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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.

Matthew (2013)

Matthew (2013)

September 2013 - July 2018

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

True stories of the lives of famous people quickly move to the top of the best sellers' charts. Listen to this series about the engrossing story of the life of Christ as told by a once-hated tax collector, Matthew. See how his emphasis is on Christ as the promised Messianic King. Find out about the not-to-be-missed practical ways this Gospel can impact your life.

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Sun, Jul 15, 2018
Passage: Matthew
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 24 mins 16 secs
Are we in the Kingdom today? Listen to this lesson to learn this prevalent belief is not biblical and puts a false emphasis on social justice. See how Matthew explains the reason for the postponement of the Kingdom until Jesus’ Second Coming. Find out why Jesus began to teach in parables and relive the vivid moments of Jesus’ arrest, six trials, and crucifixion culminating in His triumphant resurrection. Accept the challenge of the Gospel of Matthew for all Church Age believers to become students of the Word of God and to grow to spiritual maturity, resting in Jesus for all our needs.
Sun, Jul 08, 2018
Passage: Matthew
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 44 mins 33 secs
If someone asks you about the Gospel of Matthew, how would you describe it? Listen to this lesson to gain an overview of the Book beginning with the author and three reasons why he wrote it. Learn that the key words are king and kingdom. Hear a six-point outline of the book and begin a study of the first parts of the outline. If you’ve followed throughout this in-depth study of Matthew, the takeaway should be a greater appreciation of Christ’s life and death and the necessity for not only being a believer but also a disciple of His.
Sun, Jul 01, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:18-20
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 56 mins 50 secs
Church. What should a church be doing for its members? Teaching topics that will help them lead successful lives in finance, parenting, and marriage? Providing fun and friendship with like-minded people? Entertaining them with music? Listen to this message to see that Jesus’ last words on earth to His disciples told them that their mission was to teach. See that they were to teach the Word of God and learn the methodologies that best accomplish this. Find out that verse-by-verse teaching of both the Old and New Testament is what helps Christians grow to spiritual maturity. Learn that Jesus promises that He would always be with them and that promise applies to all of us also.
Sun, Jun 24, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:18-20
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 57 mins 25 secs
What is distracting you from fulfilling the mission you have been given as a Christian? Listen to this lesson to hear Christ’s mandate before He ascended to Heaven and how that should set the priorities in your life. Learn the meaning of the word “disciple” and see that not all believers are disciples. Find out what Jesus meant concerning baptism and how it teaches an important spiritual truth for Church Age believers. Take time after hearing this message to determine if you are managing your time so you can concentrate on growing to spiritual maturity.
Sun, Jun 03, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:18-20
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 39 mins 32 secs
Does the New Testament teach that meeting in small groups is the best way to make disciples? Listen to this lesson to hear the meaning of discipleship and whether all believers are disciples. Find out the four key terms we need to understand that Jesus gave in His last instructions. Hear the fallacy of “lordship” salvation and understand that the apostles, Paul and Peter, taught the importance of teaching the Word of God to all believers as the means to spiritual growth.
Sun, May 27, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:18-20
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 47 mins 42 secs
What did Jesus mean when He said that all authority had been given to Him in heaven and on earth? Listen to this lesson to see that Jesus was not referring to His future kingdom authority but that He was now the head of the Church in this new Church Age. Hear several New Testament passages about Christ’s headship. Find out that when the Bible says some doubted Him, it was not doubts about His resurrection but they were confused about what their mission was to be now. Hear various views on millennialism, and see which is Biblical.
Sun, May 20, 2018
Passage: John 21:1-17
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 42 secs
What character trait does the Apostle John stress is the most important in his books? Listen to this lesson to see that love is the one that is emphasized. See how the Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated His love for us by not only laying down His life but by supplying all our needs, both physical and spiritual. Hear how Jesus used four synonyms in asking Peter if he loved Him. Understand that it is only by learning God’s Word and obeying it that we can grow spiritually and love God.
Sun, May 13, 2018
Passage: John 20:26-31
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 37 secs
What is the role of evidence and proof in our faith? Listen to this lesson to learn that we are not expected to take a “leap of faith” because God has provided abundant evidence of what He has revealed in His Word. Hear how Luke explains that he carefully researched and reported eye witness accounts of all he proclaims in the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Find out that Paul says the risen Christ appeared to him the same way He appeared to the others. Hear that our feelings are to be subordinated to the evidence God gives us and that after salvation we need to daily continue to know God and to serve Him with our whole hearts.
Sun, May 06, 2018
Passage: Luke 24:30-45 & John 20:19-25
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 55 mins 34 secs
As a believer are you looking forward to receiving your resurrection body at the Rapture? Listen to this message to learn that our new bodies will have special abilities as illustrated by Jesus’ resurrection body. Find out the evidences Jesus presented to His frightened disciples that He was now alive. Find out what apostolic succession means and five explanations for what it means when the disciples received the Holy Spirit at this time. Let this lesson remind you that Jesus paid the price on the Cross for our sins and all we have to do is simply believe in Him.
Sun, Apr 29, 2018
Passage: Luke 24:30-45 & John 20:19-25
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 8 secs

You’ve wronged someone and you confess and are forgiven. Does that mean there are no more consequences? Listen to this message to hear about the importance of forgiveness in all our lives and the results of being forgiven. Find out that Jesus appeared to Peter in private after His resurrection and forgave Peter for having denied Him three times. Hear details on how Cleopas and the other disciple that Jesus joined on the road to Emmaus recognized Him when He gave thanks for the bread and broke it. Learn what it means to “bless God”.

The combined Scripture reading for this lesson is available in the Notes link below.