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Ephesians (2018)

Ephesians (2018)

September 2018 - October 2022

How should we live as believers? Ephesians will inform us of our riches, our spiritual assets, in Christ and how we are to live. Ephesians is the most significant book for understanding our roles and responsibilities as Church Age believers. Listen to the series to put your spiritual growth into hyperdrive.

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

To view all video Bible studies in the Ephesians series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube). Both platforms now include closed captioning.

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www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2018ephesians.xml
 
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 31 secs
Is the pastor of your church a fake pastor? Listen to this lesson to find out how to answer that question. See that it depends upon the role he assumes and find out that the role of teacher is the spiritual gift needed for a pastor. Hear about the life of an amazing man, Granville Sharp, and see if his grammatical rule can be applied to Ephesians 4:11 concerning the church leadership of the pastor-teacher. Decide if you are being spiritually nourished in the church you attend so you can grow to maturity.
Sun, Apr 10, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11 & John 21:15-17
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 50 mins 10 secs
Are there different kinds of love in the New Testament? Listen to this lesson to hear about an incident after Jesus’ resurrection when He is explaining to Peter what his role will be after Jesus’ Ascension. Learn that there are differences between two Greek words for love that Jesus uses here and they are not synonyms. Find out that young sheep and adult sheep must be fed in different ways just as a pastor must “feed” the Word of God to his congregation.
Sun, Apr 03, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 48 mins 2 secs
What are the responsibilities of a good shepherd? Listen to this message to learn what the Old Testament has to say about good shepherds. Hear about two examples, Moses and David. Contrast what they did with Jeremiah’s and Ezekiel’s descriptions of false shepherds who lead the people off the path God wants for them. Understand that just as God was the Good Shepherd in the Old Testament, so Jesus Christ is the Good Shepherd in the New Testament where teaching the Word of God is shepherding the flock.
Sun, Mar 27, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11 & 1 Corinthians 14:21-22
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 52 mins 45 secs
The Bible likens believers to sheep. Listen to this lesson to learn that is definitely not a compliment. Hear what sheep are like and see the likenesses to ourselves. Find out that God is our Shepherd and that pastors are given that role also. Find out that being a shepherd involves teaching the Word of God to their congregations. Our role is to learn and apply it so that we are equipped for every good work.
Sun, Mar 20, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11 & 1 Corinthians 14:21-22
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 54 mins 38 secs
Is it an evangelist’s job to preach? Listen to this lesson to learn the correct meaning of the Greek word for evangelism. See that instead of preaching, it involves proclaiming or announcing the gospel. See the biblical definition of the word gospel. Learn about Philip, a New Testament evangelist, and two episodes concerning him in Acts 8. Realize that the primary role of an evangelist is to teach all believers to proclaim the gospel or good news that Jesus is the One who redeems us from our sins.
Sun, Mar 13, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11 & 1 Corinthians 14:21-22
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 47 mins 6 secs
What three spiritual gifts are mentioned in Ephesians 4:11 as being temporary? Listen to this lesson to learn that the spiritual gifts of prophecy and knowledge are said to be ones that will fade away. Find out why this is true and what needs to be completed before that will happen. See that the spiritual gift of tongues or languages will cease completely and what its purpose was. Understand that it is directed as a warning to Jewish unbelievers of the judgment that was coming to them because of their unbelief.
Sun, Feb 06, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 54 mins 8 secs
Do current Church Age believers have the same spiritual gifts that the believers in the early Church had? Listen to this lesson to learn the difference between the permanent spiritual gifts and those that were temporary. Hear a brief history of Pentecostal and Charismatic movements to learn about the spiritual gift of tongues and whether it is still being given today. Learn four interpretive keys to help you understand this important subject.
Sun, Jan 30, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 56 mins 58 secs

What is an apostle according to the Bible? Listen to this lesson to learn about gifts bestowed on men designed for the local church. Hear nine facts about biblical apostles. See three things indicative of apostles. Hear six facts about prophets and find out the difference between Old Testament and New Testament prophets. Understand that the purpose of these two foundational spiritual gifts was to establish the local church at its beginning.

Click here for the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) book Dr. Dean referenced during this lesson.

Also, at the 2020 Pre-Trib Study Group conference, Dr. George Gunn made an informative presentation on the NAR.

Sun, Jan 23, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11-16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 58 mins 46 secs
Are you confused about what the differences are between Israel, the Church, and the Kingdom? Listen to this lesson to learn that these are three distinct entities and none can replace the others. See that the Church is only present in the time in which we live and could not start until after Christ’s death on the Cross, His Resurrection, and His Session. Find out the Kingdom will occur in the future and has not begun yet. Hear three takeaways from this lesson that will clear up any misunderstandings in this important matter.
Sun, Jan 16, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11-16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 56 mins 17 secs
What is a church and what is its primary mission according to the Bible? To evangelize unbelievers? To provide fellowship for believers? Listen to this lesson to begin an introductory study of ecclesiology, which is a study of the church. See where the word “church” originated in Greek and in English and when the church began. Find out the difference between the universal church and the local church and the difference between the church and the Kingdom of God. Realize that understanding the biblical purpose for the church will help you when choosing where to attend church.