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  6. <title>Baptist Basics University</title>
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  9. <copyright>&#x2117; &amp; &#xA9; 2012 Matthew B. Gage</copyright>
  10. <itunes:subtitle>Providing Online Training for Christian Workers</itunes:subtitle>
  11. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  12. <itunes:summary>A series of lectures in the style of podcasts for the benefit of Christian ministry and growth.  Series within this podcasts teach through books of the Bible, give basics of church ministries, and cover Church and Biblical history.  All lessons are recorded by an Independent Baptist preacher, Matthew Gage, and are part of the resources provided by his personal web ministry</itunes:summary>
  13. <description>A series of lectures in the style of podcasts for the benefit of Christian ministry and growth.  Series within this podcasts teach through books of the Bible, give basics of church ministries, and cover Church and Biblical history.  All lessons are recorded by an Independent Baptist preacher, Matthew Gage, and are part of the resources provided by his personal web ministry</description>
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  16. <itunes:name>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:name>
  17. <itunes:email>[email protected]</itunes:email>
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  31. <title>Children's Church 101 - Course Notes (PDF)</title>
  32. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  33. <itunes:subtitle>Course Notes (PDF)</itunes:subtitle>
  34. <itunes:summary>The complete notes for the Children's Church 101 course in PDF format.</itunes:summary>
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  37. <pubDate>Sat, 6 Jun 2009 13:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  38. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
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  41. <item>
  42. <title>Children's Church 101 - Lecture 1</title>
  43. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  44. <itunes:subtitle>Introduction</itunes:subtitle>
  45. <itunes:summary>One of the most neglected, yet most hyped, programs in our local churches is that of the Children's Church service. Many churches do a great job at bringing children in on buses. Many churches have phenomenal teen programs. Many churches have strong and well organized Sunday School systems. Sadly, they let the Children's Church service fall by the wayside.</itunes:summary>
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  48. <pubDate>Sat, 6 Jun 2009 13:01:00 CST</pubDate>
  49. <itunes:duration>30:49</itunes:duration>
  50. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
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  53. <item>
  54. <title>Children's Church 101 - Lecture 2</title>
  55. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  56. <itunes:subtitle>The Philosophy of Children's Church</itunes:subtitle>
  57. <itunes:summary>"Philosophy" is quite the buzzword in modern church building. It is no longer the "hows" that garner the most attention, but the "whys". Briefly, let me give some of my personal philosophy about Children's Church.</itunes:summary>
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  60. <pubDate>Sat, 6 Jun 2009 13:02:00 CST</pubDate>
  61. <itunes:duration>35:33</itunes:duration>
  62. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
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  66. <title>Children's Church 101 - Lecture 3</title>
  67. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  68. <itunes:subtitle>The Setting of Children's Church</itunes:subtitle>
  69. <itunes:summary>One of the greatest things about working with children is that they really don't expect or need a lot. Adults are very picky about their surroundings, but kids are just not picky. This has caused many churches to use less than adequate rooms for children's church and Sunday Schools. This is a shame, and a reason why some churches have seen a decline in their bus ministry.</itunes:summary>
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  72. <pubDate>Sat, 6 Jun 2009 13:03:00 CST</pubDate>
  73. <itunes:duration>25:58</itunes:duration>
  74. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
  75. </item>
  77. <item>
  78. <title>Children's Church 101 - Lecture 4</title>
  79. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  80. <itunes:subtitle>Workers in Children's Church</itunes:subtitle>
  81. <itunes:summary>One of the great things about Children's Church is that it doesn't require a lot of training to be an effective worker. It doesn't even require more than two or three people to run the program effectively.</itunes:summary>
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  84. <pubDate>Sat, 6 Jun 2009 13:04:00 CST</pubDate>
  85. <itunes:duration>32:02</itunes:duration>
  86. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
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  89. <item>
  90. <title>Children's Church 101 - Lecture 5</title>
  91. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  92. <itunes:subtitle>The Structure of a Children's Church</itunes:subtitle>
  93. <itunes:summary>I believe that there are four major areas of a Children's Church service: Songs, Preaching, Invitation, and Fun Time. The first three are very distinct periods, while the last can be spread throughout the service if you are diligent at it. We will be dealing with each of these areas at length in their own lessons, but for now I want to cover the underlying structure of the program.</itunes:summary>
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  97. <itunes:duration>22:27</itunes:duration>
  98. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
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  102. <title>Children's Church 101 - Lecture 6</title>
  103. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  104. <itunes:subtitle>Song Leading in Children's Church</itunes:subtitle>
  105. <itunes:summary>I think this is the most neglected area of the Children's Church ministry. A lot of emphasis is usually put on the preaching, some even put a lot of emphasis on games and promotions, but most people put little emphasis on the music. Most Children's Church song leaders that I have seen are ineffective at preparing kids for the preaching. They usually succeed in putting the kids to sleep!</itunes:summary>
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  109. <itunes:duration>27:56</itunes:duration>
  110. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
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  114. <title>Children's Church 101 - Lecture 7</title>
  115. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  116. <itunes:subtitle>Preaching in Children's Church</itunes:subtitle>
  117. <itunes:summary>While this is probably not the least neglected area in our Children's ministries, it could very well be the area that needs the most work. It takes a great deal of effort to effectively preach to young people. Just because you've got a good truth to give them doesn't mean that it takes based upon its own merit. You have to put the truth on their level and explain it in ways that they understand.</itunes:summary>
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  121. <itunes:duration>36:02</itunes:duration>
  122. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
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  126. <title>Children's Church 101 - Lecture 8</title>
  127. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  128. <itunes:subtitle>The Invitation in Children's Church</itunes:subtitle>
  129. <itunes:summary>The Altar Call is the primary focus and goal of the entire Children's Church service. The songs gain the child's attention, the fun things draw them in, the preaching moves the focused audience, and the invitation time reaps the harvest.</itunes:summary>
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  133. <itunes:duration>41:23</itunes:duration>
  134. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
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  138. <title>Children's Church 101 - Lecture 9</title>
  139. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  140. <itunes:subtitle>Fun Time in Children's Church</itunes:subtitle>
  141. <itunes:summary>I think many ministries do fine when it come to the spiritual aspects of working with children, but fall terribly short when it comes to the practical. There must be a balance between the two. In Children's Church I think it can be put slightly different, that is, a balance between the spiritual and the fun.</itunes:summary>
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  145. <itunes:duration>23:10</itunes:duration>
  146. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
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  150. <title>Children's Church 101 - Lecture 10</title>
  151. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  152. <itunes:subtitle>Discipline in Children's Church</itunes:subtitle>
  153. <itunes:summary>I know that this is not the most exciting part of the ministry, but it is one that many people do not do very well. Kids will act up and you need to deal with it. If you are not in charge, then the kids will be. The best way to deal with behavior problems is to prevent them. There are many ways to do this, but let me give you a few ideas...</itunes:summary>
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  157. <itunes:duration>26:54</itunes:duration>
  158. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
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  162. <title>Children's Church 101 - Lecture 11</title>
  163. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  164. <itunes:subtitle>The Total Package</itunes:subtitle>
  165. <itunes:summary>We've covered many areas of this vital ministry, but we must avoid the temptation to make Children's Church a series of separate events. The entire time needs to go by seamlessly. The service should be one total package.</itunes:summary>
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  168. <pubDate>Sat, 6 Jun 2009 13:11:00 CST</pubDate>
  169. <itunes:duration>29:41</itunes:duration>
  170. <itunes:keywords>Children's Church, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry, Evangelism</itunes:keywords>
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  182. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Course Notes (PDF)</title>
  183. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  184. <itunes:subtitle>Course Notes (PDF)</itunes:subtitle>
  185. <itunes:summary>The complete notes for the Bus Ministry 101 course in PDF format.</itunes:summary>
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  188. <pubDate>Sun, 7 Jun 2009 13:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  189. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  193. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Lecture 1</title>
  194. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  195. <itunes:subtitle>Introduction</itunes:subtitle>
  196. <itunes:summary>Perhaps the greatest tool of our generation in reaching children as been the Bus Ministry. Thousands upon thousands have been reached and countless lives affected. It has brought many children under the sound of the Gospel that would have never otherwise even darkened a church door.</itunes:summary>
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  200. <itunes:duration>37:47</itunes:duration>
  201. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  205. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Lecture 2</title>
  206. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  207. <itunes:subtitle>Some Basics</itunes:subtitle>
  208. <itunes:summary>The Bus Ministry is a fairly simple ministry to run. Basically it consists of getting kids to and from church. Everything else is just a corollary to that simple definition. We visit to see who is riding, we try to find more kids to ride, we get them to church, they hear the Word of God, and we take them home.</itunes:summary>
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  212. <itunes:duration>30:23</itunes:duration>
  213. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  217. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Lecture 3</title>
  218. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  219. <itunes:subtitle>Workers and Responsibilities</itunes:subtitle>
  220. <itunes:summary>Like any other ministry, the bus ministry needs a leadership hierarchy. If you do not have leadership, you will only have confusion. There are simply too many areas to cover to not have people in charge over them.</itunes:summary>
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  224. <itunes:duration>32:05</itunes:duration>
  225. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  229. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Lecture 4</title>
  230. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  231. <itunes:subtitle>Starting a New Route</itunes:subtitle>
  232. <itunes:summary>If you are just getting started or are expanding your current ministry, you will probably be starting new routes. I personally have had first hand experience at this, and while I know I am not a great bus captain I have learned much that will be a big help to you.</itunes:summary>
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  236. <itunes:duration>28:22</itunes:duration>
  237. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  241. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Lecture 5</title>
  242. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  243. <itunes:subtitle>Running a Program</itunes:subtitle>
  244. <itunes:summary>Nothing does more good on a Bus Route than by having a good program running while the kids are on the bus. You have a captive audience for that while rides, so take the opportunity to teach and train them. Besides, you will drastically cut down on your discipline problems when you do.</itunes:summary>
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  248. <itunes:duration>26:29</itunes:duration>
  249. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  253. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Lecture 6</title>
  254. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  255. <itunes:subtitle>Promotions and Programs</itunes:subtitle>
  256. <itunes:summary>Promotions work very well when used on Bus Routes. There is practically no end to what you can do. Money isn't even that big of an issue since there are many things you can do that do not cost a dime.</itunes:summary>
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  260. <itunes:duration>27:13</itunes:duration>
  261. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  265. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Lecture 7</title>
