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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 - May 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.

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

To view all video Bible studies in the Matthew series, click here.

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Sun, Jul 30, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:36-46 & Mark 14:32-42
Duration: 43 mins 5 secs
Is there a pattern we can follow when we find ourselves in severe pressures and adversity? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus set the pattern for believers in the Garden of Gethsemane. Find out that even though Jesus was impeccable, without sin, He still had human emotions. Learn that He never chose to go against God the Father’s will. Realize that we face a choice like His. Will we operate independently of the Father’s will or will we trust God and apply His Word?

Also includes Luke 22:39-46

Click the notes link below to view Dr. Dean's “Harmony of Jesus in Gethsemane” document.

Sun, Jul 23, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:36-46 & Mark 14:32-42
Duration: 54 mins 53 secs
Do you wonder why Jesus was so overwhelmed with sorrow in the Garden of Gethsemane? Listen to this lesson to learn what the cup means in this passage. Find out that when Jesus was going to be made sin for us it affected His humanity in a deeply emotional way that did not involve sin. See that all believers stumble at times, even strong ones like Peter. Learn that if any of us deny Christ we will be denied rewards but not lose our salvation. Allow this lesson to teach us the importance of organizing our lives around learning and applying the Word of God.

This class also includes parallel passage Luke 22:39-46.

Sun, Jul 16, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:30-35 & Luke 22:24-37
Duration: 51 mins 10 secs
Can we do something so terrible that God can never forgive us? Listen to this lesson to learn that every sin mankind has ever committed or will commit was nailed to the Cross without exception. Because of God’s grace we are never without hope for forgiveness. See how the disciples were concerned about who would be greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven and Jesus’ surprising answer about serving others. Just like the disciples all of us are going to fail, but there is always forgiveness by God’s grace when we confess our sins.
Sun, Jul 09, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:17-30
Duration: 52 mins 47 secs
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be at the Last Supper, as it’s frequently called, with Jesus and His disciples? Listen to this lesson to hear the actual events that took place that evening. See that this was the Passover Seder meal commemorating Israel’s departure from Egypt. Find out that all leaven had to be removed and the cleansing that was required. Learn about the symbols of the Seder meal and some of their origins. See that Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet spoke of His love and forgiveness. Learn that the 4th cup still has a future fulfillment.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:6-16
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 51 secs
Are you a failure as a parent? Listen to this lesson to see that nothing you do in life is more important than taking time to teach your children the Word of God and living it in front of them. See that it is the father who has the primary responsibility for this. Hear a number of principles to apply about true biblical worship and parenting skills. Review the incident where the unknown woman anointed Jesus’ head with an expensive oil and how the disciples were told by Jesus three reasons why her work was good. Learn that ultimately all of our decisions focus on our volition and we need to prioritize our time according to the Scriptures.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:1-5
Duration: 45 mins 32 secs

Why did the Lord Jesus Christ come to this earth as the Son of Man? Was it to feed the hungry, heal sick people, or teach His disciples? Listen to this lesson to hear His overriding purpose was to be crucified as our Redeemer. Find out the many contrasts in this passage including contrasts between the anonymous woman, Judas, the religious leaders, and the disciples. Hear the chronology of the events in these last few days before Jesus died on the cross.

Today's message includes a presentation by Jeff Phipps regarding his recent trip to teach the Word of God in the Natal, Brazil area.

Sun, May 28, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:41-46
Duration: 58 mins 1 sec
Would a loving God send unbelievers to never-ending punishment in the Lake of Fire? Listen to this lesson to learn the characteristics of God with emphasis on His sovereignty, righteousness, and justice. Find out for whom the Lake of Fire was created. See what the Bible says abut eternal fire and whether it is a metaphor or literal. Hear biblical terms referring to what happens after death. Let the reality of the future motivate all of us to witness and pray for unbelievers.
Sun, May 21, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:31-46 & James 2:18-24
Duration: 55 mins 2 secs
If you’re truly saved, does it always mean you’ll perform good works? Listen to this lesson to hear three views on how to get into Heaven and which is the correct one.. Learn about three gospels and how all include belief in the Messiah and are on the basis of faith and grace. See that faith plus works is a false gospel. Understand that in James 2, he is talking to believers and urging them to apply what they believe to their lives. Learn what being “swift to hear” means. When talking to unbelievers, let them know they need to believe in Christ as their Savior in order to go to Heaven.
Sun, May 14, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:31-46 & James 2
Duration: 52 mins 36 secs
Is faith in Christ sufficient for eternal salvation or are good works also necessary? Listen to this lesson to hear about the Sheep and Goat Judgment. Understand that this is not a gospel message but is referring to a future time when Jesus comes to establish His Kingdom on earth. Learn what the gospel is and the three variants which depend on the dispensation of each. See that all versions depend on faith alone in Christ alone and the meaning of justification.
Sun, May 07, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:31-46
Duration: 51 mins 43 secs
Does this passage teach us that good works are required to enter into the Kingdom? Listen to this lesson to learn that the term “my brethren” is a key to understanding this. See reasons why this is not a parable but a narrative describing a judgment at the end of the Tribulation. Find out this event takes place at Christ’s Second Coming and the “throne of His glory” refers to His earthly throne. Learn five differences between the Sheep and Goat Judgment and the Great White Throne Judgment.