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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.

1 Peter (2015)

1 Peter (2015)

January 2015 - April 2019

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.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here and here.

To view all video Bible studies of the 1 Peter series, click here.

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Thu, Apr 25, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:11-14
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 50 secs
Persecution of Christians is happening more and more frequently. What should we do to prepare ourselves and our families? Listen to this lesson to learn a number of biblical ways to ensure that you can stand firm in the face of unjust treatment. See what God’s glory and His dominion mean. As we come to the end of this epistle find out who Silvanus is and hear six points on whether Babylon is the actual geographical city or a code for another place. Accept that no matter what trouble comes our way, we are to remember that God’s power is greater than all His enemies and His grace will provide for us.
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:10-11
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 9 secs
If you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that you had a tremendous inheritance in your future, would you panic when things were difficult now? Listen to this lesson to learn that all believers have a future of eternal glory beyond their wildest dreams. Find out that it is God’s manifold grace that enables us to have the strength we need so we don’t give up in the storms of life. Hear a number of verses describing this grace. See that God is our protector, our refuge, and our fortress. Accept that no matter what traumas we suffer now, once we are in Heaven it will all fade into insignificance as we receive our inheritance.

The video Dr. Dean intended to show at the end of this Bible class can be found here.
Thu, Apr 04, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:9 & Matthew 4:1-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 18 secs
Why is it important for us to study God’s Word and memorize parts of it? Listen to this lesson to learn that when Satan tested Jesus, Jesus resisted him by quoting Scripture. See that Satan used Scripture inaccurately and Jesus immediately corrected him. Find out that Jesus was being led by the Holy Spirit throughout His testing. See if Satan’s offer to give Christ the world’s kingdoms was something he could have delivered and hear Christ’s answer to that. Learn in your own life to take time to study and memorize the Bible so you can pass the tests you will face.
Thu, Mar 28, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:9 & Ephesians 6:14-17
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 42 secs
How do you know when you’re being attacked by Satan or just facing a normal problem? Listen to this lesson to learn how to understand testing in the Christian life. Review the spiritual weapons we have and how to utilize them. See that all of them rely on our submitting ourselves to God and understanding that God is defending us and we need to rest in Him. Follow the example of Christ as Satan tested Him. Find out whether or not fasting is ever a spiritual act. Hear Pastor Dean discuss his recent attendance at the AIPAC conference in Washington, D.C. and its importance of fostering American–Israeli relations that benefit both nations.
Thu, Mar 07, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:9 & Ephesians 6:14-17
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 9 secs
Do you panic and fall apart when bombarded with problems and adversity? Listen to this lesson to learn how to stand firm and be stabilized even when under demonic attack. Find out about the pieces of the whole armor of God and the spiritual truth that each represents. See that you must get rid of distractions in your life and concentrate on learning the truth that is revealed in the Word of God. Rest in the knowledge that it is God who is defending us and we can always trust His promises.
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:9
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 33 secs
How can you defend yourself against an enemy you can’t see? Listen to this lesson to learn about the spiritual warfare we are engaged in as Christians. Learn why we are never told to engage our demonic enemies directly but that we are to resist by standing firm. We do this by relying on what we are learning from the Word of God which strengthens and stabilizes us. Find out about God’s mighty power that protects and defends us and see what the schemes of the devil are.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced a couple of books by C. Gordon Olson: Beyond Calvinism and Arminianism and New Testament Translation

The book by Dr. Bruce Baker entitled For Thou Art With Me. Biblical Help for the Termially Ill and for Those Who Love Them is available from Grace Acres Press as a paperback or ebook.

Thu, Feb 21, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:9
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 47 secs
What does it mean to resist the devil? Listen to this lesson to learn what we are to do when we face adversity and suffering in our life. Find out that we need to have learned the Word of God so we are not caught off guard and that we are to walk in humility, submitting to God. Understand that the problems in our life are tests and they are designed to give us an opportunity to trust God. Be learning about God and His plans now so when we face a disaster we are prepared to stand our ground.
Thu, Feb 07, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 27 secs
Watch out! If you’re a Christian you have a stalker who wants to destroy your faith. What should you do? Listen to this lesson to learn who the stalker is and what your response should be. See an example of a man of great faith who faced terrible undeserved suffering. Find out the importance of standing firm and enduring in adversity. Learn the purpose of testing and like Job, recognize that everything we have is a gift from God and things are not the reason for our happiness.
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 39 secs
Why was Satan allowed to tempt Eve in the Garden of Eden and why was he permitted to test the Lord Jesus Christ? Listen to this amazing lesson that pulls back the curtain on the unseen spiritual war that rages around us so we get a glimpse of the larger picture behind world history. Hear twenty-two summarizing reasons that show a theme throughout the Bible of a trial that is occurring where Satan is the defendant and humans are the witnesses. Find out that since Satan has already been sentenced by God to the Lake of Fire why the sentence has not yet been carried out. With this knowledge gain an enlarged perspective on the tests and adversities that come into your life and how to handle them.

The book by Dr. Bruce Baker entitled For Thou Art With Me. Biblical Help for the Termially Ill and for Those Who Love Them is available from Grace Acres Press as a paperback or ebook.

Thu, Jan 03, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 8 secs
Take a moment to visualize Satan. Do you see a devilish creature with red skin, horns, a tail, and a pitchfork? Listen to this lesson to learn that Satan (also referenced as Lucifer) was a magnificent angelic creature called a cherub who covered the throne of God. See that he was a skilled musician and ruled over the other cherubs. Hear the five arrogant statements he made which led to his condemnation and being cast out of his exalted position. Find out the identities of the prince of Tyre and the king of Tyre and how Satan is behind the throne of evil human leaders. Recognize that our lives are lived in the midst of this warfare and that at times we suffer for this reason.