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, Jul 26, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:7-9 & Jeremiah 2:1-13
Duration: 57 mins 54 secs
Did you know Christianity is not a religion? Listen to this lesson to learn how it differs from all the religions of the world. Find out that we are always inclined to seek some man-made authority over God’s Word. See that our temptation is to substitute that which gives us no true happiness for what makes us happy at the moment. Now is the time to look into your own life and see what is approved by God. Find out the meaning of broken cisterns and don’t just go through the motions of being religious.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:1-20
Duration: 54 mins 32 secs
How’s your heart these days? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus isn’t talking about our physical heart but a more serious major heart defect called Adam’s original sin. Find out who the Pharisees were and how Jesus angered them by pointing out their arrogance as they tried to fool others without really obeying God. Understand how Jesus told them they were not honoring their father and mother. Reality check! Do you obey God’s Word or are you trying to impress others with how religious you are?
Sun, Jul 12, 2015
Passage: Matthew 14:22-33
Duration: 49 mins 49 secs
Do you push the panic button when you’re frightened? Listen to this lesson to learn that all of us have fears but God comes to us with the ultimate solution. See that God often directs us into situations that make us fear for our finances, our health, our freedom, and even our life. His purpose is to teach us that we can’t solve our problems but we need to see that God is the One who is always with us sustaining us. Hear about Jesus walking on the water in the storm and see that Peter was able to walk on water with Him until he looked down and saw the raging seas. Find out about a number of passages in the Scripture that show us how to handle our fears and see that when we learn the lessons in our tests, often the Lord ends them.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
Passage: Matthew 14:13-21
Duration: 56 mins 17 secs
If we want to love everyone as Jesus commanded, do we have to approve of things we believe are wrong? Listen to this lesson to learn six principles on how we can reach those who are resistant to God’s truth. While we recognize that we are insufficient to meet many obstacles we face in life, see that God provides what we need today just as Jesus fed the five thousand with two fish and five loaves of bread. As we focus on God’s mission for our life, recognize that we are not to be conformed to this world or pressured into giving up what we believe.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015
Passage: Matthew 14:1-12
Duration: 58 mins 9 secs
Lopping off someone’s head is not a new way to dispose of an enemy. Listen to this lesson to hear about the grisly beheading of John the Baptist for pointing out truths from the Word of God. Hear about the convoluted and sordid history of the Herod family during the time when Christ was upon this earth. Gain an understanding of why those who scoff at God want to rid the world of Christians and see what our attitude toward being persecuted for standing up for what we believe should be.
During the class, Dr. Dean mentioned Dr. Andy Woods' blog. You can read it at www.thewordonpolitics.com
Sun, Jun 14, 2015
Passage: Matthew 13:53-15:58
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 7 secs
Have you ever noticed that it’s sometimes hard for your family to recognize your best points? Listen to this lesson to see how Jesus’ hometown rejected Him. Even though they were astonished at His teaching, they scoffed at His wisdom and miracles. See Jesus’ response to this rejection and His illustrations from the lives of Elijah and Elisha. See why Jesus, although fully divine, had to be human so He could die in our place and be our Savior. Find out six reasons why people reject Jesus today.
Sun, Jun 07, 2015
Passage: Matthew 13:47-52
Duration: 51 mins 12 secs
Why did Jesus say some of His parables were like the kingdom of heaven? Listen to this lesson to see that Jesus is revealing new information that was not a part of the Old Testament prophecies about the kingdom. See that these parables talk about a time when Satan is active so it has to be before Satan is cast into the Abyss. Hear the features of this intervening time between when Jesus ascended to heaven and His future Second Coming. In light of the judgment that Jesus reveals is coming, remember that now is the time to prepare by trusting Christ as your Savior and then growing spiritually to be prepared to rule and reign with Christ in His kingdom.
Sun, May 24, 2015
Passage: Matthew 13:24-52
Duration: 55 mins 4 secs
If you like to unravel cryptic stories, you’re sure to love the parables of Jesus. Listen to this lesson to see how Jesus explained these parables to His followers while those who didn’t believe Him could not understand them. Find out the clues He gave those who were interested in decoding these truths. Gain an understanding of seven of the parables and see the importance of the size of the mustard seed. Hear the principle of blessing by association and its historical significance. Understand that if you’re interested in knowing the truth about God’s redemptive plan and purpose for the human race, you will have an opportunity to hear and believe it.
Sun, May 17, 2015
Passage: Matthew 13:1-23 & Luke 8:4-15
Duration: 54 mins 57 secs
What’s a parable? An intriguing little story to get people’s attention? Or one designed to conceal the truth from some and reveal it to others? Listen to this lesson to find out all about Jesus’ parables and their purpose. Gain an understanding of what the kingdom is and why it could no longer come because the king had been rejected. Find out that what Jesus talked about in the parables had never been revealed before. Hear what the Parable of the Soils in both Matthew and Luke means and ask yourself which soil your life is. Apply the importance of making right decisions starting with trusting Christ as your Savior.
Sun, May 10, 2015
Passage: Matthew 12:33-50
Duration: 45 mins 7 secs
None of us want to hear that we’ve had our last chance and there are no “do-overs”. Listen to this lesson to hear that Jesus pronounced this judgment on the nation of Israel and told the leaders that the kingdom was not going to be given to them at that time. See that Jesus then turned His ministry to Gentiles in preparation for the Church Age. See why the Pharisees’ request for a sign was not legitimate. Understand that those who trust in Jesus become His real family.