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, 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.
Sun, Jan 24, 2016
Passage: Matthew 19:1-2
Duration: 52 mins 21 secs
If you knew you had only a few months to live, what would you do? Listen to this lesson to hear what Jesus focused on as His ministry was winding down. See how He traveled south from Galilee, healing many who followed Him. Understand the purpose of His healing ministry. Find out the meaning of common grace. See how grace is God’s initiative to every human being. Find out how God the Father draws mankind through the teaching of His Word. As a result of hearing this lesson, take note of the grace of God and its manifestation in your own life.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015
Passage: Matthew 18:21-22
Duration: 44 mins 58 secs
Is Peter with his “big mouth” your favorite of Jesus’ disciples? He was always blurting out the questions that others were probably thinking but didn’t have the nerve to ask. Listen to this lesson to see that Jesus is talking about humility which means there’s no limit to the number of times a humble believer is to forgive others. Understand the difference between forgiveness and consequences and the four categories of forgiveness. Learn that unlimited forgiveness of others is impossible unless we are walking by means of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Dec 06, 2015
Passage: Matthew 18:15-20
Duration: 52 mins 32 secs
Are there any parts of the Bible that you really wish weren’t there? Listen to this lesson to hear about one passage on how to deal with a sinful Christian. Find out that believers should go to the offending believer in private and that restoration is the goal. If the unconfessed sin has become public knowledge, the believer may need to be removed from the church. See what “binding on earth is already bound in heaven” means. Take away from this message that if you are involved in a situation with an offending believer that involves discipline, it is to be done in humility, grace, and love.
Sun, Nov 29, 2015
Passage: Matthew 18:10-13
Duration: 55 mins 23 secs
Did you ever wander away from God after you were a Christian? Listen to this lesson to learn about a parable Jesus told about a sheep who left the fold to go his own way and how the shepherd took the initiative to seek him and bring him back to the fold. Learn that God is the Good Shepherd who rejoices when the sheep is found and restored. Learn that no matter what has happened in our past, we can always be forgiven and begin again to walk by means of the Spirit.
Sun, Nov 22, 2015
Passage: Matthew 18:5-10
Duration: 53 mins 3 secs
Do you feel like you’re the one that’s always having to forgive others even when they have mistreated you? Listen to this lesson to learn that none of us have ever been betrayed the way Jesus was by His own creatures. See that in grace He took the initiative when He died on the Cross for our sins even when we were His enemies. Listen to the warning not to become bitter at others but to live in peace so you can have a productive life as a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015
Passage: Matthew 18:5-10
Duration: 57 mins 29 secs
If someone is a child abuser, what should their punishment be? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus is not saying that they cannot go to Heaven. See that He was talking to disciples who were already believers and are pursuing discipleship. Learn the meaning of what Jesus says about the punishment of those who cause His disciples to stumble. See the difference between hell fire and the Lake of Fire. Find out that love for one another is the hallmark of a true disciple and that if we want to be one, we need to order and organize our lives to remove the things that cause us to sin.