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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.

2 Peter (2019)

2 Peter (2019)

May 2019 - November 2020

“Fake News” has become an often-used term since the 2016 election in the USA. In the days of the early church, the problem became fake teachers. Fake teachers taught fake doctrine, fake theology. Fake teaching and fake theology lead to an impotent and phony spiritual life—a pseudo spirituality which has eternal consequences for the individual.

In this short epistle Peter warns of the soon-to-come false teachers in the churches who will lead people astray and will destroy spiritual lives and churches. However, before he developed that theme, he first reminded his readers of the foundation of faith, that they might be forearmed to stand against the Satanic counterfeits that would soon come and then, as now, take captive those believers who were still willingly in bondage to their sin natures. This study will open your eyes to the dangers and deceptions Satan instigates and the only true solution, growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here.

To view all video Bible studies of the 2 Peter series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/20192ndpeter.xml
 
Thu, Nov 12, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 2:1-3
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 1 sec
Are you gullible and easily led astray concerning the truth of God’s Word? Listen to this lesson to learn about false teachers whose mission is to make you believe a lie and reject the truth. Find out the characteristics of these deceivers including their greed and desire for admiration. Hear principles concerning prophets and whether that is a legitimate spiritual gift today. Continue to study God’s Word by means of the Holy Spirit so you are enabled to discern errors.
Thu, Nov 05, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 2-3
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 10 secs
Are you ready to take a quick trip through the remainder of 2 Peter to hear what is as relevant to us today as it was when it was written nearly 2,000 years ago? Find out the emphasis is on false teachers with a number of examples from the past that show God’s judgment. See the motivation of these teachers and the destructiveness of what they said to people’s spiritual life. Examine how this parallels Jude’s warnings and the role of the angelic conflict in all of it.
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 8 secs
What can we learn from a study of 2 Peter? Listen to this lesson to get an overview of the epistle and review what we studied earlier this year. Hear about the Apostle Paul and his unique qualifications as he depended on God the Holy Spirit in authoring this Book. Find out the importance of growing to spiritual maturity and becoming productive in order to discern false teaching.
Thu, Mar 19, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 1:16-21
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 37 secs
What role should the Bible play in our lives? Listen to this lesson to learn that since the Bible is the inspired Word of God it should be a vital part of every Christian’s day-to-day life. Find out that we can trust the Bible to be accurate down to the last detail and see how God used men in writing the content of it. Learn the importance of teaching verses to children at a young age. Hear vital principles that apply to the sufficiency of Scripture for every part of our lives.
Thu, Mar 05, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 1:16-21
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 54 secs
What is the TRUTH that sets us free? Listen to this message to learn there is only one TRUTH and it has been revealed by God and is found in the Bible. Find out the Holy Spirit’s role in guiding us to that truth. Review false systems of thinking that are all built on relativism. Realize the importance of learning divine viewpoint in order to live life as God intended.
Thu, Feb 06, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 1:16-21
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 52 secs
What is TRUTH and how do we know it? Listen to this lesson to learn about lower case and upper case truth. Find out three human viewpoint systems of knowledge and how all of them involve faith in human ability. See that only divine revelation reveals TRUTH. See the contrast between mythology and revelation. Be challenged to make certain you are not deceived by myths, fables, or fantasies in our culture so you can continue to mature spiritually.
Thu, Jan 30, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 1:12-15
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 21 secs
The last words and messages of famous people are often studied for the wisdom they reveal. Listen to this lesson to learn what the Apostle Peter wanted believers to remember as he revealed his coming death. See that he wanted to remind them over and over of Biblical truths. Find out how he established his veracity by pointing out that he wasn’t just telling made-up fables to them but rather he had actually heard God’s voice and had been an eyewitness of the Lord Jesus Christ’s life on this earth. As believers when we hear the truth of God’s Word repeated, it should stir us up to serve Him during our time on earth.
Thu, Jan 23, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 1:12-15
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 14 secs

Think about how great it would be to have a stable life where the ups and downs don’t rock you! Listen to this lesson to see how the Apostle Peter says that life can be ours. Find out it depends on knowing the truth and hear how we can know what absolute TRUTH is. See that it is not based on our feelings, but is found only in the Word of God. Hear ten facts about truth and rest in the knowledge that God is in charge so we have nothing to fear.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referred to the Textual Criticism course available on the Dean Bible Ministries website.

Thu, Jan 16, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 1:8
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 34 mins 45 secs
Is 2 Peter written to believers or unbelievers? Listen to this lesson to learn seven lines of evidence that the recipients were believers who were divided into two categories. Find out what makes the difference between them and hear from several passages that teach how we can be overcomers. Enjoy a description of Pastor Dean’s recent trip to Egypt and how the country’s history relates to biblical truth.
Thu, Jan 09, 2020
Passage: Revelation 3:4-6
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 36 secs

Though I could not be there tonight, this lesson is an important background for what I am teaching in 2 Peter 1:11, which speaks of our entrance into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The overcomer is celebrated in his entry into the kingdom for the fact that he overcame the world in his spiritual life on the earth and was richly rewarded.

Are all believers overcomers or is that title reserved only for those who meet certain qualifications? Listen to this lesson to learn what an overcomer is and see it involves what decisions we make after we are saved. Find out there are two classes of believers and only those who advance in the spiritual life will receive rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Accept the challenge in your own life of sticking with learning God’s Word and walking by means of the Holy Spirit so you can become an overcomer.