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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, Nov 26, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 5:3-5 & Romans 8:17
Duration: 1 hr 25 mins 53 secs
Are you motivated to grow to spiritual maturity in this life? Listen to this lesson to see how the promise of a special reward inheritance encourages us to serve the Lord. As believers we are all heirs of God, but what is involved in becoming a co-heir with Christ? Understand that our challenge as believers is to be willing to glorify Christ even if it involves suffering.
Tue, Nov 28, 2023
Passage: Genesis 12
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 42 secs
Did God choose Abraham to be saved? Listen to this message to learn that he was already saved when God chose him for a specific role in human history. Find out that the potter’s wheel in Jeremiah refers to the nation of Israel and not to individuals. Understand the conflict between the kingdom of man based on man’s works and the kingdom of God based on His grace.
Sun, Dec 03, 2023
Passage: 1 Corinthians 2:5
Duration: 16 mins 20 secs
When you need answers on how to deal with something in life, who do you turn to? Your feelings or experiences? Wise men of the past? Our verse today tells us we only find truth in God’s revelation found in the Bible. We have been given the Holy Spirit to help us understand the divine viewpoint.
Sun, Dec 03, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 5:6-7
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 30 secs
How can believers avoid being deceived? Deception has infiltrated every nook and cranny of our culture today. Listen to this lesson to hear a number of lies that are widely believed and see that Satan is the “father of lies”. Find out the importance of transforming our minds to biblical truth through studying the Word of God and by walking by means of the Holy Spirit.
Thu, Dec 07, 2023
Passage: Philippians 2:16-3:0 & 1 Corinthians 3:8-14
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 50 secs
Are you aware that someday you’re going to receive a report card on how well you live your life after you become a believer? Listen to this lesson to learn about how you will be evaluated at the Judgment Seat of Christ. Find out that you are light and not of the darkness. Understand what the Day of Christ is and learn why Amillennialism is false teaching.
Sun, Dec 10, 2023
Passage: 2 Corinthians
Duration: 13 mins 4 secs
How do we understand reality around us? Without the truth found in God’s word we cannot know how to deal with the issues of our lives. Always remember that God’s grace is sufficient for us and He has revealed all the answers we need.
Sun, Dec 10, 2023
Passage: John 10:24-26 & Daniel 8
Duration: 45 mins 38 secs
What is Hanukkah and did Jesus celebrate it when He was on earth? Listen to this message to learn the historical background and origin of Hanukkah. Find out who the Judaeans were and what the questions they asked Jesus meant. Ask yourself whether you believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah who forgives our sins.
Tue, Dec 12, 2023
Passage: Genesis 15:6
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 6 secs

How and when did Abram learn about justification? Listen to this message to hear about these challenging issues of how people were saved before Christ’s death on the Cross. Find out about progressive revelation and how information revealed by God was passed down from generation to generation beginning with Adam and Eve. Understand the meaning of imputation.

You can access the paper by Jim Myers (How Were People Saved in the Old Testament?) here.

Thu, Dec 14, 2023
Passage: Philippians 2:16 & 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 20 secs
Which type of Christian are you? At the Judgment Seat of Christ will you receive rewards or not? Listen to this lesson to hear principles about how to live a worthwhile spiritual life that ends with us receiving crowns. See how rewards can be lost and about the kinds of crowns we can receive.
Sun, Dec 17, 2023
Passage: Luke 2:10-14
Duration: 53 mins 34 secs
How can we be made right before God and what does Christmas have to do with that? Hear eight insightful principles explaining the significance of the birth, death, and resurrection of Christ, the Messiah. Understand God’s grace solution to man’s sin problem. Don’t wait. Now is the day to trust in Christ for righteousness, forgiveness, and eternal life.