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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.

Messages with tag - Spiritual gifts

Thu, May 31, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:10-11 & 1 Corinthians 12
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 35 secs
Why is every believer given a spiritual gift or gifts at the moment of salvation? Listen to this lesson to learn the reason and how it applies to each one personally. Learn the fundamental meaning of the Greek word “charisma” and how it is not just limited to spiritual gifts. See that the gift given to us is not based on our merit or accomplishments but is a grace gift bestowed by God the Holy Spirit. Hear facets explaining these gifts and understand that we only activate our spiritual gifts as we mature spiritually.
Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Passage: Romans 12:6-9
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 57 mins 25 secs
Should churches today try to be like the early Church in the 1st century? Listen to this lesson to learn that the early Church lacked information before the canon of Scripture was completed.and had to rely on the temporary spiritual gift of prophecy. Get an accurate explanation of prophecy in both the Old Testament and New Testament. See what tests were necessary to verify that someone was a prophet and how to tell false prophets. Take to heart the importance of interpreting our personal experiences, no matter how dramatic, in the light of the Word of God. Learn to never interpret the Scripture on the basis of these experiences.

Note: Following this Bible class, Dr. Dean sent out this supplemental information:
Should we interpret our experiences by the Word of God? Or interpret the Word of God by our experiences? In our experience-based world, this question apparently confuses even many Christians. A case in point are so-called near death experiences, like those described in various books where people allege that in a state of anesthesia or near death they were transported to heaven and relate their experiences. One of the most popular of these books is "Heaven is For Real." For a helpful, biblical analysis of these types of claims I recommend an article from The Berean Call.

Thu, Jan 09, 2014
Passage: Romans 12:3-4
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 32 secs
What do you want to do when you grow up? This isn't just a question for children, but all believers are given a spiritual gift at the instance of salvation which is to be used to benefit other believers. Listen to this lesson to see how, as we mature spiritually, we gain the resources to use our spiritual gift. Find out how to evaluate a local church to attend or see if your only choice is to participate in electronic messages where you still have options for exercising your spiritual gift. Learn that Christ took a victory ascent to Heaven after His resurrection and distributed spiritual gifts. Ask ourselves if we are willing to go through the process God has designed for us so we are prepared to rule and reign with Christ.
Thu, Jan 02, 2014
Passage: Romans 12:3-4
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 29 secs
Me! Me! Gimme a gift! Who doesn't love to get a gift? Listen to this lesson to learn about an extraordinary gift, a spiritual gift, graciously bestowed on each of us by God when we trust in Christ as our Savior. See that the purpose of this gift is not for bragging rights or to make us look good in the eyes of others but to be used to benefit other believers in our local church. Learn the different words used to describe these gifts and how these gifts are for Church Age believers only. Understand that through spiritual growth and the transformation of our thinking we come to exercise our spiritual gift fully in service to God.
Sun, Oct 09, 2011
Passage: Colossians 1:28
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 50 mins 8 secs
Continuing our review of spiritual gifts, we are reminded that two of these gifts (apostle and prophet) ceased around 95 to 100 A.D. Yet it was primarily through Paul's gift as Apostle that God revealed the Mystery Doctrine. Emphasis is placed on a congregation reaching spiritual maturity, but how is that measured? We learn the steps: understanding, knowledge, and finally wisdom, which is a skillful application of the knowledge we've acquired, which begins and is based upon understanding.

The Apostle Paul refers to "the riches of Christ." How do we attain it, and how does it relate to the Mystery of God?
Sun, Sep 25, 2011
Passage: Colossians 1:25
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 45 mins 10 secs
As we continue in our study of the doctrine of the Church, we learn that the role of the local Church is a manifestation of the universal Church. We learn that a believer's responsibility with the spiritual gift/s delegated to him is to serve something greater than ourselves. But what is Christian service? What is your ministry? We learn that every believer is accountable to Christ for the use of his spiritual gift/s. If we minister to our local body of believers, we serve one another. This in turn serves Christ and is a result of our spiritual growth and spiritual maturity.
Sun, Sep 18, 2011
Passage: Colossians 1:24
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 53 secs
With this verse, we begin a study of the Doctrine of the Church, the body of Christ. This raises some initial questions. What is the church, how did it begin, and where does it fit in with regard to Israel in God's plans and purpose in history?

In this lesson, we learn that the Church is distinct from Israel and is one of the two distinct people of God. We learn that the Church is both universal and invisible (made up of all believers during the Church age), as well as local and visible (made of local assembles of believers and non-believers alike).
Wed, Jul 11, 2001
Passage: Daniel 2:31-38
Series: Daniel (2001)
Duration: 55 mins 13 secs