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1 Peter (2015)

1 Peter (2015)

January 2015 - November 2018

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

This epistle focuses on the critical doctrine of how we face adversity and how we are to think about it in our lives. The key word is the word for suffering and its many synonyms. The purpose is to remind all believers that God has a destiny and a future inheritance for them. What we think of as speed bumps interfering with our personal plans are actually God’s training tools and are to be expected, rejoiced in, and not dreaded.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here and here.

To view all video Bible studies of the 1 Peter series, click here.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/20151stpeter.xml
 
Thu, Nov 15, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:5-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 17 secs
Is it important for us to assert ourselves in order to be successful? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible teaches us that we are to humble ourselves. Find out the meaning of humility and its relationship to submission to authority. See that humility must be taught by parents when a child is young and may include corporal punishment. Accept that by nature we are all arrogant and that Christ’s submission to the Cross is to be our example.
Thu, Nov 08, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:4-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 11 secs
What crowns can believers anticipate receiving at the Judgment Seat of Christ? Listen to this lesson to hear about four crowns that we are eligible to receive and what the qualifications are. For those who are spiritual leaders in the church, learn about a special crown and also the importance of preparation for the exercise of your spiritual gift. For all believers, make decisions to grow to spiritual maturity, remembering that salvation is a free gift but rewards and crowns are earned. Join in the celebration when our Savior graciously presents us with rewards and crowns.
Thu, Nov 01, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 42 secs
Are you living a life of purpose or just drifting along with whatever the day brings? Listen to this lesson to see the importance of having the aim of spiritual maturity as you organize your time. Find out the difference between rulers’ crowns and crowns for believers. Hear seven points describing these stephanos crowns and see when they are awarded. When life becomes difficult and we grow weary, be reminded of the crowns that await those who are faithful servants of God.
Thu, Oct 25, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:2-3
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 59 secs
How many church leaders are necessary for a church to be administered wisely? Listen to this this lesson to learn that as the early church began to increase in number, men were selected to meet the needs of each congregation. Learn about the role of elder and deacon and see which is always described individually and which is part of a group. See the qualifications and responsibilities for these leaders with an emphasis on teaching for the elder. Recognize that all of us in the body of Christ are gifted and these gifts are to be used to serve others.
Thu, Oct 18, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4 & Ephesians 4:11
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 19 secs
Can teaching be an individual spiritual gift or is it always a part of the gift of pastor? Listen to this lesson to learn the technical Greek grammatical issues involved here that indicate that while all pastors are to be teachers, all teachers are not pastors. Find out if the Granville Sharp grammar rule applies here and what the “men ... de” construction is. Learn why pastor and teacher is linked by a hyphen. See that while the role of a pastor is leadership and guidance, it always includes teaching so that his hearers may be equipped to serve God.
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.

Thu, Oct 04, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 38 secs
How should a pastor of a church spend his time? Listen to this lesson to learn that God is the ultimate pastor or shepherd and is the example for what church pastors are to do. Hear eight ways God shepherds us in Psalm 23. Find out human examples of both true and false Old Testament shepherds. Learn that the primary focus of a pastor should be to teach his congregation the Word of God and they, in turn, are to learn it and apply it in their daily lives.
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 56 secs
Who should choose the pastor of a church? How many deacons should there be? If questions like this interest you, you should listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible emphasizes the spiritual qualifications of church leaders but does not give specific directions on how churches should be governed or administered. Hear about the three main forms of church government today and how they differ. Find out the trajectory of administering churches as it developed from the first century in many countries around the world, including our own. See how this influenced other areas of government in the United States.
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 4 secs
Elders. Bishops. Pastors. How did these positions for church leaders begin in the early church? Listen to this lesson to learn which leader is mentioned first in Acts and what their role was. Hear about the rapid growth of the church and how provision had to be made for administering to the needs of the congregation. See how a progression of leadership began to develop and what plurality of elders means. Understand that what is important is that there be a shepherd to teach the flock and those who can support him with all the other functions that must be provided.
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 49 secs

After Christ’s ascension to Heaven, many believed in Him and on the day of Pentecost received the Holy Spirit and became the body of Christ. Now what? How would this new entity called the Church be administered? Listen to this lesson to hear a lucid and compelling overview of how the Apostles began to organize these believers. Learn that the term elder is the most-used term in the New Testament for the leader of a local church and why pastor is now conventionally used instead. Find out the difference between a descriptive and a prescriptive view of the Book of Acts.

During this class Dr. Dean referenced the Textual Criticism course (taught by Ron Minton) available on the Dean Bible Ministries website.