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What is a Mini-Series?
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.

Matthew (2013)

Matthew (2013)

September 2013 - April 2018

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, Dec 22, 2013
Passage: Matthew 5-7
Duration: 45 mins 39 secs
If someone sues you for your shirt, would you take off your coat and hand it over, too? That's what Jesus told His disciples in the Sermon on the Mount. Listen to this lesson to learn how this astonishing message was taught to believers to show them how they must confront the full rigors of discipleship. Learn about the future Kingdom of Heaven. Discover the five interpretative frameworks for this discourse and which one is most logical. See how our role of ruling and reigning with Christ is determined by what we do on earth and how this leads to a richer, fuller life today.
Sun, Dec 15, 2013
Passage: Matthew 4:17-25
Duration: 52 mins 9 secs
Do you picture disciples as somehow being bathed in a holy glow? Listen to this lesson to learn what being a disciple actually means and how it's a possibility for all believers. Analyze the difference between being a casually curious student of the Bible or becoming profoundly committed to studying and applying the Word of God. Realize that while salvation is a free gift, discipleship always involves a cost that can't be sugar-coated. If you're ready to come on-board, accept that a disciple's life isn't always going to be smooth sailing but that it's ultimately a life of great gain.
Sun, Dec 08, 2013
Passage: Matthew 4:12-25
Duration: 44 mins 5 secs
Do you walk faster in the dark, hurrying between the pools of light from street lamps and listening for rustling sounds? A world without light would be unthinkable. Listen to this lesson to learn that God is Light and in Him is no darkness at all. Expose the devil's masquerading as an angel of light and understand the significance of Jesus referring to Himself as the Light of the World. See that the Word of God is a light shining in the pagan world that enables us to cast off the works of darkness and clothe ourselves in the armor of light. Explore ten ways light is described in Scripture.
Sun, Dec 01, 2013
Passage: Matthew 4:12 & John 1:26-51
Duration: 51 mins 46 secs
"Who does He think He is?" "I knew Him when He was just an ordinary kid." Listen to this lesson to see how His family and old acquaintances in his hometown found it unbelievable that Jesus was the promised Savior. Hear about those who did accept His Messiahship and those who rejected it. Discover the meaning of the word "believe" and whether a special kind of faith is needed or if the object of what we believe is what counts. See how Jesus threw Phillip for a loop when He revealed He had seen him under the fig tree and the significance of this. Consider the challenge of discipleship in your own life and see if you are willing to be a student of the Word of God for the journey of a lifetime. Also includes Luke 4:14-30.
Sun, Nov 24, 2013
Passage: Matthew 4:1-10
Duration: 50 mins 31 secs
Temptation! Enticing and alluring. It comes at us from every direction. Even Jesus, who is both God and man in one person forever, faced it. Listen to this lesson to see that God's purpose was not to see if Jesus could sin but rather to demonstrate Jesus' Messianic character. Follow the devil's three lines of temptation and learn how Jesus taught us not to rely on miracles but showed all believers to face tests by dependence on God's Word and the Spirit of God.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013
Passage: Matthew 3:13-4:1
Duration: 48 mins 51 secs
Some days trouble barrels toward us like a huge snowball, threatening to overwhelm us. How can we handle those times? Listen to this message to learn how Jesus in His humanity was able to counter the tests of the Devil. See how Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist was an announcement that Jesus was God's Son and find out how God uniquely anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit. Discover that Jesus never acted independent of the Father's will and demolished the Devil's temptations because of His knowledge of the Word of God.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013
Passage: Matthew 3:10-12
Duration: 46 mins 5 secs
Repent! The Kingdom of heaven is at hand! Judgment is near! Listen to this lesson to discover a withering doomsday message proclaimed by John the Baptist. Understand the vivid word pictures John uses to describe the coming judgment and the three uses of "fire". Contrast John's baptism as a sign of repentance with Christian baptism by means of the Holy Spirit as our identification with Christ at the instant we believe. Learn how repentance to John means turning to God and should be followed by obedience to God, just as Christian baptism demonstrates the power of Christ in our lives as we obey Him.
Sun, Nov 03, 2013
Passage: Luke 3:1-9
Duration: 57 mins 41 secs
Dunk forward or dunk backward? Arguments over questions like this have wreaked havoc in Church history as "baptism wars" rage through the centuries. Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible teaches about two categories of baptism and about whether baptism is necessary for salvation. See how Christian baptism speaks of the changed life of the believer. Learn about John the Baptist's mission to proclaim the coming Messiah and what Kingdom of Heaven and Kingdom of God mean.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Passage: Luke 2:40-52
Duration: 49 mins 14 secs
"Why can't you be more like your brother?" If you were ever compared to a brother or sister you're going to enjoy hearing this lesson about the childhood of Jesus living with His parents and younger siblings. Find out the way young Jewish boys were raised and what it meant when they reached 12 years of age. See how this explains Jesus' actions in the temple in Jerusalem. Learn about the core sin of the universe related to the angelic conflict and see why it was necessary for Jesus to learn obedience to authority through the unique challenges He faced in His life.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Passage: Matthew 2:13-23
Duration: 50 mins 1 sec
Is human history "just one damn thing after another" as historian Arnold Toynbee noted? Or, is there a master plan at work behind the scenes? Listen to this lesson to learn how God put into action a plan with a glorious future that will be fulfilled to the smallest degree, taking into account man's free will. Find out the four categories of fulfillment of prophecies concerning this plan. See how God protected and preserved the infant Jesus and how He protects us through all the troubles in our lives.