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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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Sat, Aug 22, 1998
Passage: Galatians 2:15
Duration: 56 mins 49 secs
Wed, Aug 26, 1998
Passage: James 1:6
Series: James (1998)
Duration: 54 mins 29 secs
Sat, Aug 29, 1998
Passage: Galatians 2:16 & Genesis 2:17
Duration: 56 mins 38 secs
Sun, Aug 30, 1998
Passage: John 1:35-42
Series: John (1998)
Duration: 49 mins 33 secs
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Sat, Sep 05, 1998
Passage: Galatians 2:16 & Genesis 2:17
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 5 secs
Sun, Sep 06, 1998
Passage: John 1:43-51
Series: John (1998)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 2 secs
Wed, Sep 09, 1998
Passage: James 1:9-10
Series: James (1998)
Duration: 58 mins 22 secs
Sat, Sep 12, 1998
Passage: Galatians 2:16 & Romans 5:12
Duration: 56 mins 4 secs
Sun, Sep 13, 1998
Passage: John 2:1-3
Series: John (1998)
Duration: 52 mins 26 secs
Wed, Sep 16, 1998
Passage: James 1:10-12
Series: James (1998)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 53 secs