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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, 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.
Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1
Duration: 56 mins 58 secs
Are there apostles today as some churches teach? Listen to this lesson to get a thorough understanding of the word apostle, starting with its early roots. Understand how apostle is used in the gospels in contrast to its use in the Church Age. Find out three questions to ask when the Bible says someone is an apostle. Learn the connection between apostleship and authority. See that the qualifications for an apostle in the Church Age are ones that make it impossible for anyone to be an apostle today. As you read and study 1 Peter realize that Peter’s description as an apostle means that what the book teaches us is meant to be obeyed.
Thu, Feb 26, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:1
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 31 secs
From cowardly denials to fearless leader with phenomenal courage. Listen to this lesson to see how this transformation took place in the life of the Apostle Peter. See how throughout the early days of the Church Peter takes control, preaching bold sermons even though threatened by the leaders of the Sanhedrin. Find out how he was always present as new groups of people heard the gospel and accepted the message. Hear about the vision he had of non-kosher food coming down from heaven and how he learned that the Gentiles were now included in the Church. See how he is miraculously delivered from prison and continues Jesus’ healing ministry. Be encouraged that, like Peter, when you focus on the end game and the inheritance waiting for you, you can handle the suffering and trials of your own life.
Thu, Feb 19, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter
Duration: 51 mins 47 secs
What are you passionate about? When you have a passion, you’ll arrange your time and money to focus on it. Listen to this lesson to learn that whatever else is said about the Apostle Peter in the Bible, we know that he was very passionate about serving the Lord. Listen to this lesson to continue learning about the life of Peter. Gain a further clarification of what Jesus meant when He talked about the keys of the kingdom. See how Peter insists he will never deny Christ but within a short time he fails miserably. After Jesus’ resurrection see how He meets with Peter first and then find out what Jesus was teaching Peter when He asks him three times if he loved Him.

After this Bible class we had a special presentation by Stand With Us and two members of the Israeli IDF. Please click here to view/listen to their presentation.

Thu, Feb 12, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 33 secs
Was the Apostle Peter the first Pope? Listen to this lesson to learn about the compelling leader of the disciples. See how this impulsive, gregarious, and out-spoken fisherman slowly learned to trust God. Examine the episodes that demonstrate his willingness to follow Jesus from the first time he met Him and how he had to be rebuked several times. Find out why Jesus called him Cephas, or rock, and what it means when Jesus told him he was being given the keys to the kingdom. Just as Jesus called him a tool of Satan on one occasion, see that we are also tools when our priorities are not shaped by Scripture.
Thu, Feb 05, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 16 secs
The seatbelt lights are on. The wheels are lifting for takeoff. Are you ready for a flyover of the book of 1 Peter? Beginning with the introduction, follow the key words concerning grace, suffering, hope, glory, and inheritance. Learn that Church Age believers are living in an arena being observed by angels. See how holiness is not a synonym for morality and learn its true meaning. As we move into the next three sections of the book, follow the necessity to submit to authority, even if it is unjust and learn about the different roles in marriage. Nearing the conclusion, let the reality of the future determine how you live life today.