ultimate purposes will always come to pass. Find out that Jesus indicated that John the Baptist could have fulfilled the role of Elijah if he had not been rejected by the Jewish nation. See that Elijah’s ministry is still future. Just as many people in those days were expecting a Messiah to come to rule in the kingdom, so today there are those who do not want to believe that Jesus had to suffer and die on the cross so we could be born again by trusting in Him as our Savior.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Passage: Matthew 17:1-8 & Psalm 2:7
Duration: 56 mins 53 secs
Have you ever tried to imagine how Christ looks in Heaven? Listen to this lesson to learn about three disciples who were given a glimpse of Him and described it in the gospels. See that God the Father and God the Son are described similarly in the Bible. Learn reasons why Moses and Elijah were present at the Transfiguration. See God’s grace as He tells people not to be afraid but take time to realize that those who refuse to believe will be judged.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Passage: Matthew 16:28-17:2 & Philippians 2:5-9
Duration: 42 mins 43 secs
Do you love movie previews with their tantalizing teases of what is to come? Listen to this lesson to see how Jesus gave His disciples an alarming view of coming events. Learn that three of these disciples were taken to a high mountain and find out what the Transfiguration is. Gain an overview of the hypostatic union when Christ’s divine nature and humanity were combined in Him. Appreciate what Jesus did for us as you submit to His authority day in and day out.
Sun, Sep 06, 2015
Passage: Matthew 16:21-27
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 33 secs
How much are you willing to suffer for your Christian beliefs? The news is full of stories about persecution against Christians. Listen to this lesson to learn what Biblical attitudes we should adopt to prepare us. See what Jesus told His disciples about His death, burial, and resurrection and Peter’s arrogant reaction. Since God has promised us He has provided a way to handle all suffering, we need to decide if we are willing to accept these difficulties and trials. Learn that the path to real life is giving up what we want in order to obey God and gain eternal rewards.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015
Passage: Matthew 16:13-21
Duration: 57 mins 43 secs
Who do you say Jesus Christ is? The founder of Christianity? A wise religious teacher who stressed loving your neighbor? Someone who deserved to be put to death by the Romans? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus Christ is the eternal Second Person of the Trinity, the Messiah, and the Savior of mankind. Learn an accurate interpretation of a passage where Jesus discusses the rock as the foundation of the church. After hearing this lesson, take time to reflect on who you think Jesus is and whether He is your personal Savior.