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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.

Ephesians (2018)

Ephesians (2018)

September 2018 - October 2020

How should we live as believers? Ephesians will inform us of our riches, our spiritual assets, in Christ and how we are to live. Ephesians is the most significant book for understanding our roles and responsibilities as Church Age believers. Listen to the series to put your spiritual growth into hyperdrive.

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Sun, Oct 25, 2020
Passage: Ephesians 3:6-7
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 54 mins 36 secs
How can we know what is true and what is not? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has revealed truth and it is found in the Word of God, which is divine revelation. Hear a review of Joseph’s life to see how the hand of God was working behind the scenes, so what seemed like calamities were working for Joseph’s good. See that Paul is making the same application to his life in this passage. Find out the meaning of the revelation to Paul of God’s mystery, including the key biblical words and the role of the Holy Spirit. Since God has revealed truth, we must study the Word of God daily in order to understand what He wants us to know.
Sun, Oct 11, 2020
Passage: Ephesians 3:3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 1 sec
How did the Apostle Paul know a doctrine that no one had ever taught before? Listen to this lesson to learn that Paul tells us this knowledge was revealed to him by God. Find out the meaning of divine revelation and hear two biblical words for it. Review the meaning of dispensations and understand the importance of applying mystery doctrine to our situations.
Sun, Oct 04, 2020
Passage: Ephesians 3:2
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 53 secs
When our lives seem to be spinning out of control, how do we keep from losing heart? Listen to this lesson to learn about the mystery doctrine rationale which shows us how to apply the principles of the Word of God to our circumstances. Find out the meaning of dispensations and three essential elements of dispensationalism. See that if we understand our identity in Christ during this Church Age, then adverse circumstances need never get us down.
Sun, Sep 27, 2020
Passage: Ephesians 3:2-7
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 59 mins 46 secs
When you hit a roadblock that disrupts your life and you become discouraged, do you think biblically? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Apostle Paul says we need to understand the mission for believers in the Church Age. Find out the meaning of the “dispensation of the grace of God which was given to Paul” and what the doctrine of the mystery is.
Sun, Sep 20, 2020
Passage: Ephesians 3:1
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 58 mins 53 secs
Why does Paul mention being a prisoner of the Lord Jesus Christ for the sake of the Gentiles? Listen to this lesson to learn two reasons for this and the unusual word he uses here. Find out why Paul says no one should be upset about his being in prison and hear three calls for believers. Remember that when adverse events disrupt our plans that God is in control.
Sun, Sep 13, 2020
Passage: Ephesians 2:21-22 & Romans 8:14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 53 mins 12 secs
Does the Holy Spirit lead and guide believers as they make their decisions? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Word of God should be the source of all decision making for believers and see what part the Holy Spirit plays in this. Find out that believers have the option of either living as unbelievers in the their sin natures or of walking by means of the Holy Spirit. See that when we follow the Holy Spirit we are led to spiritual maturity and a life of peace and happiness.
Sun, Sep 06, 2020
Passage: Ephesians 2:21-22 & Ephesians 4:30
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 39 secs
When Christians sin does the Holy Spirit no longer indwell them? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Holy Spirit permanently indwells the believer, but that the filling of the Holy Spirit is not permanent. Find out what it means to either quench or grieve the Holy Spirit and how we can once again walk by means of the Holy Spirit. See how bitterness stops our growth to spiritual maturity.
Sun, Aug 30, 2020
Passage: Ephesians 2:21-22 & Ephesians 5:18
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 56 mins 31 secs
What in the world does it mean to be filled by the Holy Spirit? Listen to this message to hear three different views on this and find out which one is biblically correct. See that the filling of the Holy Spirit only refers to those who trust Jesus Christ as their Savior. Find out the first view and that is is only a minority view. See why it is wrong to pray for more of the Holy Spirit. Learn what we are filled with by means of the Holy Spirit and that it involves learning God’s Word, walking by means of the Spirit, and seeing the Holy Spirit transform our lives.
Sun, Aug 23, 2020
Passage: Ephesians 2:21-22 & Ephesians 1:13-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 53 secs
What does it mean to be sealed by means of the Holy Spirit? Listen to this lesson to learn what the sealing guarantees, when it occurs, and why it is important to believers in their spiritual lives. Find out the historical meaning of a seal in biblical times. See the difference between a deposit or down payment and a pledge. Learn five categories of ways we can grieve the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Aug 16, 2020
Passage: Ephesians 2:21-22
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 42 secs
Are you foggy in your mind about what the indwelling of the Holy Spirit means? Listen to this lesson to learn the places where the Bible tells us God dwells on earth, beginning with the Garden of Eden down to the incarnate Lord Jesus Christ. After His crucifixion, Jesus told His disciples that when He returned to Heaven the Holy Spirit would come as a Helper. Learn that every believer’s body is a Temple and we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit. Realize what a privilege this is and how we are to be witnesses of God’s glory to all mankind.