  266. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  267. <itunes:subtitle>Weekly Visitation</itunes:subtitle>
  268. <itunes:summary>Every rider or solid prospect should be visited in person every week if humanly possible. I don't care how faithful they are, you need to make an appearance at their door.</itunes:summary>
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  272. <itunes:duration>25:56</itunes:duration>
  273. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  277. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Lecture 8</title>
  278. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  279. <itunes:subtitle>Salvations and Baptisms</itunes:subtitle>
  280. <itunes:summary>If you are doing your job as a bus captain, you will be see kids saved. We Baptists believe that once someone is saved they need to be baptized. I am not going to go into a doctrinal defense of our position here, but I want to deal with some practical issues involving salvations and baptisms.</itunes:summary>
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  284. <itunes:duration>38:15</itunes:duration>
  285. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  289. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Lecture 9</title>
  290. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  291. <itunes:subtitle>Finding New Riders</itunes:subtitle>
  292. <itunes:summary>I have never met an effective bus captain that wasn't on the hunt for new riders. They constantly are knocking new doors and promoting bringing visitors. A bus captain that isn't interested in finding new riders needs to be replaced.</itunes:summary>
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  296. <itunes:duration>34:53</itunes:duration>
  297. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  301. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Lecture 10</title>
  302. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  303. <itunes:subtitle>Discipline on a Bus Route</itunes:subtitle>
  304. <itunes:summary>Probably the one thing that is the downfall of many otherwise effective bus workers is the area of discipline. I've seen too many bus captains who have little or no control over what is going on in their bus. I'm not saying that your kids will all be little angels by implementing some of the things I am talking about, but they will help you keep you sanity.</itunes:summary>
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  308. <itunes:duration>40:51</itunes:duration>
  309. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  313. <title>Bus Ministry 101 - Lecture 11</title>
  314. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  315. <itunes:subtitle>Going the Second Mile</itunes:subtitle>
  316. <itunes:summary>It is not enough to simply get kids to church on Sunday. It takes a lot of work to develop relationships with the kids and to foster spiritual growth.  This is the area I think we fail most often in the bus ministry. We can pack them in and pass out a lot of candy, but we lose these kids when they get "too cool" for church. We have got to start implementing methods to keep kids into their teens and then on into adulthood.</itunes:summary>
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  319. <pubDate>Sun, 7 Jun 2009 13:11:00 CST</pubDate>
  320. <itunes:duration>32:13</itunes:duration>
  321. <itunes:keywords>Bus Ministry, Church, Ministry, Children's Ministry</itunes:keywords>
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  333. <title>Baptist History - Course Notes (PDF)</title>
  334. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  335. <itunes:subtitle>Course Notes (PDF)</itunes:subtitle>
  336. <itunes:summary>The complete notes for the Baptist History course in PDF format.</itunes:summary>
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  339. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  340. <itunes:keywords>Baptists, Baptist History, Church History</itunes:keywords>
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  343. <item>
  344. <title>Baptist History - Lecture 1</title>
  345. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  346. <itunes:subtitle>Introduction</itunes:subtitle>
  347. <itunes:summary>One area that Baptists have always deemed important is that of their history. They make a very bold claim that few other groups do not; which is that they have existed under one name or another all the way back to the church at Jerusalem in Acts. Baptists claim that they hold the same beliefs as groups or movements, many of which no longer exist, in unbroken succession to this present day.</itunes:summary>
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  350. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:01:00 CST</pubDate>
  351. <itunes:duration>33:42</itunes:duration>
  352. <itunes:keywords>Baptists, Baptist History, Church History</itunes:keywords>
  353. </item>
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  356.    <title>Baptist History - Lecture 2</title>
  357. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  358. <itunes:subtitle>Baptist Beliefs</itunes:subtitle>
  359. <itunes:summary>What makes a Baptist a Baptist? Is there really a difference between a baptist and a (fill in the blank)? Smarter men than I have studied out these questions and have settled that there a few doctrines that separate Baptists from all other groups. We call the beliefs the Baptist Distinctives. These beliefs are not a comprehensive lost of things Baptists believe, but just what sets them apart from all other groups.</itunes:summary>
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  362. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:02:00 CST</pubDate>
  363. <itunes:duration>40:57</itunes:duration>
  364. <itunes:keywords>Baptists, Baptist History, Church History, Doctrine</itunes:keywords>
  365. </item>
  367. <item>
  368. <title>Baptist History - Lecture 3</title>
  369. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  370. <itunes:subtitle>Baptist Origins</itunes:subtitle>
  371. <itunes:summary>There are many theories about how Baptist came to be. While I have already touched on my personal opinion in the introduction, I feel it would be beneficial to know these theories. This will enable you to see the ones various historians and authors take.</itunes:summary>
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  375. <itunes:duration>23:17</itunes:duration>
  376. <itunes:keywords>Baptists, Baptist History, Church History</itunes:keywords>
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  380. <title>Baptist History - Lecture 4</title>
  381. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  382. <itunes:subtitle>Was the Early Church Baptist?</itunes:subtitle>
  383. <itunes:summary>So what about the first Christians at Jerusalem? Can we honestly consider them to be Baptists? Did they hold the doctrines that define Baptist belief?</itunes:summary>
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  387. <itunes:duration>21:16</itunes:duration>
  388. <itunes:keywords>Baptists, Baptist History, Church History</itunes:keywords>
  389. </item>
  391. <item>
  392. <title>Baptist History - Lecture 5</title>
  393. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  394. <itunes:subtitle>The Early Church (A.D. 30 to the Sixth Century)</itunes:subtitle>
  395. <itunes:summary>The most exciting time in Church History, in my opinion is the first few centuries of its existence. It was a time of phenomenal growth as the message of the Gospel spread across the world. Just think ow twelve men (the Eleven Disciples and Paul) literally turned the world upside down, changed the course of history, and brought the mightiest empire the world has ever seen to its knees.</itunes:summary>
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  399. <itunes:duration>22:54</itunes:duration>
  400. <itunes:keywords>Baptists, Baptist History, Church History</itunes:keywords>
  401. </item>
  403. <item>
  404. <title>Baptist History - Lecture 6</title>
  405. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  406. <itunes:subtitle>The Dark Ages (A Sixth Century to the Fourteenth Century)</itunes:subtitle>
  407. <itunes:summary>The next span of time we will cover is a very dark period in the history of civilization - politically, morally, economically, religiously, and educationally. At this time the Roman Catholic church grew to its greatest power. Millions of people were enslaved under superstition and tyranny.In spite of all this, there was still a faithful remnant of Believers who held and propagated the truth. In this time of spiritual darkness, their light shown brightly. Most often their reward was a martyr's crown.</itunes:summary>
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  410. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:06:00 CST</pubDate>
  411. <itunes:duration>26:32</itunes:duration>
  412. <itunes:keywords>Baptists, Baptist History, Church History</itunes:keywords>
  413. </item>
  415. <item>
  416. <title>Baptist History - Lecture 7</title>
  417. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  418. <itunes:subtitle>The Reformation (Fifteenth Century to the Seventeenth Century)</itunes:subtitle>
  419. <itunes:summary>The time of the Reformation was a time of great upheaval all across Europe. The winds of change not only led to a restructuring of the religious powers, it also had a great political impact as well. There was a great independent voice during this period that it is often ignored in history.</itunes:summary>
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  422. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:07:00 CST</pubDate>
  423. <itunes:duration>28:29</itunes:duration>
  424. <itunes:keywords>Baptists, Baptist History, Church History</itunes:keywords>
  425. </item>
  427. <item>
  428. <title>Baptist History - Lecture 8</title>
  429. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  430. <itunes:subtitle>Baptist Expansion and Division (Eighteenth Century to the Twentieth Century)</itunes:subtitle>
  431. <itunes:summary>As religious freedom was furthered throughout Europe, Baptist groups began to flourish. Baptist teaching literally began to spread across the globe at this time. The prefix "ana" begain disappearing the name Anabaptist, thus it became much more common to see the name Baptist. Sadly, during this time of great progress was also time of much strife and division.</itunes:summary>
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  434. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:08:00 CST</pubDate>
  435. <itunes:duration>25:21</itunes:duration>
  436. <itunes:keywords>Baptists, Baptist History, Church History</itunes:keywords>
  437. </item>
  439. <item>
  440. <title>Baptist History - Lecture 9</title>
  441. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  442. <itunes:subtitle>Baptists in America</itunes:subtitle>
  443. <itunes:summary>Most of the original settlers in the "New World" were either Catholic or Episcopal. The Spanish empire known for its attempts to "Christianize" the heathen through Catholic missions. The settlements by England were by nature Episcopal because of the union of Britain and the Church of England.</itunes:summary>
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  447. <itunes:duration>17:25</itunes:duration>
  448. <itunes:keywords>Baptists, Baptist History, Church History</itunes:keywords>
  449. </item>
  451. <item>
  452. <title>Baptist History - Lecture 10</title>
  453. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  454. <itunes:subtitle>Independent Fundamental Baptists</itunes:subtitle>
  455. <itunes:summary>There is a real lack of information and research concerning the origins and early history of the Independent Fundamental Baptist movement. Most of the key points of doctrine driving this movement have roots and basis in the Early Church. Many other groups have strongly held similar positions over the years. In a sense, the IFB movement is a union of Baptist, Fundamentalist, and Independent Congregational movements.</itunes:summary>
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  458. <pubDate>Sun, 14 Jun 2009 13:10:00 CST</pubDate>
  459. <itunes:duration>46:41</itunes:duration>
  460. <itunes:keywords>Baptists, Baptist History, Church History</itunes:keywords>
  461. </item>
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  469. <title>The Gospel of John - Course Notes (PDF)</title>
  470. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  471. <itunes:subtitle>Course Notes (PDF)</itunes:subtitle>
  472. <itunes:summary>The complete notes for the Gospel of John course in PDF format.</itunes:summary>
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  475. <pubDate>Tue, 1 Jun 2010 19:02:00 CDT</pubDate>
  476. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  477. </item>
  480. <item>
  481. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 1</title>
  482. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  483. <itunes:subtitle>Introduction to John</itunes:subtitle>
  484. <itunes:summary>The best way to begin studying a book in the Bible is the look at the basics. Who wrote the book? What is its purpose? What is its place in the canon of Scripture? Before we begin going through the book of John, lets look at some of the details of the book.</itunes:summary>
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  487. <pubDate>Sun, 21 Jun 2009 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  488. <itunes:duration>29:27</itunes:duration>
  489. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  490. </item>
  492. <item>
  493. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 2</title>
  494. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  495. <itunes:subtitle>In the Beginning - John 1:1-14</itunes:subtitle>
  496. <itunes:summary>John begins his Gospel by going back to the beginning. Actually, its more like before the beginning. Because John's theme is the deity of Christ, he begins by showing that Christ was God.</itunes:summary>
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  499. <pubDate>Sun, 21 Jun 2009 19:01:00 CST</pubDate>
  500. <itunes:duration>36:45</itunes:duration>
  501. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  502. </item>
  503. <item>
  504. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 3</title>
  505. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  506. <itunes:subtitle>John the Baptist - 1:15-36</itunes:subtitle>
  507. <itunes:summary>John the Baptist was an amazing person who was mightily used of God. He was born under extraordinary circumstances of parents beyond normal childbearing age (Luke 1:7). He lived as few others did in the wilderness areas of Judea, and suddenly appeared around 28 A.D. proclaiming the soon coming of the Messiah and His Kingdom. His ministry was a fulfillment of Isaiah 40:3. His purpose was to herald Christ's coming and prepare the world for His ministry.</itunes:summary>
