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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 - July 2021

“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, Apr 15, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:9-11
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 42 secs
Are you getting too comfortable with the pagan worldview around you? Listen to this lesson to be reminded that God always punishes the ungodly but delivers those who believe in Him. Hear a description of those who are guided by the lusts of their sin natures. See what message and ideas false teachers are bringing. Keep in mind that although we live in the devil’s world we can stand firm and know that God is protecting us.
Thu, Apr 08, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:6-11
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 7 secs
How can we resist being influenced and seduced by the evil going on around us? Listen to this message to learn that Peter addressed this in his second epistle and assures us that we can depend on God to deliver those who have trusted in Him. Hear three illustrations, including the punishment and destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the role angels played in two of them. Recognize that whatever happens to test us, God has given us the tools we need to endure.

The book about Martin Luther that Dr. Dean referenced during this lesson is available here.

Thu, Mar 18, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:5-7 & Romans 1:18-32
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 21 mins 55 secs

Also includes: 1 Corinthians 6:9-12 and 1 Timothy 1:8-9.

What makes a person decide to be homosexual? Listen to this message to learn that all mankind is born with a sin nature and that when we follow our sinful inclinations we go through stages as outlined in the first chapter of the book of Romans in the New Testament. See that all sins are a matter of our choosing them and not something that is predetermined. Find out what it means when it says if we practice certain sins we will not inherit the kingdom of God. Remember, as believers we are to reflect the love of Christ and explain the good news that Christ died for all sins on the Cross.

Click here to view the video, "Homosexuality and the Christian Faith" by former-lesbian Rosaria Champagne Butterfield.

Thu, Mar 04, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:5-7 & Genesis 19
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 57 secs
What sin caused God to harshly judge Sodom? Listen to this lesson to see a detailed exposition of the events that happened in Sodom when two angels, who appeared as men, came to rescue Lot and his family. Hear four objections that scholars offer for the cause of the destruction and why all of them are not accurate. Understand the horrible consequences that an individual, city, or nation brings upon themselves when they give in to total wickedness.
Thu, Feb 25, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:5-7
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 4 secs

What happened in Sodom that caused their destruction? Listen to this lesson to learn that even though they rejected divine principles, God dealt with them in grace before their final judgment. Hear basic foundational mandates that every individual, city, and nation needs to follow to lead stable, prosperous lives. See the development of how mankind takes a downward path as outlined in Romans in order to avoid self destruction.

This lesson includes a special presentation by Mark Perkins and their new ministry to Tahiti. Slides from his presentation are available under the Notes link.

Thu, Jan 28, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:5-7
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 25 secs
What made the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah ungodly? Listen to this lesson to learn about the people in these ancient cities and to see that ungodly refers to people who do not believe in God’s plan of salvation. Find out why Lot is called righteous and how it does not mean the kind of life he led. Learn what “strange flesh” is. As believers living in a pagan world, be careful to guard yourself from the Kosmic system of thought and actions.
Thu, Jan 21, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:5-7
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 20 secs

If you’re bothered by evil people who seem to be getting away with their wickedness, see examples of God’s judgment on mankind in the ancient world beginning with a universal Flood. Learn 10 facts about this Flood and how it lasted over a year and covered the whole earth. Find out that only eight people who were on an enormous ark built by Noah survived and why they were not destroyed. See a short video showing what the earth looked like before the Flood and understand that God is a righteous judge who always punishes evil at the exact right time.

You can view the longer version of Noah's Flood and Catastrophic Plate Tectonics (from Pangea to Today) by clicking here.

Thu, Jan 14, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:4-5
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 15 secs
Are you spitting mad at what’s happening today when evil people seem to be getting away with their lies and arrogant deeds? Listen to this message to learn that God is not ignoring this but is actively involved in judging all evil going on in the world. Hear about a time when some fallen angels left Heaven, married women, and had offspring in an attempt to stop God’s plan from sending a Savior to the world. Hear how these angels were cast into deep darkness and are being held for a future time when they will receive their final punishment. Remember, just because we don’t see God’s judgment we can trust God will always handle rightly all things done unjustly.
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.

Please note that as of this lesson, the 2 Peter series is continued in the Angelic Rebellion series now being taught by Dr. Dean. Please go to the Angelic Rebellion series to continue your study in 2 Peter.

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.