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Messages with tag - Endurance

Sun, Aug 18, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 1:16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 3 secs
What does it mean to pray without ceasing? Listen to this lesson to learn the biblical meaning of “ceasing”. See the role of gratitude for God and His Word and how it helps us to rejoice always. Find out about three foundational virtues and what enables us to endure the difficult times in our life. Discover how we can be thankful to God in all circumstances and for all things, even painful and unpleasant ones. Be reminded of the importance of memorizing Scripture.
Thu, Feb 07, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 27 secs
Watch out! If you’re a Christian you have a stalker who wants to destroy your faith. What should you do? Listen to this lesson to learn who the stalker is and what your response should be. See an example of a man of great faith who faced terrible undeserved suffering. Find out the importance of standing firm and enduring in adversity. Learn the purpose of testing and like Job, recognize that everything we have is a gift from God and things are not the reason for our happiness.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:7-9
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
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.
Thu, Oct 01, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:7-9
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 53 secs
So you’ve taken an important test. What did you find out about yourself? Were you prepared or did you fail? Listen to this lesson to learn that there are tests we take throughout our Christian life. Find out what the purpose of this testing is. See that the tests we face are individually tailored by God for each one of us. The next time you're hit with an unexpected difficulty, call upon the content of the doctrine in your soul so you can endure it with the help of God the Holy Spirit.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:6-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 59 mins 50 secs
How can a Christian have joy and rejoice when everything in their life seems like a disaster? Listen to this lesson to learn that it’s not something we can do on our own. Find out that we can only have joy in suffering and disappointment and grief when we are learning God’s Word and walking by means of the Spirit. Learn about two words used for joy in the New Testament and the significance of each. Hear six aspects of joy and that it is supernatural. See similar passages in 1st Peter and James as they deal with joy. Understand that even if we face persecution for our faith in Christ, we can rejoice because we know about the eternal rewards we will receive.

At the beginning of this class Dr. Dean showed a video on Mormom missionaries.

The book Dr. Dean references in this class is called The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism.

Dr. Dean also mentioned Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker.

Tue, Feb 18, 2014
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:3 & Romans 5:3-5
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 59 mins 18 secs
Are you still stuck in diapers in the spiritual nursery? Or are you zooming through spiritual childhood and reaching adulthood in your Christian life? Listen to this lesson to learn that the new believers in Thessalonica were grabbing hold of the Word of God and making great strides in their spiritual lives within an amazingly short time. Measure yourself on your mastery of three valuable virtues that Paul uses to show the stages of spiritual growth. Revisit the spiritual skills that should become second nature in your life when you reach maturity.
Thu, Mar 01, 2012
Passage: Romans 5:3-5 & James 2:3-5
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 12 secs
This lesson also includes 2 Peter 1:3-11
Thu, Feb 09, 2012
Passage: Romans 5:3-5
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 39 secs
Wed, Oct 24, 2001
Passage: Daniel 5:2-10
Series: Daniel (2001)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 23 secs