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[A] = summary lessons
[B] = exegetical analysis
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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.
Ephesians (2018)

Ephesians (2018)

September 2018 - May 2024

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
 
Sunday, August 06, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:30
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 58 mins 12 secs
Scripture tells us not to grieve the Holy Spirit. Do you even know what that means? Listen to this message to learn that the command is given in both the Old and the New Testaments. See that since the Holy Spirit is divine, a human emotion is used to describe what it means when we rebel against God or refuse to do His commands. Find out that grief is a part of our fallen world and is not a sin unless it is accompanied by mental attitude sins such as bitterness, anger, or self pity.
Sunday, July 30, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:28
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 53 mins 8 secs
Have you ever destroyed anyone with the words that came out of your mouth? Listen to this message to learn what the Bible has to say about our speech, which can be sinful and hurtful or can build up others. Hear a number of biblical passages from James, Proverbs, and others which explain the trouble our tongues can cause and ways to gain self control over it by walking by means of the Holy Spirit. Be challenged to bring discipline to your mouth and be a blessing when you speak.
Sunday, July 16, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:28
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 15 secs
What does the Bible have to say about work? Listen to this lesson to learn that from the beginning of creation mankind has always been told to work. See that one of the reasons is so that we may be able to help others who are in need as a part of our grace orientation. Find out that responsible labor is a part of the first Divine Institution. See how laziness is treated in Scripture and accept that all labor has value.
Sunday, July 09, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:25-28
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 51 mins 4 secs
Are you living your life God’s way or your way? Listen to this message to learn that how you answer that question determines the quality of your life now and for the future. Find out that we are to treat other believers in grace based on the way we have been treated by God. See this is only possible when we are walking by means of the Holy Spirit. Be challenged to learn ways to show grace orientation.
Sunday, July 02, 2023
Passage: Hebrews 12:1-2
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 59 mins 8 secs
Is joy a part of your daily life? Listen to this message to learn that if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ then you should be filled with joy. Find out that this joy is not just an emotion or a personality trait, but is a deep inner happiness and tranquility of soul. See that biblical words that refer to joy are connected to how we have been blessed by God in the Church Age. Hear four passages that explain how this joy can become a part of a believer’s life as they grow to spiritual maturity.
Sunday, June 25, 2023
Passage: Hebrews 12:1-2
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 20 secs
Who is the example believers should follow in their daily lives? Listen to this message to learn that Jesus Christ should be our example and we should think as He thinks. How are we able to do that? Find out it is by focusing our attention on Him and learning about Him through the Bible. Remember you are to be guided by what you think and not what you feel.
Sunday, June 04, 2023
Passage: Hebrews 12:1-2
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 10 secs
Is your thinking focused on the Lord Jesus Christ? Listen to this message to learn that in order to focus on Him we have to learn about Him. Find out how we can show we love Him by keeping His commandments, which are found in the Bible. See what weight we are supposed to lay aside and how to endure in difficult times. Remember that the more we focus on Christ, the more the problems and trials in this life lose their importance.
Sunday, May 28, 2023
Passage: Hebrews 12:1-11 & John 13:34-35
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 43 mins 20 secs

Are you interested in learning how to glorify God in every area of your life? If so, listen to this message to hear that we need to learn the pattern Jesus illustrated for us when He was here on this earth. Find out how to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, so we consider what He would do in every circumstance in life. End this Memorial Day weekend message by watching a powerful, short video telling how our national anthem was written after a fierce battle for our freedom.

The video can be found at The Star Spangled Banner as You've Never Heard it.

Sunday, May 21, 2023
Passage: 1 John 4:7-19 & John 13:34-35
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 58 mins 17 secs

“Of course I love God. I sing songs about loving Him all the time.” If this sounds like what you think, listen to this message to find out how we demonstrate our love for God in our daily lives. Find out that believers can choose to love other believers or can choose to hate them. Be challenged to exhibit to others that God is a God of love and that we love Him because He first loved us.

This message includes a brief update by Jeff Phipps about his recent ministry trip to Brazil.

Sunday, May 14, 2023
Passage: 1 John 2:15 & 1 John 3:9-13
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 48 mins 19 secs
If we don’t love others does that mean we’re not believers? Listen to this message to learn that our salvation does not depend on anything we do but that loving others is a critical application as we grow to spiritual maturity. Find out things we should not love such as the worldview of the unbeliever. See that personal love for God the Father excludes the mental attitude of loving like unbelievers love.