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2 Peter (2019)

2 Peter (2019)

May 2019 - December 2019

“Fake News” has become an often-used term since the 2016 election in the USA. In the days of the early church, the problem became fake teachers. Fake teachers taught fake doctrine, fake theology. Fake teaching and fake theology lead to an impotent and phony spiritual life—a pseudo spirituality which has eternal consequences for the individual.

In this short epistle Peter warns of the soon-to-come false teachers in the churches who will lead people astray and will destroy spiritual lives and churches. However, before he developed that theme, he first reminded his readers of the foundation of faith, that they might be forearmed to stand against the Satanic counterfeits that would soon come and then, as now, take captive those believers who were still willingly in bondage to their sin natures. This study will open your eyes to the dangers and deceptions Satan instigates and the only true solution, growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here.

To view all video Bible studies of the 2 Peter series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

Note: Classes in this series are arranged with the most recent class appearing first.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/20192ndpeter.xml
 
Thu, May 02, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 45 secs
Are you ready to get in on the ground floor of the study of Second Peter? Then get prepared to hear the challenges this book has faced over the years concerning its authorship and whether it should be a part of the inspired Scriptures. Hear a number of external reasons to accept Peter as the author and what his primary purpose was for writing this book. Find out when the book was written and where Peter was at the time. Begin an overview of the book to find out the important lessons which we can anticipate as we study this book and apply it in our lives.
Thu, May 16, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 50 secs
Ready for a bird’s-eye view of Second Peter? Listen to this lesson to learn the emphasis in this epistle and what Peter wanted his readers to know. Find out that it is only through knowledge of God’s revealed Word that we can understand divine thinking. See how false teachers can lead those astray who are not grounded in God’s truth and hear examples of false teachers in times past. Find out about the sufficiency of God and how those who live by their lusts self destruct.
Thu, May 23, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 5 secs
If you like biographies, then listen to a brief history of Peter’s life in this lesson. First hear ten key events of his time as one of the twelve disciples of Christ, beginning with his introduction to Him by his brother Andrew. Learn about his fishing business, where he lived, and how we know he was married. After Christ’s resurrection, see nine events mentioned mainly in the book of Acts when he was the leader of the Apostles. Finally, hear some traditions about his life found in sources other than the Bible. The important thing to learn about Peter’s life is how he came to understand humility and God’s grace, important lessons for all believers.
Thu, May 30, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 27 secs
What lessons does a study of the Apostle Peter’s character traits teach us? Listen to this lesson to learn what title he calls himself and what it means. Hear about a number of others who have the same designation in the Bible. Learn about the spiritual gift of apostleship and what the requirements were. Find out if it was temporary or is still a part of the church today. Accept that everyone is either a slave to his sin nature or a slave to God and the part that obedience to God should play in our life.
Thu, Jun 06, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 37 secs
Can you name the twelve unique men who changed the culture of the world by spreading the gospel? Listen to this lesson to learn about the Apostles who were the foundational leaders during the time after Christ’s resurrection. Find out what qualified them. See why their gift of apostleship was a temporary spiritual gift and what completed the gift. See how their performance of miracles aided them in their mission and find out how their role differs from the gift of pastor-teacher today.
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 53 secs
What is the “like precious faith” that Peter discusses? Listen to this lesson to learn that Peter is addressing this epistle to believers who had received a body of truth from God. Find out that these core beliefs are what distinguishes Christianity from all other faiths. See that these biblical truths cause divisions and those who hold them will face hostility and persecution from the world. Begin a study of the essential beliefs including creation and the inspiration of the Bible. Take this opportunity to see your own beliefs and be ready to defend them when needed.
Thu, Jun 20, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 1 sec
If asked, how would you define the core beliefs of Christianity? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus Christ, as revealed in the twenty-seven books of the New Testament, is the central figure. Find out that the Old Testament reveals four aspects of God that make it clear that He is the sovereign Creator of the universe and that He communicates with mankind. See the importance of redemption for fallen creatures and the role of belief. Understand that only beliefs derived from the Bible are valid and all others which are based on man’s reason or human philosophies are fake religions.
Thu, Jun 27, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 21 secs

Who IS Jesus?

Who is Jesus Christ? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus Christ is the unique Person of the universe and that Christianity rests on the belief that Christ is both fully divine and fully human. See that He is the promised Messiah and hear the characteristics that were prophesied concerning Him. Find out the titles given to Christ throughout Scripture and their meaning. Learn the archeological evidence that proves when the New Testament was written. Realize that you must accept that Jesus is fully God and true humanity and is the Savior of all who believe in Him.

Thu, Jul 18, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 45 secs

The Holy Spirit
Angels, Satan, and the Demons

If you have ever struggled to understand the role of the Holy Spirit and have wondered whether angels are real, then this concise biblical lesson is for you. Learn that the Holy Spirit is not just a force, but is one of three distinct Persons in the Godhead. Find out four important ministries of the Holy Spirit that impact every believer’s life in the Church Age. You may be surprised to hear that the role of angels in the universe is not what popular culture portrays. Learn four categories of angelic beings and find out that they were created by God as messengers with responsibilities in the universe.

Thu, Jul 25, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 1:1
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 45 secs

Angelic Conflict,
Interpretation

How well grounded are you in basic biblical truths? Listen to this lesson to continue to study these bedrock truths. Learn that one of the most intriguing of these is how the highest of all angels rebelled against God in eternity past and a third of the angels followed him. See how this has impacted the human race and what the final punishment for these creatures will be. In order to understand the Bible, learn why a historical, literal, grammatical, and contextual interpretation must be used to learn truth and why allegorical interpretation leads to false teaching.

At the beginning of this class Dr. Dean references the Creation Studies series that is now available on the website. You can view it here.