September 2013 - March 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, Apr 10, 2016
Passage: Matthew & John 8:32
Duration: 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
Passage: Matthew 20:20-28
Duration: 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
Passage: Matthew 20:17-19 & Matthew 20:27-28
Duration: 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
Passage: Matthew 20:17-19
Duration: 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
Passage: Matthew 19:27-20:16
Duration: 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
Passage: Matthew 19:16-26
Duration: 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.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016
Passage: Matthew 19:13-16
Duration: 51 mins 53 secs
Do we have to become like a little child or sell everything we own and give to the poor in order to go to Heaven? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus is not dealing with going to Heaven but rather, He is talking about serving in the future kingdom of Heaven. Hear some of the positions taken by commentators on what the rich young ruler was seeking. Find out Jesus’ response to the questions and how it involves treasure in Heaven. The challenge for us as believers is to follow Jesus as His disciples so we can glorify God.
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
Passage: Matthew 19:13 & Matthew 18-19
Duration: 50 mins 23 secs
Why is it important to know the context of a Bible passage? Listen to this lesson to hear eleven reasons why we need to understand that Matthew is emphasizing Jesus teaching His disciples how to follow Him. Find out what part forgiveness plays in this passage and the fact that children had no status in their culture. If you decide you want to follow Jesus as His disciple, keep in mind that you must forgive others and not worry about your own importance.
Sun, Feb 07, 2016
Passage: Matthew 19:3-12
Duration: 48 mins 47 secs
Is marriage a covenant that is permanent and cannot be broken? Listen to this lesson to learn that marriage involves the marriage partners transferring their loyalty to each other. Learn the high standards for marriage dictated by God. Find out if infidelity mandates divorce and what happens when someone dislikes or hates their spouse. Learn the important exception clause and find out if there are other exceptions. See that in the Church Age Christians are to forgive one another and do all they can to work out their marriage problems while accepting that it is not always possible.
Sun, Jan 31, 2016
Passage: Matthew 19:3-6
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 25 secs
If you’ve been touched personally by divorce in your life or through your parents’ life, then this is a lesson that discusses thoughts that may be bothering you. Listen to what Jesus said about marriage when the Pharisees tried to entrap Him. Hear three basic things for us to remember about marriage and several questions that need to be answered. See that marriage is a covenant that involves obligations and that marriage is one of the tools God uses to help us grow to spiritual maturity. Keep in mind that no matter what has happened in your past, there is always grace and forgiveness through Christ’s death on the cross.