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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 - October 2021

“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.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here.

To view all video Bible studies of the 2 Peter series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

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

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/20192ndpeter.xml
 
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:3-9
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 52 secs

What is the Day of the Lord and when does it occur? Listen to this lesson to hear definitions from a number of noted Bible teachers who have various views. In coming lessons be prepared to go through each usage in the Bible to get a clearer understanding. Find out the reason for what the scoffers call a delay in Christ’s return and learn that God is not bound by time but is patient, desiring that all mankind comes to trust in Christ for salvation.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned Mark Musser's Nazi Oaks as an excellent resource for background on ecology worship. Musser has recently revised his work and it's now available as Nazi Ecology: The Oak Sacrifice of the Judeo-Christian Worldview in the Holocaust

Thu, Jul 22, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:3-7
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 10 secs

Does any of the Olivet Discourse refer to the Church Age? Listen to this message to learn the reasons why Matthew 24 refers to the Second Coming of Christ. Hear passages in the Old Testament where the prophecies about the Messiah are divided between Christ’s first and second comings. Begin a study of what Peter is discussing when he expresses an answer to the scoffer’s remarks about why Christ hasn’t returned using an example from creation in Genesis.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned an excellent resource on the age of the Earth available from the Institute of Creation Research regarding an 8-year research project called RATE: Radioisotopes and the Age of The Earth.

He also mentioned presentations on the Olivet Discourse that were given by Jeremy Thomas and Dr. Dean at the 2017 Pre-Trib Study Group Conference.

Thu, Jul 15, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:3-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 38 secs
What are the “last days” mentioned in the Bible? Listen to this message to learn the different meanings of “last days“. Find out about the lusts of the false prophets and see what the scoffers will be saying. Hear a number of sources that help you answer their objections. Realize that God’s plan for mankind is laid out in great detail and can be studied for us to understand.
Thu, Jun 24, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:2
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 21 secs
Is the universe headed toward a specific end or is everything just random? Listen to this lesson to learn how the Sovereign God is working out His detailed plan for the human race. Hear about 11 fulfilled Messianic prophecies and an astounding one concerning the chronology of 470 years. Marvel over the precision of God’s plan as outlined in the Word of God and look forward to these future events.
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:2
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 10 secs
Why should we remember the words of the Old Testament prophets? Listen to this lesson to learn that seeing God’s miraculous fulfillment of these prophecies gives us great confidence that the rest of God’s promises will come to pass. Hear five of these prophecies and when they were fulfilled. Find out what Jesus’ point was when He only read half of the prophecy in Isaiah about Himself. Be encouraged by the phenomenal odds of these prophecies happening at the exact time planned.
Thu, Jun 10, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:1-2
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 44 secs
How can we learn Scriptures so we remember them? Listen to this lesson to see that we only learn through hearing truth taught over and over again. We need to have constant reminders so we don’t forget what God has done for us. Find out how important memorization of portions of Scripture is and ways to accomplish this. Hear Pastor Dean describe a luncheon he attended with Mike Pompeo today and a book by Voddie Baucham that he presented to him.
Thu, May 20, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:19-22
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 19 secs
Warning! Trap ahead! Listen to this lesson to hear how believers can keep from becoming entangled by their sin natures through following false teachers. Find out that when you are overcome by your lusts, you become a slave to corruption. In contrast see that by focusing on God’s Word you can become a slave to righteousness. Hear two proverbs and their meanings that illustrate this message.
Thu, May 13, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:19-21
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 35 secs
What is the Kosmic system and how does it affect you? Listen to this lesson to learn that it is Satan’s thinking and that he is the ruler of this world. Find out ten basic facts about this spirit of the age and how it appeals to our sin nature. See that it is in total opposition to God’s plans for our lives. Accept that the only way to escape this thinking is to trust Christ as our Savior and believe His promises.
Thu, May 06, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:17-21
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 59 mins 12 secs
Have you fallen for the hollow promises of false teachers who blaspheme God’s Word? Listen to this lesson to hear the Apostle Peter’s vivid, dramatic descriptions of evil, pompous and boastful teachers’ whose aim is to lure empty-headed believers with enticements of sensual pleasure that appeal to sin natures. As believers we must watch out for these traps and protect ourselves by studying God’s Word and walking by means of the Holy Spirit.
Thu, Apr 29, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:12-17
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 14 secs
What can an apostle from the first century AD teach us about false teachers in the world today? See a description of the evil characteristics of these people and what motivates them. Find out that pagan religions always combined sexual practices with their religions. Hear a brief summary from the Old Testament of a man named Balaam who was hired by a pagan ruler to curse Israel and was thwarted by a dumb ass. Learn three lessons we can take from this incident that illustrate that God is in control and that will help us in handling the false teaching all around us today.