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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.

Ephesians (2018)

Ephesians (2018)

September 2018 - February 2019

How should we live as believers? Ephesians will inform us of our riches, our spiritual assets, in Christ and how we are to live. Ephesians is the most significant book for understanding our roles and responsibilities as Church Age believers. Listen to the series to put your spiritual growth into hyperdrive.

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Sun, Feb 10, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-5 & Romans 8:28-30
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 50 mins 41 secs
Are you having trouble understanding the difference between which Bible passages refer to getting saved and the ones which are discussing spiritual growth after salvation? Listen to this lesson to gain a clear understanding of four key biblical words to help with these concepts. Follow a word study on the term predestination and find out that it means God appointing believers to a particular task. The importance of knowing this is to make you aware that your destiny is to serve God and you need to learn the means to accomplish this.
Sun, Feb 03, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 57 secs
On what basis does God choose who will make up the church? Listen to this lesson to learn that God does not choose who will believe, but in His foreknowledge He knows who will willingly trust in Christ as their Savior. See that God has chosen their destiny and mission. Learn from the Wedding Guest parable that it is the volition of the guests that is the deciding factor and that those who are willing to attend are given robes of righteousness in Christ. Learn what it means when it says God loved Jacob but He hated Esau. Realize that you, as an individual, must accept God’s free gift so you will enter into Heaven and have eternal life.
Sun, Jan 27, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 1-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 24 secs
Are you looking for tips on how to have a happier marriage, be a better parent, or lead a more fulfilling life? Listen to this lesson to learn that you don’t need to have experts give you any life hacks. Instead you need to learn what God’s destiny is for those who trust in Christ as their Savior. Taking time to learn what mission God has designed for you must become your priority. Learn the importance of word studies to find out that when God chose or selected us, it is not referring to our salvation, but to the destiny that has been commissioned for all believers in the Church Age. Allow the Word of God to transform how you think in life.
Sun, Jan 06, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 4 secs
How does God’s foreknowledge relate to His omniscience? Listen to this lesson to learn how they are connected and that the focal point here is the destiny of those who are in Christ. Find out the meaning of the Greek word PROGINOSKO and how it is used in five New Testament passages. See that translators impose their theology on some verses. Accept that God’s foreknowledge applies data on which His plans and purposes for mankind are based.
Sun, Dec 30, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 43 secs
Does God choose who will be saved or does He choose blessings for those He knows will accept Christ as their Savior? Listen to this lesson to hear what Scripture says about whether God’s foreknowledge preceded predestination. Find out the influence of Augustine on Calvin. Hear the differences between various views of Calvinism. See that within God’s sovereign plan He allows freedom for humans to choose whether or not they will believe in Christ’s saving work on the Cross.
Sun, Dec 16, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 51 mins 18 secs
Does God know everything that could have happened as well as what actually happened or does He only know what He has determined will happen? Listen to this lesson to learn about God’s foreknowledge which precedes His predestining that those who believe in Christ have been appointed for a purpose and set apart for service. Hear the history of the controversy between determinism and free will. Realize that as believers we can choose to obey God’s Word and grow to spiritual maturity when we walk by means of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Dec 09, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 50 mins 48 secs
What does personality mean? Listen to this lesson to learn seven characteristics of personality and understand that each Member of the Trinity has distinct personality traits, but all are equal in essence. Learn about the heresies of modalism, adoptionism, and Arianism. Hear the Nicene Creed, its background, and how it emphasizes the true divinity of Jesus Christ while recognizing the Person of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Dec 02, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 53 mins 53 secs
What are the implications of the terms “Father” and “Son” referring to God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, the Son? Listen to this lesson to learn that members of the Trinity have the same divine essence but different roles. See that these titles preceded creation and Christ’s incarnation and are related to submission to authority. Find out that Satan rebelled against authority orientation and mankind has had a problem with authority ever since. See that as we learn about these role distinctions in the Godhead it helps us to understand and handle the difficult aspects of our relationships.
Sun, Nov 25, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 58 mins 4 secs
Does Christianity teach monotheism, the belief that there is one God? Listen to this lesson to learn that all the writers of Scripture and the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, were monotheists. See that while all three members of the Trinity are one in essence, they differ in their roles. Find out the difference between begotten and being born. Learn about authority in the Godhead and how it becomes a pattern for us. Hear five descriptions in John 1 about the divinity and uniqueness of Jesus Christ.
Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 10 secs
Have you ever grappled with the concept of the Trinity? It’s not easy to understand that God is one in essence but three distinct persons. Listen to this lesson to learn that there is not a singular God of the universe but an eternal plurality. See how this concept means that every individual has value but not at the expense of the one and what its implications are for government and other aspects of life. Find out if only one member of the Trinity created the world or if all three were involved. Understanding these truths helps us to worship God more fully.