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1 Peter (2015)

1 Peter (2015)

January 2015 - May 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.

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Thu, Nov 30, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19 & Ezekiel 28
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 42 secs
No one disputes the presence of evil in the world, but there is great disagreement about why evil is in the world. Listen to this lesson to hear evil’s origin. Find out that God did not create evil but He has given His creatures free will, which allows them to choose whether to obey or disobey Him. Hear nine reasons why Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14 are referring to Satan and not a human being. See a description of Satan who was created as an amazing cherubim but a shift came in Satan’s thinking and he became self serving and evil. Understand that through God’s grace we are free to choose to obey God and believe in Christ as our Savior.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 28 secs
Are angels and demons real? When did God create them and what role do they play in human history? Where does evil come from? Answers to these vital questions can only be found in God’s revelation to mankind in the Bible. Hear the different classifications of angels, their unique appearances, and incredible powers. Find out that evil had a beginning and will someday end and is related to free will. Learning these truths will protect you from the many false beliefs concerning these unseen creatures.
Thu, Nov 09, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 33 secs
How can anyone be so evil that they deliberately kill innocent children in a church as happened in Texas? If you find it difficult to understand evil, listen to this lesson to begin a study about the invisible warfare between Satan and his followers against God. Hear about the creation of angels before the earth was created. Find out that the only way we can learn about angels is through God’s revelation in His Word. See that 34 of the 66 books in the Bible discuss angels and that Jesus affirmed their existence when He was on this earth.
Thu, Nov 02, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 8 secs
Begin this class with a few moments celebrating the Houston Astros winning the 2017 World Series and then hear about the 100th Anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, which was a policy statement concerning Israel’s right to a homeland. In this third chapter of 1 Peter be reminded that Jesus is the pattern for how to react when suffering unjustly. See eight different meanings for the word spirit and which one best fits this context. Realize that we will face opposition but we can be encouraged because Jesus Christ defeated it all on the Cross.
Thu, Oct 26, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 56 secs
What does it mean to have peace with God? Listen to this lesson to learn that God reconciled mankind to Himself through Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross. See that because of being reconciled to God man is able to approach God and trust Christ as his Savior. See how Christ handled His unjust suffering as He died for our sins. Learn that it’s only when we believe in Christ that we experience reconciliation. Find out the meaning of the ministry of reconciliation and why we are to be ambassadors for Christ.
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 55 secs
When was our sin cancelled? When we trusted in Christ as our Savior or when Christ died on the Cross? Listen to this lesson to gain an understanding of the doctrine of atonement. Learn the meaning of how and when our debt was cancelled and its importance. Hear four components of this forgiveness. Marvel at all that Jesus Christ accomplished for the human race on the Cross and the opportunity we have to accept this great salvation.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 56 secs
What is the true nature of atonement? Listen to this lesson to learn about its myriad facets. Hear how the early church slowly came to understand these vital doctrines and what some of the earliest theories of atonement were. See the different meanings of the word kaphar and how cleansing is a vital element of it. Learn that atonement is not a biblical word but is made of three words: at- one- ment, to cover many aspects of it. Understand that learning this makes us appreciate much more fully all that Christ did on the Cross when He died for our sins.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 3 secs
Have you ever considered what it cost the Lord Jesus Christ to die for your sins as a substitute in your place? Listen to this lesson to hear many points on the meaning of substitutionary atonement. See how the sacrifices in the Old Testament were a picture of this and how an innocent lamb had to be sacrificed. Learn that Christ’s death on the Cross was a victory which He proclaimed to spirits after His crucifixion. See that when we suffer unjustly, our example on how we should handle it is Christ who died once for all, the just for the unjust.
Thu, Sep 07, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 11 secs
What does it mean to have a good conscience before God? Listen to this lesson to learn that the only true standards for our conscience must come from the Word of God. Find out what a defiled conscience is and the difference between a passive and an active conscience. See the importance of not being intimidated by the opposition against Christianity in our culture but continue to walk by means of the Holy Spirit. Learn the difference between undeserved and deserved suffering. See how it is imperative that we replace our human viewpoint standards of conscience with divine viewpoint standards.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:17
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 1 sec
Do you feel you’re being picked on because you’re a Christian? Listen to this lesson to see that Christians are an object of persecution and this persecution is growing in our country. See that there are many parts of our culture that are opposed to anything relating to God. Learn that our example on how to handle this is how Christ handled His persecution. Find out that the Apostle Peter told people that it’s better to be persecuted for doing what’s right, rather than for doing what’s wrong, reminding them of the time when he had denied Christ. See that now is the time to get prepared for coming waves of persecution.