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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.

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Messages with tag - James

Sun, Dec 15, 2013
Passage: Matthew 4:17-25
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 52 mins 9 secs
Do you picture disciples as somehow being bathed in a holy glow? Listen to this lesson to learn what being a disciple actually means and how it's a possibility for all believers. Analyze the difference between being a casually curious student of the Bible or becoming profoundly committed to studying and applying the Word of God. Realize that while salvation is a free gift, discipleship always involves a cost that can't be sugar-coated. If you're ready to come on-board, accept that a disciple's life isn't always going to be smooth sailing but that it's ultimately a life of great gain.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013
Passage: Acts 21:15-39
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 41 secs
Clashing cultures are breeding grounds for chaos and violence. Listen to this lesson to learn how the Apostle Paul enters a whirlwind of rumors and false accusations when he comes to Jerusalem in A.D. 57. Hear how the Christian leaders there tell him he is being slandered for abandoning his heritage and encouraging new converts to do the same. Find out the plan the leaders devised for Paul to join a group of four men and take religious vows with them to prove he is not a traitor to everything Jewish. Hear seven possible reasons why Paul may have agreed to do this. Discover how we need to understand the priorities in the Christian life so cultural or traditional differences do not get in the way of sharing the message of the gospel.

Click here to view the information Dr. Dean added pertaining to the Temple Mount that ties in with Acts 21:28.

Sun, Nov 03, 2013
Passage: Romans 1:18 & Mark 9:1-4
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 50 mins 51 secs
Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 12-14

Observations with Relation to Structure
Romans 1:18, Mark 9:1-4

Assignment:
Review the paragraphs you identified in James (in the Lesson 4 assignment) and look for the transitions between the paragraphs
Read Nehemiah 1:4-11 and write observations. Try to chart out this passage. Examine the structure, paying attention to verbs, nouns, pronouns, etc. Identify the main verbs and subject.
Read Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 15-18

Sun, Nov 03, 2013
Passage: James 1 & James 5
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 53 mins 12 secs
Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 12-14

Observations with Relation to Structure
James 1 and 5

Sun, Oct 27, 2013
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.

Sun, Oct 27, 2013
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

Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 51 mins 44 secs
Observation exercises on John 20:31. Learning to observe the text.

Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 7-8

Assignment:
Read Hendricks, Living by the Book, chapters 9-11.
Read the entire book of James every day.
Write an additional 25 observations on James 1:19.
Do Exercises #5 and #6 in the Living By the Book Workbook.

Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Series: Bible Study Methods (2013)
Duration: 44 mins 10 secs
Hendricks, Living By the Book, chapters 7-8

Observation exercises on John 20:31

Handout mentioned during the class - The Cruciality of Structure

Tue, Apr 23, 2013
Passage: Acts 15:6-31
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 7 secs
Knockdown, drag-out fights make rousing TV shows but don't do much to change opinions. When the early church began to have verbal brawls over the role of Jewish rituals, they decided to convene a council in Jerusalem to resolve the issue. The Pharisees had forgotten to check their rules at the door when they became believers and they wanted to impose them on new converts. Listen to this lesson to learn the different approaches Peter and James used to arrive at the conclusion that salvation is by faith alone in Christ alone. Find out about the four rules decided upon to bring goodwill between Jewish and Christian believers.
Sun, Jan 20, 2013
Passage: Proverbs 1:10-19
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 56 mins 40 secs
A person can study philosophy and the minutia of ideas and still come up with only two ways of thinking; God’s way or the world’s way. Proverbs contrasts these as the way of the foolish and the way of the wise. Facts, reason and experience may fill 95% of your brain, but the 5% containing God’s revelation is the means of interpreting the 95% which can, if practiced, produce skillful living through wise choices. God doesn’t entice us to sin. He does test us, in prosperity or adversity, to give us opportunities to make decisions that allow us to grow. See the lessons in our passage on wisdom, taught as a father teaches his son, emphasizing choices. If you feel you lack wisdom, ask God for it. He wants us to have it.