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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 - September 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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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.

Tue, Jul 27, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7 & Judges 3:9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 18 secs

Who or what is the ultimate causative factor in history? Listen to this lesson to learn that despite all the secondary causes expounded by historians, the overriding cause is the Creator God. Find out three basic questions that must be answered by historians and three principles explaining all the confusion in the study of history today. Hear two biblical examples concerning Jehoshaphat where God intervened at critical moments changing the course of history. Remember that as goes the volition of mankind so goes the course of history.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned a book by Wilfred McClay entitled Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.

Tue, Jul 20, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7 & Judges 3:9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 25 secs
Do you have questions about what promises from the Old Testament can be claimed by us today? Listen to this lesson to learn the importance of context. Hear how our nation gradually became paganized and find out how this downward drift can be reversed by calling on the grace of God. Realize that God intervenes in the lives of people in history so we need to go forward maintaining our mission and watching God’s plan unfold.
Tue, Jul 13, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7 & Judges 3:9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 41 secs
What happens to a nation that forgets the Creator God of history? Listen to this lesson to get a clearer understanding of the sinkhole we are facing as our nation falls prey to the evils of human viewpoint. Find out the indictment God pronounced on the Israelites and the divine discipline they would receive unless they changed their minds. Gain a historical perspective on the causes of these problems and see that without God we have no anchor for our souls but are left twisting and turning in the winds of chance, preferring to feel good rather than to think accurately.