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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, Jan 07, 2024
Passage: Philippians 4:6-7
Duration: 17 mins 55 secs
Are your eyes fixed on your problems instead of on God? If so, remember that God tells us not to be anxious about anything but to take all our worries to the Lord in prayer. See Him fulfill His promise to give you peace and a stable mental attitude.
Sun, Jan 07, 2024
Passage: Ephesians 5:8-9
Duration: 52 mins 19 secs
In whose kingdom do you live? You only have two choices: God’s kingdom of light or Satan’s domain of darkness. Listen to this message to learn that all are born into darkness, but when someone trusts in Christ they are transferred to God’s kingdom of light. Find out that we must choose to learn what God has revealed to us in His Word about these options. Be challenged to understand how to think and conduct your life by growing spiritually.
Tue, Jan 09, 2024
Passage: Genesis
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 38 secs
God made a covenant with Abraham promising his descendants would be a blessing to the world. What happened to these descendants? Listen to this lesson to learn that one of his descendants, Jacob, became the father of 12 sons, one of which was Joseph. Find out how Joseph was used by God to preserve the family by moving them to Egypt and prospering them. See how later Moses delivered these Israelites from the evil Pharaoh who had enslaved them. Understand that God has given man the right to make choices but as Sovereign God He oversees and overrules those choices so they fulfill His plan for history.
Thu, Jan 11, 2024
Passage: Philippians 3:1-5
Duration: 57 mins 27 secs
How can we stand fast in a world filled with chaos? Listen to this message to learn that we have choices to make each morning when we awaken. If we’re out of sorts or grumpy, we must confess any known sins, and trust in His promises. As we read and study our Bibles and listen to biblical messages, we will grow spiritually and be able to rejoice in the Lord.
Sat, Jan 13, 2024
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 26 secs
Memorial Service for Bill Payne. January 13, 2024 1933-2023 Pastor Robert L. Dean, Jr. officiating
Sun, Jan 14, 2024
Passage: John 47:27
Duration: 26 mins 13 secs
Do you have inner peace when troubling things are happening to you? In our memory verse today Jesus promises we can always have His peace as long as we are abiding in Christ which means we are walking by means of the Holy Spirit.
Sun, Jan 14, 2024
Passage: Ephesians 5:8-9
Duration: 44 mins 9 secs
Does your life have meaning and purpose? Listen to this message to understand that believers are to walk in God’s light and not live in darkness like unbelievers. See that we are not to partner with those who reject God’s way but we are to expose corruption. Understand that walking in the light results in our being transformed by the Holy Spirit.
Tue, Jan 16, 2024
Passage: Exodus
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 19 secs
What happened when God confronted the gods and goddesses of Egypt? Listen to this lesson to hear a message that God sent a series of plagues showing He alone is sovereign. Hear an explanation of what the Kingdom of God is compared to the kingdom of man. Remember that we, too, must decide if we are going to bow down to Satan or to God.
Sat, Jan 20, 2024
Passage: Deuteronomy 31:8
Duration: 16 mins 36 secs
Do you try to handle your problems all on your own? Learn that we are to depend on God by applying His word to our circumstances. Our memory verse today promises God goes before believers and will never leave them.
Sun, Jan 21, 2024
Passage: Ephesians 5:8-10
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 24 secs
Would you like to be able to handle all the issues that occur in your life in a way that is pleasing to God? Listen to this message to learn that this is only possible when we are walking in the light of God’s Word. Find out that as our thinking becomes saturated with biblical truth the Holy Spirit can transform our minds to the character of Christ.