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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 - Decisions

Sun, Jul 21, 2013
Passage: Proverbs 11:7-11 & Deuteronomy 31:30-32:5
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 30 secs
"He's a straight arrow." That's high praise but what does it mean? Is it possible for a believer to have personal righteousness in this day and age? Listen to this lesson to learn about God's perfect, unshakeable character. Find out about the loss of absolutes in today's culture and how most live in a morass of subjectivity, basing their behavior on how they feel. See why those who hold to the morality taught in God's Word should be prepared to be hated by those who hold to relative standards.
Sun, Jun 16, 2013
Passage: Proverbs 9:1-18
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 21 secs
Party time! Every day you get two festive invitations. One is from Lady Wisdom and the other from the Foolish Woman. Let this lesson in Proverbs show you the rich rewards of choosing the right party to attend and the sad, self-destructive results of the wrong one. Discover the daily pattern for developing wisdom and God's red flag warning of the scoffer's miserable downfall. Find out what the seven pillars of Lady Wisdom are.
Sun, Apr 28, 2013
Passage: Proverbs 4:20-27
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 52 mins 13 secs
Decisions! Decisions! Decisions! How many decisions do we make in just one day? Added all together these make up the texture of our lives. This lesson in Proverbs tells us that we need to have a focus of listening, studying, learning, and obeying God's Word to shape our decisions. Listen and learn how having the right priorities lends a richness to everything we do that nothing else can. Find out the thirteen actions we can apply that include our tongues and our eyes.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013
Passage: Proverbs 2:5-8
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 28 secs
The prior four verses are the “if you will” verses which highlight volition and challenge commitment. Then what? Are the next verses a formula for predicting deliverance from adversity and ending in wisdom? Deliverance doesn’t precede wisdom. Wisdom precedes God’s protection. Passion of focus on intimacy with God and His Truth is liable to incur intense arrows of distraction to tempt and challenge every decision one makes to follow wisdom. Is this obstacle course ours to negotiate? God is the defender of His Truth. When we are absorbed in His truth He becomes our personal shield. A shield doesn’t prevent arrows. It deflects arrows which seek to diminish God’s Truth with the lies which lead to death and obstruct our path to wisdom.

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Sun, Jan 20, 2013
Passage: Proverbs 1:10-19
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 56 mins 40 secs
A person can study philosophy and the minutia of ideas and still come up with only two ways of thinking; God’s way or the world’s way. Proverbs contrasts these as the way of the foolish and the way of the wise. Facts, reason and experience may fill 95% of your brain, but the 5% containing God’s revelation is the means of interpreting the 95% which can, if practiced, produce skillful living through wise choices. God doesn’t entice us to sin. He does test us, in prosperity or adversity, to give us opportunities to make decisions that allow us to grow. See the lessons in our passage on wisdom, taught as a father teaches his son, emphasizing choices. If you feel you lack wisdom, ask God for it. He wants us to have it.
Sat, Jul 14, 2012
Passage: Colossians 3:15
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 51 mins 51 secs
We come to know the will of God through the accumulated wisdom of His Word. God no longer gives special revelation and examples of our set of circumstances may not be in Scripture. Learn the different categories of God’s will with illustrations from Scripture. Peace in this verse is the vertical peace of reconciliation which brings the horizontal peace within the Body of Christ. The real question in every life is, “How can I best serve God with my life?” With that focus, prayer and trust, the will of God is no longer a guessing game.
Sun, Jul 01, 2012
Passage: Colossians 3:15
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 48 mins 38 secs
Sun, Jun 10, 2012
Passage: Colossians 3:15
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 45 mins
There are many erroneous ways Christians have interpreted this verse to try to understand how they can know the will of God. This has led to ideas which don’t conform to an understanding of what Colossians 3:15 really means. How can we know what God’s will is for our lives? Is the peace of God a feeling that permeates every moment we are operating inside the will of God? How does this verse relate to the harmony we can find within the body of Christ?