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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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Tue, Jul 11, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 30:1-18
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 2 secs
When troubles come in the lives of believers they face two choices. Are they going to take matters in their own hands or are they going to trust God? Listen to this lesson to see how David handled severe testing. Hear his prayers in the Psalms where he saw God as his deliverer. Learn the history of the Amalekites and who God had commanded to destroy them completely. Today we face the same options when we have problems in our lives and need to realize God is protecting us.
Sun, Jul 09, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:17-30
Duration: 52 mins 47 secs
Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be at the Last Supper, as it’s frequently called, with Jesus and His disciples? Listen to this lesson to hear the actual events that took place that evening. See that this was the Passover Seder meal commemorating Israel’s departure from Egypt. Find out that all leaven had to be removed and the cleansing that was required. Learn about the symbols of the Seder meal and some of their origins. See that Jesus’ washing of the disciples’ feet spoke of His love and forgiveness. Learn that the 4th cup still has a future fulfillment.
Sat, Jul 08, 2017
Duration: 1 hr 21 mins 40 secs
The Transcript::notes link below includes the program for Gene's memorial service.
Thu, Jul 06, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 5 secs
Do you believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God? If not, then you have only two options to think about Him. Either He lied when He said He was the Son of God or He was unbalanced mentally. Listen to this lesson to see that the belief that Jesus was just a good, moral teacher cannot be true. Review the claims Jesus made about Himself and see that the religious leaders at that time understood that He was claiming to be God. Find out many things that this world would never have had if Jesus had not existed. Learn about the gospel accounts of the resurrection and understand that the resurrection is the central tenet of Christianity.
Tue, Jul 04, 2017
Passage: Psalm 143:1-12
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 8 secs
When we’re in a period of deep mourning we should turn to Psalms for ways to pray and seek comfort from God. Listen to this lesson to hear one of David’s psalms that demonstrates this. Focusing on God’s truth gives us the stability we desperately need in difficult times. Find out that we need to remember God has poured out His grace on people from the beginning. This requires us to have learned the content of the Word of God before troubles come.
Sun, Jul 02, 2017
Passage: Proverbs 14:34 & Proverbs 29:2
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 57 secs
What makes a nation great in the eyes of God? Listen to this lesson to learn that from the beginning this country was founded on the basis of biblical truth. See how the Declaration of Independence stressed God as the Creator. Learn that the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God” assumes the truth of God’s Word. Hear five beliefs of our Founding Fathers and six responsibilities of all citizens in order to continue our freedoms and liberty.
Thu, Jun 29, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 42 secs
What proof is there that Jesus really existed? Is He only mentioned in the Bible? Listen to this lesson to learn about many historical sources written in the early first century that mention Christ, including Gentile and Jewish sources. See how there is confirmation of the period of darkness on the day of the crucifixion and how there are attempts to explain it away as an eclipse. Hear and underline in your Bible a number of references where Jesus claimed to be the Son of God so you can locate them when talking to unbelievers.
Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 29:1-11
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 27 secs
Wouldn’t it be great to know you are always under strong protection? Listen to this lesson to hear how David was being helped by the providence of God working behind the scenes. See that all believers have the assurance that God is taking care of them. Learn that David’s deception of Achish was a kind of wisdom we need when living in a pagan environment. Take comfort in knowing God is intimately involved in the oversight of His creation.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:6-16
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 51 secs
Are you a failure as a parent? Listen to this lesson to see that nothing you do in life is more important than taking time to teach your children the Word of God and living it in front of them. See that it is the father who has the primary responsibility for this. Hear a number of principles to apply about true biblical worship and parenting skills. Review the incident where the unknown woman anointed Jesus’ head with an expensive oil and how the disciples were told by Jesus three reasons why her work was good. Learn that ultimately all of our decisions focus on our volition and we need to prioritize our time according to the Scriptures.
Thu, Jun 22, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 4 secs
Does the Bible predict what will happen in the future? Listen to this not-to-be-missed lesson on the amazingly accurate prediction made by Daniel over two thousand years ago. See that this shows that God is a God of precision. Find out that Daniel’s prophecy predicted to the day when Christ would be crucified and that much of his prophecy has been fulfilled but there is still seven years remaining. Learn that these seven years will be triggered by a specific event in the future and will be called the Tribulation. When talking to unbelievers use the many fulfilled prophecies concerning Jesus to show them that the Bible can be trusted.