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  510. <pubDate>Sat, 11 Jul 2009 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  511. <itunes:duration>36:45</itunes:duration>
  512. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  513. </item>
  515. <item>
  516. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 4</title>
  517. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  518. <itunes:subtitle>The First Disciples - John 1:27-51</itunes:subtitle>
  519. <itunes:summary>With the public announcement of the Christ, people soon began to follow after Christ. Almost immediately Christ began to call certain individuals to follow Him. These men He chose from various backgrounds to carry His message to the world after training them for over three years.</itunes:summary>
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  523. <itunes:duration>39:51</itunes:duration>
  524. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  525. </item>
  527. <item>
  528. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 5</title>
  529. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  530. <itunes:subtitle>The Marriage at Cana - John 2:1-12</itunes:subtitle>
  531. <itunes:summary>Now that Christ has been introduced to the world and people have begun to follow after Him, He gives the first proof of His Deity - a miracle.</itunes:summary>
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  534. <pubDate>Sat, 11 Jul 2009 19:02:00 CST</pubDate>
  535. <itunes:duration>25:09</itunes:duration>
  536. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  537. </item>  
  538. <item>
  539. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 6</title>
  540. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  541. <itunes:subtitle>Jesus Cleanses the Temple - John 2:13-22</itunes:subtitle>
  542. <itunes:summary>Often people picture Christ as a very meek pacifist. He is seen as effeminate and weak physically. The Bible shows a very different picture of Christ. He was a carpenter who worked hard with His hands. Strong men we attracted to Him, such as fisherman. One episode in His life that shatters the modern false conception of Christ's demeanor and life is His cleansing of the Temple.</itunes:summary>
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  545. <pubDate>Sat, 25 Jul 2009 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  546. <itunes:duration>31:39</itunes:duration>
  547. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  548. </item>
  549. <item>
  550. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 7</title>
  551. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  552. <itunes:subtitle>Jesus and Nicodemus - John 3:1-21</itunes:subtitle>
  553. <itunes:summary>Probably the most famous passage in John is the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus. It is the source for many phrases we commonly use, such as "born again". It is also the source of the most widely quoted and memorized verse, John 3:16.</itunes:summary>
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  556. <pubDate>Sat, 25 Jul 2009 19:01:00 CST</pubDate>
  557. <itunes:duration>31:40</itunes:duration>
  558. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  559. </item>
  561. <item>
  562. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 8</title>
  563. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  564. <itunes:subtitle>He Must Increase - John 3:22-36</itunes:subtitle>
  565. <itunes:summary>Probably the most famous passage in John is the conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus. It is the source for many phrases we commonly use, such as "born again". It is also the source of the most widely quoted and memorized verse, John 3:16.</itunes:summary>
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  568. <pubDate>Mon, 10 Aug 2009 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  569. <itunes:duration>27:49</itunes:duration>
  570. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  571. </item>
  573. <item>
  574. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 9</title>
  575. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  576. <itunes:subtitle>The Woman at the Well - John 4:1-42</itunes:subtitle>
  577. <itunes:summary>Christ's mission was to "seek and to save that which is lost". Here is a tremendous story of Him seeking out an outcast to share God's love for them.</itunes:summary>
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  580. <pubDate>Sat, 15 Aug 2009 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  581. <itunes:duration>55:48</itunes:duration>
  582. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  583. </item>
  585. <item>
  586. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 10</title>
  587. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  588. <itunes:subtitle>Jesus Heals the Nobleman's Son - John 4:43-54</itunes:subtitle>
  589. <itunes:summary>After leaving Samaria, Christ returns to Galilee. He has become a well-known figure now and people are seeking Him out. Here we have recorded a miracle performed by Christ on a child many miles away.</itunes:summary>
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  592. <pubDate>Sat, 29 Aug 2009 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  593. <itunes:duration>23:08</itunes:duration>
  594. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  595. </item>
  597. <item>
  598. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 11</title>
  599. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  600. <itunes:subtitle>The Pool of Bethesda - John 5:1-16</itunes:subtitle>
  601. <itunes:summary>Jesus is still popular but is about to put the religious leaders to the test. Would the accept Him as Messiah or would they reject Him for their way? Through the working of a miracle which should have proved His deity, Christ will find that they will still refuse Him.</itunes:summary>
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  604. <pubDate>Sat, 29 Aug 2009 19:01:00 CST</pubDate>
  605. <itunes:duration>30:42</itunes:duration>
  606. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  607. </item>
  609. <item>
  610. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 12</title>
  611. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  612. <itunes:subtitle>The Father and The Son - John 5:17-30</itunes:subtitle>
  613. <itunes:summary>Jesus stands accused of breaking the Jewish Sabbath by healing a cripple man by the Pool of Bethesda. Now we shall see his defense: He was working the Will of God. He doesn't stop there though as he drops an even more controversial fact on the Jews: He was God, being the Son equal to the Father.</itunes:summary>
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  616. <pubDate>Tue, 27 Oct 2009 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  617. <itunes:duration>31:24</itunes:duration>
  618. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  619. </item>
  621. <item>
  622. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 13</title>
  623. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  624. <itunes:subtitle>Five Witnesses of Christ's Deity - John 5:31-47</itunes:subtitle>
  625. <itunes:summary>We are just wrapping up the events of John Chapter 5. The healing of the lame man on the Sabbath brought the wrath of the Jewish leaders on Christ. Christ began His defense by reminding them that His actions were the will of the Father, the Lord of the Sabbath. He also claimed equality to God (vs. 17-18). The last section of this chapter give us five witness to Christ's Deity and Authority.</itunes:summary>
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  628. <pubDate>Tue, 27 Oct 2009 19:01:00 CST</pubDate>
  629. <itunes:duration>33:06</itunes:duration>
  630. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  631. </item>
  633. <item>
  634. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 14</title>
  635. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  636. <itunes:subtitle>Two Miracles - John 6:1-21</itunes:subtitle>
  637. <itunes:summary>Christ has made quite an impression on the people of Israel. He is still very popular with the people, but the leaders are now seeking to destroy Him. These circumstances do not keep Him from working mighty miracles.</itunes:summary>
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  640. <pubDate>Sat, 31 Oct 2009 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  641. <itunes:duration>36:01</itunes:duration>
  642. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  643. </item>
  645. <item>
  646. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 15</title>
  647. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  648. <itunes:subtitle>The Bread of Life - John 6:22-71</itunes:subtitle>
  649. <itunes:summary>Christ now has a very large following and people are seeking after Him after He fed the five thousand. Their motives were not spiritual, but carnal. They wanted their bellies filled and their nation free. Christ came not for these things, but to save mankind. In the last portion of John 6, we see the multitude's expectation and Christ's purpose. This takes place in the synagogue at Capernaum (vs. 59).</itunes:summary>
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  652. <pubDate>Sat, 21 Nov 2009 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  653. <itunes:duration>01:03:12</itunes:duration>
  654. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  655. </item>
  657. <item>
  658. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 16</title>
  659. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  660. <itunes:subtitle>Christ at the Feast of Tabernacles - John 7:1-53</itunes:subtitle>
  661. <itunes:summary>Christ is creating quite a stir in Israel. People are talking about Him and His teaching. In this chapter, we see the opinions of His earthly family, the people, and the rulers.</itunes:summary>
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  664. <pubDate>Fri, 18 Dec 2009 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  665. <itunes:duration>40:32</itunes:duration>
  666. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  667. </item>
  669. <item>
  670. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 17</title>
  671. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  672. <itunes:subtitle>Cast the First Stone - John 8:1-11</itunes:subtitle>
  673. <itunes:summary>Christ's enemies are not going to let an opportunity to trap Christ in front of a large crowd. Using the opportunity of the feast, the set a seemingly perfect trap. With no apparent way out, Christ turns the tables on them.</itunes:summary>
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  676. <pubDate>Fri, 18 Dec 2009 19:01:00 CST</pubDate>
  677. <itunes:duration>29:21</itunes:duration>
  678. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  679. </item>
  681. <item>
  682. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 18</title>
  683. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  684. <itunes:subtitle>Christ vs. The Pharisees - Part I - John 8:12-32</itunes:subtitle>
  685. <itunes:summary>The religious leaders were always looking to discredit and embarrass Christ. They would do so by setting traps for Him, such we saw with the woman taken in adultery. They would question His teachings. These exchanges give us insight into their thinking and motives, but also show the superiority of Christ's teachings and abilities.</itunes:summary>
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  688. <pubDate>Fri, 18 Dec 2009 19:02:00 CST</pubDate>
  689. <itunes:duration>26:06</itunes:duration>
  690. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  691. </item>
  693. <item>
  694. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 19</title>
  695. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  696. <itunes:subtitle>Christ vs. The Pharisees - Part II - John 8:33-59</itunes:subtitle>
  697. <itunes:summary>We continue from our previous lesson as the Pharisees continue to debate Christ. The last half of this debate is mostly on who it is that truly follows God.</itunes:summary>
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  700. <pubDate>Fri, 18 Dec 2009 19:03:00 CST</pubDate>
  701. <itunes:duration>29:08</itunes:duration>
  702. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  703. </item>
  705. <item>
  706. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 20</title>
  707. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  708. <itunes:subtitle>Christ Heals A Blind Man - John 9:1-41</itunes:subtitle>
  709. <itunes:summary>Often the miracles of Christ are dealt with briefly with limited detail. Rarely is there any information given on the person who was healed or what happened after their encounter with Christ. John chapter 9 deals entirely with the healing of a blind man and the events afterward. In this we see the hatred of the Jews for Christ and the love of Christ for the helpless.</itunes:summary>
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  712. <pubDate>Fri, 18 Dec 2009 19:04:00 CST</pubDate>
  713. <itunes:duration>34:08</itunes:duration>
  714. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  715. </item>
  717. <item>
  718. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 21</title>
  719. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  720. <itunes:subtitle>The Good Shepherd - John 10:1-21</itunes:subtitle>
  721. <itunes:summary>Christ never missed an opportunity to reach people. Most of the time His miracles set the stage for an audience to hear His teaching. There has been great stir among the people with the healing of the blind man at the Feast of Tabernacles in the previous chapter. This bold and wondrous miracle has created a renewed interest in Christ's teaching. Christ takes the opportunity to tell them of His mission and purpose.</itunes:summary>
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  724. <pubDate>Sat, 16 Jan 2010 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  725. <itunes:duration>35:47</itunes:duration>
  726. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  727. </item>
  729. <item>
  730. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 22</title>
  731. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  732. <itunes:subtitle>Christ Asserts His Deity - John 10:22-42</itunes:subtitle>
  733. <itunes:summary>The Jews have been anxiously anticipating the coming of the Messiah. They have grown impatient with Christ and want to Him to boldly proclaim Himself their Messiah. They take the opportunity of the feast of Hanukkah to press Him on the subject.</itunes:summary>
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  737. <itunes:duration>41:50</itunes:duration>
  738. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  739. </item>
  741. <item>
  742. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 23</title>
  743. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  744. <itunes:subtitle>Lazarus - John 11:1-46</itunes:subtitle>
