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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, Dec 24, 2017
Passage: Matthew 27:15-26 & Mark 15:6-15
Duration: 39 mins 31 secs
Choices! Life is filled with choices and what you choose determines your future. Listen to this lesson to learn that today everyone faces similar choices to the ones facing religious leaders, Roman rulers, and an unruly crowd the night Jesus was arrested and taken to court. Pilate tried desperately to release Jesus because he couldn’t find that He had committed any crimes but under political pressure Pilate offered the people the choice of releasing Jesus or BarAbbas, a false messiah. Today all of us face that same choice. Will we choose one of the many false messiahs or choose Jesus Christ, the only true Savior? The combined Scripture reading for this class is available in the Notes link below.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19-22
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 58 secs

During the Christmas season you may find yourself wondering why it was necessary for God to become a man. Listen to this lesson to gain a better understanding of God’s amazing plan for mankind and the blessings that accompany it. Hear how Satan has tried to disrupt God’s plan and about one demonic attack that took place before the flood in Noah’s day. See that Jesus is our example of how to handle unjust suffering and hear that our prayer should be that we can know the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His suffering.

Dr. Dean mentions his paper from the Pre-Trib Study Group in this message. You can view his presentation in the media link below.

Tue, Dec 19, 2017
Passage: 2 Samuel 1:1-27
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 17 secs
What can we learn from the death of Saul and David’s response? Listen to this lesson to learn that the events in the Old Testament are relevant to what is happening in our world today, including political intrigue, lies, and religious motivations. Learn the details of Saul’s death that ended in his suicide. Hear about a messenger who came to David to tell about these events and the lessons we can apply to our own lives. Hear David’s expression of his respect and love for Saul’s position as king and for Jonathan.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017
Passage: Matthew 27:11-14 & John 18:28-19:6
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 2 secs

What do you think about Jesus Christ? C.S. Lewis said there are only three choices. Either He’s the Lord, or He’s a lunatic, or He’s a liar. Listen to this lesson to learn about how the religious leaders of His day plotted to come up with a crime to convince a Roman prefect, Pontius Pilate, that Jesus had committed treason. See how Pilate tried to get out of making a judgment call by sending Jesus to Herod Antipas. Just as the people in those days had to choose where they stood in the case of Jesus Christ, each of us must make a decision now.

Also includes Mark 15:1-5 and Luke 23:1-12.

Thu, Dec 14, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 35 secs
When did the Fall of Satan take place? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible doesn’t tell us specifically but that Scriptures have to be compared with Scriptures. Find out there are three views of this event and which one most nearly fits biblical references. Learn what transpired between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2 and the meaning of two Hebrew words. See how one creature’s disobedience affects all of creation. Hear about Satan’s attacks on the human race throughout history. See that angels are referred to as the sons of God and learn about a time they had offspring with human women as a demonic infiltration of the human race. Learn about their punishment for this. Find out what Jesus proclaimed to these spirits.
Thu, Dec 07, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19 & Isaiah 14
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 27 secs
Hear a summary of the speakers and their messages at the Pre-Tribulation Rapture Conference held in Dallas, Texas this week. Then continue with the study of the origin of Satan and evil in this world. In Isaiah 14 learn about “Lucifer” who has fallen from Heaven after arrogantly asserting his desire to ascend to Heaven. Then hear how his end will take place in the “Day of the Lord”. Find out how we as Christians have a role to play as witnesses to this great conflict of the ages.
Wed, Dec 06, 2017
Passage: Matthew 24:32-25:46
Duration: 1 hr 34 mins 43 secs

Presentation/Paper given at Pre-Trib Rapture Study Group Conference in Dallas, TX, December 2017

www.pre-trib.org

The paper Dr. Dean presented is located in the notes link below.

Sun, Dec 03, 2017
Passage: Matthew 27:3-10 & Acts 1:18-19
Duration: 48 mins 48 secs
When Judas was remorseful over his betrayal of Jesus, did that mean he was saved? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible says salvation comes by faith alone in Christ alone and not by regretting or feeling sorry for our sins. Find out the differences between remorse, regret, and repentance. See that Judas admits his guilt to the Chief Priest but not to God. Find out the significance of Judas’ throwing the pieces of silver in the temple and how this was a fulfillment of prophecy. Hear about some alleged contradictions in this incident and how they are resolved. Learn that suicide is like all sins and has been paid for by Christ on the Cross.
Sat, Dec 02, 2017
Passage: Psalm 15
Duration: 1 hr 22 mins 1 sec
Thu, Nov 30, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19 & Ezekiel 28
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 42 secs
No one disputes the presence of evil in the world, but there is great disagreement about why evil is in the world. Listen to this lesson to hear evil’s origin. Find out that God did not create evil but He has given His creatures free will, which allows them to choose whether to obey or disobey Him. Hear nine reasons why Ezekiel 28 and Isaiah 14 are referring to Satan and not a human being. See a description of Satan who was created as an amazing cherubim but a shift came in Satan’s thinking and he became self serving and evil. Understand that through God’s grace we are free to choose to obey God and believe in Christ as our Savior.