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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.

1 Peter (2015)

1 Peter (2015)

January 2015 - April 2017

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

This epistle focuses on the critical doctrine of how we face adversity and how we are to think about it in our lives. The key word is the word for suffering and its many synonyms. The purpose is to remind all believers that God has a destiny and a future inheritance for them. What we think of as speed bumps interfering with our personal plans are actually God’s training tools and are to be expected, rejoiced in, and not dreaded.

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Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:13-17
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 47 secs
Looking at the chaos happening in our country, do you have questions about submission to governmental authority? Listen to this lesson to hear a discussion of the principles that the colonists used in breaking away from Great Britain. Hear answers to a number of questions concerning what our attitude toward government should be. Learn about the midwife and Rahab options and how Peter and John continued to preach as Jesus had commanded them to do but suffered the consequences. Accept that all of us may face similar situations in the future and the importance of walking by the Spirit and maturing spiritually.
Thu, Oct 06, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:13-17
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 28 secs

Is it ever right to refuse to submit to a governing authority? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible has to say about authority orientation. Hear biblical and historical examples of those rightfully committing civil disobedience when either told to do something the Bible forbids or forbids what is mandated in the Bible. Find out whether the Founding Fathers were justified in not submitting to the King of England. Does God only expect us to respect the office but not the one holding the office? The answers to some of these difficult questions may surprise you.

Dr. Dean referenced an article by David Barton entitled “The American Revolution: Was it an Act of Biblical Rebellion?” during this class.

Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:13-17
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 25 secs
What does grace orientation have to do with our response to authority? Listen to this lesson to see that Jesus is our major example of submission to unjust authority. Hear the only exception to obeying legitimate authority. When faced with unjust but designated authority, do not look for wiggle room or an escape clause or you will be resisting the ordinances of God.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:11-12
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 45 secs
After we trust in Christ as our Savior can we just say no to sin? Listen to this lesson to learn that it is only when we walk by the Spirit that we can obey the command to abstain from sin. See the part our lust pattern plays in this. Find out that sin will always be a battle in our lives. Learn that confession of sin means that we once again can walk by the Spirit. See that Christ’s death freed us from the penalty of sin but it is only when we are walking by the Spirit that we are freed from sin’s power in our lives.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:11-12
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 19 secs
If you have ever wondered how mankind was formed and what he consists of then this lesson on Biblical anthropology is for you. Listen to hear that the Bible makes a distinction between the human soul and the human spirit and the function of each. See that our body was prepared by God as He shaped it from the dust of the earth. Find out what it means to be created in the image of God. Learn there is no life until God breathes life into this body. Understand that because of Adam’s fall we only become what God intended when we trust in Christ as our Savior.
Thu, Sep 01, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:11-12
Duration: 57 mins 44 secs

Do Christians have to quit sinning before they can live the Christian life? Listen to this lesson to learn that because of our sin nature we will never completely cease to sin, but that God’s grace is available for confession of our sins. See that since we are part of the family of God our behavior should not be habitual sinning. Find out the meaning of "flesh" and see who the beloved are. Listen to Peter’s exhortation that we live a spiritually responsible lifestyle.

During this class Dr. Dean mentioned an article published on AmericanThinker.com entitled "The Death of Evangelicalism."

Thu, Aug 25, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:9-10
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 52 secs
What does it mean that all Christians are priests? Listen to this lesson to see that when we trust in Christ He is our High Priest and we all function as priests. Hear about the earliest priests in the Age of the Gentiles. See that priests are intercessors. Learn about the duties of the Levitical priests and all that involved, including the qualifications. Understand that the rules they followed were designed to teach spiritual lessons to the people and pointed to the priesthood of Jesus Christ. Because Christ is royal, we are royal priests and have the privilege of offering spiritual sacrifices to God.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:5-9
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 47 secs
Why is Christ called a stumbling stone? Listen to this lesson to learn that those who rejected Christ as the Messiah were offended by Him. Find out that just as God called Israel to be special and they were to let the nations around them know about God, so Christians in the Church Age are royal priests who are to proclaim the gospel to the world. Understand that the most important thing in our lives today is to serve God so we will be trained to rule and reign with Him in the future kingdom.
Thu, Aug 04, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:4-5
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 36 secs
When we make sacrifices to God does that mean we have to give up something for Him? Listen to this lesson to hear five points on what makes acceptable sacrifices to God, including praise and singing. See how these sacrifices involve the Holy Spirit and our priesthood. Find out how the Messiah has become a stumbling stone to some men but is special or choice in God’s eyes. See how those who trust in Christ as their Savior become living stones.
Thu, Jul 28, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 2:4
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 49 secs
Is there any difference between believing Jews and all other believers in the Church Age? Listen to this lesson as Peter applies verses from the Old Testament to the Jewish believers he is writing to. Find out nine things about the living stones in this passage and who the Chief Cornerstone refers to. Review four ways Old Testament passages are used in the New Testament. Take time to appreciate the many blessings both Jewish and all other believers share which are given them by the living God.