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1 Peter (2015)

1 Peter (2015)

January 2015 - April 2019

This epistle focuses on the critical doctrine of how we face adversity and how we are to think about it in our lives. The key word is the word for suffering and its many synonyms. The purpose is to remind all believers that God has a destiny and a future inheritance for them. What we think of as speed bumps interfering with our personal plans are actually God’s training tools and are to be expected, rejoiced in, and not dreaded.

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To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/20151stpeter.xml
 
Thu, Mar 24, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 1:12
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 32 secs
Imagine this! You’re on a stage in a drama and a crowded audience is watching you intently. Listen to this lesson to learn that when you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior you become part of the greatest drama of the ages with angels as the audience watching us. If this seems far-fetched hear passages in the Bible that explain the reasons for angelic observation. Learn that angels rejoice when believers who have been disobeying God confess their sins. Find out that angels watched Christ when He was on earth. Understand that Satan has his demons watching unbelievers to blind them and watching believers to attack them. The key is to walk with God using His Word and trusting in God’s protection.
Thu, Dec 20, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 19 mins 10 secs
Are you aware that you have a target on your back that Satan is aiming at to get you to rebel against God? Listen to this lesson to learn about the invisible warfare all Christians are engaged in on a daily basis. Hear eleven biblical names for Satan and what these names teach us about him. See the commands we have been given on how to handle Satan’s attacks on us with an emphasis on standing our ground. Find out the categories of suffering and how all suffering can be turned into blessing in our lives. At the end hear a report from Jeff Phipps on his mission work in Brazil.
Thu, Dec 27, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10 & Isaiah 13-14
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 23 secs
Begin a riveting exploration of the unseen world that affects everything we do today. Listen to this lesson to hear about a prehistoric angelic creature in the Bible called Lucifer (as well as other names) who rebelled against God and the part he plays throughout human history. Hear three views of interpretation of Isaiah 13–14 and Ezekiel 28 and which one is supported by a literal, inerrant view of Scripture. See nine reasons why these passages are referring to Satan and whether Babylon’s final destruction is yet to come. Learn from this that Christians today still face Satanic attacks.
Thu, Jan 03, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 8 secs
Take a moment to visualize Satan. Do you see a devilish creature with red skin, horns, a tail, and a pitchfork? Listen to this lesson to learn that Satan (also referenced as Lucifer) was a magnificent angelic creature called a cherub who covered the throne of God. See that he was a skilled musician and ruled over the other cherubs. Hear the five arrogant statements he made which led to his condemnation and being cast out of his exalted position. Find out the identities of the prince of Tyre and the king of Tyre and how Satan is behind the throne of evil human leaders. Recognize that our lives are lived in the midst of this warfare and that at times we suffer for this reason.
Thu, Jan 31, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 39 secs
Why was Satan allowed to tempt Eve in the Garden of Eden and why was he permitted to test the Lord Jesus Christ? Listen to this amazing lesson that pulls back the curtain on the unseen spiritual war that rages around us so we get a glimpse of the larger picture behind world history. Hear twenty-two summarizing reasons that show a theme throughout the Bible of a trial that is occurring where Satan is the defendant and humans are the witnesses. Find out that since Satan has already been sentenced by God to the Lake of Fire why the sentence has not yet been carried out. With this knowledge gain an enlarged perspective on the tests and adversities that come into your life and how to handle them.

The book by Dr. Bruce Baker entitled For Thou Art With Me. Biblical Help for the Termially Ill and for Those Who Love Them is available from Grace Acres Press as a paperback or ebook.

Thu, Feb 07, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 5:8-10
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 27 secs
Watch out! If you’re a Christian you have a stalker who wants to destroy your faith. What should you do? Listen to this lesson to learn who the stalker is and what your response should be. See an example of a man of great faith who faced terrible undeserved suffering. Find out the importance of standing firm and enduring in adversity. Learn the purpose of testing and like Job, recognize that everything we have is a gift from God and things are not the reason for our happiness.
Thu, Feb 21, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 5:9
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 47 secs
What does it mean to resist the devil? Listen to this lesson to learn what we are to do when we face adversity and suffering in our life. Find out that we need to have learned the Word of God so we are not caught off guard and that we are to walk in humility, submitting to God. Understand that the problems in our life are tests and they are designed to give us an opportunity to trust God. Be learning about God and His plans now so when we face a disaster we are prepared to stand our ground.
Thu, Feb 28, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 5:9
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 33 secs
How can you defend yourself against an enemy you can’t see? Listen to this lesson to learn about the spiritual warfare we are engaged in as Christians. Learn why we are never told to engage our demonic enemies directly but that we are to resist by standing firm. We do this by relying on what we are learning from the Word of God which strengthens and stabilizes us. Find out about God’s mighty power that protects and defends us and see what the schemes of the devil are.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced a couple of books by C. Gordon Olson: Beyond Calvinism and Arminianism and New Testament Translation

The book by Dr. Bruce Baker entitled For Thou Art With Me. Biblical Help for the Termially Ill and for Those Who Love Them is available from Grace Acres Press as a paperback or ebook.