  745. <itunes:summary>The greatest miracle performed by Christ was almost His last chronologically. With the cross fast approaching, He performed the ultimate of miracles: raising a dead man. This miracle was unmistakable and irrefutable. It was the last major showing of Christ's power before the cross.</itunes:summary>
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  748. <pubDate>Tue, 26 Jan 2010 19:01:00 CST</pubDate>
  749. <itunes:duration>38:22</itunes:duration>
  750. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  751. </item>
  753. <item>
  754. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 24</title>
  755. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  756. <itunes:subtitle>Foreshadows of the Cross - John 11:47-12:11</itunes:subtitle>
  757. <itunes:summary>The end is drawing near for Christ's earthly ministry. The Jewish rulers have decided against their Messiah and preparations are being made to destroy Him. In the midst of these dark shadows we also have one of the most beautiful acts of worship recorded in Scripture.</itunes:summary>
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  760. <pubDate>Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  761. <itunes:duration>41:20</itunes:duration>
  762. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  763. </item>
  765. <item>
  766. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 25</title>
  767. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  768. <itunes:subtitle>The Triumphal Entry - John 12:12-50</itunes:subtitle>
  769. <itunes:summary>As the end draws near, Christ offers Himself publicly to the people as their Messiah. For most of His ministry He has shunned the public and avoided the crowds. Now He makes a rare, bold move in fulfillment of prophesy.</itunes:summary>
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  772. <pubDate>Thu, 11 Feb 2010 19:01:00 CST</pubDate>
  773. <itunes:duration>39:31</itunes:duration>
  774. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  775. </item>
  777. <item>
  778. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 26</title>
  779. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  780. <itunes:subtitle>The Supremacy of Service - John 13:1-20</itunes:subtitle>
  781. <itunes:summary>With the end approaching, Christ and his disciples gather into an upper room to observe what we know as the Last Supper. With the cross now hours away, He spends time teaching His disciples for the last time. One of the first lessons was one of humility and service, as Christ washed the disciples feet.</itunes:summary>
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  784. <pubDate>Sat, 13 Feb 2010 19:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  785. <itunes:duration>31:43</itunes:duration>
  786. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  787. </item>
  789. <item>
  790. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 27</title>
  791. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  792. <itunes:subtitle>Betrayal and Denial - John 13:21-38</itunes:subtitle>
  793. <itunes:summary>In the midst of the disciples was a traitor who would betray their Master.  He would sell out the Lord for thirty silver shekels.  But he was not the only one who would disappoint the Saviour.  One of the inner would deny Him multiple times before the night ended.</itunes:summary>
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  796. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  797. <itunes:duration>37:20</itunes:duration>
  798. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  799. </item>
  801. <item>
  802. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 28</title>
  803. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  804. <itunes:subtitle>The Father's Will - John 14:1-14</itunes:subtitle>
  805. <itunes:summary>Christ now begins to teach His disciples many vital lessons before the crucifixion. These lessons are intimate, comforting, and deep. He starts these lessons by further revealing the Father's will and relationship to Him.</itunes:summary>
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  808. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:01:00 CST</pubDate>
  809. <itunes:duration>38:16</itunes:duration>
  810. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  811. </item>
  813. <item>
  814. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 29</title>
  815. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  816. <itunes:subtitle>The Comforter - John 14:15-31</itunes:subtitle>
  817. <itunes:summary>The teaching that Christ does at this late hour is very personal and shows His love for His disciples. He knows the that the cross is waiting in a mere hours and that He will soon depart from this earth. To comfort His disciples He tells them of the coming and work of the Holy Spirit, a subject that has practically remained a mystery to this point.</itunes:summary>
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  820. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:02:00 CST</pubDate>
  821. <itunes:duration>42:16</itunes:duration>
  822. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  823. </item>
  825. <item>
  826. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 30</title>
  827. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  828. <itunes:subtitle>Relationships of the Believer - John 15:1-27</itunes:subtitle>
  829. <itunes:summary>The Lord and His disciples are now making their way to the Garden of Gethsemane. On the way there, Christ continues His teaching. He begins to tell the disciples about the many relationships of the believer, such as to Christ, the World, and the Holy Spirit.</itunes:summary>
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  832. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:03:00 CST</pubDate>
  833. <itunes:duration>43:54</itunes:duration>
  834. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  835. </item>
  837. <item>
  838. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 31</title>
  839. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  840. <itunes:subtitle>The Believer and the Spirit - John 16:1-15</itunes:subtitle>
  841. <itunes:summary>Christ never promised smooth sailing for the Christian. He gave no illusion that to be a believer was to also live a life of ease. On the contrary, Christ told His disciples that they would face persecution and hatred from those outside their fold. Christ did tell them that they would not face these hardships alone. He would be with them through it all, and the Holy Spirit would be their to help them.</itunes:summary>
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  844. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:04:00 CST</pubDate>
  845. <itunes:duration>31:56</itunes:duration>
  846. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  847. </item>
  849. <item>
  850. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 32</title>
  851. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  852. <itunes:subtitle>Christ Plainly Tells of His Death - John 16:16-33</itunes:subtitle>
  853. <itunes:summary>Christ is wrapping up the final lesson He will give to the disciples before the Cross. The only recorded words spoken by Christ after these are prayers or words to the disciples concerning the prayers. In this last lesson, Christ tells them again of the coming Cross and the results of His coming victory.</itunes:summary>
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  856. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:05:00 CST</pubDate>
  857. <itunes:duration>28:53</itunes:duration>
  858. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  859. </item>
  861. <item>
  862. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 33</title>
  863. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  864. <itunes:subtitle>The True Lord's Prayer - John 17:1-26</itunes:subtitle>
  865. <itunes:summary>We know by the Gospel accounts that Christ was frequently in prayer, and in some cases have recorded the word He used. The most famous prayer is often called the Lord's Prayer, found in Matthew 6:9-13 and Luke 11:2-4. That prayer can be more accurately described as the Model Prayer. The prayer record in John 17 could more accurately by called the Lord's Prayer. It is the longest prayer recorded in the Gospels.</itunes:summary>
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  868. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Apr 2010 15:06:00 CST</pubDate>
  869. <itunes:duration>37:06</itunes:duration>
  870. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  871. </item>
  873. <item>
  874. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 34</title>
  875. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  876. <itunes:subtitle>The Arrest of Christ - John 18:1-27</itunes:subtitle>
  877. <itunes:summary>The hour has come for the Son of Man to be arrested and tried in preparation for the crucifixion.  The events move swiftly now as cross approaches.  In the midst of these events is the sad betrayal by one of Christ's closest disciples.</itunes:summary>
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  880. <pubDate>Tue, 11 May 2010 15:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  881. <itunes:duration>44:18</itunes:duration>
  882. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  883. </item>
  885. <item>
  886. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 35</title>
  887. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  888. <itunes:subtitle>The Trial by Pilate - John 18:28-19:18</itunes:subtitle>
  889. <itunes:summary>Now that Christ has been arrested by the authorities and condemned by the Jewish leaders, He must stand trial before the Roman governor before He can be put to death as His enemies have planned.  This trial is important in showing that Christ was blameless and yet the people rejected Him and sent Him to the cross.</itunes:summary>
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  892. <pubDate>Tue, 11 May 2010 15:01:00 CST</pubDate>
  893. <itunes:duration>59:12</itunes:duration>
  894. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  895. </item>
  897. <item>
  898. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 36</title>
  899. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  900. <itunes:subtitle>The Death and Burial of Christ - John 19:19-42</itunes:subtitle>
  901. <itunes:summary>We have finally reached the climax of Christ's earthly ministry.  The time has come to drink the bitter cup before Him and bear the sins of the world.  The time has come to give His life for the redemption of man.</itunes:summary>
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  904. <pubDate>Sat, 29 May 2010 16:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  905. <itunes:duration>40:00</itunes:duration>
  906. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  907. </item>
  909. <item>
  910. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 37</title>
  911. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  912. <itunes:subtitle>The Risen Savior - John 20:1-31</itunes:subtitle>
  913. <itunes:summary>The cross is now past and Christ has been buried for three days and three nights. In spite of the many times He foretold His own resurrection, it seems that no one was anticipating. We find His followers adjusting to the light, because after three dark days the Son rose.</itunes:summary>
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  916. <pubDate>Tue, 1 Jun 2010 19:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  917. <itunes:duration>51:11</itunes:duration>
  918. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
  919. </item>
  921. <item>
  922. <title>The Gospel of John - Lecture 38</title>
  923. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  924. <itunes:subtitle>Lovest Thou Me? - John 21:1-25</itunes:subtitle>
  925. <itunes:summary>We close our study of the Gospel of John with an anecdote of the resurrected Christ. After His resurrection, Christ appeared many times to His followers over a forty day period before ascending to Heaven. John closes his gospel telling of one of these appearances, one which proved to be deeply personal for Peter.</itunes:summary>
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  928. <pubDate>Tue, 1 Jun 2010 19:01:00 CDT</pubDate>
  929. <itunes:duration>1:02:24</itunes:duration>
  930. <itunes:keywords>John, Bible, Baptist, Gospel of John</itunes:keywords>
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  940. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 1</title>
  941. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  942. <itunes:subtitle>Introduction</itunes:subtitle>
  943. <itunes:summary>The best way to begin studying a book in the Bible is the look at the basics.  Who wrote the book?  What is its purpose?  What is its place in the canon of Scripture?  Before we begin going through the book of Acts, lets look at some of the details of the book.</itunes:summary>
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  946. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Jul 2010 06:01:00 CDT</pubDate>
  947. <itunes:duration>34:51</itunes:duration>
  948. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  949. </item>
  951. <item>
  952. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 2</title>
  953. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  954. <itunes:subtitle>Prelude to Pentecost - Acts 1:1-26</itunes:subtitle>
  955. <itunes:summary>The first chapter of Acts fills us in on the events between the Resurrection of Christ and the day of Pentecost.  This time period, about forty-eight days, was filled with much action.  Christ Himself was present with the disciples for forty days after His Resurrection.  This leaves only about a week between His Ascension and Pentecost.</itunes:summary>
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  958. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Jul 2010 06:02:00 CDT</pubDate>
  959. <itunes:duration>31:59</itunes:duration>
  960. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  961. </item>
  963. <item>
  964. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 3</title>
  965. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  966. <itunes:subtitle>Prelude to Pentecost - Acts 2:1-47</itunes:subtitle>
  967. <itunes:summary>The disciples have followed the Lord's instruction and have been in Jerusalem awaiting the outpouring He promised.  What happened there would change the course of human events, as the Apostles received the fulness of the Holy Spirit.  The world would soon be turned upside down.</itunes:summary>
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  970. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Jul 2010 06:03:00 CDT</pubDate>
  971. <itunes:duration>42:48</itunes:duration>
  972. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  973. </item>
