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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 - January 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.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here or here.

To view all video Bible studies in the Ephesians series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2018ephesians.xml
 
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.

Sun, Jul 11, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 43 mins 11 secs
Do all believers walk worthy of their position in Christ? Listen to this message to learn that only believers who are growing spiritually are able to walk worthy. Find out the meaning of long-suffering or patience and the role of self control to produce it in our lives. See the importance of “putting up” with others, which can only be accomplished by the Holy Spirit in us. Be challenged by our need to ramp up everything in our spiritual lives in light of the times in which we live.
Sun, Jun 27, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 51 mins 28 secs
If we’re gentle and meek with everyone, won’t they take advantage of us? Listen to this lesson to learn the biblical meaning of lowliness and gentleness. Find out they’re mental attitudes, not letting everybody walk all over you. If you’re thinking having these attitudes are impossible, you’re right but see what God has provided that can make them a part of your life. Hear two examples of people in Scripture who were examples of humility.
Sun, Jun 20, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 56 mins 46 secs
What benefits do those who trust in Christ possess? Listen to this lesson to learn that they become part of the household of God, royal priests, and the bride of Christ. See that all of this is built on the foundation Jesus Christ. Along with these assets comes a code of conduct, which requires adherence to a distinctive way of life. Find out how the new believer can follow this standard of behavior.
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 46 mins 8 secs
What is the new identity of all who believe in Christ as their Savior? Listen to this lesson to understand that as believers we are given incredible wealth and assets. Hear an illustration of what it means to walk worthy of your position in life. Recognize that believers still struggle with their sin natures but can live consistent with their new identities by studying God’s Word and walking by means of the Holy Spirit.