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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 - Peter

Tue, Nov 10, 2020
Passage: Psalm 30:8-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 51 secs

Are you wondering how you should pray during a crisis? Listen to this lesson to learn about a hymn David wrote where he praises the Lord and asks Him to give the people relief from judgment that is being used in punishment of David’s sins. Hear four questions he asked that are relevant for us. Then learn of an incident in the New Testament when the disciples were arrested and threatened after the healing of a lame man. See how they carefully crafted their prayer and responded to God’s miraculous answer.

Please note that as of this lesson, the Samuel/Psalms series is continued in the Angelic Rebellion series now being taught by Dr. Dean. Please go to the Angelic Rebellion series to continue your study in Samuel/Psalms.

Thu, May 23, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 5 secs
If you like biographies, then listen to a brief history of Peter’s life in this lesson. First hear ten key events of his time as one of the twelve disciples of Christ, beginning with his introduction to Him by his brother Andrew. Learn about his fishing business, where he lived, and how we know he was married. After Christ’s resurrection, see nine events mentioned mainly in the book of Acts when he was the leader of the Apostles. Finally, hear some traditions about his life found in sources other than the Bible. The important thing to learn about Peter’s life is how he came to understand humility and God’s grace, important lessons for all believers.
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4 & John 21:1-17
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 38 secs
Girls becoming boys? Boys becoming girls? As hard as that is to believe watch a video showing what Canadian schools are teaching their youth and how we must be alert as it spreads into our country. Continue a study of spiritual leaders such as pastors and shepherds. Hear Jesus’ conversation with Peter about his future ministry and the significance of the synonyms that are used. Find out why Jesus’ emphasis on love changes throughout His ministry. Understand that it is God who provides the hearers and the pastor is responsible for feeding his flock.

If you'd like to watch the video Dr. Dean showed during class, you can view it here.

Sun, Dec 15, 2013
Passage: Matthew 4:17-25
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 52 mins 9 secs
Do you picture disciples as somehow being bathed in a holy glow? Listen to this lesson to learn what being a disciple actually means and how it's a possibility for all believers. Analyze the difference between being a casually curious student of the Bible or becoming profoundly committed to studying and applying the Word of God. Realize that while salvation is a free gift, discipleship always involves a cost that can't be sugar-coated. If you're ready to come on-board, accept that a disciple's life isn't always going to be smooth sailing but that it's ultimately a life of great gain.
Sun, Dec 01, 2013
Passage: Matthew 4:12 & John 1:26-51
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 46 secs
"Who does He think He is?" "I knew Him when He was just an ordinary kid." Listen to this lesson to see how His family and old acquaintances in his hometown found it unbelievable that Jesus was the promised Savior. Hear about those who did accept His Messiahship and those who rejected it. Discover the meaning of the word "believe" and whether a special kind of faith is needed or if the object of what we believe is what counts. See how Jesus threw Phillip for a loop when He revealed He had seen him under the fig tree and the significance of this. Consider the challenge of discipleship in your own life and see if you are willing to be a student of the Word of God for the journey of a lifetime. Also includes Luke 4:14-30.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013
Passage: Acts 15:6-31
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 7 secs
Knockdown, drag-out fights make rousing TV shows but don't do much to change opinions. When the early church began to have verbal brawls over the role of Jewish rituals, they decided to convene a council in Jerusalem to resolve the issue. The Pharisees had forgotten to check their rules at the door when they became believers and they wanted to impose them on new converts. Listen to this lesson to learn the different approaches Peter and James used to arrive at the conclusion that salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone. Find out about the four rules decided upon to bring goodwill between Jewish and Christian believers.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013
Passage: Acts 15:1-4 & Galatians 2:1-10
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 2 secs
After we're saved, do we have to work our heads off and follow a lot of rules to please God? This was the burning question being debated in the early church. Many of the Jewish-background believers demanded that new Gentile converts be circumcised and follow the Mosaic Law. Paul stood his ground, keeping his eye on the central issue of grace for both salvation and spiritual life. Follow the chronology of Paul's trips to Jerusalem and see the development of this issue as it is resolved. Understand the difference between legalists performing certain rituals to give them special standing in God's eyes and legitimate practices that lead to spiritual growth.
Tue, Dec 18, 2012
Passage: Acts 13 & Matthew 16:15-18
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 59 mins 1 sec
Acts is a transition, a historical narrative that is descriptive, not a prescriptive pattern of what happens in the Church today. The phenomena of the church growth movement in the late 60s based church growth on sociological issues and stressed experience as a validation of the Bible. As is often the case with Satan’s plan, this method seemed to work. But understand fully the instruction Jesus gives Peter to feed His lambs while He builds the church. Jesus doesn’t tell Peter to manage an organization through techniques in church growth, but instructs him to proclaim and teach. Review Paul’s journeys and allow instruction from his many discourses to teach us how we can maximize our approach with the message of God’s Word to people in our lives with differing backgrounds.

Also includes John 21:15-17
Tue, Nov 20, 2012
Passage: Acts & Topical
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 22 secs
Disciple is not always a synonym for believer. It’s also used for a committed believer and other times it’s used for the original twelve apostles. There are early, non-scriptural manuscripts that give us an idea about the apostles’ lives and their martyrdom. Andrew, the first apostle Jesus called, was Peter’s brother. After Andrew heard from John the Baptist that Jesus was the Lamb of God, he told Peter they had found the Messiah. Andrew was the quieter of the two, usually mentioned as Peter’s brother. Learn about Andrew’s travels east and possibly north, his crucifixion on an “X”-shaped cross, the disposition of his remains and his connection to Scotland. Finally, discover evidence of Bartholomew’s identification with Nathaniel, his travels to India and his martyrdom.
Tue, Nov 13, 2012
Passage: Acts 10-11
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 1 sec
A commentary on the election presents the sad state of our republic and its worldview shift away from the purposes of our founding fathers. The realization is we have come full circle into the final cycle of civilization. The solution is not a shift of circumstantial issues but a crisis-driven hope in the truth of God’s Word to shine as a light in the midst of a wicked and perverse generation.

The apostles lived in a degenerate, hostile environment, and except for John, lost it all, were tortured, and died as martyrs. Peter was a commercial fisherman, living on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. He met Jesus through his brother Andrew. Peter’s home was the base of operation for Jesus in the area and many miracles took place there. Peter is representative of many men, impulsive, assertive, loyal and prone to get his eyes on circumstance. But Peter spoke profound truths and Jesus set him apart as a leader. Learn about Peter as the small rock and Jesus as the chief cornerstone, and about Peter’s travels to Babylon and possibly to Britain. Witness his eventual torture and death in a barbaric dungeon in Rome.