In this lesson, Mike explains how God has responded to man's rejection of God's initial offer of grace.
Prime 35m Class
In this section, Jesus relays several parables in response to those who questioned His authority and mission, and as a way of teaching His disciples on the unseen reality of the Kingdom of God. (Luke 14:7-17:10)
In this introductory lesson, Mike looks at a key passage in the first chapter that summarizes the entire epistle.
Paul recounts his own personal history of faith and early work as a missionary establishing churches throughout the Roman Empire. He also describes an important confrontation with another Apostle over the very issues that existed in the Galatian church.
The story of David's relationship with Abigail highlights a time when he nearly ruined his potential reign as king and reveals the character of one of the Bible's most remarkable women. (I Samuel 25:1-42)
Paul goes into detail describing the core idea of the gospel message, that we are saved by a system of faith and not by a system of law which the false teachers were promoting. (Galatians 2:11-21)
Matthew describes the aggressive questioning Jesus would begin to draw from the Jewish religious leaders as His ministry progressed. (Matthew 11:1-12:50)
Prime 44m Class
In this lesson Paul establishes the main argument of his letter to the Galatians, that spiritual blessings have always been obtained through a system of faith and not through a system of merit. (Galatians 3:6-22)
In the first part of his letter Jude describes the dangerous men and their tactics in spreading false doctrine.
A lesson reviewing key Bible ideas about sexual immorality and Paul's warning about this subject to the Corinthians and by extension, to us today. (I Corinthians 6:18)
Mike drills down into the Word and lays out what the New Testament actually says concerning the possibility of a Christian losing their salvation, once having been saved. (Hebrews 6:1-6)
In his final appeal to the Galatian Christians, Paul encourages them to reject the soul-killing teachings of the Judaizers and live as free men according to the teachings of the Holy Spirit. (Galatians 5:1-6:18)
Prime 36m Class
Mike reviews the history, author, recipient and context in which the letter to Titus was written. (Titus 1:1-4)
Prime 29m Class
Christians are in a unique situation when called on to deal with their enemies. This lesson will outline the various strategies that the Bible provides when believers must face those who injure them in some way.
This lesson reviews the relationship between Abraham and his nephew Lot as well as the godly wisdom the family leader used to resolve a serious dispute. (Genesis 13:1-18)
This lesson explains the promises made by God to Noah concerning the survival of his family and Noah's prophecy about the future of each of his sons and their descendants. (Genesis 9:7-29)
Prime 33m Class
Michael Jackson's old song, "Black or White" reflects the attitude that James says Christians should have towards other people. (James 2)
In chapters 20 and 21 of Genesis, we read about Abraham's continued walk of faith and a description of the people who were the source for the religion of Islam. (Genesis 20:1-21:34)
Prime 40m Class
In this section of Genesis, we learn how Jacob came to have two wives who would, in addition to their female slaves, bear the 12 sons of Jacob. (Genesis 28:1-30:24)
This lesson not only reviews what the Bible teaches concerning faith but also describes the legitimate spiritual experience that comes with having biblical faith.
Prime 31m Class
This lesson leads to the climax of Abraham's journey of faith and describes the events surrounding Sarah's death. (Genesis 22:1-23:20)
In this parable, Jesus tells the story itself and then the true meaning of the story as it relates to the kingdom. (Matthew 22:2-14)
Prime 33m Class
Paul uses his situation and coworkers to sketch out how a mature Christian uses trials to make a statement about Christ and his faith. (Philippians 2:14-30)
Prime 36m Class
This lesson lays out the simple yet powerful plan that God has initiated to save mankind from eternal condemnation due to personal sin and how Jesus Christ fits into this plan of salvation.
This section of Romans contains the reason why and the method how God's grace was revealed to sinful man.
Paul addresses the problems connected with marriage, divorce, and remarriage. (I Corinthians 7:1-40)
Jesus heals 10 lepers and makes a prophecy concerning the coming judgment on the city of Jerusalem for having rejected it's divine Messiah. (Luke 17:11-18:30)
Prime 31m Class
Money has a way of creating more worries and health is so fragile, youth is temporary and usually not appreciated by those who possess it, power corrupts and great intelligence leads to pride, but peace of mind is precious at every season in life, every position in society, every level of ability. (Philippians 4:4-9)
Mike answers questions concerning which baptism is the one true baptism found in the Bible, and when forgiveness is applied.
Prime 47m Class
In this class, we look at the Law and Abraham as we begin chapter 4 of Romans. We'll also take a short 6 question "Faith Check" quiz.
Prime 28m Class
In this lesson, Paul answers a third question concerning salvation: "What does salvation give me?"
This lesson explores the common misunderstandings of how grace and faith work in the salvation of one's soul.
Paul explains what this grace demands and how that very same grace enables us to meet those demands.
One of the overlooked factors that contribute to the mindless gun violence we have experienced in this nation is low self-esteem. In this lesson, Mike explores the roots and connection between this condition and the depraved acts recently committed by young shooters.
Paul concludes his argument that the gospel he has preached and modeled is superior in its ability to save and reward those who believe and remain faithful to the end. (Philippians 3:7-21)
The penitential psalms record expressions of personal lament and confession of sin by the psalmist.
Paul continues to answer questions that his readers might ask concerning what he has written. In this section, he answers the possible question "if compliance to rules cannot save me, why should I even try?"