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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, Apr 11, 2023
Passage: Judges 19-21
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 48 secs
What leads to lawlessness in a nation? Listen to this lesson to learn that when individuals depart from God they become involved in the arrogance skills with disastrous results for their nation. See how failure to honor God and love your neighbor as yourself is a road to ruin and violence. Find out that when absolutes break down it can result in the destruction of a nation and civil war.
Thu, Apr 13, 2023
Passage: Philippians 2:3-6
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 1 sec
What is God’s standard for the body of Christ and the local church? Listen to this message to learn that there is to be unity in the Church, unity in the doctrine believed and taught, and unity among the members of the congregation. Find out that this depends on developing mental attitudes of humility and unselfishness and viewing other people’s concerns as important as your own. Understand that our example for this humility is the Lord Jesus Christ.
Sun, Apr 16, 2023
Passage: Romans 5:8
Duration: 14 mins 9 secs
Each day we awaken to different blessings and difficulties. Our verse today, Romans 5:8, promises us that God loved us even when we were unlovable.
Sun, Apr 16, 2023
Passage: John 13:34-35 & Deuteronomy 6:5-8
Duration: 54 mins 34 secs
What is the difference between loving your neighbor as yourself and loving one another? Listen to this lesson to learn that in the Mosaic Law people were commanded to love their neighbor as themselves, but in the New Testament Jesus gave a new commandment for believers to love one another as He loved us. Hear a definition of love that emphasizes that it is a mental attitude and not an emotion. Hear six principles that will help you understand and apply Christian love for one another.
Mon, Apr 17, 2023
Duration: 49 mins 7 secs
Note that Dr. Dean provided a revised notes file for this lesson. The correction file name for this class is 2023S-HT503-HistoryOfDoctrine-Notes-Class10_4-17.pdf
Tue, Apr 18, 2023
Passage: Judges 19-21
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 10 secs
What was a concubine in ancient Israel? Listen to this message to learn that this was not part of God’s design but it was a custom of that part of the world. A concubine was a legitimate wife but of a secondary status. Hear an intriguing overview told from the end to the beginning of what events caused an almost near annihilation of the tribe of Benjamin. See the role a horrific gang rape and killing of a Levite’s concubine played in this and be warned that all of these events were caused by a series of bad, immoral decisions.
Sat, Apr 22, 2023
Duration: 58 mins 43 secs
Dr. Dean delivered the banquet speech for John Myles’ ordination at Preston City Bible Church.