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What is a Mini-Series?
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 - Spiritual growth

Sun, Nov 06, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:25
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 50 mins 42 secs
“I take care of myself and everyone else should do the same.” If this is your attitude, listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible says all members of the body of Christ are to love and help the other members. Hear the first two biblical principles on how to minister to one another in this manner. Remember we control how we interact with other believers and it should be in kindness, grace, and love.
Sun, Sep 11, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:17-21
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 45 mins 23 secs
After salvation, then what? Listen to this lesson to hear a blueprint for two paths you can take. One is to continue as you did as an unbeliever, living by the dictates of the sin nature. It leads to spiritual death in this life and at the Judgment Seat of Christ you receive no rewards. The best choice is to choose to live by means of the Holy Spirit. This involves reading the Word of God, studying, internalizing, memorizing, and applying it to decisions you make. It includes confession of sin on a regular basis and results in spiritual maturity and rewards. Each day you have this decision to make so choose wisely.
Thu, Jun 02, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:4-5
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 58 mins 31 secs
What is joy and how can it be a part of your life? Listen to this message to learn that joy is not an emotion and is not something you can produce in yourself or obtain by popping pills, but is the supernatural fruit of walking by means of the Holy Spirit. Using Christ’s example when He was here on earth, hear Scriptures that showed that even during the worst moments of His earthly life He maintained His joy. Learn to distinguish between emotion and mental attitude and see that you can rejoice at the same time you are grieved by negative issues in your life.
Thu, Oct 14, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:17-18
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 42 secs
Are you sure you know how to grow to spiritual maturity? Is it by singing hymns, praying, or working in the church? Listen to this lesson to learn that we grow spiritually when we learn God’s Word and that all the other Christian activities are a result of our spiritual growth, not the means. Follow a quick review of this Epistle by seeing the original outline used in the lessons. Learn clear meanings of foreknowledge and election and see that we are to give credit to the Lord Jesus Christ for all He has done for us.
Thu, Oct 22, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 8 secs
What can we learn from a study of 2 Peter? Listen to this lesson to get an overview of the epistle and review what we studied earlier this year. Hear about the Apostle Paul and his unique qualifications as he depended on God the Holy Spirit in authoring this Book. Find out the importance of growing to spiritual maturity and becoming productive in order to discern false teaching.
Thu, Jan 16, 2020
Passage: 2 Peter 1:8
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 34 mins 45 secs

Is 2 Peter written to believers or unbelievers? Listen to this lesson to learn seven lines of evidence that the recipients were believers who were divided into two categories. Find out what makes the difference between them and hear from several passages that teach how we can be overcomers. Enjoy a description of Pastor Dean’s recent trip to Egypt and how the country’s history relates to biblical truth.

Please click the Related Class:media link below for further clarification on 2 Peter 1:10 from lesson 64 of our Revelation series

Note that Dr. Dean has done a more in-depth study of “Overcomers” in his Philippians series, lessons #11–16.

Thu, Dec 05, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:8
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 56 mins 50 secs
What is knowledge? That may seem like a simple question, but listen to this lesson to learn that there are two different words for knowledge in the Bible which have different shades of meaning. Hear how these words have been interpreted over the years. See that Paul used these words in different ways in his various epistles. The take away from this lesson should be that we need to take time to learn biblical knowledge and as we walk by means of the Holy Spirit, we can learn to apply it leading to spiritual growth.
Sun, Mar 30, 2014
Passage: Matthew 5:19-20
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 41 mins 27 secs
Must I be good to be a Christian? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus told His disciples in the Sermon on the Mount that the kind of righteousness the religious Pharisees demanded was not what He was talking about. Neither was Jesus referring to how you had to be good to be saved but instead, He was talking about spiritual growth after we have been justified. See how He taught that the character qualities we need to rule in the coming Kingdom of heaven are a result of walking according to the light of God's Word, and not by trying to be 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.
Tue, Jul 16, 2013
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 1:2-4
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 13 secs
When an old-fashion teakettle whistles, we need to turn down the heat. The same is true when we find pressures building up in our lives and we feel ready to blow. Listen to this lesson to learn how to handle the adversities of life from a Biblical framework. See the importance of practicing the basic habits that lead to spiritual growth. Move on to advanced spiritual practices and discover the importance of grace orientation so that even in the most tense situations in life we can have peace and calmness as we express our gratitude to God.