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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 2024

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, Nov 19, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 5:3-5 & Deuteronomy 18:1-2
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 4 secs
Why is it important to learn what inheritance meant in the Old Testament? Listen to this message to see that inheritance referred to giving someone a possession. Using Abraham as an example, hear about the time God made a covenant with him, unilaterally giving Abraham a land to possess. Find out that some groups of Israelites lived in the land but did not have a portion they possessed. Understand that all believers in the Church Age have a guaranteed inheritance, but only those who grow spiritually will receive special rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Sun, Nov 12, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 5:3-5 & 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 40 mins 53 secs
When you try to live the way the Bible says Christians are supposed to live do you find yourself sinning and it feels like you’re sinking into quicksand? Do you ever fear you’ve lost your salvation? Listen to this encouraging message to learn that just as you didn’t have to perform any good works to be saved, your sins cannot cause you to lose your salvation. See that everything depends on Christ’s death on the Cross and not anything we do. Understand that although we can do nothing to earn salvation, we can lose rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ based on the life we live.
Sun, Nov 05, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 5:3-5 & 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 29 secs
Warning! Believers who do not grow spiritually shall not have an inheritance in the Kingdom of God. Listen to this message to see the meaning of this warning and whether it applies to salvation or to a special inheritance in the Millennial Kingdom. Find out that the life a believer lives should be in contrast to that of unbelievers, both in thinking and in actions. See the inheritance promised to all believers and the inheritance that is rewarded to those who walk by means of the Spirit.
Sun, Oct 22, 2023
Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:21 & 1 Peter 2:24
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 43 mins 33 secs
What does the New Testament have to say about Christ’s death on the Cross as a substitution for mankind’s sins? Listen to this message to hear the Greek prepositions used to explain this. See the significance of the sacrificial Passover Lamb. Understand that although all our sins were paid for at the Cross, each person must individually trust Christ for his or her salvation.
Sun, Oct 15, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 5:2 & Genesis 22
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 56 mins 13 secs
Substitutionary atonement! Do you know what that means? Listen to this message to hear how Christ’s love for us was such that He died in our place and paid the penalty for our sins. Beginning in the Old Testament, see how this work of Christ was predicted. Hear the illustration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac, and learn about the animal sacrifices that were made for the sins of the people. Rejoice that all of your sins are forgiven and you can trust Him to be your Savior.
Sun, Oct 08, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 5:1-2 & John 13:34-35
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 49 mins 28 secs
What does it mean to walk in love? Listen to this message to see that the biblical command to walk in love describes how believers are to live their lives on a day-to-day basis. Understand that love is not an emotion but a mental attitude based on remembering what God has done for us in Christ. See what loving our enemies means.
Sun, Oct 01, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 5:1-2
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 24 secs
What do you know about God’s personal, infinite love for each believer? Listen to this lesson to learn that God demonstrated His love by the sacrificial death of His Son, Jesus Christ, on the Cross for our sins. Find out that we are to daily show that love to all other believers, both by forgiving them for any wrongs they do us and by not harboring mental attitude sins toward them. See how we are to imitate God by having our thinking transformed.
Sun, Sep 24, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:32 & Matthew 18:21-25
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 48 mins 46 secs
Are you imitating God and treating another believer who has wronged you with gracious forgiveness? Listen to this lesson to learn how you can be enabled to display this forgiveness when you are walking by means of the Holy Spirit. Hear a parable that Jesus taught his disciples about a king who forgave a man a great debt and what the man did to someone who owed him, in turn.
Sun, Sep 17, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:32
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 1 sec
How can we imitate God? Listen to this message to learn that we are to imitate the way God has forgiven us and to understand His grace. Hear four biblical categories of biblical forgiveness. Learn that God’s forgiveness is complete but there may still be consequences.
Sun, Sep 10, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:32
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 48 mins 54 secs
When other believers wrong us we’re to forgive them as God forgave us. What does that mean? Listen to this message to learn when God forgave our sins and that we did nothing to deserve this forgiveness. That same mental attitude is to be ours when another believer has harmed or hurt us. Learn about four kinds of forgiveness taught in the Bible.