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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, May 30, 2023
Passage: Genesis 1
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 44 secs
How would you explain God and His revealed word, the Bible, to a child or someone unfamiliar with it? Listen to this message to begin a study in the first book of the Bible that tells about origins. Learn about creation and that God created the world out of nothing but spoke it into existence. Hear three principles that will help you remember this and marvel at God’s powerful and awe-inspiring attributes.
Tue, May 30, 2023
Duration: 3 mins 2 secs
Quickly review the hand motions associated with the Biblical events highlighted in Interlocked.
Thu, Jun 01, 2023
Passage: Philippians 2:5-11
Duration: 57 mins 46 secs
Was Jesus Christ always the Son of God? Listen to this message to hear Scriptures that you can reflect on that show Christ as the eternal Son of God. Find out who the Angel or Messenger of the Lord is and see a number of passages concerning this. See seven ways the rabbis used the term “Memra” as the visible expression of God.
Sun, Jun 04, 2023
Passage: Hebrews 12:1-2
Duration: 55 mins 10 secs
Is your thinking focused on the Lord Jesus Christ? Listen to this message to learn that in order to focus on Him we have to learn about Him. Find out how we can show we love Him by keeping His commandments, which are found in the Bible. See what weight we are supposed to lay aside and how to endure in difficult times. Remember that the more we focus on Christ, the more the problems and trials in this life lose their importance.
Sun, Jun 04, 2023
Passage: Romans 5:1
Duration: 13 mins 4 secs
Do you long for peace in your life? Listen to our memory verse today, Romans 5:1, to learn that when we trust in Christ we are justified and have the only peace that really counts, peace with God.
Sat, Jun 10, 2023
Passage: 1 John 5:11-12
Duration: 20 mins 1 sec
How confident are you that when you believe in Christ you have been eternally saved and cannot lose your salvation? Our memory verses today tell us that it is God, Himself, who has testified to this so we can know it is the truth.
Mon, Jun 19, 2023
Passage: Romans 3:24-25
Duration: 21 mins 16 secs
Would you like to be given God’s righteousness? Listen to our memory verses today to learn that even though we are born sinners and we sin personally we can trust in Jesus Christ as our Savior and be given the righteousness of God.
Sun, Jun 25, 2023
Passage: Hebrews 12:1-2
Duration: 55 mins 20 secs
Who is the example believers should follow in their daily lives? Listen to this message to learn that Jesus Christ should be our example and we should think as He thinks. How are we able to do that? Find out it is by focusing our attention on Him and learning about Him through the Bible. Remember you are to be guided by what you think and not what you feel.
Sun, Jun 25, 2023
Passage: Jude
Duration: 22 mins 59 secs
Have you ever worried that you have committed some terrible sin that made you lose your salvation? Memorize this verse and be comforted that the Eternal God saved you when you believed in His Son and there is nothing you can do to lose that salvation.
Tue, Jun 27, 2023
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 9 secs

Are you ready to have a little fun while learning about the Bible? Stand up and join in as we are led through the motions depicting 19 foundational events in the Bible. Then listen for a detailed account of God as the Creator God. See how the world and everything in it was created by God by His spoken word and find out how this reveals His character. Learn ways to teach this to children and build on it as they are able to understand more. Realize that we were created for purpose and meaning in our lives that can only be known by studying God’s Word.

The handout for this class is available under the Text: notes link.