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.
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Thu, Feb 15, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:3-6
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 41 secs
What does it mean when the Bible says that believers are to be a “distinct people”? Listen to this lesson to learn that it’s our thinking that needs to be different from those around us. See that when we study the Word of God and walk by means of the Holy Spirit our thinking is transformed from human viewpoint to divine viewpoint. Find out what Peter means when he refers to the Gentiles. See the importance of not being influenced by the “spirit of the age”. Hear a report on the missionary work that took place in Brazil last fall when Jeff Phipps and Ray Mondragon went there.
Thu, Feb 08, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:1-4
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 30 secs
Do you realize you have to “get over yourself” if you want to lead a spiritual life that gives you happiness on this earth and rewards in eternity? Listen to this lesson to learn that all of us have a sin nature that causes us to be self-absorbed and self-indulgent. Also, we are surrounded by demonic thinking which feeds our lust patterns. See that the answer lies in immersing ourselves in the Word of God as we walk by means of the Holy Spirit. Hear nine points on how we can grow spiritually and become mentally tough and ready to face the challenges that come our way.
Thu, Feb 01, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:1-4
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 55 secs
Did you know that what goes on between your ears is what shapes your life? Listen to this lesson to learn that you are fighting mental battles daily. See that your sin nature or human viewpoint is warring against God’s revelation in His Word which is Divine viewpoint. Learn about eight lust patterns that want to run amok in your soul and find out what God has designed for Christians to counter them through means of the Holy Spirit. Realize that the solution is always focusing on our mental attitudes and using our volition to choose to walk with God.
Thu, Jan 25, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:1-4
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 57 secs
If your life needs to change, your thinking needs to be changed. Listen to this lesson to hear the truth that will open your eyes and change your life. Find out that having the right mental attitude is of supreme importance. Learn that it is by studying the Word of God and walking by means of the Spirit that we learn the standard of God’s thinking called Divine viewpoint. See that Jesus Christ is our example and it is by arming ourselves with Scriptures that we are trained and begin thinking about the things God wants us to think about. Understand that we are to demonstrate in our lives that God’s viewpoint is right and resolve that we are no longer going to handle our problems by sinful thoughts and actions.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 4:1-2
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 7 secs
So you’re facing mistreatment and persecution. What does God’s Word teach us about handling this problem? Listen to this lesson to learn that our example should be the Lord Jesus Christ. See that we are told to “arm ourselves” mentally. Hear several concrete ways this can be accomplished in our lives through the ministry of the Holy Spirit and see several verses that demonstrate ways to do this. Find out what it means to “cease from sin” and how we need to resolve mentally that we no longer will handle situations by our sin natures.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19-22
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 58 secs
During the Christmas season you may find yourself wondering why it was necessary for God to become a man. Listen to this lesson to gain a better understanding of God’s amazing plan for mankind and the blessings that accompany it. Hear how Satan has tried to disrupt God’s plan and about one demonic attack that took place before the flood in Noah’s day. See that Jesus is our example of how to handle unjust suffering and hear that our prayer should be that we can know the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering.
Dr. Dean mentions his paper from the Pre-Trib Study Group in this message. You can view his presentation in the media link below.
Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 35 secs
When did the Fall of Satan take place? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible doesn’t tell us specifically but that Scriptures have to be compared with Scriptures. Find out there are three views of this event and which one most nearly fits biblical references. Learn what transpired between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2 and the meaning of two Hebrew words. See how one creature’s disobedience affects all of creation. Hear about Satan’s attacks on the human race throughout history. See that angels are referred to as the sons of God and learn about a time they had offspring with human women as a demonic infiltration of the human race. Learn about their punishment for this. Find out what Jesus proclaimed to these spirits.
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19 & Isaiah 14
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 27 secs
Hear a summary of the speakers and their messages at the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Conference held in Dallas, Texas this week. Then continue with the study of the origin of Satan and evil in this world. In Isaiah 14 learn about “Lucifer” who has fallen from Heaven after arrogantly asserting his desire to ascend to Heaven. Then hear how his end will take place in the “Day of the Lord”. Find out how we as Christians have a role to play as witnesses to this great conflict of the ages.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19 & Ezekiel 28
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 42 secs
No one disputes the presence of evil in the world, but there is great disagreement about why evil is in the world. Listen to this lesson to hear evil’s origin. Find out that God did not create evil but He has given His creatures free will, which allows them to choose whether to obey or disobey Him. Hear nine reasons why Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14 are referring to Satan and not a human being. See a description of Satan who was created as an amazing cherubim but a shift came in Satan’s thinking and he became self serving and evil. Understand that through God’s grace we are free to choose to obey God and believe in Christ as our Savior.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 28 secs
Are angels and demons real? When did God create them and what role do they play in human history? Where does evil come from? Answers to these vital questions can only be found in God’s revelation to mankind in the Bible. Hear the different classifications of angels, their unique appearances, and incredible powers. Find out that evil had a beginning and will someday end and is related to free will. Learning these truths will protect you from the many false beliefs concerning these unseen creatures.