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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 - Baptism of the Holy Spirit

Sun, Dec 01, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 2:5-6 & Romans 6:3-6
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 57 mins 39 secs
Why do we still sin after we believe in Christ as our Savior? Listen to this lesson to see that although we have been raised up with Christ to new life, our sin nature is still alive and well in us. So what can we do about it? Learn what the baptism of the Holy Spirit is and why it has nothing to do with water baptism. Find out several meanings of “with” and the importance of it being translated correctly. See that as believers we have a unique, distinct spiritual life but that we must walk by means of the Holy Spirit Who enables us to resist our sin natures.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014
Passage: Matthew 16:13-19
Series: God's Plan for the Ages - Dispensations (2014)
Duration: 59 mins 56 secs
Who doesn't love a good mystery but what does it mean when the Apostle Paul calls the Church Age a mystery? Listen to this lesson to learn that he isn't referring to a "whodunit" type mystery. Instead, the mystery was that for thousands of years no one knew about the Dispensation of Grace which would follow Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Get a clear understanding that there was a distinct break with the Age of Israel when the Church Age began, including a new unity of Jews and Gentiles, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in every believer, and the emphasis on being a testimony in the Angelic Conflict.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014
Passage: Acts 2
Series: God's Plan for the Ages - Dispensations (2014)
Duration: 56 mins 17 secs
What a triumphant turn of events happened soon after Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. No more bothering with animal sacrifices. Ditch the dietary laws and enjoy some ham and bacon. But much better, enjoy all the benefits of God's amazing grace. Listen to this lesson to learn about the dramatic changes that characterize the present time called the Church Age. Grasp the importance of the baptism, indwelling, and filling of the Holy Spirit. Embrace the necessity of walking by means of the Spirit for spiritual growth. Marvel at the much anticipated Rapture when all Church Age believers will receive their resurrection bodies.
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, Nov 17, 2013
Passage: Matthew 3:13-4:1
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 51 secs
Some days trouble barrels toward us like a huge snowball, threatening to overwhelm us. How can we handle those times? Listen to this message to learn how Jesus in His humanity was able to counter the tests of the Devil. See how Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist was an announcement that Jesus was God's Son and find out how God uniquely anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit. Discover that Jesus never acted independent of the Father's will and demolished the Devil's temptations because of His knowledge of the Word of God.
Sun, Apr 29, 2012
Passage: Colossians 3:5-11
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 58 mins 12 secs
Sun, Apr 01, 2012
Passage: Colossians 2:20-3:11 & Romans 6:1-14
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 54 mins 6 secs
Sun, Mar 25, 2012
Passage: Colossians 2:20-23
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 55 mins 39 secs
Living the Christian life is based on our position in Christ. Distractions from this truth abound, but it is only being in Christ that offers the daily life impact resulting in God’s promised riches in Christ. We may admit that Christ is the answer to our final destiny, but everyday problems are sometimes given over to man’s solutions. The problems in Colossi are no different than what we encounter today. Man’s solution begins with autonomy from God, which is the foundation for the downward spiral into a maze of humanistic answers that position man farther and farther from the truth. All of life’s problems can be traced back to sin. Christ solved the sin problem and “in Him” we are given all we need for solutions in life through application of His Word. What remains is for us is to engage our volition to learn and apply these solutions against a tide of cultural and political trends that run counter to God’s Truth. Pastor Dean explains in depth what it means to be “in Christ.”