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[a] = summary lessons
[b] = exegetical analysis
[c] = topical doctrinal studies
What is a Mini-Series?
A Mini-Series is a small subset of lessons from a major series which covers a particular subject or book. The class numbers will be in reference to the major series rather than the mini-series.

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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Matthew (2013)

Matthew (2013)

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, Feb 08, 2015
Passage: Matthew 8:1-10:42
Duration: 54 mins 27 secs
Did Jesus offer universal healthcare when He was on earth healing people? Listen to this lesson for a review of the first ten miracles of Jesus. Understand that there are patterns in these miracles that are exactly what will happen in history. Learn that the gospel went first to Israel, then to the Gentiles, and in the future to Israel again. Learn that Jesus doesn’t want part-time soldiers but He wants us completely sold out to Him. If you make the decision to be a disciple. it will involve following Jesus by studying God’s Word and walking by means of the Spirit.
Sun, Feb 01, 2015
Passage: Matthew 10:40-11:1
Duration: 58 mins 42 secs
When you became an adult and were leaving home, did your parents give you admonitions and warnings? Listen to this lesson to learn about nine warnings Jesus gave His disciples. See how He emphasized that their allegiance must always be first to God, rather than to their family. Understand that God requires a radical revision of how we use our time and that we have to be willing to give up what we desperately want for God’s plan, if required. See that we need to keep in mind the Judgment Seat of Christ so we can make decisions and live our lives in the light of eternity.
Sun, Jan 25, 2015
Passage: Matthew 10:34-42
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 1 sec
What does catching a monkey have to do with taking up our cross daily? Listen to this lesson to learn that as Christians we live in enemy territory. See that unless we are fortified with the Word of God we will become casualities in the angelic conflict. Find out the three types of peace mentioned in the Bible and why Jesus said He did not come to bring peace. Understand that our worst enemies may be our own families. Learn that on a daily basis we have to make decisions to deny ourselves and submit to God’s authority.
Sun, Jan 18, 2015
Passage: Matthew 10:1-42 & 2 Corinthians 11:23-26
Duration: 47 mins 28 secs
You can run but you can’t hide from the battle of the ages raging in the world. Listen to this lesson to learn two categories of casualties in this warfare. See how Jesus emphasized discipleship for all believers which means to become a student of the Word of God and make it our highest priority even when we face persecution. Learn why people hate Christians and the awards and benefits for overcomers at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Believe that when our agenda is God’s agenda, He promises to always take care of us.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014
Passage: Matthew 10:28-33
Duration: 53 mins 40 secs
What does it mean to commit your life to Christ? Listen to this lesson to see that this is not a command found in the Word of God but that all believers are called to be disciples. Find out about the responsibilities and challenges of discipleship as taught by Jesus. Understand the distinction between directives to unbelievers on how to be saved and directives to those who are believers on how they are to grow and mature. See that believers who are disobedient are under divine discipline here on earth and will suffer loss of eternal rewards but will not lose their salvation.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014
Passage: Matthew 10:29-33
Duration: 46 mins 7 secs
Why does God allow sin and evil on this earth? Listen to this lesson for a Biblical answer to this age-old question. Learn about the differences between God’s sovereign permissive will and His decreed will. Find out that the suffering we face in life is known by God and is intended for our ultimate good. See what Jesus said about earning or losing rewards during our Christian life.
Sun, Dec 07, 2014
Passage: Matthew 10:24-31
Duration: 53 mins 49 secs
If someone is hurling insults at you, what should you do? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus warned His disciples they shouldn't react in fear when someone insults and persecutes them for believing in Him. Sure, insults and persecution cause us to become afraid, but we need to understand that while fear is a natural reaction, we can make a conscious decision to trust God. See a number of reasons that show how much our Heavenly Father knows and cares for us. Apply this commandment not to fear to your own circumstances so you will not be ruled by the fear factor.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014
Passage: Matthew 10:16-25
Duration: 55 mins 7 secs
Hated? Dragged into court? Our own families turned against us? Listen to this lesson to hear how Jesus warned his twelve disciples that they would face persecution. Learn the difference between the Gospel of the Kingdom and the Gospel of the Cross. Understand what ''he who endures to the end will be saved'' means. Even though this was directed to Jesus' disciples and those in the future Tribulation, understand that during the Church Age we will face opposition and that Jesus promises never to leave us or forsake us. Click here to listen to or view this Bible class.
Sun, Nov 23, 2014
Passage: Matthew 10:9-20
Duration: 58 mins 6 secs
"Bah Bah Bah". We are all like little sheep who have lost our way. Listen to this lesson to learn about Jesus' compassion for the Jewish people, the lost sheep of the House of Israel. Learn how He sent out His twelve disciples to teach them and find out why He told the disciples not to go to the Samaritans. Master five questions to ask when interpreting Scripture which explain some seeming contradictions. See that we are to be free from cares and anxieties and thoughtful in our response to those who attack us for what we believe.
Sun, Nov 02, 2014
Passage: Matthew 10:1-8
Duration: 43 mins 31 secs
The King has come! Accept him as your Messiah and He will establish His kingdom on earth! Listen to this lesson to learn that when Jesus was on earth He offered His Kingdom to the Jews but the religious leaders rejected Him as their Messiah. Hear about the 12 men first called disciples and later apostles who were sent out to proclaim His message. Understand the deep compassion Jesus felt, showing His mercy and grace for the undeserving. Accept that this grace is extended to all of us.