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

Robert Dean

Robert Dean

Role: Pastor

Dr. Robert L. Dean, Jr. is pastor of West Houston Bible Church in Houston, Texas.

Before coming to West Houston Bible Church, Dr. Dean was the Pastor of Preston City Bible Church in Preston, Connecticut. Prior to that he had served churches in both the Dallas and Houston, Texas areas and has over 35 years of pastoral experience.

Dr. Dean is a much sought after Bible teacher both in the United States and overseas. He serves on the adjunct faculty of Faith Evangelical Seminary and is the Chairman of the Governing Board for Chafer Theological Seminary.

Dr. Dean trained for the ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary where he earned a Th.M. in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies and later returned to pursue a Ph.D. in theological studies with an emphasis in Historical Theology. He also earned an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of St. Thomas (1987) and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Faith Evangelical Seminary (2002). In 1988 he was recognized as an Outstanding Young Man of America, and in 1989 was listed in the Who's Who in American Christian Leadership.

His academic training in Greek, Hebrew, theology, philosophy, and history enables him to study the Bible in the original languages and show how these eternal truths are as vital today as always.

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Tue, Jun 05, 2018
Passage: 1 Thessalonians 2:4
Series: 1 Thessalonians (2013)
Duration: 59 mins 58 secs
Are you facing pressure to go along with the beliefs of co-workers, friends, and even family members in the pagan culture of our world? Listen to this lesson to learn how Paul handled the opposition and persecution he faced in the 1st century Roman world. See that he taught that we need to focus with spiritual courage and boldness on the long game and not what’s happening at the moment. In his instructions to pastors and all believers, Paul emphasized that we need to seek God’s approval and not man’s in all that we do.
Sun, Jun 03, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:18-20
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 39 mins 32 secs
Does the New Testament teach that meeting in small groups is the best way to make disciples? Listen to this lesson to hear the meaning of discipleship and whether all believers are disciples. Find out the four key terms we need to understand that Jesus gave in His last instructions. Hear the fallacy of “lordship” salvation and understand that the apostles, Paul and Peter, taught the importance of teaching the Word of God to all believers as the means to spiritual growth.
Thu, May 31, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:10-11 & 1 Corinthians 12
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 35 secs
Why is every believer given a spiritual gift or gifts at the moment of salvation? Listen to this lesson to learn the reason and how it applies to each one personally. Learn the fundamental meaning of the Greek word “charisma” and how it is not just limited to spiritual gifts. See that the gift given to us is not based on our merit or accomplishments but is a grace gift bestowed by God the Holy Spirit. Hear facets explaining these gifts and understand that we only activate our spiritual gifts as we mature spiritually.
Tue, May 29, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 39 secs
If you were asked to describe God, how would you answer? Listen to this lesson to learn that Psalm 139 gives an excellent description of His traits, including His knowledge of everything in heaven and on earth. Find out what it means to be a “God-fearer” as well as a number of verses about fearing God. See that the fear of God should be a guide to all our relationships in life. Like Isaiah when he was awed in the presence of God, we should be struck with God’s majesty and sovereignty as we worship Him.
Sun, May 27, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:18-20
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 47 mins 42 secs
What did Jesus mean when He said that all authority had been given to Him in heaven and on earth? Listen to this lesson to see that Jesus was not referring to His future kingdom authority but that He was now the head of the Church in this new Church Age. Hear several New Testament passages about Christ’s headship. Find out that when the Bible says some doubted Him, it was not doubts about His resurrection but they were confused about what their mission was to be now. Hear various views on millennialism, and see which is Biblical.
Thu, May 24, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 59 mins 27 secs
Is love some kind of magical, exciting, tingly feeling that sweeps over us? Listen to this lesson to learn the astonishing manifestations of Biblical love. Find out both positive and negative traits of love for everyone, including those who cause us problems and even grief. See that love is active and not just an absence of mental attitude sins toward others. Hear the nasty traits that show we lack love, all of which are products of the sin nature. If this picture of love leaves you feeling challenged, remember that Biblical love is never a result of our own efforts but the Holy Spirit produces it in us when we walk by the Spirit, learn God’s Word, and mature spiritually.
Tue, May 22, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 44 secs
What is the most frightening event you have ever experienced? Listen to this lesson to take a tour of the Bible and learn about people who came face-to-face with God, beginning with Adam and Eve, Job, Moses, and down to the Apostle John in Revelations. See how the people reacted in fear and awe, falling to the ground at the sight of the majesty of God. Learn what “fear of the Lord” means. As we learn more about the holiness of God, come to understand that our worship should not be a casual experience but an intense, urgent activity of entering into the presence of God.
Sun, May 20, 2018
Passage: John 21:1-17
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 42 secs
What character trait does the Apostle John stress is the most important in his books? Listen to this lesson to see that love is the one that is emphasized. See how the Lord Jesus Christ demonstrated His love for us by not only laying down His life but by supplying all our needs, both physical and spiritual. Hear how Jesus used four synonyms in asking Peter if he loved Him. Understand that it is only by learning God’s Word and obeying it that we can grow spiritually and love God.
Thu, May 17, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8 & 1 Corinthians 13:1-7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 21 secs
You’ve got to be kidding! Does God really expect me to love everyone? Listen to this lesson to learn that this love is not something we have to manufacture on our own. See that this is supernatural and is based on God’s righteousness and justice. Find out that it can only be produced in us when we are walking by the Spirit. Learn what the Old Testament teaches about love. See how parents show Biblical love to their children by setting boundaries and how rearing good children is a way of loving your neighbor. Hear Paul show us that without love, everything we do in the Christian life is worthless.
Tue, May 15, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 36 secs
Imagine finding yourself in the Throne Room of God and seeing God the Father in all His majesty. You see the angelic creatures worshipping Him in songs they have been singing for thousands and thousands of years. Listen to this lesson to hear about men in the Bible who actually had this experience. Understand the meaning of the words “holy” and “glory” and how they show us how we should worship God Who is distinct and above all others. See how we can know that no matter how things look in our lives, if we focus on God our troubles will fade into insignificance.