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, Jul 31, 2016
Passage: Matthew 22:15-22
Duration: 55 mins 47 secs
What does the Bible teach about politics and civics? Listen to this lesson to learn what Jesus said about paying taxes. See how Jesus answers the devious questions of the religious leaders in a way that leaves them speechless. Find out who the Herodians are and how they seldom agreed with the Pharisees except when they had a common enemy. Accept that Christians are to respect the authority of the government where they live.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016
Passage: Matthew 22:1-14
Duration: 55 mins 45 secs
You’ve been invited to the most impressive wedding in the world. Do you have the right clothes to wear? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus was talking about the coming Jewish Kingdom. Hear who all the people in the parable represent. See that the invitation to the wedding was first sent to Israel but many didn’t want to go.
Find out that those who did attend were both good and bad people. Now is the time for us to ask ourselves if we have accepted Christ as our Savior and have the right clothes of God’s righteousness for all eternity.
Sun, Jul 17, 2016
Passage: Matthew 21:33-43
Duration: 57 mins 15 secs
Do we have to do something that impresses God to get His blessings? Listen to this lesson to see that trying to do impressive deeds for God is legalism, while grace is understanding that God does all the work and man only has to accept Christ as Savior. Hear a parable told by Jesus about a landowner and his vineyard and find out the significance of each concerning Israel and the Kingdom of God. See that Jesus is directing this parable to the religious leaders rather than all Israel and has nothing to do with Replacement Theology.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016
Passage: Matthew 21:32
Duration: 55 mins 4 secs
Is it necessary to feel sorry for your sins in order to be saved? Listen to this lesson to see how remorse and regret can lead to repentance or a change of mind, but that they are not necessary for salvation. Find out that the only condition in Scripture for salvation is faith alone in Christ alone. After salvation, the end goal of our life is spiritual growth, not feeling sorry about inning and then continuing to sin.
Sun, Jul 03, 2016
Passage: Matthew 21:28-32
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 33 secs
Why do we celebrate Independence Day when most in our country no longer cherish their independence but are willing to depend on the government for their needs? Hear a clear explanation for the significance of July 4th. See how the Bible emphasizes remembering the past. Hear how this country was begun on the basis of Judeo-Christian principles that it no longer adheres to. Find out that the path we are on leads to disaster but there is hope that is based on turning to God. Dr. Dean discusses a six-point action plan. See parallels between Israel at the time Jesus lived on Earth and the United States today and how both nations lost their focus on God.
Sun, Jun 26, 2016
Passage: Matthew 21:23-32
Duration: 51 mins 27 secs
How does Christianity differ from other world religions? Listen to this lesson to learn that all religions say mankind must do something to gain God’s approval, while Christianity teaches that God, in grace, does everything and man only has to trust in Jesus Christ. Hear how the religious leaders of Israel came into conflict with Jesus and tried to set a trap for Him. Learn that He turned the trap back on them. Also includes seven points on Replacement theology and how it can lead to anti-Semitism.
Sun, Jun 19, 2016
Passage: Matthew 21:18-22
Duration: 48 mins 32 secs
Will God grant anything we ask for in prayer as long as we believe enough? Listen to this lesson to see that this promise is for a future time. The kingdom Jesus offered Israel is being postponed because they have rejected Him as Messiah, but there will come a day when the human race will rule over the earth as God intended. As Christians we are to use the opportunity we have now to grow to spiritual maturity so we can rule and reign with Christ.
Sun, Jun 12, 2016
Passage: Matthew 21:12-17
Duration: 50 mins 30 secs
Men rushing around. Sheep bleating and doves cooing as money is changing hands. Jesus enters and takes total control of the chaos, turning over the money changers’ tables, scattering their profits, and releasing the lambs. Listen to this lesson to learn why Jesus is cleansing the Temple and how the religious leaders react. View detailed drawings of the Temple and find out that in the Church Age Christians’ bodies are a temple and are cleansed by confession of sin.
The book on the Temple that Dr. Dean mentioned during this Bible class is available from Rose Publishing: Rose Guide to the Temple by Dr. Randall Price.
Sun, Jun 05, 2016
Passage: Matthew 21:1-10
Duration: 53 mins 50 secs
Riding into Jerusalem on a donkey seems a strange entrance for the Messiah. Listen to this lesson to learn that this event was part of a split fulfillment of a prophecy in Zechariah. See that Jesus did not enter as a conquering king on a horse but as a peaceful king being presented for acceptance by the people. Find out that instead of seeing two comings of the Messiah in the Scripture, the rabbis thought there were two different Messiahs. Hear the remarkable prophecy in Daniel 9 which laid out an exact time frame of events to come. Be assured that everything is unfolding today exactly according to God’s plan and we can trust completely in it.
Sun, May 29, 2016
Passage: Matthew 21:1-10 & Psalm 118:10-26
Duration: 54 mins 2 secs
What part should history play in our lives? Listen to this message to learn that it is often through history that we can appreciate what God has done for us. See how the crowds singing Psalm 118:26 were praising what God had done for their nation. Find out that this is a type of what Christ accomplished on the cross for all of us. Learn the historical significance of the “stone that the builders rejected” and how Jesus applied it to Himself as the Messiah. Hear eight comparisons between Psalm 118 and Matthew 21. In our own lives, we need to realize that only God can resolve our personal and national problems when we trust in Him.