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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 - April 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, Apr 23, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:1-13
Duration: 55 mins 54 secs
Sun, Apr 16, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:45-51
Duration: 42 mins 20 secs
How do we know what date Easter comes each year? Listen to this lesson to learn that not all Christians celebrate on the same day. Find out the reasons and how the controversies separated churches. Hear the parable of the wicked and righteous servants which Jesus told to His disciples. See that the imagery is of a homeowner who is trying to keep his family safe. Since he doesn’t know when danger will occur he has to always be prepared. Learn that the thief refers to unbelievers who will be judged at the Second Coming of Christ which will surprise them because they are not prepared.
Sun, Apr 09, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:32-44
Duration: 48 mins 9 secs
Is the Rapture going to happen during this generation? Listen to this lesson to learn that in the parable of the fig tree Jesus is not talking to Church Age believers but is referring to Jews in the Tribulation. See the fallacy of trying to set dates for the Rapture and the Tribulation. Learn the meaning of “day and hour” and how Jesus was referring to His humanity when He said He didn’t know the timing. Find out how Jesus compares the circumstances of His Second Coning to Noah’s Flood as they were both times of judgment.
Sun, Apr 02, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:29-33
Duration: 56 mins 56 secs
Nearly everyone is interested in what will happen in the future but there is little agreement on the subject. Listen to this lesson to hear about two future events, one only for believers and the other for all the inhabitants of the earth at the time. Find out that Jesus is talking about His future return to earth in the Olivet Discourse. Hear the distinctions between the Rapture and the Second Coming and that our response should be a reminder that all believers should be living their lives in light of eternity.
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?