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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, Dec 30, 1997
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 2 secs
This Special on Prayer was taught by Robert Dean during his candidacy for pastor of Preston City Bible Church in Preston Connecticut.
Sat, May 09, 1998
Passage: Galatians 1:1
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 19 secs
Sat, May 16, 1998
Passage: Galatians 1:1-5
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 16 secs
Sun, May 17, 1998
Passage: John 20:30-31 & John 1:1-4
Series: John (1998)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 29 secs
Wed, May 20, 1998
Passage: James 1:1
Series: James (1998)
Duration: 55 mins 58 secs
Sat, May 23, 1998
Passage: Galatians 1:6
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 12 secs
Sun, May 24, 1998
Passage: John 1:1-4
Series: John (1998)
Duration: 52 mins 45 secs

Additional updated information pertaining to this topic is available in this class: Three Portraits of the Birth of Messiah - John: The Messianic Son of God.

Wed, May 27, 1998
Passage: James 1:1-2
Series: James (1998)
Duration: 54 mins 57 secs
Sat, May 30, 1998
Passage: Galatians 1:6-10
Duration: 59 mins 19 secs
Sun, May 31, 1998
Passage: John 1:6-8
Series: John (1998)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 20 secs