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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 - February 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, Mar 03, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:10-11
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 11 secs
Are there events in the New Testament that should be questioned as legends or myths? Listen to this lesson to see that every detail in the Bible is accurate in the original languages. Hear about dead believers who rose from the grave after Jesus Christ's resurrection. Find out eight observations related to people who try to claim certain things recorded in the Bible did not happen. Understand the meaning of historical criticism. Realize that we can have complete confidence in the Bible as the inerrant, infallible Word of God.

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Thu, Feb 25, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:10-11
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 43 secs
Have you ever been reading the Bible and read something that sounded like a contradiction? Listen to this lesson to see Biblical explanations for these so-called conflicts. See how liberalism seeks to exploit these problem areas to attack the inerrancy of the Bible. Find out why it is so necessary to understand that the Bible is always accurate and conflicts can be resolved through careful study. Have confidence in the Word of God and fully trust it and rely upon it no matter what circumstances are taking place in your life.
Thu, Feb 18, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:10-11
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 59 secs
Did God dictate the Bible to the writers of Scripture? Listen to this lesson to learn the different ways that God, the Holy Spirit, oversaw the writers of Scripture so that every word in the original is without error. Hear about Princeton’s theology that at one time built a bulwark against attacks on inerrancy. See the high view of Scripture that Jesus showed when He was on earth including the way He emphasized the importance of every word when the devil tested him. Also, see how He affirms the accuracy of historical events in the Bible and the importance He places on every letter in every word of Scripture. Hear four corollaries that will strengthen your faith in the Word of God.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:10-11
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 18 secs
Why is it important to understand the doctrine of the inspiration of the Bible? Listen to this lesson to learn nine reasons why believers need to know why they believe the Bible is inerrant. See how the sin nature is always ready to latch onto doubts about this important belief. Gain an understanding of the mechanics of inspiration and the grammatical rules that validate this. See that inspiration is in words and that every word is important. Be ready to explain to others why you are confident the Bible is totally truthful and complete.
Thu, Feb 04, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:10-11
Duration: 58 mins 2 secs
How did the human authors of the books of the Bible decide what to write? Listen to this lesson to understand there is dual authorship. God, the Holy Spirit is the primary author and the human writer is the secondary author. Learn what the early Church fathers said about the process of inspiration. Hear six views on inspiration, including orthodoxy and liberal theology. See the meaning of plenary, verbal inspiration and its importance. Be aware there will always be battles about the inerrancy of the Bible because Satan is constantly trying to destroy the Word of God.
Thu, Jan 28, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:10-11
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 19 secs
Why do we believe that the Bible is the revealed Word of God? Are you comfortable answering this question? Listen to this lesson to learn that there are constant attacks, both from the inside and the outside, on the veracity of the truth of the Bible. Understand the meaning of inspiration and learn about the two authors of Scripture, the Holy Spirit and the human authors. See that the Scriptures are sufficient for everything we need and they address every area of human activity. Find out that God created us with the right equipment to be able to understand His Word.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:10-11
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 54 secs
How much of the Bible can we believe today? 25%? 50%? Or would you believe 100%? Listen to this lesson to learn that all of the Bible is God’s revelation and is as accurate today as it was when it was written. Hear about the writers of Scripture and how the Holy Spirit directed them so they wrote what God wanted them to write. Hear a definition of inspiration and see that it involves the very words of God which are inspired. Understand that our foundational belief must be that Scripture is accurate and we can trust it completely.
Thu, Dec 03, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:10-11
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 12 secs
Is the Bible just another wise book or is it the actual words of God’s revelation to mankind? Listen to this lesson to learn that God the Holy Spirit oversaw the writing of each of the books of the Bible and that it is without error. Find out that once again the Bible is under attack even in Christian institutions and see the importance of understanding inspiration and inerrancy. Appreciate that we can depend on the Bible to be rock-solid and trust it as we face problems in our life.
Thu, Nov 19, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:10-11
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 23 secs
If you sometimes feel your life is not very important, listen to this lesson to learn that angels are greatly interested in you and are watching to see how you are handling suffering and problems that God allows in your life. Learn how the Old Testament prophets wrote about the Messiah’s sufferings and the glories which were to come. Marvel that the timetable that was prophesied for the Messiah worked out to the exact day. Hear about the inerrancy of the Scripture and how that is challenged periodically. Accept the suffering you go through now in the light of the future.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:7-9
Duration: 58 mins 12 secs
Was it one of those days? You had lots of plans but everything went downhill? How did you handle the frustration? Listen to this lesson to hear the purpose of the tests and trials that come into our lives. See that God is using these tests to reveal our obedience. Understand the importance of endurance and where it leads. Find out three basic reasons we have adversity and about two categories of suffering. When trials come your way, trust God and see the deliverance that will come at the end of the test.