January 2015 - December 2017
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.
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Thu, Dec 22, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 3:1-2
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 60 secs
How could the way a married couple dance together reveal a picture of their marriage? Listen to this lesson to learn that in dancing the man is to lead and the woman follow, so God has designated those roles for marriage. Learn that a man is held responsible by God for the success of the marriage. Learn the importance of a man listening to his wife and the mental attitudes required by both of them. See that each Christian couple has the mission of glorifying God by their marriage and that only when they work together can they fulfill this mission.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 3:1-2 & Philippians 2:5-12
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 58 secs
Is it important for us to assert ourselves so we will be noticed and obtain our rights? Listen to this lesson to learn that the opposite is true. Instead, we are to submit to the authority of God and delegated authorities in order to glorify Him. See that when Jesus Christ submitted to death on the cross for our sins He set an example for us to follow. Learn that being submissive does not mean inferiority. Begin a study of the comparison of marriage with dancing where each partner has clearly defined roles and must work as a team.
Thu, Dec 08, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:21-25 & Philippians 2:5-12
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 15 secs
What is the path to greatness? Listen to this lesson to hear how Jesus took the path of humility and became the most important human who ever lived. See that humbling yourself means submission to authority. Find out four realities we have in Christ and five things we should do. Hear an explanation of Jesus’ relationship with God the Father both before and during the Incarnation. As believers see that Jesus is our example of how we are to relate to authority.
Thu, Dec 01, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:21-25 & Philippians 2:1-8
Duration: 59 mins 8 secs
What is humility? Does it mean we give up all our rights and let others take advantage of us? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus accepted unjust treatment and is our example. Find out what love for God involves and how it is our motivation for impersonal love for everyone. Learn about Moses’ humility and hear two Greek words that are used throughout the New Testament for humility. Realize that God sometimes has us go through difficult, humiliating circumstances so we can glorify Him by submitting to His authority.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:21-25
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 12 secs
When we are under incredible pressure what should we do? Listen to this lesson to learn that we are to follow Jesus’ example when He submitted Himself to unjust authority, even to a horrible death on the cross. Find out about three kinds of followers and how they apply to our lives. Learn that much of Peter’s teaching here comes from Isaiah in the Old Testament referring to Christ. As believers realize that we have a choice whether to become disciples and say no to self-indulgence and self-centeredness.
During this Bible class Dr. Dean referenced an important video to watch called "The Sacrifice," available on Joel Kramer's website at sourceflix.com.
Thu, Nov 10, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:18-23
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 28 secs
Are men and women basically the same aside from their physical differences? And are they equal in every way as many assert today? Listen to this lesson to see that God created men and women differently because they have different roles to fulfill. See why this does not mean that either sex is superior to the other and that both are to humble themselves by subordinating themselves to authority. Hear a brief discussion of metaphysics and Darwinism to help us understand that it is God who gives us our rights.
Thu, Nov 03, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:18-23
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 9 secs
When we submit to unfair authority are we just being a doormat? Listen to this lesson to see that Christians who obey unfair people who are over us develop humility and grace orientation. See that when we obey these people we are being gracious toward them even though they do not deserve it. Understand that how we respond to authority reveals how we respond to Christ. Find out that being submissive will be rewarded at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:18
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 48 secs
What does it mean to be a slave to God? Listen to this lesson to learn that we are always a slave either to the sin nature or to God. See that it is our volition that makes the difference. Hear four commands about respecting authority. Review the divine institutions and see how this shows why open borders are not God’s plan for nations. See Peter’s admonition to the lowest members of society that applies to all of us is to obey leaders even when they are unfair.
Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:13-17
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 1 sec
What does submission to every ordinance of man mean? Listen to this lesson to learn that the only laws that are to be resisted are those that contradict biblical commands. Hear about the Magdeburg Confession and how nine pastors resisted laws which infringed on their right to choose their religion. See that the believer living under a pagan government is to do the revealed will of God, do good and live peaceably during their lives.
Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:13-17
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 47 secs
Looking at the chaos happening in our country, do you have questions about submission to governmental authority? Listen to this lesson to hear a discussion of the principles that the colonists used in breaking away from Great Britain. Hear answers to a number of questions concerning what our attitude toward government should be. Learn about the midwife and Rahab options and how Peter and John continued to preach as Jesus had commanded them to do but suffered the consequences. Accept that all of us may face similar situations in the future and the importance of walking by the Spirit and maturing spiritually.