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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 - Rewards

Thu, Aug 11, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:6 & Revelation 2:17-29
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 39 secs
Would you like to have rewards and a special relationship with the Lord throughout eternity? Listen to this lesson to learn that after salvation we have an opportunity to earn rewards that will be given us at the Judgment Seat of Christ. See the importance of keeping God’s commandments until the end of our life. If you become discouraged, realize that God, in His grace, always provides forgiveness through confession of sins so you can continue your growth to spiritual maturity.
Thu, Jul 07, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:6 & 1 John 5:4
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 6 secs
Did you know there are two kinds of believers at the Judgment Seat of Christ? Listen to this lesson to learn that there will be those who receive rewards and those who do not. See that this has nothing to do with salvation but with growing to spiritual maturity after we are saved. Find out that it involves getting to know Christ. Understand what “whatever is born of God” means in 1 John and let this motivate you to walk by means of the Holy Spirit.
Thu, Jun 30, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:6
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 57 mins 48 secs
Do you know that believers get a report card noting what kind of life they have lived since they accepted Christ as their Savior? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Day of Jesus Christ means and when it occurs. Realize that after the Rapture all believers receive an evaluation of the time they spent walking by means of the Holy Spirit and the rewards they will receive. Hear a number of principles concerning what will happen at the Judgment Seat of Christ and understand it has nothing to do with our salvation.
Thu, Oct 08, 2020
Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:10 & 1 Corinthians 3:10-15
Series: Dr. Dean One-Lesson Specials
Duration: 1 hr 22 mins 6 secs

This message is a recorded Zoom meeting. Dr. Dean was invited to speak to the Hephzibah Apologetics group in Oxford, England on 9-11-2020. Due to the pandemic, the meeting was conducted via Zoom. The topic is what the Bible teaches about the "Overcomer."

Is every believer an Overcomer? Listen to this message to learn what an Overcomer is and who qualifies for that title. Find out that after the Rapture all believers will be evaluated at the Bema or Judgment Seat of Christ. See that the purpose of this is to find out what the believer has accomplished that is rewardable and not to expose sins, which have been forgiven by Christ’s death on the Cross. Hear a number of Scriptures applying to this and the contrast between victorious believers and other believers. As you listen to this, ask yourself if you are maturing spiritually and becoming an Overcomer.

Note that Dr. Dean has done a more in-depth study of “Overcomers” in his Philippians series, lessons #11–16.

Sun, Jul 14, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 1:14 & Matthew 5-6
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 42 mins 6 secs
Does our eternal inheritance depend upon us? Listen to this lesson to learn that there are two kinds of inheritance mentioned in the Bible. One is a free gift which is for all who believe in Christ as their Savior. The second type is a reward and it must be earned by a believer. Find out we are saved for the purpose of serving Christ in this life and learn which actions end attitudes earn us rewards. As we live our daily lives we need to realize that we can never lose our salvation but we can fail to earn rewards.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:20-26
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 45 secs
What does it mean that God blesses, recompenses, and rewards us? Listen to this lesson to see that David in Psalm 18 is not talking about salvation but about our fellowship with God after we are saved. Find out the importance of fellowship with God. See that God distributes blessings to us when we have the capacity for them and how this capacity is developed. Learn five basic things we need to know about rewards. Keep in mind that when we come to the end of our lives, all that will matter will be our relationship with the Lord.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:17-19
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 24 mins 36 secs

Why does Peter tell Christians to conduct their life in fear when other Scriptures tell us not to fear? Listen to this lesson to understand why fear of the Lord is an important motivator to live our life in the light of the Judgment Seat of Christ. See that if you walk by means of the Spirit you produce rewardable works instead of sinful deeds. Understand that our evaluation is designed to show what has eternal value and that this involves our relationship with God and learning the Word of God.

Includes a brief presentation from Jeff Phipps on their recent missions trip to Natal, Brazil.

Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Passage: Matthew 20:20-28
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 49 secs
Is following Jesus the same as believing in Jesus? Listen to this lesson to learn the differences between salvation and the rewards that may be earned by believers. See that you can lose rewards but you can never lose your salvation once you believe in Christ. Learn the meaning of the two categories of inheritance and see that there are consequences for believers at the Judgment Seat of Christ who do not confess their sins and walk by means of the Holy Spirit.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:17-19
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 1 sec
What is the place of works in a person’s life and what are these works? Listen to this lesson to learn that while salvation is a free gift, works done by believers under the filling of the Holy Spirit are rewarded in eternity. Find out the different judgments awaiting the human race and how unbelievers are judged on the basis of their works at the Great White Throne judgment. Hear how Old Testament believers were justified. When life gets tough and we are under adversity, we need to focus on the end game and the rewards that God has planned for believers.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016
Passage: Matthew 19:16-26
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 34 secs
Is how you live evidence of whether or not you’re going to Heaven? Listen to this lesson to see the difference between being saved by faith alone in Christ alone and being saved from the power of sin in your post-salvation life. Find out why Jesus set up a condition for the rich young ruler to have treasure in Heaven. Learn the meaning of trying to put a camel through the eye of a needle. Examine your own life and see if there is something keeping you from storing up treasure in Heaven.