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, Oct 04, 2015
Passage: Matthew 17:14-20
Duration: 52 mins 58 secs
A young deaf and mute boy throwing himself on the ground and frothing at the mouth. A distraught father running to ask Jesus for help. Listen to this lesson to learn biblical facts about demon possession and whether Christians can be demon possessed. Find out ten characterizations of demonic possession. See how Christ stressed the importance of faith and the necessity for the faith rest drill in our own spiritual growth.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
Passage: Matthew 17:9-13
Duration: 49 mins 36 secs
Since God has given mankind free will, what happens to His plans for us? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has contingency plans that make certain His ultimate purposes will always come to pass. Find out that Jesus indicated that John the Baptist could have fulfilled the role of Elijah if he had not been rejected by the Jewish nation. See that Elijah’s ministry is still future. Just as many people in those days were expecting a Messiah to come to rule in the kingdom, so today there are those who do not want to believe that Jesus had to suffer and die on the cross so we could be born again by trusting in Him as our Savior.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015
Passage: Matthew 17:1-8 & Psalm 2:7
Duration: 56 mins 53 secs
Have you ever tried to imagine how Christ looks in Heaven? Listen to this lesson to learn about three disciples who were given a glimpse of Him and described it in the gospels. See that God the Father and God the Son are described similarly in the Bible. Learn reasons why Moses and Elijah were present at the Transfiguration. See God’s grace as He tells people not to be afraid but take time to realize that those who refuse to believe will be judged.
Sun, Sep 13, 2015
Passage: Matthew 16:28-17:2 & Philippians 2:5-9
Duration: 42 mins 43 secs
Do you love movie previews with their tantalizing teases of what is to come? Listen to this lesson to see how Jesus gave His disciples an alarming view of coming events. Learn that three of these disciples were taken to a high mountain and find out what the Transfiguration is. Gain an overview of the hypostatic union when Christ’s divine nature and humanity were combined in Him. Appreciate what Jesus did for us as you submit to His authority day in and day out.
Sun, Sep 06, 2015
Passage: Matthew 16:21-27
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 33 secs
How much are you willing to suffer for your Christian beliefs? The news is full of stories about persecution against Christians. Listen to this lesson to learn what Biblical attitudes we should adopt to prepare us. See what Jesus told His disciples about His death, burial, and resurrection and Peter’s arrogant reaction. Since God has promised us He has provided a way to handle all suffering, we need to decide if we are willing to accept these difficulties and trials. Learn that the path to real life is giving up what we want in order to obey God and gain eternal rewards.
Sun, Aug 30, 2015
Passage: Matthew 16:13-21
Duration: 57 mins 43 secs
Who do you say Jesus Christ is? The founder of Christianity? A wise religious teacher who stressed loving your neighbor? Someone who deserved to be put to death by the Romans? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus Christ is the eternal Second Person of the Trinity, the Messiah, and the Savior of mankind. Learn an accurate interpretation of a passage where Jesus discusses the rock as the foundation of the church. After hearing this lesson, take time to reflect on who you think Jesus is and whether He is your personal Savior.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015
Passage: Matthew 16:1-12
Duration: 59 mins 55 secs
Whoa! You’ve just been body slammed by a problem that seems too big to tackle. Where do you turn? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Word of God is sufficient to deal with all problems. Learn about the differences between the Pharisees and Sadducees and how they were both trying to trap Jesus. See what Jesus means by the signs of the time and the sign of Jonah. Don’t be willfully ignorant about the Word of God but learn four ways to make Scripture a transformative priority in your life.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:21-28
Duration: 50 mins 19 secs
Mother Theresa was honored for showing compassion to lepers. Listen to this lesson to see how God shows the greatest possible compassion to the human race by providing solutions to all our problems, including the problem of sin. See that bread often refers in the Bible to God’s ability to feed us both physically and spiritually. Learn the meaning of common grace and how to depend on God for all our needs.
Sun, Aug 09, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:21-28
Duration: 49 mins 34 secs
How do you treat repulsive and unlikeable people? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus taught His disciples to take the gospel to these people and show God’s lovingkindnesses to them. Find out what Jesus did to help the Canaanite woman and what He meant when He referred to her as a dog. Gain a clear understanding of demon possession and two Greek words used for it. Remember that we, as disciples, are to take the gospel to everyone on the basis of God’s mercy.
Sun, Aug 02, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:10-20
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 56 secs
Do you know someone who seems perfect and never sins? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible says everyone is born with a sin nature and everyone sins. Find out that what you think can be as wrong as what you do. Hear about the three enemies of the Christian and how to defeat them. Learn that its not a sin to be tempted but it becomes a sin when you give in to the temptation. See the three-point solution to our sin nature and learn that only God can fulfill the longings of the human heart.