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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.

Judges (2021)

Judges (2021)

January 2021 - October 2021

Judges is a book that is rarely taught on in any church. This is a tragedy because it is a book for our times. What is impressive about this book is the theme. The last verse in Judges: “In those days there was no king in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eyes.” Judges was in many ways the dark ages of Israel’s history: they rejected the authority of God, they rejected the authority of Scripture, and in its place they substituted their own authority. In other words, instead of looking to God and His Word for absolutes and structuring all their thought under that umbrella they looked to the community, to one another, to themselves as the source of absolute right and wrong.

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www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/podcasts/2021judges.xml
 
Tue, Oct 12, 2021
Passage: Judges 4:1-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 27 secs
Once again the people of Israel returned to idol worship and once again, God brought divine judgment on them. Listen to this lesson to hear about a woman judge named Deborah. Find out that she is called a prophetess and three aspects of that role, including the part music plays in it. Hear 12 questions about her whose answers are vital for understanding her character. Be reminded that when we, too, once again drift away from God, He is always our Rock and Defender.
Tue, Oct 05, 2021
Passage: Judges 4:1-3
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 47 secs
Why did God frequently use pagans to carry out His plans during the time of the judges? Listen to this lesson to learn that the majority of the people of Israel at that time were more interested in their ease, prosperity, and pleasures than in worshiping God. See that they quickly forgot all about God’s goodness to them and returned to their evil ways.
Wed, Sep 29, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:1
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 6 secs
How is our country committing cultural suicide? Listen to this lesson to learn that when we compromise with the devil’s worldview we become paganized. Hear about a mysterious man named Shamgar who was able to defeat six hundred Philistines with an ox goad. Learn why God had to use an unbelieving mercenary soldier to deliver Israel. See that God was using a gentile to bless Israel instead of Israel fulfilling its purpose to bless all the gentile nations. Guard your own thinking from being transformed by the evil culture surrounding us.
Tue, Sep 21, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:12-30
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 4 secs
If you enjoy true crime TV shows or books, then you’ll like listening to this lesson of how a tyrant was murdered in a messy way and the killer escaped. See how God was delivering His people, the Israelites, even though they didn’t deserve it, when they called on Him for mercy. Find out how they had forgotten God and were worshiping idols and realize that when we put someone or something above God in our priorities we, too, are forgetting God. Take time to pray for God’s mercy on our country as we face mounting pressures from the culture around us.
Tue, Sep 07, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:11-15
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 14 secs

Are you ready to begin an episode in the Word of God making fun of a fat, stupid ruler? Listen to this lesson to learn why the Word of God is mocking him and find out the parallels between what was happening then with the current situation in the USA. See how Israel was humbled by this incident just as our country is humbled daily by the disastrous decisions made by our leaders which make us a laughing stock to other nations. Find out the only answer to this dilemma which is the biblical answer.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced the upcoming Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics meeting on September 15–16. 2021. Click here to get more information. We will not be having Bible class on September 16 as Dr. Dean will be attending this conference.

Tue, Aug 31, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 51 secs

What role did the Holy Spirit play in the lives of the prophets and leaders of Israel in the Old Testament? Listen to this lesson to understand that these roles are not the same as in our lives as Church Age believers. See examples of the Holy Spirit’s work in various categories including five who are noted as only having one time when they were empowered by the Holy Spirit. Find out the way the prophets and leaders were recipients of the Spirit of God. A lesson to apply to our lives is to always keep in mind that when we face difficult situations, we need to trust in God and pray to Him for deliverance.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced the upcoming Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics meeting on September 15–16. 2021. Click here to get more information. We will not be having Bible class on September 16 as Dr. Dean will be attending this conference.

Tue, Aug 24, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 58 secs
What’s going on with the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Spirit of God’s role is different in different dispensations. Understand that while some believers were filled with the Holy Spirit it was for specific tasks and was temporary. Hear about several Old Testament believers who were filled and how it differs from the indwelling all believers in the Church Age receive.
Tue, Aug 17, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 35 secs
What words are used in Hebrew and Greek for God the Holy Spirit that can help us understand Him? Listen to this lesson to see the words used and the importance of context to determine which meaning fits in a passage. Gain an understanding of the phrase “Spirit of God” used in the Old Testament which emphasizes His deity. Explore divine characteristics that all Members share in the Godhead and show they are individual persons.
Tue, Aug 10, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 38 secs
Is the Holy Spirit real to you or are you confused about whether He is a person, a force, or just an influence? Listen to this message to learn what the Bible teaches about the Holy Spirit. Hear His characteristics and His relationship to God, the Father, and God, the Son. Find out the Holy Spirit’s roles in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. As a believer, enjoy the many ways He is a comforter and helper in your spiritual life.
Tue, Aug 03, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 44 secs

Do you want to be a friend of God or a friend of Satan? Listen to this message to learn that everyone must answer this question and act upon it as our culture crumbles into paganism. Find out about a current example called the 1619 Project that is reframing our country’s history and being taught in educational institutions, the media, and even churches. See a time in Israel’s history when they found a similar situation and the resulting consequences. Understand Satan’s role in all of this and what is needed to counter it in your thinking and the thinking of your family.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned a related book:
1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project by Peter Wood.