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What is a Mini-Series?
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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Holiday Specials

April 1999 - July 2021

This section includes special Bible classes taught in honor of Christian and national holidays.

Thu, Dec 31, 2015
by Robert Dean
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.
Sun, Jan 03, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: Luke 1:51-55
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 40 mins 21 secs
What magnificent things about God would you list if you were writing a poem or song to Him? Listen to this lesson to see what Mary focused on. Notice that she was expressing her humility and spiritual status, not her economic status. See how she lists God’s attributes and tells the way He relates to those who trust in Him. Gain an understanding that God’s policy is to exalt the humble and bring down the arrogant. From this lesson, see the importance of believers obeying God as they trust in His goodness.
Sun, Mar 27, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: 1 Corinthians 15:13-17
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 48 mins 46 secs
Are you one of those who has a hard time understanding the resurrection of Christ? Listen to this lesson to hear that Christianity stands or falls with the reality of the physical, bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ. See that Jesus prophesied His resurrection at least five different times. Listen to eight false attempts to explain away the claims of the resurrection. Hear irrefutable, eye-witness evidence for the resurrection and a number of critical facts substantiating it. Rejoice on this day that we can know that Jesus Christ is risen from the dead and we can put our trust in Him for eternal life.
Sun, Dec 11, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: Matthew 1:1-2:23
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 47 mins 7 secs
What comes to your mind when you think of Christmas? Gifts? Parties? Movies and songs? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible teaches that Jesus Christ’s birth is the only reason for Christmas. Hear about five dreams and five fulfillments of prophecy concerning Jesus’ birth and the significance of all ten. From this lesson see that Jesus brings hope and when we believe in Him as our Savior we receive the free gift of salvation.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016
by Robert Dean
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.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016
by Robert Dean
Passage: John 1:1-18
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 43 mins 6 secs
What was John’s reason for writing his Gospel? Listen to this lesson to learn that he wrote it from a Jewish perspective to present Jesus as the Messianic Son of God. See that this was the last Gospel written and find out about how many times the word “believe” is used. Learn the five basic things we learn in John 1:14 and six ways "memra" is used. After learning about the Messiah, understand that it is only by believing in Him and His death on the Cross that we are saved.
Sun, Jul 02, 2017
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 14:34 & Proverbs 29:2
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 57 secs
What makes a nation great in the eyes of God? Listen to this lesson to learn that from the beginning this country was founded on the basis of biblical truth. See how the Declaration of Independence stressed God as the Creator. Learn that the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” assumes the truth of God’s Word. Hear five beliefs of our Founding Fathers and six responsibilities of all citizens in order to continue our freedoms and liberty.
Sun, Dec 23, 2018
by Robert Dean
Passage: John 6:1-14 & John 6:33
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 39 mins 54 secs
What does bread have to do with Christmas? Listen to this lesson to learn that bread is a symbol of how God provides for us and the greatest provision He made was to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to be the Savior of the world. Hear about the many references to bread throughout the Bible, including at Passover and manna to feed the Jews in the wilderness. Learn what Jesus means when He calls Himself the Bread of Life and the necessity for mankind to believe in Him. Accept that our focus in life should not be on our material needs but on our spiritual lives found only in God.
Thu, Jul 04, 2019
by Robert Dean
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 33 secs
Have you heard some things about Thomas Jefferson that made you wonder about what kind of man he was? Listen to this lesson to learn that during his lifetime Jefferson faced tremendous criticism and numerous lies from every side. Hear a brief biography of Thomas Jefferson including his training in Scottish Common Sense Rationalism and the religious beliefs he displays in the body of his writings. Begin a study of fake claims that are leveled against him and the facts about each. After listening to this, you may want to reevaluate what you believe about Thomas Jefferson.
Thu, Jul 11, 2019
by Robert Dean
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 36 secs
Does the First Amendment protect the government from religion or protect the churches from the government? Listen to this lesson to learn the meaning of freedom of religion and the part Thomas Jefferson and others played in establishing it. Find out if Jefferson is the architect of freedom of religion. Hear a number of his writings and speeches where his views were made known. Learn about court cases that have changed the meaning of the First Amendment. Be thankful for our liberties and the Founding Fathers who secured our freedoms.