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2 Peter (2019)

2 Peter (2019)

May 2019 - June 2021

“Fake News” has become an often-used term since the 2016 election in the USA. In the days of the early church, the problem became fake teachers. Fake teachers taught fake doctrine, fake theology. Fake teaching and fake theology lead to an impotent and phony spiritual life—a pseudo spirituality which has eternal consequences for the individual.

In this short epistle Peter warns of the soon-to-come false teachers in the churches who will lead people astray and will destroy spiritual lives and churches. However, before he developed that theme, he first reminded his readers of the foundation of faith, that they might be forearmed to stand against the Satanic counterfeits that would soon come and then, as now, take captive those believers who were still willingly in bondage to their sin natures. This study will open your eyes to the dangers and deceptions Satan instigates and the only true solution, growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here.

To view all video Bible studies of the 2 Peter series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

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

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/20192ndpeter.xml
 
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:2
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 10 secs
Why should we remember the words of the Old Testament prophets? Listen to this lesson to learn that seeing God’s miraculous fulfillment of these prophecies gives us great confidence that the rest of God’s promises will come to pass. Hear five of these prophecies and when they were fulfilled. Find out what Jesus’ point was when He only read half of the prophecy in Isaiah about Himself. Be encouraged by the phenomenal odds of these prophecies happening at the exact time planned.
Thu, Jun 10, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:1-2
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 44 secs
How can we learn Scriptures so we remember them? Listen to this lesson to see that we only learn through hearing truth taught over and over again. We need to have constant reminders so we don’t forget what God has done for us. Find out how important memorization of portions of Scripture is and ways to accomplish this. Hear Pastor Dean describe a luncheon he attended with Mike Pompeo today and a book by Voddie Baucham that he presented to him.
Thu, May 20, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:19-22
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 19 secs
Warning! Trap ahead! Listen to this lesson to hear how believers can keep from becoming entangled by their sin natures through following false teachers. Find out that when you are overcome by your lusts, you become a slave to corruption. In contrast see that by focusing on God’s Word you can become a slave to righteousness. Hear two proverbs and their meanings that illustrate this message.
Thu, May 13, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:19-21
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 35 secs
What is the Kosmic system and how does it affect you? Listen to this lesson to learn that it is Satan’s thinking and that he is the ruler of this world. Find out ten basic facts about this spirit of the age and how it appeals to our sin nature. See that it is in total opposition to God’s plans for our lives. Accept that the only way to escape this thinking is to trust Christ as our Savior and believe His promises.
Thu, May 06, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:17-21
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 59 mins 12 secs
Have you fallen for the hollow promises of false teachers who blaspheme God’s Word? Listen to this lesson to hear the Apostle Peter’s vivid, dramatic descriptions of evil, pompous and boastful teachers’ whose aim is to lure empty-headed believers with enticements of sensual pleasure that appeal to sin natures. As believers we must watch out for these traps and protect ourselves by studying God’s Word and walking by means of the Holy Spirit.
Thu, Apr 29, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:12-17
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 14 secs
What can an apostle from the first century AD teach us about false teachers in the world today? See a description of the evil characteristics of these people and what motivates them. Find out that pagan religions always combined sexual practices with their religions. Hear a brief summary from the Old Testament of a man named Balaam who was hired by a pagan ruler to curse Israel and was thwarted by a dumb ass. Learn three lessons we can take from this incident that illustrate that God is in control and that will help us in handling the false teaching all around us today.
Thu, Apr 22, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:9-12
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 41 secs
How have false teachers affected the Church in America? Listen to this lesson to hear a history of the Pentecostal Holiness movement in three waves beginning in the late 1800s. See its connection with a false doctrine of the baptism of the Holy Spirit and speaking in tongues. See how the Apostle Peter warned against the enticements of false teachers and their destiny of destruction. Understand we need to be protected by the truth of God's Word so we can spot the false teaching around us.
Thu, Apr 15, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:9-11
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 42 secs
Are you getting too comfortable with the pagan worldview around you? Listen to this lesson to be reminded that God always punishes the ungodly but delivers those who believe in Him. Hear a description of those who are guided by the lusts of their sin natures. See what message and ideas false teachers are bringing. Keep in mind that although we live in the devil’s world we can stand firm and know that God is protecting us.
Thu, Apr 08, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:6-11
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 7 secs
How can we resist being influenced and seduced by the evil going on around us? Listen to this message to learn that Peter addressed this in his second epistle and assures us that we can depend on God to deliver those who have trusted in Him. Hear three illustrations, including the punishment and destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, and the role angels played in two of them. Recognize that whatever happens to test us, God has given us the tools we need to endure.

The book about Martin Luther that Dr. Dean referenced during this lesson is available here.

Thu, Mar 18, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 2:5-7 & Romans 1:18-32
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 21 mins 55 secs

Also includes: 1 Corinthians 6:9-12 and 1 Timothy 1:8-9.

What makes a person decide to be homosexual? Listen to this message to learn that all mankind is born with a sin nature and that when we follow our sinful inclinations we go through stages as outlined in the first chapter of the book of Romans in the New Testament. See that all sins are a matter of our choosing them and not something that is predetermined. Find out what it means when it says if we practice certain sins we will not inherit the kingdom of God. Remember, as believers we are to reflect the love of Christ and explain the good news that Christ died for all sins on the Cross.

Click here to view the video, "Homosexuality and the Christian Faith" by former-lesbian Rosaria Champagne Butterfield.