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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.

2 Peter (2019)

2 Peter (2019)

May 2019 - November 2019

“Fake News” has become an often-used term since the 2016 election in the USA. In the days of the early church, the problem became fake teachers. Fake teachers taught fake doctrine, fake theology. Fake teaching and fake theology lead to an impotent and phony spiritual life—a pseudo spirituality which has eternal consequences for the individual.

In this short epistle Peter warns of the soon-to-come false teachers in the churches who will lead people astray and will destroy spiritual lives and churches. However, before he developed that theme, he first reminded his readers of the foundation of faith, that they might be forearmed to stand against the Satanic counterfeits that would soon come and then, as now, take captive those believers who were still willingly in bondage to their sin natures. This study will open your eyes to the dangers and deceptions Satan instigates and the only true solution, growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

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Thu, Nov 21, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:8-9 & Ephesians 5:8-11
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 13 secs
Also includes Galatians 5:16-25
Thu, Nov 14, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:8-9 & Ephesians 5:8-11
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 33 secs

Also includes Galatians 5:16-25.

What does in mean to be in fellowship with God? Listen to this lesson to learn that being in fellowship is the concept of walking in the light of God under the filling of the Holy Spirit. See how it correlates with abiding in Christ and how it is the condition for producing fruit in the Christian life. Learn that this fruit is the development of a number of character qualities as outlined in this passage. See the contrast between walking as children of light and producing the unfruitful works of darkness.

Thu, Oct 24, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:8-9
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 34 secs
How can we know if we’re maturing in our spiritual life? Listen to this lesson to hear a list of character traits that productive Christians exhibit and how these traits can be developed in us. See what the Lord Jesus Christ and the apostles John and Paul teach about Christians abiding in Christ. Understand the importance of being a productive believer and how it depends on walking by means of the Holy Spirit.
Thu, Oct 17, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:5-7
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 42 secs
Because believers have escaped from the catastrophic fate awaiting unbelievers what should their lives be like? Listen to this lesson to learn that they are to pursue spiritual excellence. Hear a listing of characteristics that can be developed by diligently studying and applying the Word of God in our daily lives. Be encouraged to let these be your highest priority and passion so you can become partakers of the divine nature of God’s Son.
Thu, Oct 10, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 27 secs
You think your life is hard? Listen to this lesson to learn that your troubles don’t compare to what the Apostle Paul experienced. Find out what his mental attitude was during his many tests including beatings, imprisonment, being shipwrecked and floating in stormy seas. See how Paul boasted in his tests because he trusted God to be sufficient. Continue with a study of how the Lord Jesus Christ faced rejection and three specific tests from Satan. Accept the challenges of your rejections and unfair treatment by trusting God in all circumstances.
Thu, Oct 03, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 14 secs
What lights your fires? Fame? Wealth? Fun? Listen to this lesson to hear biblical examples of people who allowed God’s mission for them to be their guiding light and trusted that He was sufficient to meet all their needs. See how Noah and Moses chose God’s approval of them as more important than all the world has to offer. Hear how others faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles and were jeered and harassed as they fulfilled God’s mandates. Today we have the same challenges. What will we choose?
Thu, Sep 26, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 17 secs
When your carefully laid plans fall apart and everything you’ve worked for is cratering around you, do you trust God or do you run around trying to find solutions based on man’s schemes and reasoning? Listen to this lesson to hear the story of Noah who was living in the midst of a wicked, perverse people when God revealed what Noah was to do. Find out the difference between general and special revelation and what it means to suppress the truth. See the only place where absolute, unshakable truth can be found in this world. When faced with problems, follow Noah’s example of trusting in the sufficiency of God.
Thu, Sep 12, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 42 secs
Is there such a thing as absolute truth or is truth relative? Listen to this lesson to learn that there are two kinds of truth. One is based on man’s sin nature and is a result of his flawed thinking. The other is God’s TRUTH, which is based on His power and omniscience and overrides all human viewpoint thinking. Find out what is wrong with the phrase, “all truth is God’s truth”. See what a logical fallacy is and what is wrong with so-called relative truth. Understand that God alone is TRUTH and if we want to have peace, joy, and stability we must learn His absolute TRUTH as revealed in Scripture.
Thu, Sep 05, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 8 secs
Take a moment to think about your problems. Do they seem too difficult to be solved? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has the power to deal with all of our problems and that none are too big for His grace. See that we are all born with a sin nature, loving ourselves, and trying to grab all we can get to try to make ourselves happy. Find out that it is our volition that will determine the outcome. If we trust in Christ, gain knowledge about Him, and have total dependence on God we can lead content lives no matter what the circumstances. Misery comes when we lean on human solutions.
Thu, Aug 29, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 45 secs
Why do we still sin after trusting in Christ? Listen to this lesson to learn that all of us are born slaves to a corrupt sin nature which we never lose until we die. See that when we become new creatures in Christ we have the potential to no longer be controlled by evil but can use our volition to choose to live stable, content lives as we walk according to the Holy Spirit. Learn the means to accomplish this and find out that it is a step-by-step journey that involves making choices in line with God’s Word on a daily basis.