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[a] = summary lessons
[b] = exegetical analysis
[c] = topical doctrinal studies
What is a Mini-Series?
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.

Sat, Jul 21, 2018
Series: Memorial Services
Duration: 59 mins 35 secs
Memorial service for Bettie Joyce Bean Collins
Thu, Jul 19, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 53 secs
When you’re “under fire” in the circumstances of your life, are you surprised or wonder why God would let that happen to you? Listen to this lesson to hear the many reasons that believers can expect adversities and suffering. Find out that some of our trials are deserved because of our own actions but that many are underserved. See that unbelievers have two ways of handling their problems, one by pretending they don’t exist and the other by enduring them with gritted teeth while Christians have been given the Holy Spirit and the Scriptures so they can rejoice in the midst of trouble.
Tue, Jul 17, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 1-2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 43 secs
Do you think a church service should be designed to lift your spirits and make you feel better? Listen to this lesson to learn that the purpose of a worship service should be to help you know God as defined in Scripture. Hear a number of definitions of worship telling both what it is and what it isn’t. Find out why it is important to study worship in the Old Testament. Begin an intriguing new study of what a sanctuary is and learn that as believers study God’s Word and mature spiritually they will come to trust and obey God on a daily basis.
Sun, Jul 15, 2018
Passage: Matthew
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 24 mins 16 secs
Are we in the Kingdom today? Listen to this lesson to learn this prevalent belief is not biblical and puts a false emphasis on social justice. See how Matthew explains the reason for the postponement of the Kingdom until Jesus’ Second Coming. Find out why Jesus began to teach in parables and relive the vivid moments of Jesus’ arrest, six trials, and crucifixion culminating in His triumphant resurrection. Accept the challenge of the Gospel of Matthew for all Church Age believers to become students of the Word of God and to grow to spiritual maturity, resting in Jesus for all our needs.
Thu, Jul 12, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1-4:11
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 58 mins 58 secs
Would you like to know the secret to handling problems in life without panicking or falling apart? Listen to this lesson to learn that the answer is to “stand in grace”. See what it means to be holy and to fear God. Find out the importance of obeying authority and how this applies in marriage, raising children, and in the workplace. Accept that this is not something we can do on our own but as we walk by means of the Holy Spirit and study God’s Word we will be given the power from God to ignore distractions and live in light of the glorious future promised to us.
Tue, Jul 10, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 1
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 18 secs
How is an understanding of creation central to worshipping God? Listen to this lesson to hear nine foundations for the study of creation being essential for true worship of God. See that angels worship God’s creation throughout the ages and into the future, just as believers will in the eternal state. Hear examples of this worship in Psalms and many other Scriptures. Understand that it is only when we grasp the marvels of God creating all things out of nothing that we are able to fully appreciate His majesty and power.
Sun, Jul 08, 2018
Passage: Matthew
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 44 mins 33 secs
If someone asks you about the Gospel of Matthew, how would you describe it? Listen to this lesson to gain an overview of the Book beginning with the author and three reasons why he wrote it. Learn that the key words are king and kingdom. Hear a six-point outline of the book and begin a study of the first parts of the outline. If you’ve followed throughout this in-depth study of Matthew, the takeaway should be a greater appreciation of Christ’s life and death and the necessity for not only being a believer but also a disciple of His.
Thu, Jul 05, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:11
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 59 mins 44 secs
How can we glorify God? Listen to this lesson to learn that we are to either teach or serve others with the spiritual gifts that we have been given by God the Holy Spirit. Those with a speaking gift are to treat this gift in a responsible manner as they properly handle the Word of God. Those who have a serving spiritual gift are not to rely on their own talents but on the abilities God gives them. Hear a number of biblical doxologies in Scripture honoring God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.
Tue, Jul 03, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 9 secs

Was America founded as a Christian nation? Listen to this message to learn what the Founding Fathers had to say about this. Continue the study of worshipping God through music. Hear a number of popular fallacies current today in the “worship wars” taking place in churches. See that the worldview of the culture influences music, art, and literature and that Christian music must be based on principles from God’s Word. Be aware of the danger of conforming Christian music to the pagan culture in order to attract people.

In this message Dr. Dean referenced the book Why Johnny Can't Sing Hymns: How Pop Culture Rewrote the Hymnal by David Gordon.

Sun, Jul 01, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:18-20
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 56 mins 50 secs
Church. What should a church be doing for its members? Teaching topics that will help them lead successful lives in finance, parenting, and marriage? Providing fun and friendship with like-minded people? Entertaining them with music? Listen to this message to see that Jesus’ last words on earth to His disciples told them that their mission was to teach. See that they were to teach the Word of God and learn the methodologies that best accomplish this. Find out that verse-by-verse teaching of both the Old and New Testament is what helps Christians grow to spiritual maturity. Learn that Jesus promises that He would always be with them and that promise applies to all of us also.