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Ephesians (2018)

Ephesians (2018)

September 2018 - July 2021

How should we live as believers? Ephesians will inform us of our riches, our spiritual assets, in Christ and how we are to live. Ephesians is the most significant book for understanding our roles and responsibilities as Church Age believers. Listen to the series to put your spiritual growth into hyperdrive.

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www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2018ephesians.xml
 
Sun, Jul 25, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 50 secs
What does it mean to make the unity of the spirit a priority in your life? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Holy Spirit establishes the unity of the body of Christ but that we have the responsibility to maintain it by growing to spiritual maturity. Hear a review of the characteristics of Christian love and how it contributes to this unity. Learn the meaning of the bond of peace and see the importance of discernment in dealing with worldviews that seek to divide believers.
Sun, Jul 18, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:2-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 58 mins 11 secs

Are you ready for a challenge? If so, listen to this message to learn how to become someone who loves others the way Christ loves us. Hear the characteristics of biblical love listed in 1 Corinthians 13 and see that without love none of our Christian service has value. Find out that it’s impossible to produce Christian love in ourselves by trying, but only when we’re studying God’s Word and walking by means of the Holy Spirit can it be produced in our lives.

Dr. Dean recommends you also listen to a complementary lesson in his 1 Corinthians series to add to your understanding of this passage. 1 Corinthians #085.

Sun, Jul 11, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 43 mins 11 secs
Do all believers walk worthy of their position in Christ? Listen to this message to learn that only believers who are growing spiritually are able to walk worthy. Find out the meaning of long-suffering or patience and the role of self control to produce it in our lives. See the importance of “putting up” with others, which can only be accomplished by the Holy Spirit in us. Be challenged by our need to ramp up everything in our spiritual lives in light of the times in which we live.
Sun, Jun 27, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 51 mins 28 secs
If we’re gentle and meek with everyone, won’t they take advantage of us? Listen to this lesson to learn the biblical meaning of lowliness and gentleness. Find out they’re mental attitudes, not letting everybody walk all over you. If you’re thinking having these attitudes are impossible, you’re right but see what God has provided that can make them a part of your life. Hear two examples of people in Scripture who were examples of humility.
Sun, Jun 20, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 56 mins 46 secs
What benefits do those who trust in Christ possess? Listen to this lesson to learn that they become part of the household of God, royal priests, and the bride of Christ. See that all of this is built on the foundation Jesus Christ. Along with these assets comes a code of conduct, which requires adherence to a distinctive way of life. Find out how the new believer can follow this standard of behavior.
Sun, Jun 13, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 46 mins 8 secs
What is the new identity of all who believe in Christ as their Savior? Listen to this lesson to understand that as believers we are given incredible wealth and assets. Hear an illustration of what it means to walk worthy of your position in life. Recognize that believers still struggle with their sin natures but can live consistent with their new identities by studying God’s Word and walking by means of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Jun 06, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 57 secs
What does walking have to do with the Christian life? Listen to this lesson to learn that “walking” in the Bible is frequently used to describe how we should conduct our lives. Find out that as believers we have choices to make daily. Either we are walking as slaves to our sin natures or we are walking by means of the Holy Spirit. The decision is ours to make. See what the calling of God is and if it refers to our salvation or to our new identity and position in Christ.
Sun, May 30, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:1-6:9
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 51 mins 28 secs
How should believers conduct their lives in light of what we have been studying in the first three chapters of Ephesians? Listen to this lesson to learn that Paul has outlined a code of conduct for us as we explore the next section of the Book. See that this behavior consists of a number of commands which are binary, meaning that they are either/or commands clearly expressed. Be challenged to be willing to walk in this path that leads to spiritual maturity.
Sun, May 23, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 2-3
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 57 mins 28 secs

Can critical race theory (CRT) co-exist with Christianity? Listen to this lesson to learn the four cornerstones and the current vocabulary needed to understand the evil worldview of CRT. Contrast it with the foundation for the biblical worldview which includes truth and absolutes. Continue a review of the second and third chapters of Ephesians that explains how the “walking dead” can be made alive. Follow Paul’s discussion of how events that discourage us are used by God to further His plan for mankind.

Here is a link to the article Dr. Dean mentioned during this lesson Why Christianity and Critical Race Theory Cannot Coexist.

Sun, May 16, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 1
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 49 mins 41 secs
Have you ever dreamed of being incredibly wealthy? Listen to this lesson to learn that if you are a believer, God has given you tremendous assets that are better than anything money can buy. Begin reviewing an outline of the first chapter of Ephesians with its listing of the riches we have in Christ. Any time you find yourself discontented with your life, reflect upon Ephesians to gain a new appreciation that leads to praising God for these blessings.