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, May 03, 2015
Passage: Matthew 12:15-32
Duration: 56 mins 10 secs
Can you do something so awful that God won’t ever forgive you? Listen to this lesson to learn about the unforgivable sin. Find out that when Jesus pronounced this judgment He was talking to the religious leaders of Israel who were plotting to kill Him. See what blasphemy or the “sin of the high hand” is and that it was punishable in time. Learn that people who have trusted in Christ never need worry about committing an unforgivable sin but should make a decision to be on God’s side and get involved in God’s plan and purpose for their life.
Sun, Apr 26, 2015
Passage: Matthew 12:1-14
Duration: 51 mins 44 secs
Jesus spoiled the fun of the religious leaders trying to catch Him in blasphemy when He answered them with events from the Old Testament. See how He skillfully debunked their interpretations of the Mosaic Law and shocked them when He said He was Lord of the Sabbath, a title for God. Learn the comparison between the healing of the withered hand by Jesus and that of Jereboam in ancient Israel. Accept the challenge of the Sabbath rest for believers in the Church Age who have an opportunity to live in obedience to God’s Word now so they can enter into true rest and rewards in eternity.
Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Passage: Matthew 12:1-14
Duration: 53 mins 26 secs
When the religious leaders of Israel “played the flute” they expected Jesus to dance to their tune. Listen to this lesson to find out how the Pharisees developed a visceral hatred for Jesus as He challenged their interpretation of the Mosaic Law. Understand why His seeming disregard for the Sabbath intensified their anger. Gain a comprehensive overview of the Sabbath, its origin, significance, and how it represents rest and trust in God. See that Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law and that by application, we can set aside time to concentrate on all God has done for us.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015
Passage: Matthew 11:28-30
Duration: 43 mins 21 secs
Do you have some favorite Bible verses? Many would choose Matthew 11:28-30 for Jesus’ promises of rest and comfort. Listen to this lesson to see there is much more to this, including a two-fold invitation. See what “taking my yoke” means and its connection to submission to God. Understand the meanings of belief and faith. Accept the warning for those who reject Christ and refuse to walk in obedience.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015
Passage: Matthew 11:25-27
Duration: 57 mins 26 secs
Are you a fool? The Bible teaches that a fool is someone who has turned their back on God and worships something or someone else. Christians, on the other hand, are described as foolish, weak, base, and despised but they have accepted Christ as their Savior. God gives grace to the humble ones but the arrogant ones who reject Christ are at war with God. Jesus’ claim to be God when He was here on earth made the Pharisees hate Him and want to kill Him. Learn about seven Old Testament passages that prophesied that the Messiah would be God.
Sun, Mar 22, 2015
Passage: Matthew 11:20-24
Duration: 49 mins 53 secs
Are there degrees of punishment for unbelievers in the Lake of Fire just as there are degrees of rewards for believers? Listen to this lesson to see that no one is sent to the Lake of Fire for their sins but rather on the basis of whether or not they accepted Christ’s death in their place on the Cross. Find out the meaning of Jesus’s words when He mentioned Tyre and Sidon in Matthew 11 and when He condemned the hypocritical Pharisees. Realize that as believers we need to grow to spiritual maturity and obey God’s Word so we will glorify the Lord in time and receive maximum rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ.
Sun, Mar 15, 2015
Passage: Matthew 11:22-24 & Matthew 25:41
Duration: 57 mins 56 secs
Does the Bible teach that there is never-ending punishment for unbelievers? Or, is this something a loving God would never permit? Listen to this lesson to learn about the ultimate judgment for people who do not accept Christ as their Savior. Find out what Annihilationism and Universalism teach on this subject. See the differences between Hades, Sheol, and Hell. Find out that the Lake of Fire was created in the past for the devil and his angels. Understand the importance of the essence of God in order to see how God’s Justice and Love are compatible. Gain a clear view of the horrors of the Lake of Fire to motivate you to tell others of God’s solution for sin which is faith in Christ’s work on the cross.
Sun, Mar 08, 2015
Passage: Matthew 11:16-24
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 33 secs
Reality check: Are people basically good or basically evil? What you think about this determines what you believe about many things, including your view of the role of government. Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible teaches that everyone in born into this world with a sin nature and is in need of redemption. Find out what Jesus meant by “this generation”. See that the Jewish leaders and the people during Jesus’ time on earth increasingly began to reject His message about the kingdom of God. Accept the challenge to study and apply the truth of God’s Word in order to grow spiritually and not just be a “Sunday-only” Christian.
Sun, Feb 22, 2015
Passage: Matthew 11:11-19
Duration: 44 mins 12 secs
“All rise!” PIcture yourself in a courtroom where Matthew is presenting a case to prove that Jesus fulfills all the requirements of the Messiah. Find out if John the Baptist was Elijah and why Jesus called him the greatest of all the Old Testament prophets. See what Jesus means when He talks about the kingdom of heaven suffering violence. Understand that how you define where you’re headed will determine the decisions you make today. Consider if you are willing to take a stand that no matter what comes, you’re going to stick with the plan of God for your life.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015
Passage: Matthew 11:2-15
Duration: 57 mins 14 secs
Was Jesus really the Messiah, and, if so, where is the promised kingdom? Listen to this lesson to find out that John the baptist was wondering about this as he was languishing in prison. Hear that based on John’s background, he was not doubting that Jesus was the Messiah. See what it meant for him to be filled with the Holy Spirit from the day of his birth. Find out what his relationship was to the prophet Elijah and why his father, Zacharias, became mute. See that not everyone responds to the gospel until many times of hearing it, if at all.