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What is a Mini-Series?
A Mini-Series is a small subset of lessons from a major series which covers a particular subject or book. The class numbers will be in reference to the major series rather than the mini-series.

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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.

Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12-17
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 46 secs
How is it possible to do good deeds that don’t result in bearing fruit in the Christian life? Listen to this lesson to learn the importance of walking by means of the Holy Spirit rather than being controlled by your sin nature. Find out the meaning of abiding in Christ. See that we can either suffer because we deserve it or because it is not based on something we have done. Come to appreciate that undeserved suffering is designed to train and bless us and to bring glory to God.

Dr. Dean's opening comments included a reference to the upcoming Pre-Trib Rapture Study Group Conference, December 3-5, 2018. More information is available at www.pre-trib.org.

He also mentioned a book entitled The Hymnal: A Reading History by Christopher N. Phillips.

Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 2-3
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 42 secs
Imagine what it was like in the Garden of Eden when God came to fellowship with Adam and Eve every day. Listen to this lesson to see that today we are to worship God by trusting and praising Him daily. Find out what sanctuary means and how it differs in the Church Age. See Satan’s actions in the Garden as he inhabits the serpent. Compare Jesus’ handling of Satan when tempted by him with Eve’s lack of knowledge of the Word of God. After they sinned see how Adam and Eve reacted and how God provided the solution to their problem.
Sun, Aug 12, 2018
Passage: Matthew 18:21-35
Series: 2018 Jim Myers
Duration: 54 mins 2 secs
Thu, Aug 09, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12 & James 1:2-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 56 secs
Do you stay relaxed in times of adversity? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible teaches about trusting God and glorifying Him in times of turmoil. Find out the only thing you can take with you when you die. Hear about the Judgment Seat of Christ for Church Age believes and what will be evaluated there. Be challenged to walk by means of the Holy Spirit in your daily life so you will receive eternal rewards.
Tue, Aug 07, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 2-3
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 20 secs
Is there a connection between the Garden of Eden and Israel’s later places of worship? Listen to this lesson to see that the furnishings and articles of the Tabernacle and the Temple reflect God’s original design in the Garden. Learn which two trees hold particular significance and hear how pagan religions corrupted these by worshipping the trees rather than the Creator. See which tree the Menorah represents and what the Tablets of Law in the Ark of the Covenant reflect. See how easy it is to allow our corporate worship to lose its purity as we try to make people feel at home in the church.
Sun, Aug 05, 2018
Passage: John 6:22-33
Series: Discipleship (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 12 secs
When you’re doing well in life with a good marriage, happy family, or successful career, do you take all the credit? Listen to this lesson to learn that everything we have is a gift from God. Hear how Jesus fed more than 5,000 people in a miraculous way and find out what lesson He was teaching His disciples. Learn the significance of bread beginning in the Old Testament. Ask yourself if you’re willing to be trained as a disciple or are you spending too much of your time on what makes you comfortable today?
Thu, Aug 02, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12 & James 1:2-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 59 mins 44 secs
Why are Christians hated, not only in other countries but increasingly in our own? Listen to this lesson to learn why unbelievers hate the name of Jesus. Find out that someone’s name doesn’t just mean what they’re called in the Bible but has far more significance. Hear examples of the names of God and what they teach. See how God’s name is our assurance of eternal security and learn if praying in Jesus’ name is necessary to get our prayers answered.
Tue, Jul 31, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Genesis 2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 59 secs
What is the significance of water in the Bible? Listen to this fascinating exploration of water beginning in Genesis and woven throughout Scripture until Revelation. Learn that water is always a sign of life and shows us that God is the One who created life, sustains it, and provides for all of our needs. Hear about the Samaritan woman at the well and what Jesus told her about living water. Learn about water under the Temple in Jerusalem and see how water refers to the Holy Spirit who indwells every believer in the Church Age.
Sun, Jul 29, 2018
Passage: John 1:25-51 & John 10:27-31
Series: Discipleship (2018)
Duration: 51 mins 57 secs
All believers are called to make disciples of others. Where should you start? Listen to this lesson to see that you need look no further than your family, beginning with your children and grandchildren. Hear four categories who do not obey this command and only one that does. Learn several different meanings of “following Jesus”, one of which refers to faith in Christ. See how the bronze serpent in the wilderness shows that all that is necessary to be saved is faith alone in Christ alone. Daily asking ourselves how committed we are is what can lead us to a higher level of discipleship.
Thu, Jul 26, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12 & James 1:2-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 1 sec
Okay, so things in your life are horrible. What’s your first reaction? Throw a pity party? Listen to this lesson to learn that all of us suffer and that some suffering we bring on ourselves and other is undeserved but God can use both for our spiritual growth when we walk by means of the Spirit. Find out that Peter was talking about people who suffer for their Christian beliefs much as we see happening in our country today. Learn how it is possible to have joy in the midst of even the most intense adversities because of what we know about God and understand about the purpose of suffering in our lives.