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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 - October 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, Aug 09, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12 & James 1:2-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 56 secs
Do you stay relaxed in times of adversity? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible teaches about trusting God and glorifying Him in times of turmoil. Find out the only thing you can take with you when you die. Hear about the Judgment Seat of Christ for Church Age believes and what will be evaluated there. Be challenged to walk by means of the Holy Spirit in your daily life so you will receive eternal rewards.
Thu, Aug 02, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12 & James 1:2-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 59 mins 44 secs
Why are Christians hated, not only in other countries but increasingly in our own? Listen to this lesson to learn why unbelievers hate the name of Jesus. Find out that someone’s name doesn’t just mean what they’re called in the Bible but has far more significance. Hear examples of the names of God and what they teach. See how God’s name is our assurance of eternal security and learn if praying in Jesus’ name is necessary to get our prayers answered.
Thu, Jul 26, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12 & James 1:2-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 1 sec
Okay, so things in your life are horrible. What’s your first reaction? Throw a pity party? Listen to this lesson to learn that all of us suffer and that some suffering we bring on ourselves and other is undeserved but God can use both for our spiritual growth when we walk by means of the Spirit. Find out that Peter was talking about people who suffer for their Christian beliefs much as we see happening in our country today. Learn how it is possible to have joy in the midst of even the most intense adversities because of what we know about God and understand about the purpose of suffering in our lives.
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.
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.
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.
Thu, Jun 28, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:10-11 & 1 Corinthians 12
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 9 secs
Are you spending time wondering what your spiritual gift is? Listen to this lesson to learn that as you serve other Christians under the filling of the Holy Spirit your spiritual gift will become evident over time. Follow a fascinating exploration of spiritual gifts in the Word of God and learn the difference between temporary and permanent gifts and why some gifts ceased. See that spiritual gifts are not the means to maturity but are a result of spiritual growth which comes through walking by means of the Spirit and studying God’s Word.
Thu, May 31, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:10-11 & 1 Corinthians 12
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 35 secs
Why is every believer given a spiritual gift or gifts at the moment of salvation? Listen to this lesson to learn the reason and how it applies to each one personally. Learn the fundamental meaning of the Greek word “charisma” and how it is not just limited to spiritual gifts. See that the gift given to us is not based on our merit or accomplishments but is a grace gift bestowed by God the Holy Spirit. Hear facets explaining these gifts and understand that we only activate our spiritual gifts as we mature spiritually.
Thu, May 24, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 59 mins 27 secs
Is love some kind of magical, exciting, tingly feeling that sweeps over us? Listen to this lesson to learn the astonishing manifestations of Biblical love. Find out both positive and negative traits of love for everyone, including those who cause us problems and even grief. See that love is active and not just an absence of mental attitude sins toward others. Hear the nasty traits that show we lack love, all of which are products of the sin nature. If this picture of love leaves you feeling challenged, remember that Biblical love is never a result of our own efforts but the Holy Spirit produces it in us when we walk by the Spirit, learn God’s Word, and mature spiritually.
Thu, May 17, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 21 secs
You’ve got to be kidding! Does God really expect me to love everyone? Listen to this lesson to learn that this love is not something we have to manufacture on our own. See that this is supernatural and is based on God’s righteousness and justice. Find out that it can only be produced in us when we are walking by the Spirit. Learn what the Old Testament teaches about love. See how parents show Biblical love to their children by setting boundaries and how rearing good children is a way of loving your neighbor. Hear Paul show us that without love, everything we do in the Christian life is worthless.