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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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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.

1 Peter (2015)

1 Peter (2015)

January 2015 - April 2018

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

This epistle focuses on the critical doctrine of how we face adversity and how we are to think about it in our lives. The key word is the word for suffering and its many synonyms. The purpose is to remind all believers that God has a destiny and a future inheritance for them. What we think of as speed bumps interfering with our personal plans are actually God’s training tools and are to be expected, rejoiced in, and not dreaded.

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

To view all video Bible studies of the 1 Peter series, click here.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/20151stpeter.xml
 
Thu, Oct 19, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 55 secs
When was our sin cancelled? When we trusted in Christ as our Savior or when Christ died on the Cross? Listen to this lesson to gain an understanding of the doctrine of atonement. Learn the meaning of how and when our debt was cancelled and its importance. Hear four components of this forgiveness. Marvel at all that Jesus Christ accomplished for the human race on the Cross and the opportunity we have to accept this great salvation.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 56 secs
What is the true nature of atonement? Listen to this lesson to learn about its myriad facets. Hear how the early church slowly came to understand these vital doctrines and what some of the earliest theories of atonement were. See the different meanings of the word kaphar and how cleansing is a vital element of it. Learn that atonement is not a biblical word but is made of three words: at- one- ment, to cover many aspects of it. Understand that learning this makes us appreciate much more fully all that Christ did on the Cross when He died for our sins.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 3 secs
Have you ever considered what it cost the Lord Jesus Christ to die for your sins as a substitute in your place? Listen to this lesson to hear many points on the meaning of substitutionary atonement. See how the sacrifices in the Old Testament were a picture of this and how an innocent lamb had to be sacrificed. Learn that Christ’s death on the Cross was a victory which He proclaimed to spirits after His crucifixion. See that when we suffer unjustly, our example on how we should handle it is Christ who died once for all, the just for the unjust.
Thu, Sep 07, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 11 secs
What does it mean to have a good conscience before God? Listen to this lesson to learn that the only true standards for our conscience must come from the Word of God. Find out what a defiled conscience is and the difference between a passive and an active conscience. See the importance of not being intimidated by the opposition against Christianity in our culture but continue to walk by means of the Holy Spirit. Learn the difference between undeserved and deserved suffering. See how it is imperative that we replace our human viewpoint standards of conscience with divine viewpoint standards.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:17
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 1 sec
Do you feel you’re being picked on because you’re a Christian? Listen to this lesson to see that Christians are an object of persecution and this persecution is growing in our country. See that there are many parts of our culture that are opposed to anything relating to God. Learn that our example on how to handle this is how Christ handled His persecution. Find out that the Apostle Peter told people that it’s better to be persecuted for doing what’s right, rather than for doing what’s wrong, reminding them of the time when he had denied Christ. See that now is the time to get prepared for coming waves of persecution.
Thu, Aug 03, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & Matthew 27:57-28:8
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 30 secs
How do you think you would have reacted if you had been one of the witnesses to the resurrection of Jesus Christ after His death on the Cross? Listen to this lesson to learn about the many witnesses who saw Jesus alive. See that it only takes two or three witnesses to confirm the truth of a matter. Hear the only two options for an explanation of the empty tomb. When witnessing to unbelievers remember there is ironclad proof that Jesus rose from the dead and that gives us confidence for our own resurrection someday.

This lesson also references Mark 15:42-16:14; Luke 23:50-24:43; John 19:38-20:29.

Dr. Dean referenced a document on the post-resurrection appearances of Christ during this class. You can download it here.

Thu, Jul 27, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & Matthew 27:57-28:8
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 24 secs
What evidence is there that Jesus was resurrected? Listen to this lesson to learn that there is evidence in the way the tomb was sealed by a large stone and a wax seal. Find out about the condition of the grave clothes that were found. See how we know the guards over the tomb were not just temple guards but a minimum of eight or more Roman soldiers. Learn the importance of the many witnesses. Realize that the reality of the resurrection is at the heart of the Christian message.
Thu, Jul 20, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & Matthew 27:57-28:8
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 56 secs
How much do we know about the burial of Christ after His crucifixion? Listen to this lesson to learn that we have more written evidence of this burial than of the burial of any other figure in ancient history. Hear the accounts in the four Gospels and learn who Joseph of Arimathea was. See that the spices and linen strips wound around Jesus made a tight body cast. Learn how the religious leaders insisted on securing the tomb and how large the stone was. Realize that there is overwhelming evidence of Jesus’ burial after His death erasing all doubts that He was truly dead.

Includes references from the following passages: Matthew 27:57-28:8; Mark 15:42-16:14; Luke 23:50-24:43; John 19:38-20:29

Thu, Jul 13, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 6 secs
Warning! This message describing the barbaric treatment of the Lord Jesus Christ is not for the faint of heart. See how it is overwhelming proof that Jesus actually died and did not merely swoon and was revived rather than resurrected. Hear a vivid description of His scourgings and the weapons that were used to deliver the blows. Learn the horrors of the cross and see photos of the various parts. Develop a deeper appreciation of how Jesus suffered all of these things because of our sins as described by the prophet Isaiah.

The Transcript: notes link below is for the “On the Physical Death of Jesus Christ” document that Dr. Dean referred to in the lesson.

Thu, Jul 06, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 5 secs
Do you believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God? If not, then you have only two options to think about Him. Either He lied when He said He was the Son of God or He was unbalanced mentally. Listen to this lesson to see that the belief that Jesus was just a good, moral teacher cannot be true. Review the claims Jesus made about Himself and see that the religious leaders at that time understood that He was claiming to be God. Find out many things that this world would never have had if Jesus had not existed. Learn about the gospel accounts of the resurrection and understand that the resurrection is the central tenet of Christianity.