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Ephesians (2018)

Ephesians (2018)

September 2018 - November 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.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2018ephesians.xml
 
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.
Sun, Jan 09, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:7-9
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 46 mins 8 secs
Are you stumbling along in a dirty diaper as a baby believer no matter how many years you’ve been a Christian? Listen to this vivid, understandable lesson to learn how to apply the spiritual gifts you received when you first trusted in Christ. Find out about your new identity, new vocation, new calling, and new code of conduct. Challenge yourself to grow to spiritual maturity so you can walk worthy of who you are in Christ.
Sun, Jan 02, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:7
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 57 mins 16 secs
Do you love receiving gifts? Listen to this lesson to learn about 25 priceless gifts you received when you trusted in Christ as your Savior. See the necessity of learning who Christ is and what His Session has to do with our receiving gifts. Find out the purpose of the Church in the Church Age. When choosing what church to attend look for one where the pastor emphasizes teaching the Word of God so you can grow to spiritual maturity and fulfill the destiny which is shared by all Church Age believers.
Sun, Dec 26, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:7-10 & Daniel 7:13-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 40 secs
Why did the Apostle John begin to weep greatly before the Throne of God? Listen to this message to learn the answer and hear an explanation of Daniel’s vision, which is God’s opinion of human empires. See the order of the events that lead up to Christ establishing His rule on earth. Remember that the trials we go through today are preparing us to rule and reign someday.
Sun, Dec 19, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:7-10 & Psalm 2
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 57 mins 4 secs
Did you know that God laughs at the puny rebellious plans of the evil rulers of this world? Listen to this message to connect the dots among the many psalms that refer to God’s plan for the human race. Hear about Satan’s grand conspiracy theory and how God will defeat it. During this waiting period of Christ’s Session, find out how we are to prepare for our future roles by growing to spiritual maturity.