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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 - Rewards

Sun, Jul 14, 2019
Passage: Ephesians 1:14 & Matthew 5-6
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 42 mins 6 secs
Does our eternal inheritance depend upon us? Listen to this lesson to learn that there are two kinds of inheritance mentioned in the Bible. One is a free gift which is for all who believe in Christ as their Savior. The second type is a reward and it must be earned by a believer. Find out we are saved for the purpose of serving Christ in this life and learn which actions end attitudes earn us rewards. As we live our daily lives we need to realize that we can never lose our salvation but we can fail to earn rewards.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:20-26
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 45 secs
What does it mean that God blesses, recompenses, and rewards us? Listen to this lesson to see that David in Psalm 18 is not talking about salvation but about our fellowship with God after we are saved. Find out the importance of fellowship with God. See that God distributes blessings to us when we have the capacity for them and how this capacity is developed. Learn five basic things we need to know about rewards. Keep in mind that when we come to the end of our lives, all that will matter will be our relationship with the Lord.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:17-19
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 24 mins 36 secs

Why does Peter tell Christians to conduct their life in fear when other Scriptures tell us not to fear? Listen to this lesson to understand why fear of the Lord is an important motivator to live our life in the light of the Judgment Seat of Christ. See that if you walk by means of the Spirit you produce rewardable works instead of sinful deeds. Understand that our evaluation is designed to show what has eternal value and that this involves our relationship with God and learning the Word of God.

Includes a brief presentation from Jeff Phipps on their recent missions trip to Natal, Brazil.

Sun, Apr 17, 2016
Passage: Matthew 20:20-28
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 49 secs
Is following Jesus the same as believing in Jesus? Listen to this lesson to learn the differences between salvation and the rewards that may be earned by believers. See that you can lose rewards but you can never lose your salvation once you believe in Christ. Learn the meaning of the two categories of inheritance and see that there are consequences for believers at the Judgment Seat of Christ who do not confess their sins and walk by means of the Holy Spirit.
Thu, Apr 14, 2016
Passage: 1 Peter 1:17-19
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 1 sec
What is the place of works in a person’s life and what are these works? Listen to this lesson to learn that while salvation is a free gift, works done by believers under the filling of the Holy Spirit are rewarded in eternity. Find out the different judgments awaiting the human race and how unbelievers are judged on the basis of their works at the Great White Throne judgment. Hear how Old Testament believers were justified. When life gets tough and we are under adversity, we need to focus on the end game and the rewards that God has planned for believers.
Sun, Feb 28, 2016
Passage: Matthew 19:16-26
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 34 secs
Is how you live evidence of whether or not you’re going to Heaven? Listen to this lesson to see the difference between being saved by faith alone in Christ alone and being saved from the power of sin in your post-salvation life. Find out why Jesus set up a condition for the rich young ruler to have treasure in Heaven. Learn the meaning of trying to put a camel through the eye of a needle. Examine your own life and see if there is something keeping you from storing up treasure in Heaven.
Sun, Feb 21, 2016
Passage: Matthew 19:13-16
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 53 secs
Do we have to become like a little child or sell everything we own and give to the poor in order to go to Heaven? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus is not dealing with going to Heaven but rather, He is talking about serving in the future kingdom of Heaven. Hear some of the positions taken by commentators on what the rich young ruler was seeking. Find out Jesus’ response to the questions and how it involves treasure in Heaven. The challenge for us as believers is to follow Jesus as His disciples so we can glorify God.
Thu, Aug 27, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:3-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 56 mins 21 secs
“I won’t have to cross Jordan alone.” Have you sung songs about crossing the Jordan River when you die? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Jordan River has nothing to do with death. Understand that only two Israelites who left Egypt crossed into the Promised Land as a reward for their obedience to God. See that salvation is always a free gift but rewards are earned. Hear the example of Moses as someone who lost that portion of his inheritance. Decide whether you want to live in obedience to God and press on to spiritual maturity to receive the rewards of eternity.
Sun, Feb 01, 2015
Passage: Matthew 10:40-11:1
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 58 mins 42 secs
When you became an adult and were leaving home, did your parents give you admonitions and warnings? Listen to this lesson to learn about nine warnings Jesus gave His disciples. See how He emphasized that their allegiance must always be first to God, rather than to their family. Understand that God requires a radical revision of how we use our time and that we have to be willing to give up what we desperately want for God’s plan, if required. See that we need to keep in mind the Judgment Seat of Christ so we can make decisions and live our lives in the light of eternity.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014
Passage: Matthew 10:28-33
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 53 mins 40 secs
What does it mean to commit your life to Christ? Listen to this lesson to see that this is not a command found in the Word of God but that all believers are called to be disciples. Find out about the responsibilities and challenges of discipleship as taught by Jesus. Understand the distinction between directives to unbelievers on how to be saved and directives to those who are believers on how they are to grow and mature. See that believers who are disobedient are under divine discipline here on earth and will suffer loss of eternal rewards but will not lose their salvation.