I was raised in a religious home, but did not personally become a believer until my freshman year of high school reading the Left Behind series. I went to a contemporary church dominated by church growth philosophies and so I never received much teaching or bible study. In college I began looking at bible studies online as a way to stay involved as I knew the campus was very hostile to religious beliefs of any kind. The Lord had me find the study of Ruth by Dr. Dean, which was my first real exposure to solid biblical teaching. I had never seen anything like that before, so I ended up spending over a year going through multiple videos every day. That was about 7 years ago now, and I still watch a video a day (I've finally caught up to the 1/2 Samuel series). I have found a bible church that teaches the word faithfully (thanks to the Lord's leading) in an area where that is almost non-existent and have been going for several years now. I am thankful to the Lord for raising up pastors such as Dr. Dean who are able to faithfully proclaim the word, and Dean Bible Ministries is the source of much of my formative doctrine and inspired my own bible studies. Thank you for all that you do to get the word out to a dying world that lacks it.
Dean Bible Ministries
Watch the following video by Dr. Robert L. Dean Jr., pastor of West Houston Bible Church in Houston Texas as he explains how Dean Bible Ministries can benefit you in your study of the Bible.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Dean Bible Ministries has thousands of individual believers as well as numerous small groups and churches from numerous countries throughout the world, regularly live streaming, viewing, listening and downloading our Bible study material?
Series of the month
Revelation is the climax of God's plan for history. Everything that begins in Genesis finds resolution in Revelation. In this final book of the New Testament we orient to God's plan for the future and fine tune the priority of living today in light of eternity. Revelation is unique in that it contains a promise of special blessing for those who teach it and for those who study it and apply the lessons learned. It's not just about the future, but contains vital teachings about our destiny that vitalize our thinking about today.
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2019 Bible Reading Challenge
Why don’t you make it a personal goal during 2019 to read the Bible through from Genesis to Revelation?
The benefits are tremendous. First, you will begin to understand the historical flow of God’s revelation to you. Second, you will clarify the relationships of different people and events. Third, you will begin to discover many of God’s promises that relate to challenges you are facing. Fourth, it will enhance your understanding of references and allusions made during Bible class. And fifth, it will provide you with a more focused understanding of God’s character.
To accomplish this I recommend picking a specific time of day and always sticking to that time. This might be early in the morning, during your lunch break, on your commute to or from work (or both). You can read or you can listen. Many Bible reading apps are available online for your ...