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, 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.
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.