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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 - May 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, 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.
Tue, Jun 22, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 49 secs
Why did God keep delivering the Israelites from their enemies during the period of the judges? Listen to this lesson to learn that even though the people did not change their ways for long, when they cried out their pleas were answered because of God’s grace. Hear an overview of the major judges and their impact on the nation. See that God treated the people in mercy and compassion just as He does us today.
Tue, Jun 15, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 21 secs
Why do we have to concern ourselves with learning history? Listen to this lesson to hear seven principles concerning the importance of history in interpreting the Word of God and other areas of learning. See the evils of rewriting history and how it is impacting our world today. Understand that God is sovereign and He judges those who suppress the truth. Be reminded that every detail in history is important because it’s part of the outworking of God’s plan and shows the providence of God in our lives.
Tue, Jun 08, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 55 secs
How did the Israelites become enmeshed in the pagan culture around them? Listen to this lesson to learn that they forgot the history of all God had done for them in freeing them from slavery in Egypt and leading them to a land where they could worship Him. Find out they intermarried and made a conscious decision to worship idols and became evil. See the significance of the ancient Suzerain-Vassal treaty God made with His people and the consequences when they did not follow the terms of the treaty.
Tue, Jun 01, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:1-6
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 35 secs

Are you a history buff? If so, you’ll enjoy this lesson with its fascinating description of the origins of ancient nations and the role they played in world history. Walk through these passages to see how this all fits into God’s overall plan and purpose for the human race. Get a quick glimpse into coming events in this chapter.

Dr. Dean mentioned a wonderful tool on the Dean Bible Ministries website. It can be found at the Bible Map link above.