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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 - March 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, 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.
Thu, Jan 29, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 57 secs
If you have an inquiring mind, you’ll enjoy hearing many vital questions answered about 1 Peter. Listen to this lesson to learn whom the intended audience for this book was: Gentiles or Jews. Several supporting reasons for the majority view that it was addressed to Gentiles are discussed but stronger arguments are convincing in the belief that it was intended for Jews, including terminology and the quoting of Old Testament passages. Another question concerns where Peter was when he wrote this book and historical Babylon seems to be the most likely location. Next, we ask, why was this epistle written? Based on the number of times the word suffering and words for adversity are used, it becomes obvious that the audience for the book were undergoing persecution and troubles in their life. Look forward to the encouragement and strength we can derive for our own lives from a study of this book.
Thu, Jan 22, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 46 secs
If you’re looking for help with how to handle suffering, adversities, and calamities in your life, you’ll find a book packed with answers in this latest study beginning tonight. Listen to this lesson to learn about the authorship of 1 Peter. External evidence verifies that the early Church fathers mentioned the Apostle Peter as being the author in a number of writings and oral presentations. Find out the many internal evidences within the book itself as events, incidents, and stylistic vocabulary are pointed out. Listen to a brief biography of Peter. To get ready for the coming weeks, take time now to read through the epistle several times to familiarize yourself with its many important passages.