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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.

Matthew (2013)

Matthew (2013)

September 2013 - July 2018

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

True stories of the lives of famous people quickly move to the top of the best sellers' charts. Listen to this series about the engrossing story of the life of Christ as told by a once-hated tax collector, Matthew. See how his emphasis is on Christ as the promised Messianic King. Find out about the not-to-be-missed practical ways this Gospel can impact your life.

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Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:17-20
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 47 mins 36 secs
When Jesus was here on this earth, why did many people accuse Him of trying to destroy the Mosaic Law? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus told His disciples that every part of the Scriptures, down to the smallest letter and line, was inspired by God and that He came to fulfill the Law and explain what it really meant. Understand that we are righteous by faith in Christ rather than by obeying the hundreds and hundreds of rules and regulations that the rabbis added over the years. Come to the conclusion that what we think and do must be subject to the will of God if we are to rule and reign with Christ in the coming Kingdom of heaven.
Sun, Mar 16, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:13-16
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 45 mins 5 secs
"This little light of mine. I'm going to let it shine." This catchy song that kids love holds a vital truth for all believers. Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus taught His disciples that He was the Light of the world and the disciples derived their light from Him. Discover the ancient meaning of "a city set on a hill". Become versed in the many ways light is used throughout the Bible and how it is contrasted with the darkness of evil. See how our good works produced when we are walking by means of the Holy Spirit and growing spiritually impact those around us and glorify God.
Sun, Mar 02, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:13
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 4 secs
A jar of salt doesn't sound like much of a paycheck but in the ancient world salt was sometimes more valuable than gold. Listen to this lesson to learn seven different uses of salt and which one Jesus meant when He told His disciples in the Sermon on the Mount that they were the salt of the earth. See the meaning of earth and how salt was a means of fertilizing agricultural crops. Understand that just as salt can become useless, Christians become useless if they bear no fruit. Examine how we become useful when we produce fruit through a consistent daily walk by means of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Feb 23, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:10-12
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 44 mins 47 secs
How's this for a promise from the Word of God? If you are a disciple of Christ, growing and maturing spiritually, you can be absolutely certain that you will suffer unjustly for what you believe. Listen to this lesson to see how you should rejoice and be glad when you are mistreated for your Christian beliefs because it means you will be richly rewarded in Heaven. Learn the importance of hanging in there during suffering and being willing to accept the loss of everything today because of your future role in the kingdom of God.
Sun, Feb 16, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:9
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 59 secs
"All we're saying is give peace a chance." Sound familiar? Listen to this lesson to learn the many meanings of peace. See how the peace Jesus was referring to in the Sermon on the Mount was peace between God and man. Learn that we cannot have this peace with God by our own efforts but only when we trust Christ's payment for our sins on the cross. Discover three important questions that must be answered to gain peace and that peace at any price is not what is meant. Note that our mission now as believers is to tell others how to have peace with God so we will be peacemakers and called the sons of God.
Sun, Feb 09, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:8
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 39 mins 3 secs
Have you ever known anyone who seemed to be doing good things but was seething with anger, hatred, and revenge on the inside? Listen to this lesson to see how Jesus Christ in the Sermon on the Mount emphasizes the importance of your internal attitudes as you perform deeds of mercy and show kindness to others. Learn the meaning of the word "heart" in the Scripture and how we can be pure in heart. Allow Jesus' message to His disciples to encourage you to live consistently in God's Word, staying in fellowship through confession, and having your character transformed as you are being prepared to rule and reign in the Kingdom of God in the future.
Sun, Feb 02, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:7
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 46 mins 47 secs
Does it almost break your heart to see TV ads about abused and suffering pets? Listen to this lesson to learn the difference between true compassion and the false variety. Find out whose responsibility it is to help those suffering. Discover that when government promises to limit the consequences of people's bad decisions it also limits the outcomes of people making good decisions. Find out what first century Pharisees thought about tax collectors and how Jesus pointed out that a mental attitude of compassion was superior to the performance of religious rituals with no internal reality.
Sun, Jan 12, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:7
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 40 mins 54 secs
Me? Be kind, merciful, and forgiving even to hateful, mean-spirited people? That's not possible. Listen to this lesson to learn that the standards of righteousness Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount are impossible under our own efforts but are applicable to everyone who would be a committed believer depending on God's power. See how Jesus displayed mercy when He was on earth in a culture that was cruel and unforgiving. Note the distinctions between grace and mercy and how they relate to God's amazing attributes.
Sun, Jan 05, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:6 & Romans 6:12-23
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 58 mins 53 secs
What's your passion? Are you intensely craving and seeking happiness? Good health? Love? Listen to this lesson to learn that only believers who hunger and thirst for righteousness will ever be fully satisfied. Confront the true meaning of righteousness and its two aspects, one a free gift and the other a result of what we do. Discover that not all believers walk in a new life but that we should make that choice our highest daily priority. What are the results? An abundant, joyful life on earth and everlasting rewards in the future.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013
Passage: Matthew 5:1-5
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 52 mins 10 secs
Be happy even when you don't feel well, your spouse is being unreasonable, and your house is about to be foreclosed? That's crazy! You've got to be kidding! Listen to the message Jesus Christ gave His disciples in the Sermon on the Mount that tells us how to live above the ebb and flow of what's going on in our lives. Understand the eternal, unchanging foundation for our happiness. Choose to look forward to the remarkable future available to all believers. Learn to walk by the Spirit so our character is transformed and we receive fantastic eternal rewards.