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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 2022

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, Apr 19, 2022
Passage: Judges 6:1-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 6 secs
The Israelites are hiding in caves, watching helplessly as the Midianites are stealing their crops, which will leave them starving. Why was God allowing this, they wondered. Listen to this message to see that they were going through cycles of divine discipline which God had warned them about if they continued disobeying Him. Hear a detailed study of who the Angel of the Lord is in Scripture as one appears to Gideon. Understand that God’s grace was at work setting up things to deliver them just as His grace helps us in our lives.
Tue, Apr 12, 2022
Passage: Judges 6-8
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 20 secs
Why are four chapters in the Bible devoted to this man named Gideon and his role in delivering Israel? Listen to this lesson to hear an overview of a time when Israel was being disciplined by God allowing the Midianites to oppress them in terrible ways. Hear about the appearance of a prophet who indicts them and then the Angel of the Lord offers a way of deliverance. Let this message challenge you to always remember that the battles we face will be won by God when we trust Him.
Tue, Apr 05, 2022
Passage: Judges 6 & Psalm 83
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 36 secs

What causes people and nations to try to destroy the nation of Israel throughout history? Listen to this lesson to continue to study the background for the days when Gideon became a judge. See the prayer in Psalm 83 where ill will is wished on those who hate God and His chosen people. Hear a discussion of Thomas Sowell and his two opposing worldviews, one of which believes that man is capable of becoming free of evil through circumstances and education and the other which is biblically based.

During this message Dr. Dean discusses concepts from Dr. Thomas Sowell's Conflict of Visions book.

He also mentioned an article published In Imprimus from Hillsdale College regarding Dr. Sowell.

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Tue, Mar 29, 2022
Passage: Judges 6
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 4 secs
Get ready for an exciting biblical adventure in the book of Judges when even a weakling accomplished great deeds by means of the sufficiency of God. Learn about the Midianites who were causing trouble for Israel and hear a national lament in Psalm 83 identifying these trouble makers as enemies of God. Find out the importance of learning history and its relationship to what is happening in the world today.
Tue, Mar 22, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & 1 Timothy 2:8-15
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 31 secs

Are the biblical instructions on the role of women in the local church applicable in our modern age? Listen to this lesson to learn that Paul’s instructions for how women are to comport themselves in church are just as valid today as they were when they were written. Hear the reasons given by those who disagree and what is wrong with them. See Paul’s references to Genesis as the basis for these instructions. Find out in what sense women are preserved through childbearing and what that has to do with spiritual maturity.

During this message Dr. Dean referenced a book by Judy Glenney entitled Mom I'm a Girl,

Tue, Mar 15, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & 1 Timothy 2:8-15
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 45 secs
How did everything get so mixed up in our world today? Listen to this lesson to hear a review on what we were last studying in the Book of Judges about the differences in men and women as described in the Bible. Find out that authority orientation is the issue here. See that Paul is discussing the roles of men and women in the local church. Remember our focus in church is always to be on God’s Word and our spiritual growth.
Tue, Feb 08, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & 1 Timothy 2:8-15
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 26 secs
What does the Bible have to say about the roles of men and women in the local church? Listen to this message to begin a study of a passage in one of the pastoral epistles written to explain responsibilities and role distinctions designed for the Church Age. Find out what arguments liberals present against this passage and how they are basically a rejection of God’s authority. See that these roles are designed so that people can learn God’s Word in an orderly atmosphere.
Tue, Feb 01, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & 1 Corinthians 11:2-16
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 16 secs
Should a woman always wear a hat or a veil in church? Listen to this lesson to learn what having your head covered or uncovered means according to the Apostle Paul in Corinthians. Understand that the issue being discussed is the authority of the man over the woman and the authority of Christ over the man. Find out how the angels are involved. Follow along to see that the precedent for this authority is not culture, but is God’s created order.
Tue, Jan 25, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Genesis 1:26-28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 43 secs
On this Holocaust Remembrance Day (1/27/22) hear the chronology of the wicked events that transpired in World War II which were designed by the Nazis to kill all the Jews in the world. See the distinction between this and a genocide. Then return to the ongoing study of the differences between men and women and how God designed these differences. Find out how the Fall changed the original design and pain and suffering entered the world. Learn what the phrase “your desire shall be for your husband” in Genesis 3 means. Understand that even though sin entered the world, the roles of men and women remain but were made more difficult.
Tue, Jan 18, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Genesis 1:26-28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 40 secs

How well do you understand the differences between men and women? Listen to this enlightening lesson to learn that God established these distinctions at creation in order for each to fulfill God’s plan. Hear a number of biological differences that begin in the womb and affect the capabilities of each sex. See that there is an inherent authority structure which, if rejected, leads to paganism. Even though God’s plan for mankind was corrupted by the Fall, there is redemption and renewal available to all.

Find more information on "The Fallacy of Interchangeability" by Colin Smothers.

In the Transcript: notes link below you'll find “The Biological Basis for Gender-Specific Behavior” by Gregg Johnson.

Click here for Chapter 16, "Men's and Women's Differences" from Stephen B. Clark's Man and Woman in Christ.