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Friday, March 24, 2017

Thursday Bible Class - March 23 - 1 Peter

The Goodness of God; Giving an Answer - Part 2

What evidence can we use when defending Christianity to unbelievers? Listen to this lesson to learn about apologetics, which is a defense of the truth of the Bible. Understand that the purpose of apologetics is not to win an argument but to win over others so they can change their minds. Hear ways to talk to unbelievers by understanding the common ground we share. See several objections to learning apologetics and understand that we are commanded by God to be ready to answer unbelievers.

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Tuesday Bible Class - March 21 - 1st & 2nd Samuel

David Escapes; Divine Guidance

What kind of problems have you been facing this week and what did you do about them? Listen to this lesson to see that the first thing Christians should do when they have difficulties is turn to God in prayer to ask for divine guidance. Learn three things we need to keep in mind about God’s guidance in the Old Testament. See that God knows not only what actually happens but what could have happened and what should have happened. See how God gave David direct guidance and today we have the completed Word of God to find answers.

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Sunday Bible Class - February 19- Matthew

The Day of the Lord

What is the Day of the Lord? Listen to this lesson to hear that the Day of the Lord is used in a general sense as a day of judgment in the Old Testament and also as a specific climatic event when Christ returns to judge the earth. Find out a chronological order of a number of Old Testament judgments. Hear about the cosmic disturbances that accompany the Day of the Lord. Understand that no one gets away with wrongdoing even though it may appear so at the time, but that Christ will eventually judge all sin and evil.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

2017 Chafer Conference Concludes

The 2017 Chafer Seminary Pastor's Conference has concluded and was a tremendous success. It was one of the most attended conferences since West Houston Bible Church started hosting them.

One of the highlights of the 2017 Chafer Conference was the installation of Chafer Seminary's new president, Andy Woods.

Chafer Theological Seminary governing board members that were present at the 2017 Chafer Conference are from left to right, James MacGillivray, Mark Musser, Paul Schmidtbleicher, Charles Clough, Robert Dean, Andy Woods, Clay Ward, Hal Hagemeier, Dan Inghram.

 To  watch or listen to all of the presentations and download all papers and slides, click here.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Sunday Bible Class - March 5 - Introduction to the 2017 Chafer Conference

Introduction: The Battle for the Bible

Is the Bible the inspired Word of God or does it just contain the word of God? Listen to this lesson to hear an introduction to the 2017 Chafer Conference. Understand what a Biblicist is and what is meant by inerrancy and interpretation. Find out what is the history of the "battle for the Bible" and what dual authorship and inspiration means. If you’d like to understand why people think the way they do in politics, religion, and education today, listen to the messages presented at this conference by going to the Chafer Conference homepage.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Thursday Bible Class - March 9 - 1 Peter

The Goodness of God; Giving an Answer - Part 1

Do you become flustered when someone asks about your beliefs, especially someone who is hostile to you? Listen to this lesson to see that we need to be ready to answer everyone who asks us. Find out what apologetics means and the importance of it. Understand that this is a strong stand for the truth of the Scriptures and not an apology for what we believe. Imagine yourself as a missionary trying to tell someone about the gospel who believes in a perverted pagan worldview.

During this lesson, Dr. Dean referred to the following papers written by Charles Clough on apologetics. Theology and Apologetics and Giving an Answer

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Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Tuesday Bible Class - March 7 - 1st & 2nd Samuel

God, Our Refuge

When you feel like the rug has been pulled out from under you and you’re overwhelmed by all your problems, where should you turn? Listen to this lesson to learn that reading the psalms that David wrote when he was persecuted by Saul are a good place to go. Find out that we can apply the problem solving devices in prayer and that our default position should always be to turn to God. Learn that there’s nothing wrong with crying out to God because that is acknowledging our absolute dependence on Him. Hear five points on depression and see the role anger plays when we’re depressed.

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Monday, March 06, 2017

Sunday Bible Class - March 5 - Matthew

The Sign of His Coming

Does the Bible mean what it says and should we take it literally? Listen to this lesson to hear how precise the directions are to the Christian Jews living in Judea when they are told to flee. Find out the significance of Jesus’ warning about false messiahs and false prophets. Hear a description of the powerful, dramatic coming of Christ when He returns to the earth. Learn what the gathering by the angels is and see that our response should be to realize God is in control of history and will fulfill all His promises.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Report from Dr. Dean in Kiev

Hello from Kiev

For one of the few times in memory, the trip here was not only uneventful, but went quickly especially at arrival—out the door and in the car in less than 20 minutes from touchdown. The only glitch was at Houston where I got a going away present, a nasty cold which hit hard about 2 hours into the flight. Such are the plans of God.

The first Sunday I spoke at the church on the parable of the hired workers in Matt 20:1-13. Since my course this year is on Judgments and Rewards, I thought this would be a fitting introduction and also a challenge to the congregation. We are to serve God fully, trusting that He will reward us graciously at the Bema.

By Monday the cold really asserted itself and I rested and read.

Classes began on Tuesday and the first week we focused on the 9 Judgments of God, from the cross to the Great White Throne. The students, ten this year, are among the best of the last 16 years. They asked good questions. For many, the study of the Bema was one of the most eye-opening. Some of these new students have never been taught much in the Christian life, so they are all motivated and excited about what they are learning. One of the young ladies was quite excited about what she had learned and told Jim that she finally had an answer about why we should live the Christian life. Some people she knows have challenged the understanding of a free grace gospel by asking if we are fully saved when we believe, then why not just live a life of sin. The answer she found is that we will still be evaluated for rewards at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

The cold finally departed yesterday, thankfully. Today I spoke on the Rich Young Ruler in Matt 19 at church.  Afterwards, I met with Igor and he updated me on Julia. She does not have cancer and her recovery from surgery is going very well. They are extremely grateful for our prayers and the financial help.

This next week I cover the topic of Rewards. Please pray that the students can fully understand the importance of grace and the right motivation for rewards. I fly back on Friday and it will be a long trip with a tight connection in Amsterdam. Pray that the trip will have no complications.


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