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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.

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

To view all video Bible studies in the Matthew series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2013matthew.xml
 
Sun, Mar 11, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 1:18-19
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 43 mins 55 secs
Why is Christ called our Redeemer? Listen to this lesson to learn that Christ redeemed us by paying our debt on the Cross. See that just as the Israelites were slaves in Egypt, every human born is a slave to their sin nature. Hear eight points how Christ paid the penalty for our sins. See that we can add nothing to gain our freedom because it was already paid in full so sin is no longer the issue. When we trust Christ as our Savior we are to live for Him in a way that brings glory to God.
Sun, Mar 18, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:12-14 & Ephesians 1:7
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 54 secs

Think about opening an envelope and expecting a big bill you owe and instead you read, “Paid in Full”. How happy you would be! Listen to this lesson to learn about a much larger sin debt that Christ paid for you on the Cross. Find out that the sin debt has been cancelled and hear four categories of forgiveness including legal forgiveness for all mankind, application of that forgiveness at the moment you believe in Christ, and confession afterwards when you commit sins. Understand that sin is no longer the issue but that the focal point is believing that Christ paid for all your sins. Since He is capable of solving the sin problem, we can trust Him to solve all our problems in life.

Also includes Colossians 1:14.

Sun, Mar 25, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 27:50-56 & 1 John 2:2
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 56 mins 28 secs

How many supernatural events can you name that occurred the day of Christ’s crucifixion? Listen to this message to learn about these events, including complete darkness in the area and dead people leaving tombs and walking in the streets. Learn the meaning of Christ’s propitiation on the Cross and how it satisfied God’s Righteousness and Justice. See how the Mercy Seat on the Ark of the Covenant spoke of this and of unlimited atonement for all mankind. Learn that the issue at salvation is now belief in Christ’s work alone.

The combined reading for today's class is available on the Notes link below.

Sun, Apr 01, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 28:1-8 & John 19:1-16
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins
Can you name the most incredible event in human history? If you said the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, then you are correct. Listen to this lesson to hear a lucid and compelling overview of the events that happened between the time of Christ’s death on the Cross and when His friends and followers realized that He was no longer dead, but was alive! Learn about a number of Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled during this time. Understand that there were many witnesses to the resurrection, including Roman guards and over five hundred people. Since Christ is risen from the dead, we who believe are compelled by His love to live for Him and not for ourselves.
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 28:1-6
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 45 mins 56 secs
On which day of the week was Jesus’ crucifixion? Listen to this lesson to hear the meaning of Jesus’ quote from the book of Jonah saying “three days and three nights”. Hear supporting examples from the Old and New Testaments to learn how the Jews counted days. Understand that when God enters human history there is an intersection between the physical and the spiritual realms which sometimes involves earthquakes and other phenomena. See examples of this at Sodom and Gomorrah, Mount Sinai, and Elijah’s experiences along with prophecies of future events in Zechariah and Revelation.
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 28:5-10 & Luke 24:1-12
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 58 mins 44 secs

Have you ever had doubts about some things in the Bible? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus’ friends and disciples had a hard time at first in believing in His resurrection. Hear about the events that happened with these people as they found His tomb was empty. Find out about the angels that were at the tomb and what they said and learn that Jesus had told His disciples to meet Him in Galilee after His resurrection. Rejoice that objective evidence is there for Jesus’ resurrection and we can have great confidence and hope in the truth of the Scriptures.

Also includes Mark 16:4-11 and John 20:11-17

Sun, Apr 22, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Luke 24:13-35 & Mark 16:12-13
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 54 mins
Have you ever wished you could overhear what people were saying about you? Listen to this message to learn about the time when two of the disciples were walking on the road to Emmaus discussing what had just happened at the crucifixion and Jesus joined them but was not recognized. See how Jesus began to question them and then taught them about the Old Testament prophecies concerning Himself. Learn how surprised they were that this “stranger” hadn’t heard about the astonishing events that had upset them. Hear ten vital facts that you can explain to unbelievers to give them a panoramic view of the fulfilled prophecies concerning Jesus Christ.
Sun, Apr 29, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Luke 24:30-45 & John 20:19-25
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 8 secs

You’ve wronged someone and you confess and are forgiven. Does that mean there are no more consequences? Listen to this message to hear about the importance of forgiveness in all our lives and the results of being forgiven. Find out that Jesus appeared to Peter in private after His resurrection and forgave Peter for having denied Him three times. Hear details on how Cleopas and the other disciple that Jesus joined on the road to Emmaus recognized Him when He gave thanks for the bread and broke it. Learn what it means to “bless God”.

The combined Scripture reading for this lesson is available in the Notes link below.

Sun, May 06, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Luke 24:30-45 & John 20:19-25
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 55 mins 34 secs
As a believer are you looking forward to receiving your resurrection body at the Rapture? Listen to this message to learn that our new bodies will have special abilities as illustrated by Jesus’ resurrection body. Find out the evidences Jesus presented to His frightened disciples that He was now alive. Find out what apostolic succession means and five explanations for what it means when the disciples received the Holy Spirit at this time. Let this lesson remind you that Jesus paid the price on the Cross for our sins and all we have to do is simply believe in Him.
Sun, May 13, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: John 20:26-31
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 37 secs
What is the role of evidence and proof in our faith? Listen to this lesson to learn that we are not expected to take a “leap of faith” because God has provided abundant evidence of what He has revealed in His Word. Hear how Luke explains that he carefully researched and reported eye witness accounts of all he proclaims in the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Find out that Paul says the risen Christ appeared to him the same way He appeared to the others. Hear that our feelings are to be subordinated to the evidence God gives us and that after salvation we need to daily continue to know God and to serve Him with our whole hearts.