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[a] = summary lessons
[b] = exegetical analysis
[c] = topical doctrinal studies
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.

Messages with tag - Body of Christ

1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Sep 06, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 10 secs
Have you ever wondered what the purpose of the church is and when it began? If so, listen to this lesson to begin an absorbing study of ecclesiology and the perspective it gives us of our world today. Find out many uses of the word ekklesia and that it has different meanings in the Old and New Testament. See that the Apostle Paul refers to the church as a mystery that was not known in ancient times but has been revealed after Christ’s resurrection. Learn that there is only one church but many local groups that all belong to the body of Christ.
1 Peter (2015)
Thu, Sep 13, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 49 secs

After Christ’s ascension to Heaven, many believed in Him and on the day of Pentecost received the Holy Spirit and became the body of Christ. Now what? How would this new entity called the Church be administered? Listen to this lesson to hear a lucid and compelling overview of how the Apostles began to organize these believers. Learn that the term elder is the most-used term in the New Testament for the leader of a local church and why pastor is now conventionally used instead. Find out the difference between a descriptive and a prescriptive view of the Book of Acts.

During this class Dr. Dean referenced the Textual Criticism course (taught by Ron Minton) available on the Dean Bible Ministries website.