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Matthew (2013)

Matthew (2013)

September 2013 - July 2018

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

True stories of the lives of famous people quickly move to the top of the best sellers' charts. Listen to this series about the engrossing story of the life of Christ as told by a once-hated tax collector, Matthew. See how his emphasis is on Christ as the promised Messianic King. Find out about the not-to-be-missed practical ways this Gospel can impact your life.

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Sun, Nov 10, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 3:10-12
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 46 mins 5 secs
Repent! The Kingdom of heaven is at hand! Judgment is near! Listen to this lesson to discover a withering doomsday message proclaimed by John the Baptist. Understand the vivid word pictures John uses to describe the coming judgment and the three uses of "fire". Contrast John's baptism as a sign of repentance with Christian baptism by means of the Holy Spirit as our identification with Christ at the instant we believe. Learn how repentance to John means turning to God and should be followed by obedience to God, just as Christian baptism demonstrates the power of Christ in our lives as we obey Him.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013
by Robert Dean
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, Nov 24, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 4:1-10
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 50 mins 31 secs
Temptation! Enticing and alluring. It comes at us from every direction. Even Jesus, who is both God and man in one person forever, faced it. Listen to this lesson to see that God's purpose was not to see if Jesus could sin but rather to demonstrate Jesus' Messianic character. Follow the devil's three lines of temptation and learn how Jesus taught us not to rely on miracles but showed all believers to face tests by dependence on God's Word and the Spirit of God.
Sun, Dec 01, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 4:12 & John 1:26-51
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 46 secs
"Who does He think He is?" "I knew Him when He was just an ordinary kid." Listen to this lesson to see how His family and old acquaintances in his hometown found it unbelievable that Jesus was the promised Savior. Hear about those who did accept His Messiahship and those who rejected it. Discover the meaning of the word "believe" and whether a special kind of faith is needed or if the object of what we believe is what counts. See how Jesus threw Phillip for a loop when He revealed He had seen him under the fig tree and the significance of this. Consider the challenge of discipleship in your own life and see if you are willing to be a student of the Word of God for the journey of a lifetime. Also includes Luke 4:14-30.
Sun, Dec 08, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 4:12-25
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 44 mins 5 secs
Do you walk faster in the dark, hurrying between the pools of light from street lamps and listening for rustling sounds? A world without light would be unthinkable. Listen to this lesson to learn that God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all. Expose the devil's masquerading as an angel of light and understand the significance of Jesus referring to Himself as the Light of the World. See that the Word of God is a light shining in the pagan world that enables us to cast off the works of darkness and clothe ourselves in the armor of light. Explore ten ways light is described in Scripture.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 4:17-25
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 52 mins 9 secs
Do you picture disciples as somehow being bathed in a holy glow? Listen to this lesson to learn what being a disciple actually means and how it's a possibility for all believers. Analyze the difference between being a casually curious student of the Bible or becoming profoundly committed to studying and applying the Word of God. Realize that while salvation is a free gift, discipleship always involves a cost that can't be sugar-coated. If you're ready to come on-board, accept that a disciple's life isn't always going to be smooth sailing but that it's ultimately a life of great gain.
Sun, Dec 22, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 5-7
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 45 mins 39 secs
If someone sues you for your shirt, would you take off your coat and hand it over, too? That's what Jesus told His disciples in the Sermon on the Mount. Listen to this lesson to learn how this astonishing message was taught to believers to show them how they must confront the full rigors of discipleship. Learn about the future Kingdom of Heaven. Discover the five interpretative frameworks for this discourse and which one is most logical. See how our role of ruling and reigning with Christ is determined by what we do on earth and how this leads to a richer, fuller life today.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 5:1-5
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 52 mins 10 secs
Be happy even when you don't feel well, your spouse is being unreasonable, and your house is about to be foreclosed? That's crazy! You've got to be kidding! Listen to the message Jesus Christ gave His disciples in the Sermon on the Mount that tells us how to live above the ebb and flow of what's going on in our lives. Understand the eternal, unchanging foundation for our happiness. Choose to look forward to the remarkable future available to all believers. Learn to walk by the Spirit so our character is transformed and we receive fantastic eternal rewards.
Sun, Jan 05, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 5:6 & Romans 6:12-23
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 58 mins 53 secs
What's your passion? Are you intensely craving and seeking happiness? Good health? Love? Listen to this lesson to learn that only believers who hunger and thirst for righteousness will ever be fully satisfied. Confront the true meaning of righteousness and its two aspects, one a free gift and the other a result of what we do. Discover that not all believers walk in a new life but that we should make that choice our highest daily priority. What are the results? An abundant, joyful life on earth and everlasting rewards in the future.
Sun, Jan 12, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 5:7
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 40 mins 54 secs
Me? Be kind, merciful, and forgiving even to hateful, mean-spirited people? That's not possible. Listen to this lesson to learn that the standards of righteousness Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount are impossible under our own efforts but are applicable to everyone who would be a committed believer depending on God's power. See how Jesus displayed mercy when He was on earth in a culture that was cruel and unforgiving. Note the distinctions between grace and mercy and how they relate to God's amazing attributes.