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, 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.
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.