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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 - Love

Thu, Sep 01, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:9 & John 13:34-35
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 3 secs

What does it mean for our love to abound? Listen to this lesson to learn that when we first trust in Christ as our Savior we have very little understanding of what biblical love is and it is only through gaining knowledge of the Word of God and discernment that we come to understand it. Begin a study of seven passages of Scripture that discuss love beginning with what it means to be a disciple. Be challenged to apply three important lessons from the parable of the Good Samaritan.

During this message Dr. Dean referenced a document by Walt Kaiser, The Law As God’s Gracious Guidance for the Promotion of Holiness.

Thu, Aug 25, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:7-10
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 32 secs
Love makes the world go round. At least that’s what a lot of people believe. This lesson is the beginning of a study of the meaning of love and its importance in the Christian life. Find out that love is developed in association with knowledge and discernment and is produced as a result of walking by means of the Holy Spirit. See its central role in Christianity and that it is a mental attitude rather than an emotion. Be ready to continue next with an in-depth study of love.
Sun, Jun 05, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:15-16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 46 secs

Are you doing your part as a member of the body of Christ? Listen to this message to hear that just as our head controls what our body does, so Christ is the Head of the Church. As members we are to use the spiritual gift we have been given to minister to the other members of our local church as we grow to spiritual maturity. Learn how to counteract the many hours we spend daily hearing human viewpoint so our thinking can be transformed and hear fourteen characteristics of love that are to be applied to those around us.

During this lesson Dr. Dean recommended several books:
The Genesis of Science by James Hannam
Mathematics: Is God Silent? by James Nickel
Science and the Knowledge of God by John D. Gibbon – We have several of these books available for free at Dean Bible Ministries. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please use the Contact Form to request a copy.
Why You Think the Way You do by Glenn S. Sunshine

Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 50 secs
What does it mean to make the unity of the spirit a priority in your life? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Holy Spirit establishes the unity of the body of Christ but that we have the responsibility to maintain it by growing to spiritual maturity. Hear a review of the characteristics of Christian love and how it contributes to this unity. Learn the meaning of the bond of peace and see the importance of discernment in dealing with worldviews that seek to divide believers.
Sun, Jul 18, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:2-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 58 mins 11 secs

Are you ready for a challenge? If so, listen to this message to learn how to become someone who loves others the way Christ loves us. Hear the characteristics of biblical love listed in 1 Corinthians 13 and see that without love none of our Christian service has value. Find out that it’s impossible to produce Christian love in ourselves by trying, but only when we’re studying God’s Word and walking by means of the Holy Spirit can it be produced in our lives.

Dr. Dean recommends you also listen to a complementary lesson in his 1 Corinthians series to add to your understanding of this passage. 1 Corinthians #085.

Sun, Jul 11, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 43 mins 11 secs
Do all believers walk worthy of their position in Christ? Listen to this message to learn that only believers who are growing spiritually are able to walk worthy. Find out the meaning of long-suffering or patience and the role of self control to produce it in our lives. See the importance of “putting up” with others, which can only be accomplished by the Holy Spirit in us. Be challenged by our need to ramp up everything in our spiritual lives in light of the times in which we live.
Sun, Apr 18, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 3:16-17 & John 15:1-10
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 56 mins 26 secs
What is the primary evidence that someone is a maturing believer in Christ? Listen to this lesson to learn how believers can come to comprehend they have been rooted and grounded in God’s love by means of the Holy Spirit. Find out the difference between Christ’s indwelling and His being at home in a believer. See what it means to abide in Christ and Him in us.
Sun, Aug 18, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 1:16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 3 secs
What does it mean to pray without ceasing? Listen to this lesson to learn the biblical meaning of “ceasing”. See the role of gratitude for God and His Word and how it helps us to rejoice always. Find out about three foundational virtues and what enables us to endure the difficult times in our life. Discover how we can be thankful to God in all circumstances and for all things, even painful and unpleasant ones. Be reminded of the importance of memorizing Scripture.
Sun, May 20, 2018
Passage: John 21:1-17
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 42 secs
What character trait does the Apostle John stress is the most important in his books? Listen to this lesson to see that love is the one that is emphasized. See how the Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated His love for us by not only laying down His life but by supplying all our needs, both physical and spiritual. Hear how Jesus used four synonyms in asking Peter if he loved Him. Understand that it is only by learning God’s Word and obeying it that we can grow spiritually and love God.
Thu, May 17, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 21 secs
You’ve got to be kidding! Does God really expect me to love everyone? Listen to this lesson to learn that this love is not something we have to manufacture on our own. See that this is supernatural and is based on God’s righteousness and justice. Find out that it can only be produced in us when we are walking by the Spirit. Learn what the Old Testament teaches about love. See how parents show Biblical love to their children by setting boundaries and how rearing good children is a way of loving your neighbor. Hear Paul show us that without love, everything we do in the Christian life is worthless.