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Galatians 5:16-23 teaches that at any moment we are either walking by the Holy Spirit or according to the sin nature. Walking by the Spirit, enjoying fellowship with God, walking in the light are virtually synonymous. During these times, the Holy Spirit is working in us to illuminate our minds to the truth of Scripture and to challenge us to apply what we learn. But when we sin, we begin to live based on the sin nature. Our works do not count for eternity. The only way to recover is to confess (admit, acknowledge) our sin to God the Father and we are instantly forgiven, cleansed, and recover our spiritual walk (1 John 1:9). Please make sure you are walking by the Spirit before you begin your Bible study, so it will be spiritually profitable.

Ephesians (2018)

Ephesians (2018)

September 2018 - June 2022

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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Sun, Jun 26, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:17-19 & Romans 1:18-32
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 55 mins 22 secs
Sun, Jun 19, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:17-19
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 46 mins 54 secs
If you’ve believed in Christ’s death on the Cross for your salvation and been listening to this series on Ephesians, you have learned how to walk worthy of your calling in Christ Jesus. Listen to this lesson to learn how the Holy Spirit is radically transforming your thinking as you study God’s Word. Get a glimpse of what pagan thinking is like in opposition to a biblical worldview.
Sun, Jun 12, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:15-16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 43 mins 48 secs
Do Christians need to attend a church in person or are virtual worship services just as good? Listen to this lesson to learn that personal connection and interaction among church members is a necessary part of spiritual growth. See what it means to be fitted together. Find out that it is important for every believer to use his spiritual gift to minister to others in the church. The result of the interaction of believers in a local church is to reach the goal of love for the other believers.
Sun, Jun 05, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:15-16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 52 mins 46 secs

Are you doing your part as a member of the body of Christ? Listen to this message to hear that just as our head controls what our body does, so Christ is the Head of the Church. As members we are to use the spiritual gift we have been given to minister to the other members of our local church as we grow to spiritual maturity. Learn how to counteract the many hours we spend daily hearing human viewpoint so our thinking can be transformed and hear fourteen characteristics of love that are to be applied to those around us.

During this lesson Dr. Dean recommended several books:
The Genesis of Science by James Hannam
Mathematics: Is God Silent? by James Nickel
Science and the Knowledge of God by John D. Gibbon – We have several of these books available for free at Dean Bible Ministries. Available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please use the Contact Form to request a copy.
Why You Think the Way You do by Glenn S. Sunshine

Sun, May 29, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:15-16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 51 mins 46 secs
Do you use your spiritual gift to care for and help other believers? Listen to this lesson to learn what our role is as part of the body of Christ. Find out that Christ is the head of the body and how that involves His authority, leadership, provision, and guidance. Understand that we don’t go to church just for what we can get out of it but rather to minister to other believers.
Sun, May 22, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:13-15
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 50 mins 51 secs
Are you still a baby believer who grabs on to every new teaching without considering the context? Listen to this lesson to learn that God has a goal for every believer to grow to spiritual maturity and to become more Christ-like in their character. Find out what it means to have an abundant life. Be honest with yourself after hearing this message and ask if God’s goal for your life is the same as your goal.
Sun, May 15, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:12-13
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 49 mins 35 secs
Did you know God has a goal for your life after you become a believer? Listen to this lesson to learn about that goal and how to accomplish it. Understand that once we are saved we are to grow to spiritual maturity and quit being baby Christians who stumble around never knowing what they should be doing. Find out that it is by attending church and studying and applying the Word of God we are taught that we move to spiritual maturity and live the kind of life God has planned for us.
Sun, May 08, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:12-13
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 37 mins 48 secs
Do you have questions about the mission of a church, why we should go to church, and if the church has always been a part of human history? If so, listen to this message to hear a detailed review of all the answers to these questions and many more. Hear about when the Church began and when it will end. Find out who is the head of the Church and how it is related to the Kingdom. Understand what the role of the pastor-teacher is and how we grow to spiritual maturity.
Sun, May 01, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:12
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 59 mins 26 secs
Can mankind be trained to a point where they are perfected, as some people believe? Listen to this lesson to understand that believers can grow to spiritual maturity by learning the Word of God. See that is why it is so important to attend church on a regular basis as the pastor-teacher teaches biblical truth. Find out about three roles of the pastor-teacher which are equipping the saints for the work of the ministry with the goal of building the body of Christ. Hear four principles that will help a believer choose a local church to attend.
Sun, Apr 24, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 31 secs
Is the pastor of your church a fake pastor? Listen to this lesson to find out how to answer that question. See that it depends upon the role he assumes and find out that the role of teacher is the spiritual gift needed for a pastor. Hear about the life of an amazing man, Granville Sharp, and see if his grammatical rule can be applied to Ephesians 4:11 concerning the church leadership of the pastor-teacher. Decide if you are being spiritually nourished in the church you attend so you can grow to maturity.