  975. <item>
  976. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 4</title>
  977. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  978. <itunes:subtitle>Pentecost - Acts 3:1-26</itunes:subtitle>
  979. <itunes:summary>The Church Age entered with a flourish at the Day of Pentecost.  God was not through working, and the next couple of chapters set the tone for the rest of the book: evangelism, miracles, and persecution.  In this lesson we will see Peter and John making quite a stir at the Temple after healing a lame beggar.</itunes:summary>
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  982. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Jul 2010 06:04:00 CDT</pubDate>
  983. <itunes:duration>24:11</itunes:duration>
  984. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  987. <item>
  988. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 5</title>
  989. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  990. <itunes:subtitle>Peter's Sermon at the Temple - Acts 4:1-30</itunes:subtitle>
  991. <itunes:summary>The Church is only at most a couple of years old and has not faced any real opposition.  Many Jews and Romans alike saw these followers of Christ as a new sect of the Judaism.  The stir created at Pentecost did not seem to garner much attention.  The stir created in the Temple in chapter 3 did bring more attention on the new group, including for the first recorded time opposition.</itunes:summary>
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  994. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Jul 2010 06:05:00 CDT</pubDate>
  995. <itunes:duration>34:00</itunes:duration>
  996. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  997. </item>
  999. <item>
  1000. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 6</title>
  1001. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1002. <itunes:subtitle>The State of the Early Church - Acts 4:31-5:16</itunes:subtitle>
  1003. <itunes:summary>We pick up this lesson at the conclusion of the events of the previous.  The young Church has faced its first opposition from without.  In this lesson we will first see the character of the early Church, and then see its first internal problem.</itunes:summary>
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  1006. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Jul 2010 06:06:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1007. <itunes:duration>30:50</itunes:duration>
  1008. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  1011. <item>
  1012. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 7</title>
  1013. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1014. <itunes:subtitle>The Second Persecution - Acts 5:17-42</itunes:subtitle>
  1015. <itunes:summary>Interest in the Christians, or at least the healings performed by them, has reached a point where the Jewish rulers can no longer ignore the growing movement. In fact, Christianity's popularity is such that the rulers must move carefully lest the people rebel against them. bring them to trial.</itunes:summary>
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  1018. <pubDate>Sat, 31 Jul 2010 03:30:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1019. <itunes:duration>39:16</itunes:duration>
  1020. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  1023. <item>
  1024. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 8</title>
  1025. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1026. <itunes:subtitle>The First Deacons - Acts 6:1-15</itunes:subtitle>
  1027. <itunes:summary>The church has grown to a point that the Apostles are struggling to keep up with the demands of the ministry.  This practical problem leads to the appointment of the first deacons.  We will see a glimpse of their ministry before beginning the story of the martyrdom of Stephen.</itunes:summary>
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  1030. <pubDate>Mon, 23 Aug 2010 04:40:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1031. <itunes:duration>27:15</itunes:duration>
  1032. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  1033. </item>
  1035. <item>
  1036. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 9</title>
  1037. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1038. <itunes:subtitle>The First Martyr - Acts 7:1-60</itunes:subtitle>
  1039. <itunes:summary>The church has been growing more popular and powerful with each passing day.  The Jewish rulers could not sit by for much longer without taking drastic action.  They found their opportunity when the newly appointed deacon Stephen stirred a local synagogue into a frenzy.  Put on trial before a hostile crowd, Stephen's bold witness leads to his place in sacred history as the first Christian martyr.</itunes:summary>
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  1042. <pubDate>Mon, 23 Aug 2010 04:41:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1043. <itunes:duration>51:43</itunes:duration>
  1044. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  1045. </item>
  1047. <item>
  1048. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 10</title>
  1049. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1050. <itunes:subtitle>The Ministry of Philip - Part I - Acts 8:1-25</itunes:subtitle>
  1051. <itunes:summary>The growth of the Christian movement is only matched by its growing opposition.  The persecution is only fanning the flames of the movement.  We also see the growing number of leaders in the church, as evidenced by the ministry of Philip.  </itunes:summary>
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  1054. <pubDate>Sat, 28 Aug 2010 05:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1055. <itunes:duration>35:17</itunes:duration>
  1056. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  1057. </item>
  1059. <item>
  1060. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 11</title>
  1061. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1062. <itunes:subtitle>The Ministry of Philip - Part II - Acts 8:26-40</itunes:subtitle>
  1063. <itunes:summary>We now come to one of the more famous episodes in the Book of Acts.  The Holy Spirit brings Philip to witness to a visitor from Ethiopia.  God went to quite a bit of trouble to get the Gospel to that man.  Church history tells us that he returned to Ethiopia and established Christianity there.</itunes:summary>
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  1066. <pubDate>Sat, 4 Sep 2010 11:58:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1067. <itunes:duration>46:52</itunes:duration>
  1068. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  1069. </item>
  1071. <item>
  1072. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 12</title>
  1073. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1074. <itunes:subtitle>The Conversion of Saul - Acts 9:1-25</itunes:subtitle>
  1075. <itunes:summary>The conversion of Saul is a watershed moment in the history of mankind.  It was not just that Christianity's fiercest opponent became its most ardent supported.  Saul would eventually turn the world upside down through his writing and his missionary travels.  The course of the Roman Empire and even European civilization would never be the same.</itunes:summary>
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  1078. <pubDate>Sat, 4 Sep 2010 11:59:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1079. <itunes:duration>33:42</itunes:duration>
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  1083. <item>
  1084. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 13</title>
  1085. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1086. <itunes:subtitle>Peter and Paul - Acts 9:26-43</itunes:subtitle>
  1087. <itunes:summary>Though Paul will eventually dominate the narrative in Acts, we will be transitioning back to Peter for a few chapters.  Paul will head to Jerusalem before returning to his native Tarsus.  Peter will then heal both Æneas and Tabitha.</itunes:summary>
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  1090. <pubDate>Sat, 18 Sep 2010 11:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1091. <itunes:duration>28:03</itunes:duration>
  1092. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  1095. <item>
  1096. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 14</title>
  1097. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1098. <itunes:subtitle>Peter and Cornelius - Part I - Acts 10:1-23</itunes:subtitle>
  1099. <itunes:summary>We now set the stage for one of the more important events in Acts: the Gospel given to the Gentiles.  Peter will not only open the Church era by speaking at Pentecost but also open the Gospel to the non-Jews.  We know Jewish proselytes have been saved (Ethiopian eunuch), but this is the first person not of Jewish blood and not a practicing Jew to be saved.  In our first lesson on this momentous chapter, we will see God preparing Peter for the task.</itunes:summary>
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  1103. <itunes:duration>33:18</itunes:duration>
  1104. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  1107. <item>
  1108. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 15</title>
  1109. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1110. <itunes:subtitle>Peter and Cornelius - Part II - Acts 10:24-48</itunes:subtitle>
  1111. <itunes:summary>Christ came to God's chosen people, the Jews.  He lived among them, preached among them, and brought the Gospel to them first.  But Christ came not to bring salvation to they Jews only, but to the world.  Some ten years after Christ's death and resurrection, the first Gentile is saved.</itunes:summary>
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  1115. <itunes:duration>32:11</itunes:duration>
  1116. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  1119. <item>
  1120. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 16</title>
  1121. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1122. <itunes:subtitle>The Spread of the Gospel - Acts 11:1-30</itunes:subtitle>
  1123. <itunes:summary>Chapter Eleven of Acts marks a couple of very important events.  First, we have the approval and acceptance of the Gospel going to the Gentiles.  Second, we have the founding of the church at Antioch.  This church will play a vital role in the saga of the early church.</itunes:summary>
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  1127. <itunes:duration>43:48</itunes:duration>
  1128. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  1131. <item>
  1132. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 17</title>
  1133. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1134. <itunes:subtitle>The Spread of the Gospel - Acts 12:1-23</itunes:subtitle>
  1135. <itunes:summary>As the church and the Gospel spread, we find that opposition follows.  The most significant martyrdom yet in Acts takes place as the Apostle James is killed by Herod.  Herod further tries to have Peter executed, but Peter is miraculously delivered.</itunes:summary>
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  1139. <itunes:duration>1:07:04</itunes:duration>
  1140. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  1143. <item>
  1144. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 18</title>
  1145. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1146. <itunes:subtitle>The First Missionary Journey - Part I - Acts 12:24-13:52</itunes:subtitle>
  1147. <itunes:summary>Since Pentecost, the Gospel has spread throughout area surrounding Judea.  People have carried the news of Christ as they travelled or moved throughout the Roman Empire.  It does not seem that there has really been an organized effort to take the Gospel to new regions.  Paul changes that as his ministry becomes prominent in Acts.</itunes:summary>
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  1150. <pubDate>Sat, 4 Dec 2010 14:30:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1151. <itunes:duration>49:14</itunes:duration>
  1152. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1153. </item>
  1156. <item>
  1157. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 19</title>
  1158. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1159. <itunes:subtitle>The First Missionary Jounrey - Part II - Acts 14:1-28</itunes:subtitle>
  1160. <itunes:summary>Paul and Barnabas wrap up their first missionary journey after creating quite a stir in Asia Minor.  While ministering in Lystra, they are mistaken for pagan gods.  The finish their trip by revisiting most of their stops and returning to Antioch.</itunes:summary>
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  1163. <pubDate>Sun, 12 Dec 2010 15:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1164. <itunes:duration>33:26</itunes:duration>
  1165. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
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  1168. <item>
  1169. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 20</title>
  1170. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1171. <itunes:subtitle>The Gentile Controversy - Acts 15:1-35</itunes:subtitle>
  1172. <itunes:summary>The salvation of the Gentile people created several questions.  Should they be required to become Jews also?  What parts of the Mosaic Law should they observe?  Paul's first missionary journey and the growth the church at Antioch have brought about a need to answer these questions and more.</itunes:summary>
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  1175. <pubDate>Sat, 12 Feb 2011 12:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1176. <itunes:duration>50:44</itunes:duration>
  1177. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1178. </item>
  1180. <item>
  1181. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 21</title>
  1182. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1183. <itunes:subtitle>The Second Missionary Journey - Part I - Acts 15:36-16:15</itunes:subtitle>
  1184. <itunes:summary>Paul embarks on his second missionary journey, planning to revisit the places and people of his first trip.  The Lord would lead Paul in a different direction, out of Asia Minor and into Greece.  This move not only expands the bounds of the Gospel, it also is the first recorded missionary effort in Europe.</itunes:summary>
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  1187. <pubDate>Tue, 22 Feb 2011 21:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1188. <itunes:duration>50:11</itunes:duration>
  1189. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1190. </item>
  1192. <item>
  1193. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 22</title>
  1194. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1195. <itunes:subtitle>The Second Missionary Journey - Part II - Acts 16:16-40</itunes:subtitle>
  1196. <itunes:summary>There are many popular episodes from the ministry of Paul.  This is no exception, and among the most well known.  Paul and Silas have just began their ministry in Philippi.  They soon find themselves in trouble with the local authorities and setting up one of the most dramatic conversions in the Bible.</itunes:summary>
