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Messages with tag - Culture

Colossians (2011)
Sun, Aug 05, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:16 & Ephesians 6:18-20
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 40 mins 1 sec
Colossians (2011)
Sun, Aug 19, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:16 & Ephesians 5:18-20
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 52 mins 54 secs
Anything other than God’s idea of worship by means of Spirit and Truth is a breakdown of standards. Within God’s creation, if all areas aren’t addressed by His righteousness and holiness, then no area is addressed. That must mean that God’s character is the issue when we worship through congregational music. What source do we use to evaluate music for worship so that it reflects intrinsic, objective, Godly beauty? Is our appreciation of beauty a measure of its worth? Learn some fallacies and truths in the worship wars involving church music in our culture.
Colossians (2011)
Sun, Sep 16, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:18-21
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 53 mins 57 secs
Critics discredit this verse as something out of the culture of Paul’s time that has no impact in our culture today. But scripture’s clear idea of gender roles had been revealed since Genesis 1. The world tries to define equality through roles while God defines equality in our very essence. The argument has been extended to the absurd in discussions about the gender of God. We are in the image of God. God is not in the image of man. There are references to God in masculine, feminine and neuter forms. Apart from Jesus in His incarnation, God doesn’t introduce himself as a man or woman, but as the leader, Almighty God. Learn about role distinction, authority and equality within the Godhead and how that has application in the structure of marriage relationships.
Colossians (2011)
Sun, Nov 18, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 3:20-21 & Ephesians 6:1-4
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 53 mins 49 secs
The family is another of God’s Divine Institutions. It is a part of God’s absolute social law built into the fabric of a social human being who is created in the image of God. It has been in decline since the middle of the 20th century. Even conservatives are saying they need to separate social ideas from economic ideas in order to address other voting blocks, but the breakdown of marriage and family has wide economic consequences which are an integral part of economic realities. In Rome, in Paul’s day, family values had deteriorated, resulting in the increase of abuse of children and women. In what way does the Bible view children as arrows in the hand of a warrior? How is the reality of a Triune God related to absolute unity and distinction in marriage and family? See how a self-absorbed generation paves the road for destruction of a nation.
Acts (2010)
Tue, May 28, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Acts 16:1-5
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 26 secs
Had Paul lost it and was he out of his mind when he had Timothy circumcised? Hadn't he just argued successfully that circumcision no longer mattered? Listen to this lesson and follow the timeline of Paul's thinking. See how Timothy having a Jewish mother was important in Paul's decision. Learn the significance of circumcision to God's covenant with Abraham and how it has ethnic and cultural values today, but never for salvation or spiritual life.
Bible Study Methods (2013)
Sun, Oct 06, 2013
by Robert Dean
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 46 mins 18 secs
Beginning to Observe.

Hendricks, Living By the Book, Chapters 5 and 6

Understanding inductive Bible study methods vs. deductive Bible study methods.

Handout #1 - The Student, The Fish, and Agassiz

Handout #2 - The Cruciality of Structure

Bible Study Methods (2013)
Sun, Oct 06, 2013
by Robert Dean
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 45 mins 43 secs

Hendricks, Living By the Book, Chapters 5 and 6. Beginning to observe. Observation exercises

Assignment:

Read Hendricks, Living by the Book, chapters 7-8.

Read the entire book of James every day.

Around Saturday (after you've read the book of James every day), write 15-25 observations on James 1:19.

Acts (2010)
Tue, Oct 08, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Acts 19:17-41
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 43 secs
"Don't come preaching that and take away my business," was the strident cry of a frenzied, mindless mob in Ephesus. This ancient city was renowned for its pagan worship of the goddess Diana and the practice of the occult black arts. Listen to this lesson to learn that many Ephesians, however, listened to Paul and accepted the Lord Jesus. Hear how they brought their expensive books of magic and incantations to be burned. See how cultures can change for the better or worse depending on what people believe. Find out how Paul took the time to train young men such as Timothy and Erastus for the ministry.
Bible Study Methods (2013)
Sun, Oct 27, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: James 1:19
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 46 mins 51 secs
Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 9-11

Elements of Observations: Words, Terms, Phrases, Clauses. James 1:19

Handouts mentioned during the class:
The Cruciality of Structure
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Methodical Bible Study
Overall Scheme of Study

Bible Study Methods (2013)
Sun, Oct 27, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 10:9-10 & James 1:2-8
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 47 mins 58 secs
Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 9-11

Elements of Observations: Relation and Interrelation of Terms, Structure. Romans 10:9-10. James 1:2-4, 5-8

Handouts mentioned during the class:
The Cruciality of Structure
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Methodical Bible Study
Overall Scheme of Study

Assignment:
Read Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 12-14.
Make a list of all of the paragraphs in the Book of James. Write a few key words or summary statement for each paragraph.