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Messages with tag - Sufficiency of God

Thu, Oct 10, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 27 secs
You think your life is hard? Listen to this lesson to learn that your troubles don’t compare to what the Apostle Paul experienced. Find out what his mental attitude was during his many tests including beatings, imprisonment, being shipwrecked and floating in stormy seas. See how Paul boasted in his tests because he trusted God to be sufficient. Continue with a study of how the Lord Jesus Christ faced rejection and three specific tests from Satan. Accept the challenges of your rejections and unfair treatment by trusting God in all circumstances.
Thu, Oct 03, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 14 secs
What lights your fires? Fame? Wealth? Fun? Listen to this lesson to hear biblical examples of people who allowed God’s mission for them to be their guiding light and trusted that He was sufficient to meet all their needs. See how Noah and Moses chose God’s approval of them as more important than all the world has to offer. Hear how others faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles and were jeered and harassed as they fulfilled God’s mandates. Today we have the same challenges. What will we choose?
Thu, Sep 26, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 17 secs
When your carefully laid plans fall apart and everything you’ve worked for is cratering around you, do you trust God or do you run around trying to find solutions based on man’s schemes and reasoning? Listen to this lesson to hear the story of Noah who was living in the midst of a wicked, perverse people when God revealed what Noah was to do. Find out the difference between general and special revelation and what it means to suppress the truth. See the only place where absolute, unshakable truth can be found in this world. When faced with problems, follow Noah’s example of trusting in the sufficiency of God.
Thu, Sep 05, 2019
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 8 secs
Take a moment to think about your problems. Do they seem too difficult to be solved? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has the power to deal with all of our problems and that none are too big for His grace. See that we are all born with a sin nature, loving ourselves, and trying to grab all we can get to try to make ourselves happy. Find out that it is our volition that will determine the outcome. If we trust in Christ, gain knowledge about Him, and have total dependence on God we can lead content lives no matter what the circumstances. Misery comes when we lean on human solutions.
Thu, Apr 11, 2019
Passage: 1 Peter 5:10-11
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 9 secs
If you knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that you had a tremendous inheritance in your future, would you panic when things were difficult now? Listen to this lesson to learn that all believers have a future of eternal glory beyond their wildest dreams. Find out that it is God’s manifold grace that enables us to have the strength we need so we don’t give up in the storms of life. Hear a number of verses describing this grace. See that God is our protector, our refuge, and our fortress. Accept that no matter what traumas we suffer now, once we are in Heaven it will all fade into insignificance as we receive our inheritance.

The video Dr. Dean intended to show at the end of this Bible class can be found here.
Tue, Sep 08, 2015
Passage: 1 Samuel 4:1
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 58 mins 13 secs

How should we handle the problems that wreck our lives? Advice is given to us from every side for quick solutions but listen to this lesson to see that only the Bible has all the answers. Understand that we need to learn the basic foundation of the events of the Bible in order to apply the doctrinal principles. See that in the days of Samuel the people were turning to their cultural solutions rather than trusting God. Begin to realize the depths of depravity of our sin natures and see that we cannot compromise but must battle through the ministry of God the Holy Spirit to defeat its effects and find divine peace.

The book Dr. Dean references in this class is called The State of the American Mind: 16 Leading Critics on the New Anti-Intellectualism.

Dr. Dean also quoted from Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker.

Sun, Aug 23, 2015
Passage: Matthew 16:1-12
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 59 mins 55 secs
Whoa! You’ve just been body slammed by a problem that seems too big to tackle. Where do you turn? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Word of God is sufficient to deal with all problems. Learn about the differences between the Pharisees and Sadducees and how they were both trying to trap Jesus. See what Jesus means by the signs of the time and the sign of Jonah. Don’t be willfully ignorant about the Word of God but learn four ways to make Scripture a transformative priority in your life.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015
Passage: Matthew 15:29-39
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 50 mins 19 secs
Mother Theresa was honored for showing compassion to lepers. Listen to this lesson to see how God shows the greatest possible compassion to the human race by providing solutions to all our problems, including the problem of sin. See that bread often refers in the Bible to God’s ability to feed us both physically and spiritually. Learn the meaning of common grace and how to depend on God for all our needs.
Sun, Jun 28, 2015
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.
Sun, Nov 17, 2013
Passage: Matthew 3:13-4:1
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 51 secs
Some days trouble barrels toward us like a huge snowball, threatening to overwhelm us. How can we handle those times? Listen to this message to learn how Jesus in His humanity was able to counter the tests of the Devil. See how Jesus' baptism by John the Baptist was an announcement that Jesus was God's Son and find out how God uniquely anointed Jesus with the Holy Spirit. Discover that Jesus never acted independent of the Father's will and demolished the Devil's temptations because of His knowledge of the Word of God.