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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 - May 2022

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, May 15, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:12-13
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 49 mins 35 secs
Did you know God has a goal for your life after you become a believer? Listen to this lesson to learn about that goal and how to accomplish it. Understand that once we are saved we are to grow to spiritual maturity and quit being baby Christians who stumble around never knowing what they should be doing. Find out that it is by attending church and studying and applying the Word of God we are taught that we move to spiritual maturity and live the kind of life God has planned for us.
Sun, May 08, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:12-13
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 37 mins 48 secs
Do you have questions about the mission of a church, why we should go to church, and if the church has always been a part of human history? If so, listen to this message to hear a detailed review of all the answers to these questions and many more. Hear about when the Church began and when it will end. Find out who is the head of the Church and how it is related to the Kingdom. Understand what the role of the pastor-teacher is and how we grow to spiritual maturity.
Sun, May 01, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:12
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 59 mins 26 secs
Can mankind be trained to a point where they are perfected, as some people believe? Listen to this lesson to understand that believers can grow to spiritual maturity by learning the Word of God. See that is why it is so important to attend church on a regular basis as the pastor-teacher teaches biblical truth. Find out about three roles of the pastor-teacher which are equipping the saints for the work of the ministry with the goal of building the body of Christ. Hear four principles that will help a believer choose a local church to attend.
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 31 secs
Is the pastor of your church a fake pastor? Listen to this lesson to find out how to answer that question. See that it depends upon the role he assumes and find out that the role of teacher is the spiritual gift needed for a pastor. Hear about the life of an amazing man, Granville Sharp, and see if his grammatical rule can be applied to Ephesians 4:11 concerning the church leadership of the pastor-teacher. Decide if you are being spiritually nourished in the church you attend so you can grow to maturity.
Sun, Apr 10, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11 & John 21:15-17
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 50 mins 10 secs
Are there different kinds of love in the New Testament? Listen to this lesson to hear about an incident after Jesus’ resurrection when He is explaining to Peter what his role will be after Jesus’ Ascension. Learn that there are differences between two Greek words for love that Jesus uses here and they are not synonyms. Find out that young sheep and adult sheep must be fed in different ways just as a pastor must “feed” the Word of God to his congregation.
Sun, Apr 03, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 48 mins 2 secs
What are the responsibilities of a good shepherd? Listen to this message to learn what the Old Testament has to say about good shepherds. Hear about two examples, Moses and David. Contrast what they did with Jeremiah’s and Ezekiel’s descriptions of false shepherds who lead the people off the path God wants for them. Understand that just as God was the Good Shepherd in the Old Testament, so Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd in the New Testament where teaching the Word of God is shepherding the flock.
Sun, Mar 27, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11 & 1 Corinthians 14:21-22
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 52 mins 45 secs
The Bible likens believers to sheep. Listen to this lesson to learn that is definitely not a compliment. Hear what sheep are like and see the likenesses to ourselves. Find out that God is our Shepherd and that pastors are given that role also. Find out that being a shepherd involves teaching the Word of God to their congregations. Our role is to learn and apply it so that we are equipped for every good work.
Sun, Mar 20, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11 & 1 Corinthians 14:21-22
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 54 mins 38 secs
Is it an evangelist’s job to preach? Listen to this lesson to learn the correct meaning of the Greek word for evangelism. See that instead of preaching, it involves proclaiming or announcing the gospel. See the biblical definition of the word gospel. Learn about Philip, a New Testament evangelist, and two episodes concerning him in Acts 8. Realize that the primary role of an evangelist is to teach all believers to proclaim the gospel or good news that Jesus is the One who redeems us from our sins.
Sun, Mar 13, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11 & 1 Corinthians 14:21-22
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 47 mins 6 secs
What three spiritual gifts are mentioned in Ephesians 4:11 as being temporary? Listen to this lesson to learn that the spiritual gifts of prophecy and knowledge are said to be ones that will fade away. Find out why this is true and what needs to be completed before that will happen. See that the spiritual gift of tongues or languages will cease completely and what its purpose was. Understand that it is directed as a warning to Jewish unbelievers of the judgment that was coming to them because of their unbelief.
Sun, Feb 06, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 54 mins 8 secs
Do current Church Age believers have the same spiritual gifts that the believers in the early Church had? Listen to this lesson to learn the difference between the permanent spiritual gifts and those that were temporary. Hear a brief history of Pentecostal and Charismatic movements to learn about the spiritual gift of tongues and whether it is still being given today. Learn four interpretive keys to help you understand this important subject.