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  1199. <pubDate>Sun, 27 Feb 2011 16:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1200. <itunes:duration>39:09</itunes:duration>
  1201. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
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  1204. <item>
  1205. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 23</title>
  1206. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1207. <itunes:subtitle>The Second Missionary Journey - Part III - Acts 17:1-34</itunes:subtitle>
  1208. <itunes:summary>Paul continues his journey into the heart of Greece, and thus into the heart of the philosophical center of the world.  After visiting Thessalonica and Berea, he arrives in Rome.  After preaching there in the market, he is invited to explain his teaching on Mar's Hill.</itunes:summary>
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  1211. <pubDate>Mon, 7 Mar 2011 18:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1212. <itunes:duration>50:00</itunes:duration>
  1213. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1214. </item>
  1216. <item>
  1217. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 24</title>
  1218. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1219. <itunes:subtitle>The Second Missionary Journey - Part IV - Acts 18:1-22</itunes:subtitle>
  1220. <itunes:summary>We wrap up Paul's second missionary journey with an eighteen month stay to Corinth before returning back to Antioch.</itunes:summary>
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  1223. <pubDate>Sun, 13 Mar 2011 17:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1224. <itunes:duration>28:57</itunes:duration>
  1225. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1226. </item>
  1228. <item>
  1229. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 25</title>
  1230. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1231. <itunes:subtitle>The Third Missionary Journey - Part I - Acts 18:23-19:41</itunes:subtitle>
  1232. <itunes:summary>Paul embarks on his Third Missionary Journey soon after completing his second.  This trip will prove to his last visit to so many beloved churches that he had started and strengthened.  In this episode we will meet Apollos the gifted preacher, find a group of John the Baptist's disciples, and survive a riot in Ephesus.</itunes:summary>
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  1235. <pubDate>Sun, 27 Mar 2011 17:24:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1236. <itunes:duration>1:08:39</itunes:duration>
  1237. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1238. </item>
  1240. <item>
  1241. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 26</title>
  1242. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1243. <itunes:subtitle>The Third Missionary Journey - Part II - Acts 20:1-38</itunes:subtitle>
  1244. <itunes:summary>Paul continues his "farewell" tour by visiting Macedonia and Greece before beginning his return to Jerusalem.</itunes:summary>
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  1247. <pubDate>Sun, 10 Apr 2011 15:30:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1248. <itunes:duration>57:12</itunes:duration>
  1249. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1250. </item>
  1252. <item>
  1253. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 27</title>
  1254. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1255. <itunes:subtitle>The Third Missionary Journey - Part III - Acts 21:1-17</itunes:subtitle>
  1256. <itunes:summary>Paul wraps up the Third Missionary Journey and arrives in Jerusalem.</itunes:summary>
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  1259. <pubDate>Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1260. <itunes:duration>30:18</itunes:duration>
  1261. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1262. </item>
  1264. <item>
  1265. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 28</title>
  1266. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1267. <itunes:subtitle>Paul and the Jews - Part I - Acts 21:18-22:30</itunes:subtitle>
  1268. <itunes:summary>Now in Jerusalem, Paul is once again catalyst for a Jewish riot.  After being rescued and detained by the Roman garrison in the Fortress Antonia, Paul delivers one more defense before the Jews.  When this fails, he uses something he has rarely asserted in the past: his Roman citizenship.</itunes:summary>
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  1271. <pubDate>Sat, 21 May 2011 11:20:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1272. <itunes:duration>45:52</itunes:duration>
  1273. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1274. </item>
  1276. <item>
  1277. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 29</title>
  1278. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1279. <itunes:subtitle>Paul and the Jews - Part II - Acts 23:1-35</itunes:subtitle>
  1280. <itunes:summary>Paul is now a prisoner of the Romans.  He is sent before the Sanhedrin to face his Jewish accusers.  He then is transferred to Caesarea after a group of Jews vow to kill him.</itunes:summary>
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  1283. <pubDate>Sat, 18 Jun 2011 13:50:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1284. <itunes:duration>42:00</itunes:duration>
  1285. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1286. </item>
  1288. <item>
  1289. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 30</title>
  1290. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1291. <itunes:subtitle>Paul and the Jews - Part III - Acts 24:1-27</itunes:subtitle>
  1292. <itunes:summary>Paul stands in trial under the Roman procurator Felix. The trial lacks any decisive ruling, and Paul is kept prisoner by Felix.</itunes:summary>
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  1295. <pubDate>Sat, 9 Jul 2011 08:40:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1296. <itunes:duration>33:29</itunes:duration>
  1297. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1298. </item>
  1301. <item>
  1302. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 31</title>
  1303. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1304. <itunes:subtitle>Paul and the Jews - Part IV - Acts 25:1-27</itunes:subtitle>
  1305. <itunes:summary>The new Roman procurator Festus arrives in Judea and finds that he has inherited the case of Paul.  In trial before Festus, Paul appeals to Caesar.  Before sending him to Rome, Festus has Paul stand before King Agrippa in order to better ascertain the charges Paul is facing.</itunes:summary>
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  1308. <pubDate>Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:40:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1309. <itunes:duration>29:01</itunes:duration>
  1310. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1311. </item>
  1313. <item>
  1314. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 32</title>
  1315. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1316. <itunes:subtitle>Paul and the Jews - Part V - Acts 26:1-32</itunes:subtitle>
  1317. <itunes:summary>Paul stands before Agrippa and Festus in order to find the charges he is accused of.  Paul gives a stirring testimony of his conversion and mission.  Though found to be innocent, Paul’s appeal to Caesar is set in motion.</itunes:summary>
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  1320. <pubDate>Sat, 23 Jul 2011 10:45:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1321. <itunes:duration>29:28</itunes:duration>
  1322. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1323. </item>
  1325. <item>
  1326. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 33</title>
  1327. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1328. <itunes:subtitle>The Journey to Rome - Part I - Acts 27:1-44</itunes:subtitle>
  1329. <itunes:summary>Paul’s appeal to Caesar has caused him to be sent to Rome.  He begins what will become an eventful trip, to say the least.</itunes:summary>
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  1332. <pubDate>Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1333. <itunes:duration>34:36</itunes:duration>
  1334. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1335. </item>
  1338. <item>
  1339. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 34</title>
  1340. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1341. <itunes:subtitle>The Journey to Rome - Part II - Acts 28:1-31</itunes:subtitle>
  1342. <itunes:summary>After surviving the shipwreck at Melita, Paul is finally transported to Rome.  Here he is free, though still a prisoner, to continue preaching.  He first makes and appeal to the Jews there, but once again turns his attention to the Gentiles.</itunes:summary>
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  1345. <pubDate>Fri, 5 Aug 2011 20:45:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1346. <itunes:duration>22:16</itunes:duration>
  1347. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1348. </item>
  1350. <item>
  1351. <title>The Book of Acts - Lecture 35</title>
  1352. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1353. <itunes:subtitle>The Rest of the Story</itunes:subtitle>
  1354. <itunes:summary>The Book of Acts ends abruptly with Paul ministering as a Prisoner in Rome.  This is not the most climatic ending possible for a narrative, and traditions abound about what happens after the close of Luke’s account and Paul’s death.</itunes:summary>
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  1357. <pubDate>Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:40:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1358. <itunes:duration>48:42</itunes:duration>
  1359. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1360. </item>
  1362. <item>
  1363. <title>The Book of Acts - Course Notes (PDF)</title>
  1364. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1365. <itunes:subtitle>Course Notes (PDF)</itunes:subtitle>
  1366. <itunes:summary>The complete notes for the Book of Acts course in PDF format.</itunes:summary>
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  1369. <pubDate>Sat, 13 Aug 2011 12:41:00 CST</pubDate>
  1370. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Acts, Book of Acts, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
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  1380. <item>
  1381. <title>Homiletics 101 - Lecture 1</title>
  1382. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1383. <itunes:subtitle>Introduction</itunes:subtitle>
  1384. <itunes:summary>What is preaching?  It is more than a speech.  It is more than teaching, though that may be a portion of it.  It is the expounding of a Bible-based truth that is delivered so as to press its hearer for a decision and action.</itunes:summary>
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  1387. <pubDate>Sun, 20 Jun 2010 00:01:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1388. <itunes:duration>39:23</itunes:duration>
  1389. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1390. </item>
  1392. <item>
  1393. <title>Homiletics 101 - Lecture 2</title>
  1394. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1395. <itunes:subtitle>The Purpose of Preaching</itunes:subtitle>
  1396. <itunes:summary>Preaching has a special purpose in the plan of God. It is the means He has chosen to reach the lost and to grow the believer. I once heard that preaching should do four things: stretch the mind, warm the heart, challenge the will, and tan the hide. Were going to take things a little deeper than that.</itunes:summary>
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  1399. <pubDate>Sat, 31 Jul 2010 03:31:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1400. <itunes:duration>39:03</itunes:duration>
  1401. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
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  1404. <item>
  1405. <title>Homiletics 101 - Lecture 3</title>
  1406. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1407. <itunes:subtitle>The Call to Preach</itunes:subtitle>
  1408. <itunes:summary>The most mysterious part of preaching is the call.  It is difficult to define and in many ways it is completely individualized.  God presses upon certain individuals to be leaders in churches.  Sometimes it is a call to pastor, sometimes a call to the mission field, sometimes a call to greater service, but it is always a call from God.  In this lesson we will explore some aspects of the call.</itunes:summary>
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  1411. <pubDate>Sat, 21 Aug 2010 04:20:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1412. <itunes:duration>38:38</itunes:duration>
  1413. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
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  1416. <item>
  1417. <title>Homiletics 101 - Lecture 4</title>
  1418. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1419. <itunes:subtitle>Types of Sermons</itunes:subtitle>
  1420. <itunes:summary>Sermons can be divided into different categories based on their structure.  There are three basics types of sermons:  Topical, Textual, and Expository.</itunes:summary>
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  1423. <pubDate>Thu, 6 Oct 2011 21:55:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1424. <itunes:duration>57:38</itunes:duration>
  1425. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
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  1428. <item>
  1429. <title>Homiletics 101 - Lecture 5</title>
  1430. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1431. <itunes:subtitle>Sermon Preparation</itunes:subtitle>
  1432. <itunes:summary>To some people the scariest part about preaching is to stand in from of an audience and speak.  More daunting, to me anyway, is the pressure of coming up with a sermon that is relevant, interesting, and applicable.  In this lesson, we will deal with preparing to preach and putting together an outline to use in the pulpit.</itunes:summary>
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  1435. <pubDate>Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1436. <itunes:duration>1:32:54</itunes:duration>
  1437. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1438. </item>
  1440. <item>
  1441. <title>Homiletics 101 - Lecture 6</title>
  1442. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1443. <itunes:subtitle>Structure of a Sermon</itunes:subtitle>
  1444. <itunes:summary>We have looked at the major types of sermons and the preparation of them.  In this lesson we will examine the overall structure of a sermon regardless of type.  We will also take a look at other elements that are used in a sermon.</itunes:summary>
