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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.

Birth of Christ

Matthew (2013)
Sun, Sep 15, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 1:1-17 & Luke
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 43 secs
"Ta Da! The king has been born!" In the summer of 2013 the world waited breathlessly for the proclamation of the birth of the future king of England with his ironclad credentials. The Gospel of Matthew heralds the birth of the King of the Jews, Jesus Christ. Listen to this lesson to learn about the genealogies that validate His claims to the throne of David and why there are differences between Matthew and Luke. See how Matthew lists four sin-tainted women in the line of Christ and how they showcase God's grace which has brought salvation to all.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Sep 22, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 1:18-24 & Luke 1:26-35
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 50 mins 59 secs
"What's in a name?" Shakespeare wrote. "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." Listen to this lesson to learn the remarkable significance of the name of Jesus and how it was prophesied over 700 years before His birth. Find out the reason for His miraculous conception by a creative act of the Holy Spirit rather than the result of Mary and Joseph having sex. See how the adoration of Mary is related to pagan practices and how the title, Son of God, indicates that Jesus, although fully human, shares all of the attributes of Deity.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Sep 29, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Luke 2:1-5 & Galatians 4:4
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 52 mins 9 secs
"Joy to the World! The Lord is come!" Listen to this lesson to learn that the Christmas story is always timely and should be celebrated year-round. Find out more accurate accounts of what happened at Christ's birth and how Luke's narrative is based on eyewitnesses and careful research. Discover who Caesar Augustus was and why God chose this as the ideal time for the Savior to be born. See how the shepherds followed the angels' bidding to spread the good news and how the birth of Christ is just as life-changing today as it was then.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Oct 06, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 2:1-10
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 53 mins 15 secs
Evil, paranoid King Herod comes face-to-face with his worst fears when Persian king makers, called the Magi, inquire about a newborn king. Listen to this lesson to learn how these wise men may have known about the King of the Jews. Find out about the supernatural star which guided them to the very house where Jesus lived. See how the ghosts of Herod's past sent him into an insane rage and how he ordered the ruthless slaughter of young boys. Gain a thoughtful perspective on the religious leaders' indifference to the birth of the Messiah. Discover how God provided for Jesus' escape to Egypt and how God is still supplying all our needs today.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Oct 13, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Luke 2:8-40
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 44 mins 53 secs
Shock and awe! Imagine how Joseph and Mary watched in wonder as all the supernatural events surrounding Jesus' birth unfolded. Listen to this lesson to learn how they obeyed the ritual requirements of the Mosaic Law after His birth. Find out about the two witnesses who for many long years had been eagerly waiting for the Messiah. See what a "prophetess" is and discover how Jesus is our comfort today when we face difficulties just as He was the promised consolation to Israel.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Oct 20, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 2:13-23
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 50 mins 1 sec
Is human history "just one damn thing after another" as historian Arnold Toynbee noted? Or, is there a master plan at work behind the scenes? Listen to this lesson to learn how God put into action a plan with a glorious future that will be fulfilled to the smallest degree, taking into account man's free will. Find out the four categories of fulfillment of prophecies concerning this plan. See how God protected and preserved the infant Jesus and how He protects us through all the troubles in our lives.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Oct 27, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Luke 2:40-52
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 14 secs
"Why can't you be more like your brother?" If you were ever compared to a brother or sister you're going to enjoy hearing this lesson about the childhood of Jesus living with His parents and younger siblings. Find out the way young Jewish boys were raised and what it meant when they reached 12 years of age. See how this explains Jesus' actions in the temple in Jerusalem. Learn about the core sin of the universe related to the angelic conflict and see why it was necessary for Jesus to learn obedience to authority through the unique challenges He faced in His life.