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Messages with tag - Discipleship

Matthew (2013)
Sun, Jan 12, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 5:7
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 40 mins 54 secs
Me? Be kind, merciful, and forgiving even to hateful, mean-spirited people? That's not possible. Listen to this lesson to learn that the standards of righteousness Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount are impossible under our own efforts but are applicable to everyone who would be a committed believer depending on God's power. See how Jesus displayed mercy when He was on earth in a culture that was cruel and unforgiving. Note the distinctions between grace and mercy and how they relate to God's amazing attributes.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Aug 24, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 8:1-9:38
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 55 mins 23 secs
If you appreciate true accounts about famous people, you'll enjoy the wealth of information Matthew offers about the life of Jesus Christ. Listen to this lesson to learn how Christ fulfilled what was prophesied in the Old Testament about the coming Messiah. Gain an overview of the significance of the order Matthew chose to list Jesus' miracles. Understand the appeal Jesus made to His followers to become disciples and how He detailed the cost involved. See that for us, as well as for the people who lived in that day, discipleship means being willing to sacrifice everything, including our comfort and our security. The mobile app that Dr. Dean mentioned at the beginning of the class is called Bible.is and is available for free from the Apple Apps Store or Google Play Store. It offers the spoken Bible in over 800 languages.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 8:18-22 & Matthew 9:9-17
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 55 mins 26 secs
Have dinner with a bunch of low-class losers? Not on your life! Listen to this lesson to learn how Jesus calls a hated tax collector to be His disciple. See how this upsets the religious crowd and hear Jesus' grace-oriented answer to them. Learn that all believers are called to be disciples and it may involve uncomfortable changes in our life. Evaluate what kind of disciple you want to be and what kind you are now based on your priorities.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Dec 28, 2014
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 10:28-33
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 53 mins 40 secs
What does it mean to commit your life to Christ? Listen to this lesson to see that this is not a command found in the Word of God but that all believers are called to be disciples. Find out about the responsibilities and challenges of discipleship as taught by Jesus. Understand the distinction between directives to unbelievers on how to be saved and directives to those who are believers on how they are to grow and mature. See that believers who are disobedient are under divine discipline here on earth and will suffer loss of eternal rewards but will not lose their salvation.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Jan 18, 2015
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 10:1-42 & 2 Corinthians 11:23-26
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 47 mins 28 secs
You can run but you can’t hide from the battle of the ages raging in the world. Listen to this lesson to learn two categories of casualties in this warfare. See how Jesus emphasized discipleship for all believers which means to become a student of the Word of God and make it our highest priority even when we face persecution. Learn why people hate Christians and the awards and benefits for overcomers at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Believe that when our agenda is God’s agenda, He promises to always take care of us.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 14:13-21
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 56 mins 17 secs
If we want to love everyone as Jesus commanded, do we have to approve of things we believe are wrong? Listen to this lesson to learn six principles on how we can reach those who are resistant to God’s truth. While we recognize that we are insufficient to meet many obstacles we face in life, see that God provides what we need today just as Jesus fed the five thousand with two fish and five loaves of bread. As we focus on God’s mission for our life, recognize that we are not to be conformed to this world or pressured into giving up what we believe.
2014 Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2)
Thu, Jul 16, 2015
by Doug Karn
Passage: John 10:22-42 & Luke 13:22-17:10
Series: 2014 Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2)
Duration: 52 mins 20 secs
Final Preparation of the Disciples. Pages 121L - 126F of the Student Manual
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Sep 06, 2015
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 16:21-27
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 33 secs
How much are you willing to suffer for your Christian beliefs? The news is full of stories about persecution against Christians. Listen to this lesson to learn what Biblical attitudes we should adopt to prepare us. See what Jesus told His disciples about His death, burial, and resurrection and Peter’s arrogant reaction. Since God has promised us He has provided a way to handle all suffering, we need to decide if we are willing to accept these difficulties and trials. Learn that the path to real life is giving up what we want in order to obey God and gain eternal rewards.
Matthew (2013)
Sun, Feb 14, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 19:13 & Matthew 18-19
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 50 mins 23 secs
Why is it important to know the context of a Bible passage? Listen to this lesson to hear eleven reasons why we need to understand that Matthew is emphasizing Jesus teaching His disciples how to follow Him. Find out what part forgiveness plays in this passage and the fact that children had no status in their culture. If you decide you want to follow Jesus as His disciple, keep in mind that you must forgive others and not worry about your own importance.
Discipleship (2018)
Sun, Aug 19, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: Luke 9:23-25 & Luke 9:57-62
Series: Discipleship (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 3 secs
Is it legalism when we are told we should obey the commands of God found in the Bible? Listen to this lesson to learn that obeying God’s commands should be done willingly as a resposne to God's grace and not to merit God’s blessings. Learn the importance of learning to deny our selfish desires and walk by means of the Spirit. Find out about four categories of believers who give excuses why they can’t become disciples. Challenge yourself to become a committed, consistent disciple for all of your life.