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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, Jul 23, 2023
Passage: 2 Timothy 1:12
Duration: 18 mins 16 secs
Are you looking for stability in your life? If so, look no further because our memory verse for today assures us that once we have trusted in Christ as our Savior He will never let us go.
Tue, Jul 25, 2023
Passage: Genesis 3:1-6
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 6 secs
Who introduced a false worldview to mankind? Listen to this lesson to learn how Satan enticed the first woman to believe that she could be as smart as God. This led her to test what God had said to see if it was true. Find out that those with a pagan worldview are still doing that today when they reject the biblical worldview of how the universe and everything in it came into being. See the implications of rejecting God and how it leaves man without any purpose.
Thu, Jul 27, 2023
Passage: Philippians 2:5-11
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 2 secs

Was Jesus a normal, physical human when He lived on earth? Listen to this message to learn about His humanity, including His human attributes such as hunger, emotions, and physical tiredness. See His voluntary humiliation as He limited His divine attributes in order to fulfill His mission. End the message by hearing Mark Musser describe the missionary work he and his wife, Caren, are doing in the chaotic countries of Armenia, Belarus, and Ukraine.

You can find out more about Mark's ministry at (Ararat-Ranier East-West Fellowship).

Sat, Jul 29, 2023
Passage: Romans 8:38-39
Duration: 17 mins 13 secs
What do you fear can separate you from the love of God? Hear seven questions that will help you remember that it is the power of God that guarantees our salvation is secure.
Sun, Jul 30, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:28
Duration: 53 mins 8 secs
Have you ever destroyed anyone with the words that came out of your mouth? Listen to this message to learn what the Bible has to say about our speech, which can be sinful and hurtful or can build up others. Hear a number of biblical passages from James, Proverbs, and others which explain the trouble our tongues can cause and ways to gain self control over it by walking by means of the Holy Spirit. Be challenged to bring discipline to your mouth and be a blessing when you speak.
Tue, Aug 01, 2023
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 30 secs

What does the pagan worldview look like in our world today? Listen to this message to learn that the pagan worldview says everything is a result of random chance so there is no purpose in life. See how the theory of evolution ignores science and how those who promote it try to shame and intimidate those who reject it. Find out major ways the pagan worldview has impacted our world and see the importance of teaching children biblical truth when they are young.

During this message Dr. Dean recommended a couple books by Erwin Lutzer, No Reason to Hide: Standing for Christ in a Collapsing Culture and We Will Not be Silenced.

The Institute for Creation Research ( and and Answers in Genesis ( and have a wide range of excellent materials for children.

Thu, Aug 03, 2023
Passage: Philippians 2:5-11
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 43 secs
Why did Jesus come to earth? Listen to this message to learn He came to pay the penalty for man’s sin. Find out what He had to be in order to qualify for the role of our Savior. Learn about the three offices of Christ in His incarnation, beginning with prophet and hear where Jesus functioned as a prophet. Then hear about His office as our High Priest and what the significance that is in our prayer life. Last, learn that while Jesus has the office of King He has not been crowned as king. Look forward to when that will take place.
Sat, Aug 05, 2023
Passage: Psalm 34:22
Duration: 17 mins 27 secs
Have these Bible verses you’ve been memorizing shown you that your salvation is secure? Our verse today takes away any lingering doubts we have because it shows us that God’s promises can always be trusted.
Sun, Aug 06, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:30
Duration: 58 mins 12 secs
Scripture tells us not to grieve the Holy Spirit. Do you even know what that means? Listen to this message to learn that the command is given in both the Old and the New Testaments. See that since the Holy Spirit is divine, a human emotion is used to describe what it means when we rebel against God or refuse to do His commands. Find out that grief is a part of our fallen world and is not a sin unless it is accompanied by mental attitude sins such as bitterness, anger, or self pity.
Tue, Aug 08, 2023
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 42 secs

What are the consequences of Adam and Eve’s disobedience to God in the Garden of Eden? Listen to this message to hear that death was not a part of God’s perfect plan for mankind, but when sin entered the world so did death. Hear about different kinds of death which includes the loss of the function of the human spirit, separation from God, and physical death. See God’s solution to this and learn the fearful consequences of rejecting that solution.

The video Dr. Dean referenced in the class is called Astronomy Reveals Creation, by Dr. Jason Lisle.