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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.

Judges (2021)

Judges (2021)

January 2021 - January 2023

Judges is a book that is rarely taught on in any church. This is a tragedy because it is a book for our times. What is impressive about this book is the theme. The last verse in Judges: “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” Judges was in many ways the dark ages of Israel’s history: they rejected the authority of God, they rejected the authority of Scripture, and in its place they substituted their own authority. In other words, instead of looking to God and His Word for absolutes and structuring all their thought under that umbrella they looked to the community, to one another, to themselves as the source of absolute right and wrong.

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Tue, Oct 25, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:7-11:11
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 38 secs
Does God only use people who fit our expectations for leadership? Listen to this lesson to learn about a time when no one in Israel was willing to lead the people and they sought out a tough guy who was a gang or cartel member and robbed and plundered. See that this man, Jephthah, was the son of a prostitute, which put him in a lower social order. Find out that the Israelites were in dire straits and had been invaded by enemies because they had turned their backs on God. Learn what the Torah taught about idolatry and what it means that God’s anger was aroused against the people.
Tue, Oct 18, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:6-18
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 30 secs
Clear the decks and get ready to listen to this message to learn about the irrational thinking that is destroying our civilization today. Hear about the clash of ideas beginning in ancient times between biblical thinking and paganism. See a timeline for the philosophical underpinnings of the early continuity of being thinkers who taught that god and man are one and all have a spark of divinity in them. In contrast, learn that there is one God and He is the Creator and there is always a distinction between Him and the creature. See that the only ideas that give stability to a nation are the ideas that come out of the Bible.
Tue, Oct 11, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:6-18
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 11 secs

Where do the ideas and concepts you have come from and how do they affect your life? Listen to this lesson to learn that what you think about God will shape all of your thinking. Hear about the demonic ideas of the fertility gods of the Near Eastern religions which are still prevalent in the thinking of most people today. Understand the scale of being and its complete rejection of divine institutions. Examine your own thinking to see what pagan concepts you hold so you can replace them with biblical truth.

The link for the teen's and children's "Bible Framework" known as "Interlocked" is available here It is now also available in Spanish and German.

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Tue, Oct 04, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:6-18
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 27 secs

Do you worship the Creator of the universe or what He created? Listen to this lesson to begin a study of the distinction between the Creator and the creation. Hear the story of origins as told by the pagans and see how they borrowed bits from the Bible but came up with their own false thinking. Find out what the Chain of Being is and the concept of existence. Hear about the gods and goddesses that were worshiped and see how they were all backed by demonic powers. Take time to think how you may have been tainted with some of these beliefs by the culture you live in.

The link for the teen's and children's "Bible Framework" known as "Interlocked" is available here It is now also available in Spanish and German.

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Tue, Sep 13, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:10-18
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 22 secs
Why were the ancient Israelites constantly in turmoil and having to fight off their enemies? Listen to this fascinating message to learn about the cycles of evil that happened when the people of Israel abandoned God and were totally influenced by the pagan gods inspired by Satan. Find out that God in His grace delivered them over and over but they returned to their evil ways throughout much of their history. Realize that we face the same pagan influences today and must choose to trust God rather than live like those around us.
Tue, Sep 06, 2022
Passage: Judges 10:1-10
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 20 secs
After the chaos during the judgeship of Abimelech, hear there was a peaceful period when five judges ruled Israel. See that the people of Israel gradually returned to their old ways of abandoning God and serving idols until God again judged them and allowed outside enemies to attack them. Learn about some of the pagan gods they worshiped instead of the one true God. Just as in those days, we, too, must choose daily if we will serve God or false gods.
Tue, Aug 23, 2022
Passage: Judges 9:23-57
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 58 mins 45 secs
Do you like to see justice done when someone has committed a wrong? Listen to this message to hear about a time when God’s unseen hand was at work punishing Abimelech and the people of Shechem for the evil they had done. Hear about the battle that took place and how a woman wounded Abimelech by dropping a stone on him from a wall. Be assured that God is always at work providentially and that evil will always be repaid.
Tue, Aug 16, 2022
Passage: Judges 9:1-22
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 55 secs
After Gideon was told by God how to destroy the enemies of his country, he failed to give God the recognition due Him, but became like an eastern potentate. What were the consequences of this on the next generation of his family? Listen to this lesson to hear about one of his sons, Abimelech, who killed all but one of his 70 brothers in order to become king. Hear the bramble fable told by the surviving brother, Jotham, as he warned the people about what was going to happen to the nation. Realize that we too, need to be aware of what is happening in our country and pray for God’s help in overturning the evil forces.
Tue, Aug 09, 2022
Passage: Judges 9:1
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 12 secs
What does the Bible teach about government? Listen to this lesson to begin a study comparing the days of the Judges in Israel with what is happening in America today. Follow a history of how the laws governing countries developed in western civilization and the influence they had on our Founding Fathers. See that when the people of a country slide into paganism and abandon godly principles, their country begins to collapse. Hear a four-part definition of paganism.

Books mentioned by Dr. Dean during this class include:

Lex Rex by Samuel Rutherford.

A Match Made in Heaven: American Jews, Christian Zionists, and One Man's Exploration of the Weird and Wonderful Judeo-Evangelical Alliance by Zev Chafets.

The movie Dr. Dean referenced is God’s Not Dead.

Tue, Aug 02, 2022
Passage: Judges 8:4-35
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 50 secs
How grateful are you today for all God has done in your life? Listen to this message to hear thirteen life-changing principles about gratitude and the importance of living in the light of that thanksgiving. As you hear this review of the tragic way Gideon failed to remember God’s help and began to demand tribute from his people in a kingly manner, remember to make time in your day to show your thankfulness to the One who makes all your blessings possible.