Newest Lessons
Lesson Series
Alphabetical List
Books Available
Capsule Commentaries
Audio Classes
Local Ministry Classes
Donations
Links

      Present Truth
     Teaching Letter
  is published monthly    and is sent free to our subscriber list via email.

Free Subscription
Current Issue
Archive
  2017
  2016
  2015
  2014
  2013
  2012
  2011
  2010
  2009
  2008
  2007
  2006
  2005
  2004
  2003

 

 Locations of visitors to this page

@

These are recordings of live teaching classes. They have only been lightly edited to maintain the ambiance of the live classroom.  The classes contain interaction, comments by students and real questions and answers. 

Our goal is not to present a "professional" recording but, rather,
to provide a "learning environment" that is conducive to spiritual enlightenment.

LISTEN--You can listen to the classes on line without waiting for long download times.  The player is on our site so that the files do not need to be downloaded to your system. 

DOWNLOAD--You can download the MP3 file to your system if you desire. 
Some of the files are large so you don't want to do this unless you are on a high-speed Internet connection.  If you are using Internet Explorer, right click on the download link and select 'Save As'.  Use the corresponding command if you are using a different browser.

@


The Lord's Expectation When His Body Meets
When we gather together as the Church, the Body of Christ, we all come with expectations. However, our expectations matter little. The real issue is the expectations of the Lord. After all, it is His Body and He is the Head.
Mineola Teaching Conference
This series of four sessions contains the entire four day teaching conference held at the Mineola Christian Fellowship in Mineola, Texas in June of 2014.  The theme of the conference was taken from Ephesians 1:10 concerning "an administration suitable for the fullness of times".
Book of Revelation--A Study
This series is an exposition of the Book of Revelation based on the idea that Revelation is the revealing of Jesus Christ.  The focus of the book is the completion of the plan and purpose of God as it culminates in Jesus as King and the fulfillment of the Kingdom as plans of the enemies of God are destroyed and all things are restored to God for the New Heavens and the New Earth.
Kingdom of God Audio Series - 10 Parts
This series examines the Kingdom of God and its requirements.  The Kingdom is defined and its "mystery" form is discussed.  Various lessons cover the coming of the Kingdom; entering the Kingdom, the work of the Kingdom, the difference between the Church and the Kingdom and other related material.
Priests of God Series - 3 Parts
This series examines the requirements and functions of a New Testament Priest.  We are all priests after the order of Melchizedek just like Jesus.  This series looks at the questions, What is the Melchizedek priesthood and who was Melchizedek; in what way is this eternal in nature; what is the difference between a Levitical priest and a New Testament priest and how do we function as a priest? 
Love and Hate
This is a live class recording from a home bible study class.  It deals with God's love, which is perfect love and how we are to walk in it.  It also deals with hate and the consequences associated with it.  God both loves and hates perfectly but are we allowed to hate also?
Spiritual Authority Part 2
Authority and Vision

This is a live class recording from one of the session of the Leadership Development Seminar. The lesson looks at true Spiritual Authority and spiritual vision and how they relate to one another. ALERT:  This lesson has audio problems (a warbling echo) but the information is worth suffering through the audio issues, at least I believe so.
Spiritual Authority Part 1
This is a live class recording from one of the session of the Leadership Development Seminar.  This lesson looks at true Spiritual Authority and how it differs from organizational authority and the world's authority structure.
ALERT:
 This lesson has audio problems (a warbling echo) but the information is worth suffering through the audio issues, at least I believe so.
The Complete Body
This is a live class recording from one of the session of the Leadership Development Seminar.  This is the lesson that follows "Heart Issues in Leaders" and deals with the process of bringing the people of God into maturity and leadership.
Heart Issues in Leaders
This is a live class recording from one of the session of the Leadership Development Seminar.  It deals with the hidden things of the heart and the method by which God brings them to light for us to deal with and shows how this fits in with the process that God uses to develop leaders.

The Process of Change - 7 parts
The Process of Change Series looks at the way that God meets us where we are but begins to take us to where He wants us--conformed to the image of Christ.  This first lesson establishes the basics of this process from the Scriptures and the necessity of allowing the Lord to complete the process in us in order that we might be qualified for work in the Kingdom and useful to the Lord.

A Prepared People - 2 parts
A Prepared People was given at a leadership conference for pastors and other leaders of independent churches.  Parts 1 and 2 are necessary for the entire message to be heard as it was one session with a break in the middle.  The message deals with the preparation of God's people to fulfill their purpose and destiny and leadership's role in the process. 

