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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, Oct 08, 2023
Passage: Jeremiah 16:9
Duration: 16 mins 39 secs
Have people in your life let you down and you feel you have no one to protect you? Memorize this verse and put your trust in God because He is there even in the midst of every trouble.
Tue, Oct 10, 2023
Passage: Genesis 9
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 48 secs

Is the death penalty morally right? Listen to this message to learn that capital punishment is mandated by God and is necessary to provide safety for people. Understand that it was delegated by God to humans in government after Noah’s flood. Learn if people can eat meat or if vegetarianism is necessary. See that the Divine Institutions of personal responsibility, marriage, and family are still part of God’s plan for humans.

Links to the articles that Dr. Dean mentioned during this class are as follows:

When The Thames Froze Over: The ‘Little Ice Age’ Thames Frost Fairs

Science proves kids are bad for Earth. Morality suggests we stop having them.

The French nationals going 'childfree' to save the planet

Why this professor's climate-crisis solution is rankling Twitter: 'The worst thing you can do is have a child'

Climate Changes Endanger World's Food Output

Thu, Oct 12, 2023
Passage: Isaiah 55:8-9
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 45 secs

Why did God allow Hamas to carry out its horrific, inhuman attack on Israeli Jews? Listen to this message to hear the biblical, theological, and historical reasons. Find out that it is only by understanding the character of God and His plan for the human race that we can comprehend the issues such as free choice for humans, the problem of sin, and God’s promises to the Jews. Hear what we can do to help in this event and come to realize that now is the time for all of us to learn the Scriptures and grow spiritually as we face whatever may be coming our way.

The website Dr. Dean referenced during this message is

Sat, Oct 14, 2023
Passage: Genesis 12:2-3
Duration: 39 mins 39 secs
Dr. Robert L. Dean gives a update on the War with Hamas in Israel. As a result of the many Israel tours Dr. Dean has led over the years, he has made many good friends and associates in Israel and they are informing him of what they are seeing in many locations in Israel. We should all be in constant prayer for Israel, for their ability to put down this evil enemy. Pray for the IDF and for the Israeli government to stay focused on a complete and total victory over Hamas. Pray they will not yield to public pressure to restrain their actions.
Sun, Oct 15, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 5:2 & Genesis 22
Duration: 1 hr 56 mins 13 secs
Substitutionary atonement! Do you know what that means? Listen to this message to hear how Christ’s love for us was such that He died in our place and paid the penalty for our sins. Beginning in the Old Testament, see how this work of Christ was predicted. Hear the illustration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son, Isaac, and learn about the animal sacrifices that were made for the sins of the people. Rejoice that all of your sins are forgiven and you can trust Him to be your Savior.
Sun, Oct 22, 2023
Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:21 & 1 Peter 2:24
Duration: 1 hr 43 mins 33 secs
What does the New Testament have to say about Christ’s death on the Cross as a substitution for mankind’s sins? Listen to this message to hear the Greek prepositions used to explain this. See the significance of the sacrificial Passover Lamb. Understand that although all our sins were paid for at the Cross, each person must individually trust Christ for his or her salvation.
Sat, Oct 28, 2023
Passage: Zechariah 2:5
Duration: 20 mins 48 secs
Where can we turn when we are facing trouble? Our memory verse today is a promise that God will protect us from our enemies, just as He has protected believers through the ages. See the significance of October 31 that has nothing to do with ghosts or goblins.
Tue, Oct 31, 2023
Passage: Genesis 9-10
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 18 secs
The worldwide Flood ended. The waters receded and eight people came off the Ark with the advanced knowledge of the pre-Flood generations. Hear how this knowledge included astronomy, map making, math, engineering skills, metallurgy, and many others. See how these skills were gradually lost as lifespans shortened and people were scattered into language groups. Marvel at the accomplishments of ancient peoples and understand that God is the sovereign of creation and He will always sustain everything.

In this class Dr. Dean mentioned that mammoths were found frozen in Siberia and their meat was served in explorer clubs around the world. That was believed, but is not accurate.

Study Proves The Explorers Club Didn't Really Eat Mammoth at 1050s New York Dinner

Explorers Club Did Not Have Mammoth on the Menu--It Was Sea Turtle

Thu, Nov 02, 2023
Passage: Philippians 2:12-16
Duration: 58 mins 24 secs
Is it possible to do all things without any complaining or griping or bickering? Listen to this lesson to learn that God commands us to do that and find out how we can. See that it means we are to grow spiritually by taking in God’s Word and applying it in our lives. Learn the importance of unity with other believers and holding fast to the truth of the Scriptures. Understand that the result will be that we become lights shining in the darkness of our crooked world.
Sat, Nov 04, 2023
Passage: Deuteronomy 33:27
Duration: 12 mins 31 secs
Are you ready for a surprise application of one of God’s promises? Listen to this short message so you can be prepared to face whatever comes your way. Realize that God’s presence is always with you.