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.
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Sun, Aug 23, 2015
Passage: Matthew 16:1-12
Duration: 59 mins 55 secs
Whoa! You’ve just been body slammed by a problem that seems too big to tackle. Where do you turn? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Word of God is sufficient to deal with all problems. Learn about the differences between the Pharisees and Sadducees and how they were both trying to trap Jesus. See what Jesus means by the signs of the time and the sign of Jonah. Don’t be willfully ignorant about the Word of God but learn four ways to make Scripture a transformative priority in your life.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:21-28
Duration: 50 mins 19 secs
Mother Theresa was honored for showing compassion to lepers. Listen to this lesson to see how God shows the greatest possible compassion to the human race by providing solutions to all our problems, including the problem of sin. See that bread often refers in the Bible to God’s ability to feed us both physically and spiritually. Learn the meaning of common grace and how to depend on God for all our needs.
Sun, Aug 09, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:21-28
Duration: 49 mins 34 secs
How do you treat repulsive and unlikeable people? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus taught His disciples to take the gospel to these people and show God’s lovingkindnesses to them. Find out what Jesus did to help the Canaanite woman and what He meant when He referred to her as a dog. Gain a clear understanding of demon possession and two Greek words used for it. Remember that we, as disciples, are to take the gospel to everyone on the basis of God’s mercy.
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:10-20
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 56 secs
Do you know someone who seems perfect and never sins? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible says everyone is born with a sin nature and everyone sins. Find out that what you think can be as wrong as what you do. Hear about the three enemies of the Christian and how to defeat them. Learn that its not a sin to be tempted but it becomes a sin when you give in to the temptation. See the three-point solution to our sin nature and learn that only God can fulfill the longings of the human heart.
Sun, Jul 26, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:7-9 & Jeremiah 2:1-13
Duration: 57 mins 54 secs
Did you know Christianity is not a religion? Listen to this lesson to learn how it differs from all the religions of the world. Find out that we are always inclined to seek some man-made authority over God’s Word. See that our temptation is to substitute that which gives us no true happiness for what makes us happy at the moment. Now is the time to look into your own life and see what is approved by God. Find out the meaning of broken cisterns and don’t just go through the motions of being religious.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:1-20
Duration: 54 mins 32 secs
How’s your heart these days? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus isn’t talking about our physical heart but a more serious major heart defect called Adam’s original sin. Find out who the Pharisees were and how Jesus angered them by pointing out their arrogance as they tried to fool others without really obeying God. Understand how Jesus told them they were not honoring their father and mother. Reality check! Do you obey God’s Word or are you trying to impress others with how religious you are?
Sun, Jul 12, 2015
Passage: Matthew 14:22-33
Duration: 49 mins 49 secs
Do you push the panic button when you’re frightened? Listen to this lesson to learn that all of us have fears but God comes to us with the ultimate solution. See that God often directs us into situations that make us fear for our finances, our health, our freedom, and even our life. His purpose is to teach us that we can’t solve our problems but we need to see that God is the One who is always with us sustaining us. Hear about Jesus walking on the water in the storm and see that Peter was able to walk on water with Him until he looked down and saw the raging seas. Find out about a number of passages in the Scripture that show us how to handle our fears and see that when we learn the lessons in our tests, often the Lord ends them.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
Passage: Matthew 14:13-21
Duration: 56 mins 17 secs
If we want to love everyone as Jesus commanded, do we have to approve of things we believe are wrong? Listen to this lesson to learn six principles on how we can reach those who are resistant to God’s truth. While we recognize that we are insufficient to meet many obstacles we face in life, see that God provides what we need today just as Jesus fed the five thousand with two fish and five loaves of bread. As we focus on God’s mission for our life, recognize that we are not to be conformed to this world or pressured into giving up what we believe.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015
Passage: Matthew 14:1-12
Duration: 58 mins 9 secs
Lopping off someone’s head is not a new way to dispose of an enemy. Listen to this lesson to hear about the grisly beheading of John the Baptist for pointing out truths from the Word of God. Hear about the convoluted and sordid history of the Herod family during the time when Christ was upon this earth. Gain an understanding of why those who scoff at God want to rid the world of Christians and see what our attitude toward being persecuted for standing up for what we believe should be.
During the class, Dr. Dean mentioned Dr. Andy Woods' blog. You can read it at www.thewordonpolitics.com
Sun, Jun 14, 2015
Passage: Matthew 13:53-15:58
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 7 secs
Have you ever noticed that it’s sometimes hard for your family to recognize your best points? Listen to this lesson to see how Jesus’ hometown rejected Him. Even though they were astonished at His teaching, they scoffed at His wisdom and miracles. See Jesus’ response to this rejection and His illustrations from the lives of Elijah and Elisha. See why Jesus, although fully divine, had to be human so He could die in our place and be our Savior. Find out six reasons why people reject Jesus today.