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Messages with tag - Rejoicing

Sun, Dec 18, 2016
Passage: Luke 1:1-2:20
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 54 mins 46 secs
“Joy to the World. The Lord is Come!” What makes the birth of Christ so unusual? Listen to this lesson to see that not only was His mother, Mary, a virgin but many remarkable things attended His birth. See two different Greek words used to explain that Jesus’ birth was a blessing to Mary and all mankind. Find out that the response to this event was rejoicing. Go through the details of what happened in Bethlehem and how it differs from the traditional versions. Learn that Jesus’ entrance into the world is still a reason for joy and gladness because He came to save us from our sin.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015
Passage: Luke 1:48-51
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 2 secs
How old was Mary when the angel Gabriel announced she would become the mother of the Messiah? Listen to this lesson to learn that in her culture young people were considered adults by the age of thirteen or fourteen. See how she rejoiced because this Son would be her Redeemer. Find out that there is no basis for the worship of Mary or the belief that she was sinless. Notice that she praised God for His omnipotence and other attributes. Accept the challenge of learning more and more about God so we can praise Him like Mary did.
Thu, Sep 24, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:6-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 59 mins 50 secs
How can a Christian have joy and rejoice when everything in their life seems like a disaster? Listen to this lesson to learn that it’s not something we can do on our own. Find out that we can only have joy in suffering and disappointment and grief when we are learning God’s Word and walking by means of the Spirit. Learn about two words used for joy in the New Testament and the significance of each. Hear six aspects of joy and that it is supernatural. See similar passages in 1st Peter and James as they deal with joy. Understand that even if we face persecution for our faith in Christ, we can rejoice because we know about the eternal rewards we will receive.

At the beginning of this class Dr. Dean showed a video on Mormom missionaries.

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 mentioned Anatomy of an Epidemic: Magic Bullets, Psychiatric Drugs, and the Astonishing Rise of Mental Illness in America by Robert Whitaker.

Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Passage: 1 Peter 1:6-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 54 mins
Be happy and full of joy when all these troubles are staring me in the face? Impossible! Listen to this lesson to learn that faith is the means of this seemingly impossible rejoicing. Learn the meaning and the purpose of the trials that all Christians endure. See that happiness is a choice. Find out two things absolutely necessary for us to handle our trials with joy and what we must not base our happiness on. Prepare for the many tests that are sure to come your way by learning the Word of God and being motivated by love for the Lord Jesus Christ.