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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 - Grace orientation

Sun, Oct 25, 2015
Passage: Matthew 18:1-4
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 37 mins 13 secs
What does Jesus mean when He says you have to become like a little child? Listen to this lesson to see that He was speaking to arrogant believers. Hear ten points on humility and see its importance in the Christian way of life. Find out that humility is one of the most misunderstood concepts in the Bible. See its basic meaning of learning to submit to authority. When difficulty arises in our lives, check to see if humility leading to grace orientation is the answer to our problems. The version of the video from Jeff and Doug's teaching visit to Natal, Brazil that has the audio and video in sync is available here.
Thu, Feb 05, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 16 secs
The seatbelt lights are on. The wheels are lifting for takeoff. Are you ready for a flyover of the book of 1 Peter? Beginning with the introduction, follow the key words concerning grace, suffering, hope, glory, and inheritance. Learn that Church Age believers are living in an arena being observed by angels. See how holiness is not a synonym for morality and learn its true meaning. As we move into the next three sections of the book, follow the necessity to submit to authority, even if it is unjust and learn about the different roles in marriage. Nearing the conclusion, let the reality of the future determine how you live life today.
Thu, Sep 04, 2014
Passage: Romans 15:8-13
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 10 secs
Do you know any troublemakers? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Apostle Paul has to say about people in the church who cause trouble by holding to false beliefs. Understand that there will be controversies and that some people may have to be excluded but this should be done with gentleness. Follow Paul's use of Old Testament scripture to explain that Christ came into the world to be a servant to Israel. See that His becoming a servant illustrates that the path to greatness is through humility, which is obedience to authority. Notice that Gentiles, too, have reason to praise God for all He has done for them.
Sun, May 11, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:38-42
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 40 mins 58 secs
Okay, so you socked someone and knocked out their tooth. Should your punishment be to have one of your teeth knocked out? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible means when it says "an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth." Investigate the meaning of some common idioms and figures of speech. Understand the concept of retribution. See how we are to act when someone is mistreating us personally. Be ready to respond joyfully and treat others in grace and generosity just as God treats us in grace.
Sun, May 04, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:33-39
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 50 mins 21 secs
What's your knee-jerk reaction when you think of someone slapping you on the cheek? Listen to this lesson to see what Jesus meant when He told His disciples to "turn the other cheek". Understand the law of retribution and the figures of speech Jesus uses in this passage. See how you should not use God's name or something in nature to convince others that you are telling the truth. Learn the importance of grace orientation when dealing with evil people just as Christ "turned the other cheek" when He died on the cross for sinners.
Tue, Feb 18, 2014
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:3 & Romans 5:3-5
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 59 mins 18 secs
Are you still stuck in diapers in the spiritual nursery? Or are you zooming through spiritual childhood and reaching adulthood in your Christian life? Listen to this lesson to learn that the new believers in Thessalonica were grabbing hold of the Word of God and making great strides in their spiritual lives within an amazingly short time. Measure yourself on your mastery of three valuable virtues that Paul uses to show the stages of spiritual growth. Revisit the spiritual skills that should become second nature in your life when you reach maturity.
Sun, Jul 14, 2013
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-3
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 59 mins 31 secs
Time for a gratitude check! Are you near the top of the gratitude gauge or sunk near the zero? If you're too stuck on thinking about yourself to notice what God and others are doing for you, it's hard to be thankful. Listen to this lesson to see how having an entitlement mentality destroys us and our culture. See how the Apostle Paul never failed to express thanksgiving in his epistles. Discover the true meaning of grace and how it impacts our gratitude.
Sun, May 06, 2012
Passage: Colossians 3:12-14
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 48 mins 59 secs
Thu, Apr 05, 2012
Passage: Romans 5:3-5 & 2 Peter 1:3-8
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 34 secs
Sun, Sep 21, 2008
Passage: Psalm 23
Series: Dr. Dean One-Lesson Specials
Duration: 59 mins 29 secs
God's Care in a Crisis. This one-lesson special was taught just after Hurricane Ike in 2008.