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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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Sun, Apr 02, 2023
Passage: Deuteronomy 6:5-8 & 1 John 4:7-10
Duration: 1 hr 54 mins 25 secs
Would you like a biblical definition of love? Listen to this message to hear that love is a mind set toward others. See that the starting point for everything in this life we need to know is God and it is found in His revealed Word, the Bible. See what protects your soul in time of testing and the importance of walking by means of the Holy Spirit. Understand that after salvation you choose whether or not to become a disciple.
Sun, Apr 02, 2023
Passage: John 3:16
Duration: 20 mins 16 secs
What Bible verse is the most popular verse in the Scriptures? Many would say it’s our memory verse today, John 3:16. Read the verses before and after this verse to get its fantastic meaning.
Mon, Apr 03, 2023
Duration: 45 mins 41 secs
The Work of Christ and the Apologists: Eastern Apologists and the Theologians
Tue, Apr 04, 2023
Passage: Judges 18:1-31
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 42 secs

Do you view God as a good luck charm? Sadly there are people who think like that. Listen to this lesson to hear about an event in Israel when the tribe of Dan were in apostasy. They were homeless because they had not trusted God to take possession of the land He had given them, so they moved in on other people’s homes. See how their actions resulted in apostasy spreading throughout the land. Understand that when this occurs the only way to recover is to turn back to God.

Dr. Dean mentioned that when he completes the Judges series he’s going to teach the Interlocked series based on Charlie Clough’s Bible Framework. Click on the link to get a sneak peek of this impactful study, as well as to download the materials for this course.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referred to a book by Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre entitled O Jerusalem,

Sun, Apr 09, 2023
Passage: Acts 16:31
Duration: 18 mins 1 sec
What must we do to be saved? God’s simple answer is found in our memory verse, Acts 16:31.
Sun, Apr 09, 2023
Passage: Acts 1:1-3 & 1 Corinthians 15:13-18
Duration: 47 mins 13 secs
What is the importance of Christ’s resurrection from the dead? Listen to this message to hear nine vital principles concerning the resurrection including its absolute necessity for Christianity. As a result of the resurrection, believers are to be steadfast as they keep moving to fulfill the purpose for which they have been saved.