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What is a Mini-Series?
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, Jun 25, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:6-16
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 51 secs
Are you a failure as a parent? Listen to this lesson to see that nothing you do in life is more important than taking time to teach your children the Word of God and living it in front of them. See that it is the father who has the primary responsibility for this. Hear a number of principles to apply about true biblical worship and parenting skills. Review the incident where the unknown woman anointed Jesus’ head with an expensive oil and how the disciples were told by Jesus three reasons why her work was good. Learn that ultimately all of our decisions focus on our volition and we need to prioritize our time according to the Scriptures.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:1-5
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 45 mins 32 secs

Why did the Lord Jesus Christ come to this earth as the Son of Man? Was it to feed the hungry, heal sick people, or teach His disciples? Listen to this lesson to hear His overriding purpose was to be crucified as our Redeemer. Find out the many contrasts in this passage including contrasts between the anonymous woman, Judas, the religious leaders, and the disciples. Hear the chronology of the events in these last few days before Jesus died on the cross.

Today's message includes a presentation by Jeff Phipps regarding his recent trip to teach the Word of God in the Natal, Brazil area.

Sun, May 28, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:41-46
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 58 mins 1 sec
Would a loving God send unbelievers to never-ending punishment in the Lake of Fire? Listen to this lesson to learn the characteristics of God with emphasis on His sovereignty, righteousness, and justice. Find out for whom the Lake of Fire was created. See what the Bible says abut eternal fire and whether it is a metaphor or literal. Hear biblical terms referring to what happens after death. Let the reality of the future motivate all of us to witness and pray for unbelievers.
Sun, May 21, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:31-46 & James 2:18-24
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 55 mins 2 secs
If you’re truly saved, does it always mean you’ll perform good works? Listen to this lesson to hear three views on how to get into Heaven and which is the correct one.. Learn about three gospels and how all include belief in the Messiah and are on the basis of faith and grace. See that faith plus works is a false gospel. Understand that in James 2, he is talking to believers and urging them to apply what they believe to their lives. Learn what being “swift to hear” means. When talking to unbelievers, let them know they need to believe in Christ as their Savior in order to go to Heaven.
Sun, May 14, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:31-46 & James 2
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 52 mins 36 secs
Is faith in Christ sufficient for eternal salvation or are good works also necessary? Listen to this lesson to hear about the Sheep and Goat Judgment. Understand that this is not a gospel message but is referring to a future time when Jesus comes to establish His Kingdom on earth. Learn what the gospel is and the three variants which depend on the dispensation of each. See that all versions depend on faith alone in Christ alone and the meaning of justification.
Sun, May 07, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:31-46
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 43 secs
Does this passage teach us that good works are required to enter into the Kingdom? Listen to this lesson to learn that the term “my brethren” is a key to understanding this. See reasons why this is not a parable but a narrative describing a judgment at the end of the Tribulation. Find out this event takes place at Christ’s Second Coming and the “throne of His glory” refers to His earthly throne. Learn five differences between the Sheep and Goat Judgment and the Great White Throne Judgment.
Sun, Apr 30, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:14-30
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 1 sec
Who is Jesus talking about that will “weep and gnash their teeth”? Listen to this lesson to learn that this parable of the talents is directed to Jewish people in the Tribulation. See how this parable is connected to the last two parables during the Olivet Discourse and how they differ from one another. Find out who the servants are and whether or not all three of the men entrusted with talents are believers. Learn how much a talent was worth in Jesus’ day. One implication of this parable for Church Age believers is that we have been given incredible blessings and resources and will be held accountable for how we utilize them.
Sun, Apr 23, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:1-13
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 55 mins 54 secs
Do you consider yourself wise or foolish? Listen to this lesson to learn about Jesus’ parable about 10 bridesmaids, five who were wise and 5 who were foolish. Find out who the bridesmaids represent and what is the significance of the oil for their lamps. See that the context of this parable, like the others in the Olivet Discourse, is referring to Jews and not to the Church Age. Learn that the whole point of this parable is to warn the Jews of coming judgment at the end of the Tribulation which they need to be prepared for. By implication, see that today we should believe in Christ and be prepared for the coming Rapture.
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:45-51
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 2 secs
How do we know what date Easter comes each year? Listen to this lesson to learn that not all Christians celebrate on the same day. Find out the reasons and how the controversies separated churches. Hear the parable of the wicked and righteous servants which Jesus told to His disciples. See that the imagery is of a homeowner who is trying to keep his family safe. Since he doesn’t know when danger will occur he has to always be prepared. Learn that the thief refers to unbelievers who will be judged at the Second Coming of Christ which will surprise them because they are not prepared.
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:32-44
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 9 secs
Is the Rapture going to happen during this generation? Listen to this lesson to learn that in the parable of the fig tree Jesus is not talking to Church Age believers but is referring to Jews in the Tribulation. See the fallacy of trying to set dates for the Rapture and the Tribulation. Learn the meaning of “day and hour” and how Jesus was referring to His humanity when He said He didn’t know the timing. Find out how Jesus compares the circumstances of His Second Coning to Noah’s Flood as they were both times of judgment.