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What is a Mini-Series?
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 - September 2021

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, Sep 19, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:4
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 59 mins 11 secs
How do we know Jesus is the Messiah promised in the Old Testament? Hear twelve prophetic Scriptures and when they were miraculously fulfilled in Christ at His First Coming. Find out the statistical probabilities of that happening by chance. Knowing this, have renewed confidence that Jesus is our Savior and has provided the forgiveness of our sins.
Sun, Sep 12, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:4
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 43 mins 39 secs
Is it always referring to Jesus when the Bible uses the word “lord”? Listen to this message to learn that in the Old Testament it is a matter of whether the word is translated with upper or lower case letters, but in the New Testament it always refers to Jesus. Hear Scripture where Jesus claimed to be divine and see how that upset the religious leaders. Find out what requirements there were to prove someone was a prophet.
Sun, Sep 05, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3-5 & Galatians 5:16-23
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 57 mins 31 secs
Do you know how to abide in Christ? Listen to this lesson to learn more of the ministries of the Holy Spirit in all believers. Find out that while we are not commanded to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit we are commanded to walk by means of Him. See the content of what we are filled with and the importance of growing to spiritual maturity. Learn the meaning of fellowship and appreciate how the Holy Spirit brings to mind the Scriptures we have studied when we need to apply them.
Sun, Aug 29, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3-5 & Ephesians 5:18
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 51 mins 39 secs
What are the results of being filled by means of the Holy Spirit? Listen to this lesson to hear the Apostle Paul’s comparison of being rip-roaring drunk from being filled with too much wine in contrast with our behavior when we are filled with the Word of God by means of the Holy Spirit. Understand that when we are filled with the Word of God our behavior is influenced in a way that pleases God.
Sun, Aug 22, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3-5 & Ephesians 5:18
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 49 mins 18 secs
How many ministries of the Holy Spirit are you truly familiar with? Listen to this lesson to add two more dimensions to the Holy Spirit’s roles in our lives. First, learn about the sealing ministry. Hear the definition of it and understand that this is an unshakeable guarantee that when we trust Christ as our Savior we belong to God throughout time and eternity. Second, begin to learn what the Bibles teaches about the filling by the Holy Spirit. Find out the two different Greek words that are used, one that frequently involves speaking. Be ready to continue this study to learn about the importance of being filled with the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Aug 15, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 50 mins 4 secs
What does it mean to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit? If that term leaves you puzzled, listen to this message to learn of another freely given incredible benefit that is yours at the point of trusting in Christ as your Savior. Find out that along with the baptism by the Holy Spirit and regeneration, this is something that you can’t do for yourself but you receive it. See if it is permanent or temporary and how it impacts your life.
Sun, Aug 08, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 39 secs
Are you excited about the baptism by the Holy Spirit? Listen to this lesson to hear why all believers should be joyful about this transforming event. Find out who performs this by gaining an understanding of Greek grammar. See the different kinds of biblical baptism in the Bible and when water is involved. In coming weeks continue learning about the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Sun, Aug 01, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 34 secs
How important is it to understand the role of God the Holy Spirit in our lives? Listen to this lesson to marvel at all the Holy Spirit does for both unbelievers and believers. Find out what the Bible means by one faith, one body, and one Spirit. See what the restraining ministry of the Holy Spirit is and when it will end. Hear a definition for baptism, the eight kinds, and how not all of them involve water.
Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 50 secs
What does it mean to make the unity of the spirit a priority in your life? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Holy Spirit establishes the unity of the body of Christ but that we have the responsibility to maintain it by growing to spiritual maturity. Hear a review of the characteristics of Christian love and how it contributes to this unity. Learn the meaning of the bond of peace and see the importance of discernment in dealing with worldviews that seek to divide believers.
Sun, Jul 18, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:2-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 58 mins 11 secs

Are you ready for a challenge? If so, listen to this message to learn how to become someone who loves others the way Christ loves us. Hear the characteristics of biblical love listed in 1 Corinthians 13 and see that without love none of our Christian service has value. Find out that it’s impossible to produce Christian love in ourselves by trying, but only when we’re studying God’s Word and walking by means of the Holy Spirit can it be produced in our lives.

Dr. Dean recommends you also listen to a complementary lesson in his 1 Corinthians series to add to your understanding of this passage. 1 Corinthians #085.