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  1447. <pubDate>Sat, 22 Oct 2011 23:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1448. <itunes:duration>1:14:26</itunes:duration>
  1449. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1450. </item>
  1452. <item>
  1453. <title>Homiletics 101 - Lecture 7</title>
  1454. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1455. <itunes:subtitle>The Voice</itunes:subtitle>
  1456. <itunes:summary>A musician has his instrument and a painter has his brush.  The main tool of the preacher is his voice.  Great care should be given to ensure that his voice is strong and healthy.  He must also learn to use this tool effectively.</itunes:summary>
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  1459. <pubDate>Sat, 29 Oct 2011 15:15:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1460. <itunes:duration>1:13:33</itunes:duration>
  1461. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
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  1468. <item>
  1469. <title>Homiletics 101 - Lecture 8</title>
  1470. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1471. <itunes:subtitle>Structure of a Sermon</itunes:subtitle>
  1472. <itunes:summary>Every preacher should be aware of their audience and take effort to effectively deliver his message to them.  In this lesson we will look at preaching effectively to children.  We will cover some tips and tricks that I have found helpful.</itunes:summary>
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  1475. <pubDate>Sat, 12 Nov 2011 23:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1476. <itunes:duration>51:44</itunes:duration>
  1477. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1478. </item>
  1480. <item>
  1481. <title>Homiletics 101 - Lecture 9</title>
  1482. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1483. <itunes:subtitle>The Preacher’s Testimony</itunes:subtitle>
  1484. <itunes:summary>The preacher’s responsibilities are not limited to the pulpit.  He is a preacher even when not preaching.  His personal life must be one of excellence and blamelessness.</itunes:summary>
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  1487. <pubDate>Sat, 3 Dec 2011 23:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1488. <itunes:duration>44:05</itunes:duration>
  1489. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1490. </item>
  1493. <item>
  1494. <title>Homiletics 101 - Lecture 10</title>
  1495. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1496. <itunes:subtitle>Just for Preacher Boys</itunes:subtitle>
  1497. <itunes:summary>I was in the third grade when I surrendered to the call to preach.  You can (and should) surrender to God’s call on you like no matter how old you are, but a majority of preachers I have seen do so as a child or teenager.  This lesson is advice that I would give and others have given to young preachers.  We’ll focus on what a “preacher boy” can do to prepare for life of ministry service.</itunes:summary>
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  1500. <pubDate>Sat, 10 Dec 2011 23:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1501. <itunes:duration>53:34</itunes:duration>
  1502. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
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  1505. <item>
  1506. <title>Homiletics 101 - Course Notes (PDF)</title>
  1507. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1508. <itunes:subtitle>Course Notes (PDF)</itunes:subtitle>
  1509. <itunes:summary>The complete notes for the Homiletics 101 course in PDF format.</itunes:summary>
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  1512. <pubDate>Sat, 10 Dec 2011 23:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1513. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
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  1521. <item>
  1522. <title>Bible Survey - Lecture 1</title>
  1523. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1524. <itunes:subtitle>Overview of the Bible</itunes:subtitle>
  1525. <itunes:summary>The Bible contains sixty-six books arranged into the Old and New Testaments. It covers the entire history of mankind, from the Creation in Genesis to the “end of the world” in Revelation.</itunes:summary>
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  1528. <pubDate>Sat, 17 Dec 2011 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1529. <itunes:duration>1:02:12</itunes:duration>
  1530. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible Survey</itunes:keywords>
  1531. </item>
  1533. <item>
  1534. <title>Bible Survey - Lecture 2</title>
  1535. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1536. <itunes:subtitle>Old Testament - The Pentateuch</itunes:subtitle>
  1537. <itunes:summary>The first five books of the Bible are sometimes called the Pentateuch (meaning “five scrolls”) or the Torah (meaning “the Law”). These books are traditionally attributed to Moses. They are primarily historical, but also contain the basis for the Judaism. The time period covered is from Creation (4004 B.C. using Ussher’s chronology) to about 1400 B.C. and the beginning of the conquest of Canaan by Joshua. The primary theme of these books is the establishment of the nation of Israel.</itunes:summary>
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  1540. <pubDate>Mon, 2 Jan 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1541. <itunes:duration>41:23</itunes:duration>
  1542. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible Survey</itunes:keywords>
  1543. </item>
  1545. <item>
  1546. <title>Bible Survey - Lecture 3</title>
  1547. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1548. <itunes:subtitle>Old Testament - Historical Books</itunes:subtitle>
  1549. <itunes:summary>We’ve got a lot of ground to cover as we look at the historical books of the Old Testament. These twelve books cover over nine hundred years of history. Most of the remaining books of the Old Testament were written during the events covered in these books.</itunes:summary>
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  1552. <pubDate>Sat, 7 Jan 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1553. <itunes:duration>1:10:26</itunes:duration>
  1554. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible Survey</itunes:keywords>
  1555. </item>
  1557. <item>
  1558. <title>Bible Survey - Lecture 4</title>
  1559. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1560. <itunes:subtitle>Old Testament - Poetical Books</itunes:subtitle>
  1561. <itunes:summary>The next five books we encounter on our journey through the Bible introduce a new style of book. We transition away from historical narratives into poetry. These books tell stories, contain songs, are were used to teach.</itunes:summary>
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  1564. <pubDate>Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1565. <itunes:duration>50:12</itunes:duration>
  1566. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible Survey</itunes:keywords>
  1567. </item>
  1569. <item>
  1570. <title>Bible Survey - Lecture 5</title>
  1571. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1572. <itunes:subtitle>Old Testament - Major Prophets</itunes:subtitle>
  1573. <itunes:summary>We divide the seventeen books written by or about Israel’s prophets into two groups, Major and Minor Prophets. This is based solely on the length of the books and has nothing to do with their messages. In this lesson we will look at the five books that we call the Major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel, and Daniel.</itunes:summary>
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  1576. <pubDate>Sat, 21 Jan 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1577. <itunes:duration>46:50</itunes:duration>
  1578. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible Survey</itunes:keywords>
  1579. </item>
  1581. <item>
  1582. <title>Bible Survey - Lecture 6</title>
  1583. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1584. <itunes:subtitle>Old Testament - Minor Prophets</itunes:subtitle>
  1585. <itunes:summary>We continue our look at the prophetical books of the Old Testament with a look at the twelve books we call the Minor Prophets.</itunes:summary>
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  1588. <pubDate>Sat, 28 Jan 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1589. <itunes:duration>54:00</itunes:duration>
  1590. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible Survey</itunes:keywords>
  1591. </item>
  1593. <item>
  1594. <title>Bible Survey - Lecture 7</title>
  1595. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1596. <itunes:subtitle>New Testament - Gospels and Acts</itunes:subtitle>
  1597. <itunes:summary>There are five books in the New Testament that are historical in nature. The four Gospels cover the earthly ministry of Christ while Acts covers the beginnings of the church. These books cover a period of about 60 years.</itunes:summary>
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  1600. <pubDate>Sat, 4 Feb 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1601. <itunes:duration>46:14</itunes:duration>
  1602. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible Survey</itunes:keywords>
  1603. </item>
  1605. <item>
  1606. <title>Bible Survey - Lecture 8</title>
  1607. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1608. <itunes:subtitle>New Testament - Paul’s Epistles</itunes:subtitle>
  1609. <itunes:summary>The most important figure in the New Testament outside of Christ is the Apostle Paul. His missionary journeys took the Gospel throughout the Roman world. More importantly for us today are his letters that have been preserved. So much of what we believe today as Christians is based on these writings.</itunes:summary>
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  1612. <pubDate>Fri, 10 Feb 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1613. <itunes:duration>49:51</itunes:duration>
  1614. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible Survey</itunes:keywords>
  1615. </item>
  1617. <item>
  1618. <title>Bible Survey - Lecture 9</title>
  1619. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1620. <itunes:subtitle>New Testament - General Epistles and Revelation</itunes:subtitle>
  1621. <itunes:summary>We wrap up the New Testament in this lesson with the remaining epistles, those not openly attributed to Paul, and its lone prophetic book. The epistles are often referred to as the General Epistles as their message was seen as universal to the church and not to specific audiences as those by Paul. The book of Revelation gives the fullest view of the end times.</itunes:summary>
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  1624. <pubDate>Sat, 18 Feb 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1625. <itunes:duration>49:30</itunes:duration>
  1626. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible Survey</itunes:keywords>
  1627. </item>
  1629. <item>
  1630. <title>Bible Survey - Lecture 10</title>
  1631. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1632. <itunes:subtitle>The Apocrypha</itunes:subtitle>
  1633. <itunes:summary>The word apocrypha means “hidden”. It is a term used to describe certain books that are not considered to be part of the canon of the Bible. Some denominations accepts apocryphal books as Scripture. There are many books that can be considered apocryphal - one list showed almost five hundred titles.</itunes:summary>
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  1636. <pubDate>Sat, 25 Feb 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1637. <itunes:duration>41:28</itunes:duration>
  1638. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible Survey</itunes:keywords>
  1639. </item>
  1641. <item>
  1642. <title>Bible Survey - Course Notes (PDF)</title>
  1643. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1644. <itunes:subtitle>Course Notes (PDF)</itunes:subtitle>
  1645. <itunes:summary>The complete notes for the Bible Survey course in PDF format.</itunes:summary>
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  1648. <pubDate>Sat, 25 Feb 2012 23:00:00 CDT</pubDate>
  1649. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Preaching, Sermons, Homiletics, Bible College, Ministry, Preacher, Sermon, Fundamental Baptist</itunes:keywords>
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  1659. <title>Bible History and Customs - Lecture 1</title>
  1660. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1661. <itunes:subtitle>Bible Chronology</itunes:subtitle>
  1662. <itunes:summary>It is often difficult to maintain proper perspective of time when studying the Bible.  Sometimes we try to put books or people into vastly different times, and then sometimes we compress events into far too small periods.  To properly understand your Bible you need a good grasp of the chronology of events and different historical stages.</itunes:summary>
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  1665. <pubDate>Sat, 31 Mar 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1666. <itunes:duration>55:14</itunes:duration>
  1667. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible History, Biblical History, Temple, Sacrifices</itunes:keywords>
  1668. </item>
  1670. <item>
  1671. <title>Bible History and Customs - Lecture 2</title>
  1672. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1673. <itunes:subtitle>The Jewish Calendar</itunes:subtitle>
  1674. <itunes:summary>The Jews measured time quite differently than we do today.  Jewish days last from sundown to sundown for example.  In this lesson we look at how the Jews measured time and how their calendar worked.</itunes:summary>
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  1677. <pubDate>Sat, 7 Apr 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1678. <itunes:duration>41:21</itunes:duration>
  1679. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible History, Biblical History, Temple, Sacrifices</itunes:keywords>
  1680. </item>
  1682. <item>
  1683. <title>Bible History and Customs - Lecture 3</title>
  1684. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1685. <itunes:subtitle>Temple Sacrifices and Services</itunes:subtitle>
  1686. <itunes:summary>One area that we Christians often fail to understand and study is the Jewish rituals in the Tabernacle or Temple.  Understanding the Jewish religion during Bible times will increase your understanding of the Bible.  Also, the many allusions to Christ and His sacrifice become evident as you understand the imagery.  For this lesson, we will focus mainly on how things were done at the Time of Christ.</itunes:summary>
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  1689. <pubDate>Sat, 21 Apr 2012 16:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1690. <itunes:duration>52:33</itunes:duration>
  1691. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible History, Biblical History, Temple, Sacrifices</itunes:keywords>
