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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Matthew (2013)

Matthew (2013)

September 2013 - March 2017

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, Mar 19, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:29-31
Duration: 48 mins 44 secs
What is the Day of the Lord? Listen to this lesson to hear that the Day of the Lord is used in a general sense as a day of judgment in the Old Testament and also as a specific climatic event when Christ returns to judge the earth. Find out a chronological order of a number of Old Testament judgments. Hear about the cosmic disturbances that accompany the Day of the Lord. Understand that no one gets away with wrongdoing even though it may appear so at the time, but that Christ will eventually judge all sin and evil.
Sun, Mar 05, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:23-31
Duration: 58 mins 58 secs
Does the Bible mean what it says and should we take it literally? Listen to this lesson to hear how precise the directions are to the Christian Jews living in Judea when they are told to flee. Find out the significance of Jesus’ warning about false messiahs and false prophets. Hear a description of the powerful, dramatic coming of Christ when He returns to the earth. Learn what the gathering by the angels is and see that our response should be to realize God is in control of history and will fulfill all His promises.
Sun, Feb 12, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:15-22
Duration: 50 mins 45 secs
What can believers in the Church Age take from Jesus’ Olivet Discourse? Listen to this lesson to learn that all believers will be removed from the earth before the Tribulation occurs. Hear six questions that need to be answered in this passage. Find out what the “abomination of desolation” is and Jesus’ instruction to the Jews in Judea at that time who are told to flee to the mountains without grabbing their bug-out bags. As believers today we can see that just as God will provide for those who obey Him in the Tribulation, we will always be provided for whatever the circumstances.
Sun, Feb 05, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:9-14
Duration: 52 mins 27 secs
What does tribulation mean? Listen to this lesson to learn there are several meanings to the word, including adversities that believers have in the Church Age but in the future there will be tribulation like nothing the world has ever seen. See that this horrific time is for Israel. Find out why Satan intensifies anti-Semitism during the last three and a half years of these seven years. Find out that the antiChrist is lawless and hear the promises of hope which refer to the time when Christ returns at His Second Coming.
Sun, Jan 29, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:4-8
Duration: 59 mins

Why is it important to study Bible prophecy in the Church Age? Listen to this lesson to hear several reasons including that it gives us confident hope, endurance, and motivation to walk by the Holy Spirit. Learn about the five major discourses of Jesus in Matthew which all involve the coming Kingdom. See that Jesus’ last instruction was that His words were to be taught to all believers. When you study prophecy you come to understand that we do not have to be shaken or fearful or worried at all because God is always in control.

Click to access the Different Dispensational Interpretations of Matthew 24 that Dr. Dean referenced in this class.

Dr. Steve Austin's article entitled: Are Earthquakes Signs of the End Times?

Gordon Franz's article entitled Earthquakes: On the Increase? or Warning of Judgment to Come?

Sun, Jan 22, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:4-8
Duration: 53 mins 14 secs
Why should we learn about Christ’s Olivet Discourse when it is for Jews? Listen to this lesson to learn that knowing about these future events is designed to be a comfort for Church Age believers today. See why we will not be present when these things occur on earth. Find out about Daniel’s Seventy Weeks and hear what will happen during the first and second halves of the Tribulation. See the importance of the word “then” in the text. Take comfort knowing that God’s plan for the ages is being worked out and will occur on schedule.

Click to access the Different Dispensational Interpretations of Matthew 24 that Dr. Dean referenced in this class.

Dr. Steve Austin's article entitled: Are Earthquakes Signs of the End Times?

Gordon Franz's article entitled Earthquakes: On the Increase? or Warning of Judgment to Come?

Sun, Jan 15, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:3
Duration: 57 mins 49 secs
What is the sign of Jesus’ coming? Is it something in the future, something that has already happened, or something presently happening? See what the disciples should have known based on the book of Daniel. Hear three views of this time and which one is biblically correct. Learn seventeen differences between Jesus’ coming and the Rapture of the church.
Sun, Jan 08, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:3
Duration: 45 mins 19 secs
Would you like to know what’s going to happen in the future? Listen to this lesson to hear what Jesus said about things that would occur. Hear the answers to questions that help us understand His prophecies and find out how the disciples were amazed when He told them the Temple would be destroyed. See that part of Jesus’ prophecy was fulfilled soon after He spoke those words but most is still to occur in the future. See that we can relax and trust God even in the midst of judgment and that our job is to fulfill our mission of telling others about the gospel message.
Sun, Jan 01, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:3-25:46 & Luke 21:6-36
Duration: 53 mins 32 secs
What is the most significant passage of prophecy in the Bible? Listen to this lesson to learn about Jesus’ Olivet discourse to the Jews. Understand that He is not giving one single word of prophecy to those of us living in the Church Age. Listen to a flyover that breaks down this message in its historical setting and context. Hear the questions the disciples asked Jesus. Find out what a “sign” question means. See which parts of the message were fulfilled in AD 70 and which are still future. See that trusting in Christ as Savior is the way to avoid any of the catastrophic events that are prophesied.
Sun, Dec 04, 2016
Passage: Matthew 23:29-24:2
Duration: 57 mins 4 secs
Is a serpent hanging from your tree? Listen to this lesson to learn how one of the first members of the human race was fooled by Satan masquerading as a talking serpent. Find out how Jesus called the Pharisees snakes. See the difference between eternal hell and temporal hell which is called the Valley of Hinon. Learn two things about rejection of God and His Word and its condemnation. See that the will of God is to save people but He never overrides human volition.