Relationships Series - 2 parts
God has established His own terms for our relationships.  He uses husband and wife to illustrate the relationship of Christ and the Church.  Within the Church He establishes placement and function for each of us according to His own purposes.  We don't decide how we relate to one another.  We can only accept how He places us and yield ourselves to functioning according to His calling.  All of this is done on God's terms not ours. 

Prequel to the Close of the Age Series - 2 parts
This lesson stands alone but is also a foundational prelude to the Close of the Age series.  God's purpose is put into perspective with the reason why the Law existed; its relationship to the promise of Abraham and the Seed of Abraham; what Jesus did with the Law and how understanding this is important to the framework of the close of the age.

The Close of the Age Series - 9 parts
The "parousia", that is, the coming, the appearing of Jesus is the focal point of the consummation of the age.  Everything that the Lord has purposed in Himself is brought to completion. Our understanding of End Time events must fit into the overall process of God's intention to destroy the works of the devil and to unify all things in Christ Jesus.  The way or manner of the coming of Jesus is discussed along with the purpose of His appearing.

The Love of the Truth Series - 9 parts
One of the important details concerning the close of this age is given to us in II Thessalonians 2:10 concerning those who do not receive a love of the truth.  Not only are they subject to the deceptions of the enemy, they are also subject to strong delusion from God.  When we receive a love of the truth, we embrace the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of Truth, to guide us into all truth and enlighten our understanding.  The Holy Spirit "untwists" our perception of reality received from the fall and continues to speak to us the things of Jesus.

Renewing the Mind Series - 9 parts
We are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind.  However, few of us really understand what that means.  We receive a new spirit when we are born again.  We receive a new body in the resurrection.  In between, we have the same soul, the same mind or thinking process that we had as a heathen.  The process of sanctification is the outworking of our salvation in our souls, which requires the renewing of our minds.  We cannot fulfill our calling, our destiny without a renewed mind.  Our natural mind cannot understand the things of the spirit.  This series of lessons teaches us how to cooperate with the Holy Sprit in renewing our minds.

Structure & Order: Heaven and Earth
This teaching was given in a house church group and elaborates on the structure and order of Heaven and earth as described by:
Colossians 1:16
 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.   The four levels of God's government of creation are explained and how they relate to us and our role in God's purpose and how He intends for us to operate in the invisible realm. 

The Big Picture Introduction - 2 parts
The beginning discussion of the series "The Holy Spirit and the Kingdom of God".  This introduction looks at the bigger picture of God's purpose in creation, redemption, and the fulfillment of God's plan.  The Father has sent Jesus and He has sent the Holy Spirit so that we might be made capable and enabled to complete God's intention for mankind.

Mindsets & Strongholds - 4 parts
This series is taken from a different presentation of the material than the nine lesson Renewing the Mind series.  It is a more in depth look at the crucial area of our mindsets and the strongholds which we build in our minds.

The first class explains the framework of the inner man and how our mindsets must change in order to mature in the Lord.  The process by which strongholds are built in our minds is carefully examined.

Family Foundations - 2 parts
This series looks at the family as the basic building block of any nation or government including the Kingdom of God.  Paul spoke of family relationships and then said that it was a mystery but he was speaking of Christ and the Church.  We learn identity, placement, and function within our family relationship before we can ever learn these things in the Church.  How do we think that we can be built together in the Ekklesia of Jesus Christ if we can't function together as a family according to the plan and purpose of God?

True and False Series - 4 parts
The True and False Series is composed of lessons that can stand alone without referring to the other lessons in the series; however, they do go together as part of the overall pattern of things that are true and things that are false.

("I consider this one of the most important lessons that I have ever taught."--Art Nelson)

Taken Captive Series - 3 parts
This series of lessons looks at how the world system and methods take us captive from the simplicity of Christ.  We operate with a worldly view of reality making us prey to the wiles of the Devil.

Part 1: Melchizedek Priests
Jesus is our High Priest after the order of Melchizedek.  We are a kingdom of priests; therefore, our priestly order is also that of Melchizedek.  This class looks at what it means to be a priest, the functions of a priest and the process of becoming a priest.  The Aaronic priesthood is used as a type and shadow to illustrate the principles that apply to us as New Testament priests after the order of Melchizedek.

Art Nelson's Testimony
This is my testimony.  It is the story of a young heathen, an agnostic unconcerned about God, who came to know the Living God through Christ Jesus, the Lamb.  It is the story of an attempted suicide foiled by the power of God, of coming to know God in spite of the hindrances of traditions.  It is a story of tremendous, miraculous power demonstrating God's love for us.

   

@ Copyrights (C) 2014 Lifestream Teaching Ministries. All Rights Reserved.
@