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A Mini-Series is a small subset of lessons from a major series which covers a particular subject or book. The class numbers will be in reference to the major series rather than the mini-series.

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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, Mar 11, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 1:18-19
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 43 mins 55 secs
Why is Christ called our Redeemer? Listen to this lesson to learn that Christ redeemed us by paying our debt on the Cross. See that just as the Israelites were slaves in Egypt, every human born is a slave to their sin nature. Hear eight points how Christ paid the penalty for our sins. See that we can add nothing to gain our freedom because it was already paid in full so sin is no longer the issue. When we trust Christ as our Savior we are to live for Him in a way that brings glory to God.
Thu, Mar 08, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:5-6 & 1 Corinthians 3:12-15
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 26 secs
Are you ready to think about something that can change your life? Listen to this lesson to learn what the Bible says about how everyone of us, believer and unbeliever, will stand before God one day and give an account of our time on earth. Find out that there are nine judgments mentioned in the Bible and that Jesus Christ, who became a man and lived on earth, will be the judge. See what takes place at the Bema Seat of Christ and learn that this judgment is for believers only to determine their rewards. Find out that the issue at the Judgment Seat of Christ is how faithful a believer was. Accept the challenge of living each day in the light of eternity so you will receive the promised rewards.
Tue, Mar 06, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 5:5-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 29 secs
Great cities have come and gone over the course of human history but one city has a distinction above all others. It is God’s favorite city and its name is Jerusalem. Listen to this lesson to hear the fascinating true story of how this ancient city in Israel is unique from all other cities. Trace the first mention of Jerusalem in the Old Testament and follow its course until the time when David was king. See how he gave his military incentives to capture it from the Jebusites. See the details of its geography and water supply and how it changed over the years. Marvel that Jerusalem is the center of God’s plan of salvation for the human race and that His plans for the city will be fulfilled.
Sun, Mar 04, 2018
Passage: 2 Corinthians 5:21 & Isaiah 53:5-63:6
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 46 mins 6 secs
Are you ready to explore the astonishing substitutionary atonement of Christ on the Cross? Listen to this lesson to learn that Christ’s death on the Cross was the payment for our sins and the concept was first introduced in the Bible when God clothed Adam and Eve in animal skins. See how we can do nothing to gain fellowship with God because we are unrighteous, but the Lord Jesus Christ cleansed us through His sacrifice. While Christ paid the price for the three problems facing the human race, it is only when we trust in Him as our Savior that these solutions are applied to us personally.
Thu, Mar 01, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:5-6
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 50 secs
Are you living your life like a foolish person or a wise person? Listen to this lesson to learn what Peter is saying to new believers as he describes the Christian lifestyle as compared to their former ways of debauchery and reckless living. Understand the contrast between being drunk with wine and walking by means of the Holy Spirit. See how he warned them to expect to be ridiculed, falsely accused, and persecuted by those who don’t believe in Christianity. Understand that while it may not seem fair or just they are not to worry or seek revenge. God will hold everyone accountable and judge them someday.
Tue, Feb 27, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 5:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 21 secs
Do you feel uncertain about the future in the chaotic times in which we live? Listen to this lesson to hear a reassuring glimpse into God’s master plan for the human race. See that He has made complete provision for us, His sheep, and that He is our Shepherd. See that the example of what a leader should be is that of a shepherd who protects and feeds his sheep. Learn that we are fed by the Word of God. Hear the prophets, Jeremiah and Ezekiel, as they describe the false shepherds of Israel whose neglect caused the sheep to be scattered. Find out that in the New Testament Jesus Christ is called the Good Shepherd who always cares for believers in every way.
Sun, Feb 25, 2018
Passage: Matthew 27:45-49 & Mark 15:33-36
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 47 mins 31 secs
How did God prepare the human race to understand Jesus Christ paying the price for our sins? Listen to this lesson to hear four Old Testament pictures that portray Christ’s sacrificial death. See the emphasis of the furniture and articles in the tabernacle, especially the bronze altar and the laver. Find out the necessity for substitutionary blood sacrifices as depicted in the furniture in the Holy of Holies. As you understand the Old Testament types, realize that only Jesus Christ’s death on the Cross could solve the sin problem once and for all.
Thu, Feb 22, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:3-6
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 11 secs
Once we’re Christians sin isn’t much of a problem, right? Wrong! Listen to this message to hear about the sins that Christians face that war against their souls. See that when we succumb to those sins we develop “black holes” in our soul that destroy our stability and contentment. Hear about the six sins that Peter describes which are caused by our own lusts and corrupt our thinking and distort our values. Find out that the solution to these sins is confession, studying the Word of God, and walking by means of the Spirit.
Tue, Feb 20, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 5:1
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 16 secs
Since the Bible says that Christians have their citizenship in Heaven, does that mean we shouldn’t be involved in politics in our nation? Listen to this lesson to learn ten reasons why Christians have a responsibility to perform the duties of a citizen. Keep in mind that God instituted human government. See why we are commanded to pray for our leaders. Learn the importance of family in the Bible and the phrase “my bone and my flesh”. Find out three reasons why Israel was ready to accept David as their leader.
Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Passage: Matthew 27:45-49 & John 19:25-30
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 50 mins 14 secs
Why did Jesus go to the Cross and die? Listen to this message to hear about the significance of Jesus’ spiritual and physical deaths. Understand what it means when the Bible says we need to have faith in Christ’s death on the Cross. See that it’s not a special kind of faith but the simple act of believing and that it’s the object of our faith that is important. Hear about some Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled about Christ’s death. See how the illustration of the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world, the bronze snake, and Christ saying He is the Bread of life all portray the simplicity of salvation and that it is for every member of the human race.