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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.

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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Matthew (2013)

Matthew (2013)

September 2013 - April 2018

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

True stories of the lives of famous people quickly move to the top of the best sellers' charts. Listen to this series about the engrossing story of the life of Christ as told by a once-hated tax collector, Matthew. See how his emphasis is on Christ as the promised Messianic King. Find out about the not-to-be-missed practical ways this Gospel can impact your life.

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

To view all video Bible studies in the Matthew series, click here.

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www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2013matthew.xml
 
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:5-10 & Luke 24:1-12
Duration: 58 mins 44 secs

Have you ever had doubts about some things in the Bible? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus’ friends and disciples had a hard time at first in believing in His resurrection. Hear about the events that happened with these people as they found His tomb was empty. Find out about the angels that were at the tomb and what they said and learn that Jesus had told His disciples to meet Him in Galilee after His resurrection. Rejoice that objective evidence is there for Jesus’ resurrection and we can have great confidence and hope in the truth of the Scriptures.

Also includes Mark 16:4-11 and John 20:11-17

Sun, Apr 08, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:1-6
Duration: 45 mins 56 secs
On which day of the week was Jesus’ crucifixion? Listen to this lesson to hear the meaning of Jesus’ quote from the book of Jonah saying “three days and three nights”. Hear supporting examples from the Old and New Testaments to learn how the Jews counted days. Understand that when God enters human history there is an intersection between the physical and the spiritual realms which sometimes involves earthquakes and other phenomena. See examples of this at Sodom and Gomorrah, Mount Sinai, and Elijah’s experiences along with prophecies of future events in Zechariah and Revelation.
Sun, Apr 01, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:1-8 & John 19:1-16
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins
Can you name the most incredible event in human history? If you said the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, then you are correct. Listen to this lesson to hear a lucid and compelling overview of the events that happened between the time of Christ’s death on the Cross and when His friends and followers realized that He was no longer dead, but was alive! Learn about a number of Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled during this time. Understand that there were many witnesses to the resurrection, including Roman guards and over five hundred people. Since Christ is risen from the dead, we who believe are compelled by His love to live for Him and not for ourselves.
Sun, Mar 25, 2018
Passage: Matthew 27:50-56 & 1 John 2:2
Duration: 56 mins 28 secs

How many supernatural events can you name that occurred the day of Christ’s crucifixion? Listen to this message to learn about these events, including complete darkness in the area and dead people leaving tombs and walking in the streets. Learn the meaning of Christ’s propitiation on the Cross and how it satisfied God’s Righteousness and Justice. See how the Mercy Seat on the Ark of the Covenant spoke of this and of unlimited atonement for all mankind. Learn that the issue at salvation is now belief in Christ’s work alone.

The combined reading for today's class is available on the Notes link below.

Sun, Mar 18, 2018
Passage: Colossians 2:12-14 & Ephesians 1:7
Duration: 48 mins 54 secs

Think about opening an envelope and expecting a big bill you owe and instead you read, “Paid in Full”. How happy you would be! Listen to this lesson to learn about a much larger sin debt that Christ paid for you on the Cross. Find out that the sin debt has been cancelled and hear four categories of forgiveness including legal forgiveness for all mankind, application of that forgiveness at the moment you believe in Christ, and confession afterwards when you commit sins. Understand that sin is no longer the issue but that the focal point is believing that Christ paid for all your sins. Since He is capable of solving the sin problem, we can trust Him to solve all our problems in life.

Also includes Colossians 1:14.

Sun, Mar 11, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 1:18-19
Duration: 43 mins 55 secs
Why is Christ called our Redeemer? Listen to this lesson to learn that Christ redeemed us by paying our debt on the Cross. See that just as the Israelites were slaves in Egypt, every human born is a slave to their sin nature. Hear eight points how Christ paid the penalty for our sins. See that we can add nothing to gain our freedom because it was already paid in full so sin is no longer the issue. When we trust Christ as our Savior we are to live for Him in a way that brings glory to God.
Sun, Mar 04, 2018
Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:21 & Isaiah 53:5-63:6
Duration: 46 mins 6 secs
Are you ready to explore the astonishing substitutionary atonement of Christ on the Cross? Listen to this lesson to learn that Christ’s death on the Cross was the payment for our sins and the concept was first introduced in the Bible when God clothed Adam and Eve in animal skins. See how we can do nothing to gain fellowship with God because we are unrighteous, but the Lord Jesus Christ cleansed us through His sacrifice. While Christ paid the price for the three problems facing the human race, it is only when we trust in Him as our Savior that these solutions are applied to us personally.
Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Passage: Matthew 27:45-49 & Mark 15:33-36
Duration: 47 mins 31 secs
How did God prepare the human race to understand Jesus Christ paying the price for our sins? Listen to this lesson to hear four Old Testament pictures that portray Christ’s sacrificial death. See the emphasis of the furniture and articles in the tabernacle, especially the bronze altar and the laver. Find out the necessity for substitutionary blood sacrifices as depicted in the furniture in the Holy of Holies. As you understand the Old Testament types, realize that only Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross could solve the sin problem once and for all.
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Passage: Matthew 27:45-49 & John 19:25-30
Duration: 50 mins 14 secs
Why did Jesus go to the Cross and die? Listen to this message to hear about the significance of Jesus’ spiritual and physical deaths. Understand what it means when the Bible says we need to have faith in Christ’s death on the Cross. See that it’s not a special kind of faith but the simple act of believing and that it’s the object of our faith that is important. Hear about some Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled about Christ’s death. See how the illustration of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, the bronze snake, and Christ saying He is the Bread of life all portray the simplicity of salvation and that it is for every member of the human race.
Sun, Feb 11, 2018
Passage: Matthew 27:45-49 & John 19:25-30
Duration: 49 mins 15 secs

If someone freely paid a debt you owe, think how grateful you would be. Listen to this lesson to hear about the second three hours when Jesus was on the Cross and the unique suffering He endured on our behalf. Hear about the four women who witnessed Christ’s crucifixion. Find out about the three hours of darkness that veiled Jesus while God the Father imputed the sins of all mankind to Him and the meaning of a judicial separation that takes place between the Father and the Son. Because of what Christ accomplished on the Cross we can put our faith in Him for our salvation.

This lesson also includes Mark 15:33-36 and Luke 23:44-45a.