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1 Peter (2015)

1 Peter (2015)

January 2015 - October 2018

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

This epistle focuses on the critical doctrine of how we face adversity and how we are to think about it in our lives. The key word is the word for suffering and its many synonyms. The purpose is to remind all believers that God has a destiny and a future inheritance for them. What we think of as speed bumps interfering with our personal plans are actually God’s training tools and are to be expected, rejoiced in, and not dreaded.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here and here.

To view all video Bible studies of the 1 Peter series, click here.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/20151stpeter.xml
 
Thu, Oct 11, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4 & John 21:1-17
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 38 secs
Girls becoming boys? Boys becoming girls? As hard as that is to believe watch a video showing what Canadian schools are teaching their youth and how we must be alert as it spreads into our country. Continue a study of spiritual leaders such as pastors and shepherds. Hear Jesus’ conversation with Peter about his future ministry and the significance of the synonyms that are used. Find out why Jesus’ emphasis on love changes throughout His ministry. Understand that it is God who provides the hearers and the pastor is responsible for feeding his flock.

If you'd like to watch the video Dr. Dean showed during class, you can view it here.

Thu, Oct 04, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 38 secs
How should a pastor of a church spend his time? Listen to this lesson to learn that God is the ultimate pastor or shepherd and is the example for what church pastors are to do. Hear eight ways God shepherds us in Psalm 23. Find out human examples of both true and false Old Testament shepherds. Learn that the primary focus of a pastor should be to teach his congregation the Word of God and they, in turn, are to learn it and apply it in their daily lives.
Thu, Sep 27, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 56 secs
Who should choose the pastor of a church? How many deacons should there be? If questions like this interest you, you should listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible emphasizes the spiritual qualifications of church leaders but does not give specific directions on how churches should be governed or administered. Hear about the three main forms of church government today and how they differ. Find out the trajectory of administering churches as it developed from the first century in many countries around the world, including our own. See how this influenced other areas of government in the United States.
Thu, Sep 20, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 4 secs
Elders. Bishops. Pastors. How did these positions for church leaders begin in the early church? Listen to this lesson to learn which leader is mentioned first in Acts and what their role was. Hear about the rapid growth of the church and how provision had to be made for administering to the needs of the congregation. See how a progression of leadership began to develop and what plurality of elders means. Understand that what is important is that there be a shepherd to teach the flock and those who can support him with all the other functions that must be provided.
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 49 secs

After Christ’s ascension to Heaven, many believed in Him and on the day of Pentecost received the Holy Spirit and became the body of Christ. Now what? How would this new entity called the Church be administered? Listen to this lesson to hear a lucid and compelling overview of how the Apostles began to organize these believers. Learn that the term elder is the most-used term in the New Testament for the leader of a local church and why pastor is now conventionally used instead. Find out the difference between a descriptive and a prescriptive view of the Book of Acts.

During this class Dr. Dean referenced the Textual Criticism course (taught by Ron Minton) available on the Dean Bible Ministries website.

Thu, Sep 06, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 10 secs
Have you ever wondered what the purpose of the church is and when it began? If so, listen to this lesson to begin an absorbing study of ecclesiology and the perspective it gives us of our world today. Find out many uses of the word ekklesia and that it has different meanings in the Old and New Testament. See that the Apostle Paul refers to the church as a mystery that was not known in ancient times but has been revealed after Christ’s resurrection. Learn that there is only one church but many local groups that all belong to the body of Christ.
Thu, Aug 30, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 30 mins 1 sec
If you have a leadership role in your church, then you’ll want to listen to this lesson to learn the meaning of elders, shepherds, and overseers. See what the motive should be for being a leader and what the motive should not be. At the end of the lesson, listen to Ralph LaRosa, a missionary to the Philippines, as he presents some of his many ministries and how the Lord has always cared for all his needs.
Thu, Aug 23, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:17-19
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 20 secs
Is the Bible talking about judgment of believers or unbelievers in this passage? Listen to this lesson to see the context and to understand the meaning of judgment beginning with the house of God. When believers are suffering adversity see three different ways God may deliver them. As we encounter persecution we are to not be surprised and reorganize our priorities as we walk by means of the Holy Spirit and relax and trust God.
Thu, Aug 16, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12-17
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 46 secs
How is it possible to do good deeds that don’t result in bearing fruit in the Christian life? Listen to this lesson to learn the importance of walking by means of the Holy Spirit rather than being controlled by your sin nature. Find out the meaning of abiding in Christ. See that we can either suffer because we deserve it or because it is not based on something we have done. Come to appreciate that undeserved suffering is designed to train and bless us and to bring glory to God.

Dr. Dean's opening comments included a reference to the upcoming Pre-Trib Rapture Study Group Conference, December 3-5, 2018. More information is available at www.pre-trib.org.

He also mentioned a book entitled The Hymnal: A Reading History by Christopher N. Phillips.

Thu, Aug 09, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:12 & James 1:2-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 56 secs
Do you stay relaxed in times of adversity? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible teaches about trusting God and glorifying Him in times of turmoil. Find out the only thing you can take with you when you die. Hear about the Judgment Seat of Christ for Church Age believes and what will be evaluated there. Be challenged to walk by means of the Holy Spirit in your daily life so you will receive eternal rewards.