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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 - May 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.

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Thu, May 18, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & 1 Kings 18:22-19:2
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 33 secs
What are you willing to risk to defend what you believe about God? Listen to this lesson to learn how Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal about their beliefs by setting up a test for the them. See how he was pointing out that what they were depending on for their happiness and prosperity was not working. Find out the importance of knowing your own ultimate reality as a believer in order to help others change their minds. Hear eight things to learn from this event in Elijah’s life that will help us in witnessing to unbelievers.

To help clarify some of the terminology used in the study of apologetics, Dr. Dean has begun developing an Apologetics Glossary, which he updated 5/19/17.

Thu, May 11, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & 1 Kings 19
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 46 secs
Does the Bible use apologetics in its teaching? Listen to this lesson to learn that apologetics are seen throughout the Bible and differ depending on the times in which events occur. Find out the differences between apologetics and Christian evidences. See how Elijah’s ministry was designed to show the superiority of God’s truth over the pagan beliefs. Hear the essential elements of different worldviews and the importance of understanding your own worldview and the influences that have been involved.

To help clarify some of the terminology used in the study of apologetics, Dr. Dean has begun developing an Apologetics Glossary.

Thu, May 04, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & Exodus 4
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 52 secs

How should we confront unbelievers about their pagan beliefs so they can change their minds about the gospel? Listen to this lesson to see how Moses confronted Pharaoh with the plagues which mirrored the gods and goddesses Pharaoh worshipped. Hear about useful strategies and how evidence is important. Understand that it is God the Holy Spirit who is working in the unbeliever and understand that we are the visible representation of God to those we witness to. Learn how we need to have the courage to question those who are lost to see what they are thinking so we can have appropriate biblical answers for them.

Also includes information on Exodus 8-11.

To help clarify some of the terminology used in the study of apologetics, Dr. Dean has begun developing an Apologetics Glossary.

Thu, Apr 27, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & Genesis 2:17
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 40 secs
Why do all peoples in the world have some form of religion with a generally common set of beliefs? Listen to this lesson to learn that creation itself proves the existence of God. See that where mankind goes wrong is assuming they can determine what facts mean rather than accepting that everything is what it is because God has determined it. Find out that everyone can understand enough about God to make them accountable before Him. Hear thirteen implications from Genesis 3 when God is questioning Adam and Eve after the Fall.

Also includes Genesis 3:8-13

To help clarify some of the terminology used in the study of apologetics, Dr. Dean has begun developing an Apologetics Glossary.

Thu, Apr 20, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 43 secs
What can mankind understand from observation and logic? Listen to this lesson to learn that while we can learn many things, we are dependent on revelation from God to understand truth. See that the Bible contains this truth while apologetics is concerned with why we believe what we believe. Hear how it is a myth that science and Christianity are at war with each other. Learn that God created facts and man was created to understand God’s communication in the Bible.

Click here to view the video uploaded by The Bible Society of Egypt entitled "Forgiveness Incarnated."

Thu, Apr 13, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 18 secs
Many unbelievers have reasons why they say they can’t believe in God. Are you able to answer their objections in a thoughtful way? Listen to this lesson to learn that apologetics is a study of ways to defend the truth of God’s Word. Learn that evidences are tools that we can use when talking to unbelievers. See why only divine revelation is sufficient to learn about God. Find out how the Bible consistently presents a rational case for why we should believe in the truth of God’s Word beginning in Genesis.

Additional information on apologetics by Charlie Clough is available here:

Giving an Answer

Theology and Apologetics

Thu, Apr 06, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 54 secs

Do you have a ready answer when someone asks you why you believe in God? Listen to this lesson to hear how to defend that the Scriptures are the only truth. Learn what facts are, how they can be interpreted differently, and how we can apply logic and rationalism, which is our common ground with unbelievers. Learn what evidences are and hear four basic elements in apologetics. Do not be in a hurry but find out where people are in their thinking and take them to the next step.

Additional information on apologetics by Charlie Clough is available here:

Giving an Answer

Theology and Apologetics

Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 22 secs
What evidence can we use when defending Christianity to unbelievers? Listen to this lesson to learn about apologetics, which is a defense of the truth of the Bible. Understand that the purpose of apologetics is not to win an argument but to win over others so they can change their minds. Hear ways to talk to unbelievers by understanding the common ground we share. See several objections to learning apologetics and understand that we are commanded by God to be ready to answer unbelievers.

Additional information on apologetics by Charlie Clough is available here:

Giving an Answer

Theology and Apologetics

Thu, Mar 09, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 57 secs

Do you become flustered when someone asks about your beliefs, especially someone who is hostile to you? Listen to this lesson to see that we need to be ready to answer everyone who asks us. Find out what apologetics means and the importance of it. Understand that this is a strong stand for the truth of the Scriptures and not an apology for what we believe. Imagine yourself as a missionary trying to tell someone about the gospel who believes in a perverted pagan worldview.

To help clarify some of the terminology used in the study of apologetics, Dr. Dean has begun developing an Apologetics Glossary.

During this class Dr. Dean discussed apologetics and referenced some additional material by Charlie Clough on the subject:

Giving an Answer

Theology and Apologetics

Thu, Feb 09, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:13-17
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 33 secs

Do you have trouble believing in the goodness of God when you see all the bad things that are happening in this world? Listen to this lesson to hear how we can know about and have confidence in the goodness of God. Beginning with God’s creation, see how its beauty illustrates His goodness to mankind. Find out that His character or essence is an all-encompassing goodness that we can rely on. As Christians living in a hostile culture, see the importance of being able to explain God’s goodness and His plan of salvation to those around us.

During this class Dr. Dean briefly discussed apologetics. Additional material on apologetics is available in the following resources:

Giving an Answer

Theology and Apologetics