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What is a Mini-Series?
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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1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Mar 07, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Samuel 22:1 & Psalm 142:1-7
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 18 secs
When you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you and you’re overwhelmed by all your problems, where should you turn? Listen to this lesson to learn that reading the psalms that David wrote when he was persecuted by Saul are a good place to go. Find out that we can apply the problem solving devices in prayer and that our default position should always be to turn to God. Learn that there’s nothing wrong with crying out to God because that is acknowledging our absolute dependence on Him. Hear five points on depression and see the role anger plays when we’re depressed.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Jul 04, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 143:1-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 8 secs
When we’re in a period of deep mourning we should turn to Psalms for ways to pray and seek comfort from God. Listen to this lesson to hear one of David’s psalms that demonstrates this. Focusing on God’s truth gives us the stability we desperately need in difficult times. Find out that we need to remember God has poured out His grace on people from the beginning. This requires us to have learned the content of the Word of God before troubles come.
Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Sun, Sep 03, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 107:1-43 & Amos 9:6
Series: Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Duration: 51 mins 37 secs
Have you ever been impacted by a severe natural disaster? Hear about the 2017 Hurricane Harvey which hit the Texas coast. Learn how people influenced by Judeo-Christian values should face the many perils humans encounter. Find out that Psalm 107 has a message for everyone involved in severe adversities and difficulties. See the emphasis on our need to trust God, to pray, and realign our thinking with divine viewpoint. Understand the importance of not becoming bitter when we have problems but to give thanks to God and trust Him for His goodness to us.

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Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Sun, Sep 10, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 107:1-3
Series: Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Duration: 48 mins 32 secs
No one ever said that giving thanks to God when all seems to be going wrong in our lives is easy! Listen to this lesson to learn how to give thanks using examples in the Psalms. See how knowing and thinking through the attributes of God helps us to praise Him. Find out that one solution is to look to the future and realize that God is using our adversities to mature us. Hear a number of verses that should be memorized to prepare for disasters. See that when you are in the midst of difficulties you are to never doubt God’s goodness and His faithful, loyal love.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 1:11-12 & Psalm 18:1-2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 55 secs
How grateful are you to God when He delivers you? Listen to this lesson to learn about a Psalm of David when he was delivered from his enemies. Hear why David was called a man after God’s own heart and what he means by his righteousness. See the importance of being honest about our thoughts to God and how that clarifies our own thinking. Hear three things that we must accomplish before we can express our love to God the way David does.
Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Sun, Sep 17, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 107:4-32
Series: Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Duration: 54 mins 49 secs
Is it possible for us to know the reasons why God has allowed adversities in our life? Listen to this lesson to learn that during times of difficulty we need to trust God because we know in His infinite knowledge He is always working out His plans for our benefit. Find out that God’s faithful, loyal love is the theme of this psalm. See the many meanings of the word “wander” and how God solves the problem of those hungering and thirsting. Learn three ways God delivers us out of the storms of life when we call on Him.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 18:2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 10 secs
Do you feel the need for strength some days? Listen to this lesson to see that God is the One who gives us physical, mental, and spiritual strength when we call on Him. Find out how the word “rock” is used in both the Old and New Testaments and how it refers to the Lord Jesus Christ. See that we can rely on God to protect us and we have nothing to fear. At the end of this lesson, hear Moses Onwubiko, an international evangelist and Bible teacher, tell about how he is bringing the gospel and the truth of the Bible to people around the world.
Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 107:33-43
Series: Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Duration: 53 mins 29 secs
Does it seem like there are more natural disasters than usual and why are they occurring now? Listen to this lesson to learn that God is the One ultimately behind the weather and events of nature. See that God delivers His people from their adversities and the solution to our troubles is prayer. Find out what the Bible teaches about God’s providential care of all but especially those who believe in Him. Review five reasons for suffering. Follow the closing challenge of this Psalm to be wise and understand the lovingkindness of the Lord in good times and bad.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 19 & Isaiah 6:1-9
Series: Psalms (2017)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 13 secs
Have you ever been asked what your favorite book is? If you answered with the name of a novel or some other type of book, maybe you need to hear what David says in Psalm 19 about the Bible, the amazing revelation of God to mankind. Hear about two kinds of God’s revelation and about a time when the prophet Isaiah saw God in the Temple. Find out how God’s creation is a revelation of Himself and how His written Word has the power to change us.
Thu, Oct 05, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 19:1-14 & Isaiah 6:1-9
Series: Psalms (2017)
Duration: 59 mins 39 secs

Would you like to know the secret to a happy, secure life? Listen to this lesson to learn that it is only by knowing God that we can live a successful life. See that God reveals Himself to man in His creation and that His special revelation is recorded in the Bible, the Word of God. See that the non-verbal communication from God in creation goes on continually and communicates with everyone in the world. Understand that instead of worshipping the creation, we must worship the Creator and learn His plans for the human race through the Word of God.

Caveat from Dr. Dean: In this lesson I mentioned sign language being universal. I was misinformed. There are distinct sign languages related to different human languages. Thus Russian has a distinct sign language, as does, English, French, etc.