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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 - February 2024

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). Both platforms now include closed captioning.

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, Jun 04, 2023
Passage: Hebrews 12:1-2
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 10 secs
Is your thinking focused on the Lord Jesus Christ? Listen to this message to learn that in order to focus on Him we have to learn about Him. Find out how we can show we love Him by keeping His commandments, which are found in the Bible. See what weight we are supposed to lay aside and how to endure in difficult times. Remember that the more we focus on Christ, the more the problems and trials in this life lose their importance.
Sun, May 28, 2023
Passage: Hebrews 12:1-11 & John 13:34-35
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 43 mins 20 secs

Are you interested in learning how to glorify God in every area of your life? If so, listen to this message to hear that we need to learn the pattern Jesus illustrated for us when He was here on this earth. Find out how to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, so we consider what He would do in every circumstance in life. End this Memorial Day weekend message by watching a powerful, short video telling how our national anthem was written after a fierce battle for our freedom.

The video can be found at The Star Spangled Banner as You've Never Heard it.

Sun, May 21, 2023
Passage: 1 John 4:7-19 & John 13:34-35
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 58 mins 17 secs

“Of course I love God. I sing songs about loving Him all the time.” If this sounds like what you think, listen to this message to find out how we demonstrate our love for God in our daily lives. Find out that believers can choose to love other believers or can choose to hate them. Be challenged to exhibit to others that God is a God of love and that we love Him because He first loved us.

This message includes a brief update by Jeff Phipps about his recent ministry trip to Brazil.

Sun, May 14, 2023
Passage: 1 John 2:15 & 1 John 3:9-13
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 48 mins 19 secs
If we don’t love others does that mean we’re not believers? Listen to this message to learn that our salvation does not depend on anything we do but that loving others is a critical application as we grow to spiritual maturity. Find out things we should not love such as the worldview of the unbeliever. See that personal love for God the Father excludes the mental attitude of loving like unbelievers love.
Sun, May 07, 2023
Passage: 1 John 2
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 56 mins 3 secs
Would you like to know more about biblical love? If so listen to this message to hear about love from the first epistle of John. Hear several reasons why we know this letter is addressed to believers and why believers can either walk in darkness or in light. Realize that when a believer is maturing spiritually he manifests biblical love for other believers.
Sun, Apr 30, 2023
Passage: John 13:34-35 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 53 mins 54 secs
What are biblical characteristics of love? Listen to this message to hear a passage listing what love does and what it does not do. See that it is based on the integrity of God and is patient, kind, and that it protects others by not gossiping about them. Find out that love does not do some things and these are things based on our arrogant self-absorption. See that this is not something we can do on our own but we must walk by means of the Holy Spirit and study the Word of God. Understand that this takes time to develop.
Sun, Apr 23, 2023
Passage: 1 Corinthians 13:1-7 & John 13:34-35
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 53 mins 36 secs
Do you want to have a worthless, useless Christian life? Listen to this message to learn that no matter how you use your talents and gifts to serve God, or how much you sacrifice, if you do not have biblical love, it is valueless. Find out how personal love for God is what motivates us to love others. Understand that we need to grow and develop love by studying God’s Word and walking by means of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Apr 16, 2023
Passage: John 13:34-35 & Deuteronomy 6:5-8
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 54 mins 34 secs
What is the difference between loving your neighbor as yourself and loving one another? Listen to this lesson to learn that in the Mosaic Law people were commanded to love their neighbor as themselves, but in the New Testament Jesus gave a new commandment for believers to love one another as He loved us. Hear a definition of love that emphasizes that it is a mental attitude and not an emotion. Hear six principles that will help you understand and apply Christian love for one another.
Sun, Apr 02, 2023
Passage: Deuteronomy 6:5-8 & 1 John 4:7-10
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 54 mins 25 secs
Would you like a biblical definition of love? Listen to this message to hear that love is a mind set toward others. See that the starting point for everything in this life we need to know is God and it is found in His revealed Word, the Bible. See what protects your soul in time of testing and the importance of walking by means of the Holy Spirit. Understand that after salvation you choose whether or not to become a disciple.
Sun, Mar 26, 2023
Passage: Deuteronomy 6:5-8 & Luke 10:25-37
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 59 mins 17 secs
“There’s no way I can love that person! I don’t even like her.” If you’ve ever felt like that then listen to this message to learn how Christ says we are to love others. Hear the parable of the Good Samaritan which Jesus used to illustrate that love and see that it’s not an emotion but a mental attitude which results in actions. See the difference between that and the love that was commanded in the Old Testament concerning loving your neighbor. Understand that love that is not based on grace is not love.