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, May 22, 2016
Matthew 21:1-10 & Psalm 118:1-9
1 hr 18 mins 23 secs
What should the people of a nation do when God delivers them from severe trouble? Listen to this lesson to see how Israel gave thanks for their deliverance in Psalm 118. Find out this is a Messianic psalm that was sung by a community being led to the Temple Mount by a religious leader. Hear how the word “Jehovah” came to be invented. See the five elements of thanksgiving. Apply this to your own life by realizing that when you’re in a fix or a tight place God is going to take care of you as He has promised in His Word.
Sun, May 15, 2016
Matthew 21:1-10 & Psalm 118
44 mins 46 secs
What happened during the last week before Jesus was crucified on the cross? Listen to this lesson to gain an overview of these events and how they were prophesied and recorded in the Old Testament many years earlier. Go to one of these passages in Psalm 118. Find out why it is called a Hallel psalm and the meaning of the word hallelujah. While this psalm refers to a historical event, the New Testament applies this to God’s messianic plan of redemption. In times of difficulty in your own life, see the importance of giving public thanks for what God has done for you.
Sun, Apr 24, 2016
50 mins 21 secs
Imagine that you are blind and poor and sitting in filthy rags on the side of the road when Jesus is passing by. The crowds try to shush you from calling out because you’re just a nobody. Listen to this lesson to see Jesus’ great love and compassion to the most undesirable as He stops and calls them. Find out the miracle He performed.
See the significance of the blind men calling Jesus the Son of David and how only the Messiah could give sight to the blind. Learn that Jesus came to give light to all of us and we only have to trust Him to understand that light.
During this class Dr. Dean referenced Joel Kramer's (of
SourceFlix.com) blog entitled Passover—Led Like a Lamb. While you're on his site, also view The Sacrifice video for additional information.
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Sun, Apr 17, 2016
51 mins 49 secs
Is following Jesus the same as believing in Jesus? Listen to this lesson to learn the differences between salvation and the rewards that may be earned by believers. See that you can lose rewards but you can never lose your salvation once you believe in Christ. Learn the meaning of the two categories of inheritance and see that there are consequences for believers at the Judgment Seat of Christ who do not confess their sins and walk by means of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Apr 10, 2016
Matthew & John 8:32
46 mins 9 secs
What does it mean to be a disciple? Are all believers disciples? Did Jesus invent the word? Listen to this lesson to learn the answers to these questions and more. Find out how the Gospel of John is focused on evangelism and the word “believe” is included eighty-five times. Is following Jesus another word for becoming a Christian or is it a challenge for someone who is already a believer to advance to a higher standard? If you have believed in Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, will you accept the challenge to become a disciple, a student and follower of Jesus. or are you content staying in “spiritual diapers”?
Sun, Apr 03, 2016
53 mins 34 secs
What in the world is the baptism of the cup? If you have only one idea of baptism, listen to this lesson to learn that there are eight different kinds of baptism in the Bible, three of which involve water, and five are dry. See that the cup of baptism refers to what is in the cup. Find out that when Jesus referred to the drinking of His cup, He is talking about His suffering on the Cross. Since none of us will die on a cross, understand that it refers to the unjust suffering that is part of the spiritual life of all believers. We need to ask ourselves how we handle unjust suffering.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016
Matthew 20:17-19 & Matthew 20:27-28
51 mins 54 secs
Me first! Notice me! Is that your attitude? Listen to this lesson to hear that Jesus made it plain that if you want to be first, you have to serve others. See how this relates to humility and submission to God’s authority. Hear about four attributes in Philippians 2 that are true and result in regarding others as more important than ourselves. Instead of thinking solely about what we want, focus on obedience to God and the needs of others.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016
41 mins 41 secs
Are you seeking to be important and admired by others? Listen to this lesson to learn that life is not about our plans or our ambitions but about serving God. Find out four things about Christ’s telling His disciples He would go to Jerusalem and die. See that not all of Jesus’ suffering is redemptive and we will suffer also. Understand that the most common title for Christ is the Son of Man and that it emphasizes His humanity but not at the exclusion of His divinity.
Sun, Mar 06, 2016
51 mins 21 secs
When a believer dies, the biggest question is whether they have stored up treasure in Heaven. Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus’ emphasis is on our service to God and not how much status or things we acquired on earth. See how the parable about the landowner is saying that we can trust God’s generosity for rewards for our obedience to God. Understand the meaning of “many who are first will be last” and the “evil eye” reference. Ask yourself if you are willing to serve the Lord out of grace orientation, knowing that God will deal with you on the basis of His goodness.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016
48 mins 34 secs
Is how you live evidence of whether or not you’re going to Heaven? Listen to this lesson to see the difference between being saved by faith alone in Christ alone and being saved from the power of sin in your post-salvation life. Find out why Jesus set up a condition for the rich young ruler to have treasure in Heaven. Learn the meaning of trying to put a camel through the eye of a needle. Examine your own life and see if there is something keeping you from storing up treasure in Heaven.