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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.

Messages with tag - John the Baptist

Sun, Jun 26, 2016
Passage: Matthew 21:23-32
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 27 secs
How does Christianity differ from other world religions? Listen to this lesson to learn that all religions say mankind must do something to gain God’s approval, while Christianity teaches that God, in grace, does everything and man only has to trust in Jesus Christ. Hear how the religious leaders of Israel came into conflict with Jesus and tried to set a trap for Him. Learn that He turned the trap back on them. Also includes seven points on Replacement theology and how it can lead to anti-Semitism.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015
Passage: Matthew 17:9-13
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 36 secs
Since God has given mankind free will, what happens to His plans for us? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has contingency plans that make certain His ultimate purposes will always come to pass. Find out that Jesus indicated that John the Baptist could have fulfilled the role of Elijah if he had not been rejected by the Jewish nation. See that Elijah’s ministry is still future. Just as many people in those days were expecting a Messiah to come to rule in the kingdom, so today there are those who do not want to believe that Jesus had to suffer and die on the cross so we could be born again by trusting in Him as our Savior.
Sun, Jun 21, 2015
Passage: Matthew 14:1-12
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 58 mins 9 secs
Lopping off someone’s head is not a new way to dispose of an enemy. Listen to this lesson to hear about the grisly beheading of John the Baptist for pointing out truths from the Word of God. Hear about the convoluted and sordid history of the Herod family during the time when Christ was upon this earth. Gain an understanding of why those who scoff at God want to rid the world of Christians and see what our attitude toward being persecuted for standing up for what we believe should be.

During the class, Dr. Dean mentioned Dr. Andy Woods' blog. You can read it at www.thewordonpolitics.com

Sun, Feb 22, 2015
Passage: Matthew 11:11-19
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 44 mins 12 secs
“All rise!” PIcture yourself in a courtroom where Matthew is presenting a case to prove that Jesus fulfills all the requirements of the Messiah. Find out if John the Baptist was Elijah and why Jesus called him the greatest of all the Old Testament prophets. See what Jesus means when He talks about the kingdom of heaven suffering violence. Understand that how you define where you’re headed will determine the decisions you make today. Consider if you are willing to take a stand that no matter what comes, you’re going to stick with the plan of God for your life.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015
Passage: Matthew 11:2-15
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 57 mins 14 secs
Was Jesus really the Messiah, and, if so, where is the promised kingdom? Listen to this lesson to find out that John the baptist was wondering about this as he was languishing in prison. Hear that based on John’s background, he was not doubting that Jesus was the Messiah. See what it meant for him to be filled with the Holy Spirit from the day of his birth. Find out what his relationship was to the prophet Elijah and why his father, Zacharias, became mute. See that not everyone responds to the gospel until many times of hearing it, if at all.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Series: 2014 Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2)
Duration: 52 mins 56 secs
Jesus' Temptation. Pages 37E-41F of the Student Manual.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Series: 2014 Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2)
Duration: 1 hr 58 mins 57 secs
John the Baptist's Ministry and Jesus' Baptism. Pages 34 VI-37D of the Student Manual.
Sun, Dec 01, 2013
Passage: Matthew 4:12 & John 1:26-51
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 46 secs
"Who does He think He is?" "I knew Him when He was just an ordinary kid." Listen to this lesson to see how His family and old acquaintances in his hometown found it unbelievable that Jesus was the promised Savior. Hear about those who did accept His Messiahship and those who rejected it. Discover the meaning of the word "believe" and whether a special kind of faith is needed or if the object of what we believe is what counts. See how Jesus threw Phillip for a loop when He revealed He had seen him under the fig tree and the significance of this. Consider the challenge of discipleship in your own life and see if you are willing to be a student of the Word of God for the journey of a lifetime. Also includes Luke 4:14-30.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013
Passage: Matthew 3:13-4:1
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 51 secs
Some days trouble barrels toward us like a huge snowball, threatening to overwhelm us. How can we handle those times? Listen to this message to learn how Jesus in His humanity was able to counter the tests of the Devil. See how Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist was an announcement that Jesus was God's Son and find out how God uniquely anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit. Discover that Jesus never acted independent of the Father's will and demolished the Devil's temptations because of His knowledge of the Word of God.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013
Passage: Matthew 3:10-12
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 46 mins 5 secs
Repent! The Kingdom of heaven is at hand! Judgment is near! Listen to this lesson to discover a withering doomsday message proclaimed by John the Baptist. Understand the vivid word pictures John uses to describe the coming judgment and the three uses of "fire". Contrast John's baptism as a sign of repentance with Christian baptism by means of the Holy Spirit as our identification with Christ at the instant we believe. Learn how repentance to John means turning to God and should be followed by obedience to God, just as Christian baptism demonstrates the power of Christ in our lives as we obey Him.