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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 - December 2019

“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, Aug 29, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 45 secs
Why do we still sin after trusting in Christ? Listen to this lesson to learn that all of us are born slaves to a corrupt sin nature which we never lose until we die. See that when we become new creatures in Christ we have the potential to no longer be controlled by evil but can use our volition to choose to live stable, content lives as we walk according to the Holy Spirit. Learn the means to accomplish this and find out that it is a step-by-step journey that involves making choices in line with God’s Word on a daily basis.
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 58 secs
Are you sick and tired of lurching from one crisis to the next, always longing for peace and contentment? Listen to this lesson to learn unhappy believers lack knowledge of the Word of God and His all-sufficient plan for their life. Discover how we can exchange our stinking, human viewpoint thinking for God’s viewpoint. See that the root cause of our problem is unrealistic expectations about ourselves, our families, our jobs, and our desires, which are based on our sin nature lusts. Find out how you can live a life that is always prosperous like a green tree planted by the waters.
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1-3
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 42 secs
If you’ve ever had questions about how to be happy when there’s so much sadness and sorrow around, this message will give you biblical answers. Find out that Jesus promised joy no matter what our circumstances. Learn how to achieve this joy and have peace and contentment. Discover that psychology is not the answer to our problems. See that it is by studying Scripture that we learn everything necessary to deal with life and that happiness lies in a fulfilling relationship with God.
Thu, Aug 08, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 18 secs
Is Jesus really God? If an unbeliever asked you that question how would you show him proof from the Scriptures? Beginning with the Old Testament see that He was referred to as deity in prophecy. Then hear numerous passages in the New Testament concerning this. See how the Book of John handles the question and find out the meaning of “in the beginning”. Learn that Jesus made everything so He could not be created. See Jesus’ own claims for His deity and how He referred to Himself as I AM, the name for God. Find out that it was these claims of deity that angered the Jewish religious leaders and led to His crucifixion.
Thu, Aug 01, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 42 secs

God's Plan for the Ages,
Future Things

Get ready to take an eye-popping, whirlwind ride through history including a graphic sneak peek into the future. Listen to this lesson to learn God’s plan for the ages with distinctive dispensations where God administered His plan in different ways. See the key for understanding the future in the Book of Revelation. With this information you have the most important question in your life to answer. Are you part of God’s magnificent plan for those who believe in Him or are you one of those who will face God’s horrific judgment one day?

Thu, Jul 25, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 45 secs

Angelic Conflict,
Interpretation

How well grounded are you in basic biblical truths? Listen to this lesson to continue to study these bedrock truths. Learn that one of the most intriguing of these is how the highest of all angels rebelled against God in eternity past and a third of the angels followed him. See how this has impacted the human race and what the final punishment for these creatures will be. In order to understand the Bible, learn why a historical, literal, grammatical, and contextual interpretation must be used to learn truth and why allegorical interpretation leads to false teaching.

At the beginning of this class Dr. Dean references the Creation Studies series that is now available on the website. You can view it here.

Thu, Jul 18, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 45 secs

The Holy Spirit
Angels, Satan, and the Demons

If you have ever struggled to understand the role of the Holy Spirit and have wondered whether angels are real, then this concise biblical lesson is for you. Learn that the Holy Spirit is not just a force, but is one of three distinct Persons in the Godhead. Find out four important ministries of the Holy Spirit that impact every believer’s life in the Church Age. You may be surprised to hear that the role of angels in the universe is not what popular culture portrays. Learn four categories of angelic beings and find out that they were created by God as messengers with responsibilities in the universe.

Thu, Jun 27, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 21 secs

Who IS Jesus?

Who is Jesus Christ? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus Christ is the unique Person of the universe and that Christianity rests on the belief that Christ is both fully divine and fully human. See that He is the promised Messiah and hear the characteristics that were prophesied concerning Him. Find out the titles given to Christ throughout Scripture and their meaning. Learn the archeological evidence that proves when the New Testament was written. Realize that you must accept that Jesus is fully God and true humanity and is the Savior of all who believe in Him.

Thu, Jun 20, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 1 sec
If asked, how would you define the core beliefs of Christianity? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus Christ, as revealed in the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, is the central figure. Find out that the Old Testament reveals four aspects of God that make it clear that He is the sovereign Creator of the universe and that He communicates with mankind. See the importance of redemption for fallen creatures and the role of belief. Understand that only beliefs derived from the Bible are valid and all others which are based on man’s reason or human philosophies are fake religions.
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 53 secs
What is the “like precious faith” that Peter discusses? Listen to this lesson to learn that Peter is addressing this epistle to believers who had received a body of truth from God. Find out that these core beliefs are what distinguishes Christianity from all other faiths. See that these biblical truths cause divisions and those who hold them will face hostility and persecution from the world. Begin a study of the essential beliefs including creation and the inspiration of the Bible. Take this opportunity to see your own beliefs and be ready to defend them when needed.