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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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Thu, Jun 29, 2023
Passage: Philippians 2:5-11
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 34 secs

Have you ever tried to share the gospel with a Jewish friend and found that they have trouble understanding the Godhead and believe that there is only one divine Person? Listen to this message to learn about a time during the period between the end of the Old Testament and the coming of Christ when Jewish rabbis wrote a number of Targums, or commentaries, about the word Memra throughout the Old Testament and showed that it referred to two distinct divine Persons. Hear how rabbis later reversed these teachings after the Apostle John used the Greek word LOGOS to refer to Jesus.

The handout Dr. Dean referenced during this lesson is available in the Text: notes link.

Sat, Jul 01, 2023
Passage: John 10:28-29
Duration: 14 mins 25 secs
How sure are you that you are saved? Listen to these memory verses to see that when we believe in Jesus we are held in both Jesus’ hand and the Father’s hand and nothing can snatch us out.
Sun, Jul 02, 2023
Passage: Hebrews 12:1-2
Duration: 59 mins 8 secs
Is joy a part of your daily life? Listen to this message to learn that if you are a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ then you should be filled with joy. Find out that this joy is not just an emotion or a personality trait, but is a deep inner happiness and tranquility of soul. See that biblical words that refer to joy are connected to how we have been blessed by God in the Church Age. Hear four passages that explain how this joy can become a part of a believer’s life as they grow to spiritual maturity.
Tue, Jul 04, 2023
Passage: Genesis 1-2
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 2 secs
When God created mankind, did He design social structures so they would prosper? Listen to this lesson to learn about the first three social structures God decreed to help the human race know how to live the right way. Find out that when mankind follows these Divine Institutions they live fulfilling lives, and when they disobey them and try to create their own rules, they live in chaos and turmoil. See the importance of submission and authority and the Creator-creature distinction.
Sat, Jul 08, 2023
Passage: Hebrews 7:25
Duration: 17 mins 23 secs
Can the sins we commit cause us to lose our salvation? Listen to our memory verse today to learn that God has done everything needed to secure our salvation and He is all sufficient so we can rest in Him.
Sun, Jul 09, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:25-28
Duration: 51 mins 4 secs
Are you living your life God’s way or your way? Listen to this message to learn that how you answer that question determines the quality of your life now and for the future. Find out that we are to treat other believers in grace based on the way we have been treated by God. See this is only possible when we are walking by means of the Holy Spirit. Be challenged to learn ways to show grace orientation.
Tue, Jul 11, 2023
Passage: Isaiah 14:12-14 & Ezekiel 28:12-17
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 19 secs
Spirit beings, invisible to us, are all around us and the only way we can learn about them is through the Word of God. Listen to this message to hear when they were created. See who the morning stars are. Find out the different classifications of angels and how their appearances differ. Learn about the most beautiful angel of all and how he chose to rebel against God as a result of his arrogance. Learn how we know when this fall occurred and what it has to do with darkness.
Thu, Jul 13, 2023
Passage: Philippians 2:5-11
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 29 secs

Was Jesus Christ just a wise and good man who lived on this earth? If you’ve ever heard that false view, listen to this message to hear the amazing facts about Jesus that prove His divinity beyond a doubt. Hear a list of His divine attributes and where He declared Himself to be God in the Scriptures. Find out how these claims He made about Himself angered the Pharisees and made them try to stone Him to death. Realize that you need never fear that something man does can destroy this earth because Jesus Christ created this world and holds it together.

During this message Dr. Dean referenced three schools that still provide a non-propagandized education. Quoting Pete Hegseth's statement in The Battle for the American Mind: “... save for a few exceptions—Hillsdale College, Liberty University, College of the Ozarks, to name a few—higher education is a wasteland.” There may be a few others, but I only know of these three as well.

Additional information is available in the Text: notes link below.

Sun, Jul 16, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:28
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 15 secs
What does the Bible have to say about work? Listen to this lesson to learn that from the beginning of creation mankind has always been told to work. See that one of the reasons is so that we may be able to help others who are in need as a part of our grace orientation. Find out that responsible labor is a part of the first Divine Institution. See how laziness is treated in Scripture and accept that all labor has value.
Sun, Jul 16, 2023
Passage: 1 Peter 1:4-5
Duration: 16 mins 22 secs
Are you assured of your salvation? Our memory verse tells us we are kept by the power of God. Find out we have a place in heaven reserved for us who are kept by His all encompassing power.