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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 - December 2018

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, Dec 16, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 51 mins 18 secs
Does God know everything that could have happened as well as what actually happened or does He only know what He has determined will happen? Listen to this lesson to learn about God’s foreknowledge which precedes His predestining that those who believe in Christ have been appointed for a purpose and set apart for service. Hear the history of the controversy between determinism and free will. Realize that as believers we can choose to obey God’s Word and grow to spiritual maturity when we walk by means of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Dec 09, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 50 mins 48 secs
What does personality mean? Listen to this lesson to learn seven characteristics of personality and understand that each Member of the Trinity has distinct personality traits, but all are equal in essence. Learn about the heresies of modalism, adoptionism, and Arianism. Hear the Nicene Creed, its background, and how it emphasizes the true divinity of Jesus Christ while recognizing the Person of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Dec 02, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 53 mins 53 secs
What are the implications of the terms “Father” and “Son” referring to God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, the Son? Listen to this lesson to learn that members of the Trinity have the same divine essence but different roles. See that these titles preceded creation and Christ’s incarnation and are related to submission to authority. Find out that Satan rebelled against authority orientation and mankind has had a problem with authority ever since. See that as we learn about these role distinctions in the Godhead it helps us to understand and handle the difficult aspects of our relationships.
Sun, Nov 25, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 58 mins 4 secs
Does Christianity teach monotheism, the belief that there is one God? Listen to this lesson to learn that all the writers of Scripture and the Lord Jesus Christ, Himself, were monotheists. See that while all three members of the Trinity are one in essence, they differ in their roles. Find out the difference between begotten and being born. Learn about authority in the Godhead and how it becomes a pattern for us. Hear five descriptions in John 1 about the divinity and uniqueness of Jesus Christ.
Sun, Nov 18, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 10 secs
Have you ever grappled with the concept of the Trinity? It’s not easy to understand that God is one in essence but three distinct persons. Listen to this lesson to learn that there is not a singular God of the universe but an eternal plurality. See how this concept means that every individual has value but not at the expense of the one and what its implications are for government and other aspects of life. Find out if only one member of the Trinity created the world or if all three were involved. Understanding these truths helps us to worship God more fully.
Sun, Nov 11, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 38 mins 51 secs
What does Paul tell us all believers are blessed with at the moment of salvation? Listen to this lesson to learn that we are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. Find out that this includes both Jew and Gentile who become one body in Christ Jesus. See our new identity and position of being seated at the right hand of the Father in Christ. Learn the meaning of the word blessed and that it’s not a command. As believers be continually praising God with every fiber of our being.
Sun, Nov 04, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:1-2
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 59 mins 13 secs
“When the saints go marching in!” What is a saint in your mind? Listen to this lesson to learn how the Bible defines sainthood. Find out the distinction between being holy and being profane. See the three phases of salvation beginning at faith in Christ continuing through spiritual maturity and culminating at the point of death when believers glorify Christ. Knowing you became a saint at the moment of your salvation, make decisions to grow to spiritual maturity as you walk by means of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Oct 28, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1:1
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 21 secs
What transformed the Apostle Paul from a hater of those who believed in Jesus Christ to the astonishingly effective missionary and author of the majority of epistles in the New Testament? Listen to this lesson to learn the story of his early life and how he became a dedicated, passionate, militant Pharisee. Hear the elements of his supernatural conversion on the road to Damascus and his later commission as an apostle to the Gentiles. Be challenged to present the gospel to even the most evil unbeliever remembering Paul’s transformed life and ultimate service to God.
Sun, Oct 21, 2018
Passage: Ephesians 1-6
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 53 mins 16 secs
Do you know that if you’re a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ you’re wealthy? Or are you living like a street person? Listen to this lesson to hear an overview of the New Testament Book of Ephesians. Find out three distinctive sections of this book summed up by the words “wealth”, “walk”, and “warfare”. See the importance of understanding the pronouns us and we to learn that all believers are one body in Christ. To prepare for a detailed study of Ephesians, begin by reading the first chapter to understand the incredible riches you possess.
Sun, Oct 14, 2018
Passage: Acts 19:21-41
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 40 mins 41 secs
How can we know what is true? Listen to this lesson to learn that when mankind attempts to learn truth apart from God’s revelation, it ends in chaos and violence. Hear about Demetrius who urged the citizens of Ephesus to start a riot against Paul and his co-workers. When we study Ephesians we need to understand that we face similar problems of living in a hostile culture today. See that the solution now as well as then is to study the Word of God so that what we believe will have a direct impact on how we act.