  1692. </item>
  1694. <item>
  1695. <title>Bible History and Customs - Lecture 4</title>
  1696. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1697. <itunes:subtitle>Nations and Empires</itunes:subtitle>
  1698. <itunes:summary>The nation of Israel was not alone in the world of the Bible.  They were constantly in contact with various nations and tribes.  In this lesson we will look at some of the more common of these groups.</itunes:summary>
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  1701. <pubDate>Sat, 5 May 2012 07:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1702. <itunes:duration>47:23</itunes:duration>
  1703. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible History, Biblical History, Rome, Greece. Hittites, Egypt, Assyria</itunes:keywords>
  1704. </item>
  1706. <item>
  1707. <title>Bible History and Customs - Lecture 5</title>
  1708. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1709. <itunes:subtitle>Languages and Literature</itunes:subtitle>
  1710. <itunes:summary>One of the most vital aspects in the transmission of the Bible and history is the use of language.  In this lesson we will look at the different languages used by the Jews and in creation of the Bible.  We’ll also look at some of the other works of literature from Biblical times.</itunes:summary>
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  1713. <pubDate>Tue, 15 May 2012 07:15:00 CST</pubDate>
  1714. <itunes:duration>1:11:56</itunes:duration>
  1715. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible History, Biblical History, Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, Latin, Josephus</itunes:keywords>
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  1718. <item>
  1719. <title>Bible History and Customs - Lecture 6</title>
  1720. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1721. <itunes:subtitle>Food and Raiment</itunes:subtitle>
  1722. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1725. <pubDate>Sat, 19 May 2012 07:50:00 CST</pubDate>
  1726. <itunes:duration>42:16</itunes:duration>
  1727. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible History, Biblical History</itunes:keywords>
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  1730. <item>
  1731. <title>Bible History and Customs - Lecture 7</title>
  1732. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1733. <itunes:subtitle>Coins and Money</itunes:subtitle>
  1734. <itunes:summary>It is difficult for the modern mind to understand a world with money, especially one that is so varied and regional as it existed in the ancient world.  Coinage appeared around 700 BC and before long became the standard for trade.  In this lesson, we will look at the history of coins and the types of coins used by Jews in Biblical times.</itunes:summary>
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  1737. <pubDate>Sat, 2 Jun 2012 11:05:00 CST</pubDate>
  1738. <itunes:duration>1:21:27</itunes:duration>
  1739. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible History, Biblical History, Coins, Ancient Coins</itunes:keywords>
  1740. </item>
  1742. <item>
  1743. <title>Bible History and Customs - Lecture 8</title>
  1744. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1745. <itunes:subtitle>Religious and Political Groups</itunes:subtitle>
  1746. <itunes:summary>One area of interest in the New Testament is the number of groups that Christ and the Apostles encountered in Judaism.  Because the the religious identity of the Jews was so vital political and religious factions are often one and the same.  The Jewish historian Josephus outlines four major sects: Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, and Zealots.  We will add a few more to our study.</itunes:summary>
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  1749. <pubDate>Sat, 16 Jun 2012 13:40:00 CST</pubDate>
  1750. <itunes:duration>1:07:44</itunes:duration>
  1751. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible History, Biblical History, Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, Herodians, Samaritans, Zealots</itunes:keywords>
  1752. </item>
  1755. <item>
  1756. <title>Bible History and Customs - Lecture 9</title>
  1757. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1758. <itunes:subtitle>Ancient Religions</itunes:subtitle>
  1759. <itunes:summary>Religion is not a new thing among man kind.  Judaism and Christianity are not the only religions the people of Bible encounter.  In this lesson, we’ll take a broad overview of the religions of Canaan, Egypt, Babylon, Greece, and Rome.  We will look at the major deities and talk about how these religions worshipped.</itunes:summary>
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  1762. <pubDate>Sun, 29 Jul 2012 15:15:00 CST</pubDate>
  1763. <itunes:duration>40:38</itunes:duration>
  1764. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible History, Biblical History, Pharisees, Religion, Ancient Religions</itunes:keywords>
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  1776. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 1</title>
  1777. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1778. <itunes:subtitle>Introduction</itunes:subtitle>
  1779. <itunes:summary>The Book of Daniel contains the story of a Hebrew captive in Babylon and the amazing prophecies God revealed to him.  This introduction to the Daniel's life and prophecies focuses on the historical context of the book.</itunes:summary>
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  1782. <pubDate>Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  1783. <itunes:duration>49:35</itunes:duration>
  1784. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Baptist</itunes:keywords>
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  1787. <item>
  1788. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 2</title>
  1789. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1790. <itunes:subtitle>Daniel Takes A Stand - Chapter 1</itunes:subtitle>
  1791. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1794. <pubDate>Sat, 3 Nov 2012 08:50:00 CST</pubDate>
  1795. <itunes:duration>1:00:06</itunes:duration>
  1796. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1797. </item>
  1799. <item>
  1800. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 3</title>
  1801. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1802. <itunes:subtitle>The Great Image - Chapter 2</itunes:subtitle>
  1803. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1806. <pubDate>Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:35:00 CST</pubDate>
  1807. <itunes:duration>1:00:17</itunes:duration>
  1808. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1809. </item>
  1811. <item>
  1812. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 4</title>
  1813. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1814. <itunes:subtitle>The Fiery Furnace - Chapter 3</itunes:subtitle>
  1815. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1818. <pubDate>Sat, 24 Nov 2012 12:35:00 CST</pubDate>
  1819. <itunes:duration>35:55</itunes:duration>
  1820. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1821. </item>
  1823. <item>
  1824. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 5</title>
  1825. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1826. <itunes:subtitle>The Humbling of Nebuchadnezzar - Chapter 4</itunes:subtitle>
  1827. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1830. <pubDate>Thu, 29 Nov 2012 20:10:00 CST</pubDate>
  1831. <itunes:duration>52:59</itunes:duration>
  1832. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Baptist</itunes:keywords>
  1833. </item>
  1836. <item>
  1837. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 6</title>
  1838. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1839. <itunes:subtitle>The Hand Writing on the Wall - Chapter 5</itunes:subtitle>
  1840. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1843. <pubDate>Sun, 02 Dec 2012 17:55:00 CST</pubDate>
  1844. <itunes:duration>37:13</itunes:duration>
  1845. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  1846. </item>
  1848. <item>
  1849. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 7</title>
  1850. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1851. <itunes:subtitle>Daniel and the Lion's Den - Chapter 6</itunes:subtitle>
  1852. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1855. <pubDate>Sat, 29 Dec 2012 17:05:00 CST</pubDate>
  1856. <itunes:duration>1:08:48</itunes:duration>
  1857. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  1858. </item>
  1860. <item>
  1861. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 8</title>
  1862. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1863. <itunes:subtitle>The Four Beasts - Chapter 7</itunes:subtitle>
  1864. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1867. <pubDate>Sat, 02 Feb 2013 22:05:00 CST</pubDate>
  1868. <itunes:duration>1:07:54</itunes:duration>
  1869. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  1870. </item>
  1872. <item>
  1873. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 9</title>
  1874. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1875. <itunes:subtitle>The Ram, the He-Goat, and the Little Horn - Chapter 8</itunes:subtitle>
  1876. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1879. <pubDate>Sat, 09 Feb 2013 09:40:00 CST</pubDate>
  1880. <itunes:duration>47:55</itunes:duration>
  1881. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  1882. </item>
  1885. <item>
  1886. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 10</title>
  1887. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1888. <itunes:subtitle>The Seventy Weeks - Chapter 9</itunes:subtitle>
  1889. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1892. <pubDate>Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:20:00 CST</pubDate>
  1893. <itunes:duration>1:15:54</itunes:duration>
  1894. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  1898. <item>
  1899. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 11</title>
  1900. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1901. <itunes:subtitle>Daniel's Preparation - Chapter 10</itunes:subtitle>
  1902. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1905. <pubDate>Sun, 21 Apr 2013 14:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1906. <itunes:duration>36:23</itunes:duration>
  1907. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  1910. <item>
  1911. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 12</title>
  1912. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1913. <itunes:subtitle>A Tale of Two Dynasties - Chapter 11:1-35</itunes:subtitle>
  1914. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1917. <pubDate>Sat, 27 Apr 2013 10:40:00 CST</pubDate>
  1918. <itunes:duration>1:00:50</itunes:duration>
  1919. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
  1920. </item>
  1923. <item>
  1924. <title>The Book of Daniel - Lecture 13</title>
  1925. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1926. <itunes:subtitle>The End Times - 11:36-12:13</itunes:subtitle>
  1927. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  1930. <pubDate>Sun, 5 May 2013 18:20:00 CST</pubDate>
  1931. <itunes:duration>49:45</itunes:duration>
  1932. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  1937. <title>The Book of Daniel - Course Notes (PDF)</title>
  1938. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1939. <itunes:subtitle>Course Notes (PDF)</itunes:subtitle>
  1940. <itunes:summary>The complete notes for the Daniel course in PDF format.</itunes:summary>
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  1943. <pubDate>Sun, 5 May 2013 18:21:00 CST</pubDate>
  1944. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Daniel, Book of Daniel, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons</itunes:keywords>
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  1955. <title>The Life of Christ - Lecture 1</title>
  1956. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1957. <itunes:subtitle>Introduction</itunes:subtitle>
  1958. <itunes:summary>Introduction lesson on the Life of Christ series.  In this series we will take a look at the events in the life of Christ in a chronological study.  This lesson covers information on the four Gospels, Old Testament appearances of Christ, reasons for His first coming, and the nature of the incarnation.</itunes:summary>
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  1961. <pubDate>Sat, 25 May 2013 10:00:00 CST</pubDate>
  1962. <itunes:duration>1:14:35</itunes:duration>
  1963. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Jesus Christ, Christ, Jesus, Life of Christ</itunes:keywords>
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  1967. <title>The Life of Christ - Lecture 2</title>
  1968. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1969. <itunes:subtitle>Preparing for Christ's Coming</itunes:subtitle>
  1970. <itunes:summary>Events #1-5</itunes:summary>
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  1973. <pubDate>Sat, 5 Oct 2013 15:40:00 CST</pubDate>
  1974. <itunes:duration>47:33</itunes:duration>
  1975. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Jesus Christ, Christ, Jesus, Life of Christ</itunes:keywords>
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  1980. <title>The Life of Christ - Lecture 3</title>
  1981. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1982. <itunes:subtitle>The Nativity</itunes:subtitle>
  1983. <itunes:summary>Events #6-10</itunes:summary>
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  1986. <pubDate>Sun, 20 Oct 2013 7:30:00 CST</pubDate>
  1987. <itunes:duration>47:03</itunes:duration>
  1988. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Jesus Christ, Christ, Jesus, Life of Christ</itunes:keywords>
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  1992. <title>The Life of Christ - Lecture 4</title>
  1993. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  1994. <itunes:subtitle>The Childhood of Christ</itunes:subtitle>
  1995. <itunes:summary>Events #11-13</itunes:summary>
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  1998. <pubDate>Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:45:00 CST</pubDate>
  1999. <itunes:duration>37:40</itunes:duration>
  2000. <itunes:keywords>Bible, Bible Study, Baptist, Sermons, Jesus Christ, Christ, Jesus, Life of Christ</itunes:keywords>
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  2014. <title>Bible History and Customs - Lecture 10</title>
  2015. <itunes:author>Matthew B. Gage</itunes:author>
  2016. <itunes:subtitle>Warfare</itunes:subtitle>
  2017. <itunes:summary></itunes:summary>
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  2020. <pubDate>Sat, 16 Jun 2012 13:40:00 CST</pubDate>
  2021. <itunes:duration>1:07:44</itunes:duration>
  2022. <itunes:keywords>Baptist, Bible College, Bible, Bible History, Biblical History</itunes:keywords>
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