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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

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.
Thu, May 10, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 49 secs
“What is this thing called love?” Listen to this message to hear that the Bible teaches that love is not an emotion but a mental attitude. Hear a number of principles that define biblical love and see that it is never permissiveness. When we are tempted to wonder why a loving God allows suffering, see that we need to redefine our concept of love and that God’s righteousness, justice, and love work together. Find out the distinction between believers and disciples.
Thu, Jan 15, 2015
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:8 & Isaiah 41:10
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 59 mins 1 sec
When’s the last time you caved into fear or anxiety? The Bible tells us over and over not to fear. If you’re wondering how this is possible, listen to this lesson to find the only surefire solutions to fear. See that the first thing we must do to live fearlessly is to accept Christ as our Savior. Then, as a Christian, we have to focus on the character of God. Learn about the many promises that tell us God will always take care of us no matter what is happening. Learn to relax and face life by moving toward spiritual maturity and have the assurance that we have nothing to fear in this life or the next.
Sun, May 18, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:43-48
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 16 secs
If we only love those who love us, then how are we Christians any different from others? Listen to this lesson to learn what Jesus taught His disciples about the importance of love in the Sermon on the Mount. Inquire about two types of love in the Bible and see that loving our neighbor includes our enemies and those who treat us cruelly. Examine the positive and beneficial actions we can take to show our love for others. Understand that it is impossible to love others this way by our own efforts. Accept that this love comes as a by-product of a life spent walking by means of the Holy Spirit and learning and applying God's Word.
Thu, Feb 27, 2014
Passage: Romans 12:10-16
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 58 mins 32 secs
"I love you." Who doesn't enjoy hearing that but what does it really mean? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Biblical meaning of love is not just a tingly, electrifying feeling but a desire to do what is best for the one you love. Discover absolute standards for the functioning of your spiritual gifts, including teaching, mercy, encouragement, and giving. Examine the many examples of evil in the Bible and see how we should detest evil in ourselves and others and seek that which is good.
Tue, Feb 18, 2014
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:3 & Romans 5:3-5
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 59 mins 18 secs
Are you still stuck in diapers in the spiritual nursery? Or are you zooming through spiritual childhood and reaching adulthood in your Christian life? Listen to this lesson to learn that the new believers in Thessalonica were grabbing hold of the Word of God and making great strides in their spiritual lives within an amazingly short time. Measure yourself on your mastery of three valuable virtues that Paul uses to show the stages of spiritual growth. Revisit the spiritual skills that should become second nature in your life when you reach maturity.
Thu, Feb 06, 2014
Passage: Romans 12:3-4
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 32 secs

Would you like to know more about "speaking in tongues"? Listen to this lesson to learn what it means, the history of the "tongues" movement, and whether this is a legitimate spiritual gift today. Find out the difference between permanent and temporary spiritual gifts. Discover if prophecy in the Old Testament is the same as the temporary gift of prophecy in the New Testament. See how Paul indicates love is permanent but prophecy, knowledge, and tongues are temporary. Understand that the deaths of all the apostles and the completion of the canon of Scripture abolished the temporary gifts.

Note that the video is incorrectly labeled as Romans Lesson #132 on the opening screen.

Tue, May 21, 2013
Passage: Acts 15:22-41
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 17 secs
My way or the highway! Is that your attitude when you disagree with someone? Listen to this lesson to learn how to be gracious to others and seek the absolute best for them even when they don't deserve it. Discover five spiritual skills you need to practice so you can love others as Christ loves you. Find out how the early church handled people problems and how even a sharp controversy between Barnabas and Paul was handled graciously.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012
Passage: Acts & Topical
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 22 secs
Disciple is not always a synonym for believer. It’s also used for a committed believer and other times it’s used for the original twelve apostles. There are early, non-scriptural manuscripts that give us an idea about the apostles’ lives and their martyrdom. Andrew, the first apostle Jesus called, was Peter’s brother. After Andrew heard from John the Baptist that Jesus was the Lamb of God, he told Peter they had found the Messiah. Andrew was the quieter of the two, usually mentioned as Peter’s brother. Learn about Andrew’s travels east and possibly north, his crucifixion on an “X”-shaped cross, the disposition of his remains and his connection to Scotland. Finally, discover evidence of Bartholomew’s identification with Nathaniel, his travels to India and his martyrdom.