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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, May 21, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:3
Duration: 58 mins 52 secs
What do you believe about God and why do you believe it? Every generation must decide this for itself. Listen to this lesson to see that many today are questioning whether the Bible is accurate and without error. Understand that when Jesus was on earth He made many claims that He was God and was equal with God the Father. Hear a number of references to God in the Old Testament that are applied to Jesus in the New Testament. Take time to think about your core beliefs about God and study the Word of God so you can explain what you believe.
Thu, May 14, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:3
Duration: 56 mins 43 secs
Want a sure cure for discouragement over all the evils in the world? Try centering your attention on the Godhead. Find out that all three persons share the same attributes, including justice, and will someday right the wrongs that are being committed. Learn that the Holy Spirit is shown to be a person, the same as God the Father and God the Son. See how His names and acts reveal Him to be divine. Appreciate that there is no problem you have that is too great for the members of the Godhead.
Thu, May 07, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:3 & Psalm 2
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 31 secs
What difference does it make whether I understand the Trinity? To tell the truth, it gives me a headache just to try to think about it. If this is how you feel at times, listen to this lesson to learn all the rich benefits that come from understanding the Godhead. See that the first person is God the Father and the second person is God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. Understand they are identical, co-equal, and co-infinite. Explore passages in the Old Testament where Jesus Christ is called the Angel of the Lord and learn what that means. Find out the significance of names in the Bible. See that the more you know about God, the more you can praise and appreciate Him.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:3
Duration: 59 mins 18 secs
One God. Three Persons. If this sounds confusing, listen to this lesson to come to a greater understanding of the important doctrine of the Trinity and the plurality of the Godhead. See that beginning in the first book of the Bible, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are present. Learn who the Angel of the Lord is. Begin to understand the role of God the Father and His relationship to Israel. See how His Son, Jesus Christ as the Son of Man, fulfilled the destiny of the human race. As you come to know more about God, let it lead to a greater appreciation of Him and all He does for us.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:3
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 6 secs
Do you ever use the Bible as a how-to book by trying to find quick solutions to your problems in it? Listen to this lesson to learn that what you need to do is study the Bible and learn everything you can about God. Learn what the phrase “the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” means and about the Granville Sharp Rule that explains it. See how praise refers to naming actual events and things that God has accomplished rather than merely saying the words. Decide to study God’s Word on a regular basis so you are prepared for all the difficult circumstances that may come your way.
Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:3-4
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 1 sec
Quick! What is the end goal of your life? What comes to your mind instantly? To be successful? Rich? Happy? Listen to this lesson to see how Peter emphasizes that we should have the end of our life in mind as we set priorities. Gain an overview of the first twelve verses in chapter one that are filled with key doctrines to be learned to enrich our spiritual life. Learn some Bible study methods to help us master these concepts. Find out about believers’ inheritance. Learn how to enjoy fellowship with God as we prepare for eternity.
Thu, Apr 09, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1-2
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 25 secs
Why does God call us choice ones, based on what He knows from eternity past? Listen to this lesson to see the importance of understanding election and foreknowledge. See that it is those who trust in Christ as their Savior who have imputed righteousness or the right garments to wear to the wedding feast. Gain an understanding of sanctification in its three phases. See that being holy does not mean we are morally pure but that we have been set apart. Relax knowing that since we do nothing for positional sanctification, we can do nothing to lose it and can confess our sins which are covered by the sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ.
Thu, Apr 02, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 18 secs
Time to put on your thinking cap! Some truths are so foundational but technical, that they must be studied many times until they become clear. Divine election and foreknowledge are two of those concepts. Listen to this lesson to gain a comprehensive understanding of how Christians are God’s choice ones designed to be conformed to His Son through obedience. See how God’s foreknowledge encompasses all that will happen, could happen, and should happen. Find out that God brings order out of chaos to fulfill His plan, giving us complete peace when we put our trust in Him.
Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 18 secs
Does God override our volition in terms of our eternal destiny? Did He arbitrarily choose certain people to be saved or did He know ahead of time who would choose to accept Christ as their Savior? Listen to this lesson to get Biblical answers to these important questions about God’s election and His foreknowledge. Accept the many Scriptures that teach that all who trust in God’s plan are in Christ and have His perfect righteousness.
Thu, Mar 19, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 9 secs
When the Bible talks about someone being elected, does it mean that they are chosen to be saved? Listen to this lesson to see that election does not refer to salvation or justification but it concerns being selected for God’s purpose in history and refers to serving God. In the Old Testament, see that Abraham was selected after He was saved. Understand that election means the choice one just as Christ was the Choice One of God. See that when we accept Christ as our Savior, we possess His righteousness and are qualified to have a mission and a purpose in God’s plan.