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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, Jun 20, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 27:1-28:2
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 22 secs
How can we know the decisions we make are the right ones? Listen to this lesson to hear about David’s choices and how God was guiding him. Hear reasons why David moved to Gath and see if he was loyal to Achish rather than Israel. Understand why God had commanded Israel to destroy the Amalekites. Learn about two instances of deception in Scripture which were legitimate.
Sun, Jun 18, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:1-5
Duration: 45 mins 32 secs

Why did the Lord Jesus Christ come to this earth as the Son of Man? Was it to feed the hungry, heal sick people, or teach His disciples? Listen to this lesson to hear His overriding purpose was to be crucified as our Redeemer. Find out the many contrasts in this passage including contrasts between the anonymous woman, Judas, the religious leaders, and the disciples. Hear the chronology of the events in these last few days before Jesus died on the cross.

Today's message includes a presentation by Jeff Phipps regarding his recent trip to teach the Word of God in the Natal, Brazil area.

Thu, Jun 15, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 4 secs
How can prophecies help us to show unbelievers that the Bible can be trusted? Listen to this lesson to hear about three specific prophecies that were fulfilled just as predicted. Find out about a king who was named over three hundred years before he was born. See that Tyre was changed just as foretold in the Bible and that Nineveh was destroyed in the exact manner described in Nahum. Become familiar with these prophecies so you can share them with unbelievers.
Thu, Jun 08, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 19 secs
Why is it important to have different strategies to use when presenting the gospel? Listen to this lesson to learn three basic questions that people often ask and four answers for them. Hear eight things about the uniqueness of the Bible as God’s revelation to mankind and the amazing story of its preservation. Hear about instances where archaeology has corroborated biblical events. Learn these answers so you will be ready when someone questions your belief in the Bible.
Tue, Jun 06, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 26:17-25 & Psalm 25
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 22 secs
How is David a type of the coming Messiah? Listen to this lesson to learn the parallels between David as a shepherd and Christ as the Good Shepherd. See how Saul pretends remorse but returns to his murderous ways of trying to kill David. Learn how David’s psalms stress God’s righteousness, faithfulness, and loyal love. When we are in a time of difficulty, find out that we should identify the realities of our situation to God and trust Him to solve our problems.
Thu, Jun 01, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 45 secs
Ready for a practice session on using apologetics? Listen to this lesson to apply what you’ve been learning by the use of a transcript from the movie God's Not Dead 1. Listen as the transcript for the movie scenes is read and follow along as Pastor Dean quizzes us so we can test what we’ve been learning.

During tonight's class Dr. Dean took us through three apologetics scenes from the movie God's Not Dead. See the transcript of the Three Arguments Used in the God's Not Dead available on this website.

You can view the movie God's Not Dead online or purchase it from Amazon.com

Tue, May 30, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 26:1-25
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 11 secs
Are the events in your life helping you learn to trust God? Listen to this lesson to see how David went through many difficulties and tests with the right attitude that slowly helped him mature spiritually. See how Saul, on the other hand, was rebellious against God and did not learn the lessons God had for him. Understand that God gives all of us freedom to succeed or to fail. Learn to trust the Word of God and not your experiences when making decisions.
Sun, May 28, 2017
Passage: Matthew 25:41-46
Duration: 58 mins 1 sec
Would a loving God send unbelievers to never-ending punishment in the Lake of Fire? Listen to this lesson to learn the characteristics of God with emphasis on His sovereignty, righteousness, and justice. Find out for whom the Lake of Fire was created. See what the Bible says abut eternal fire and whether it is a metaphor or literal. Hear biblical terms referring to what happens after death. Let the reality of the future motivate all of us to witness and pray for unbelievers.
Thu, May 25, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:15 & Acts 2-3
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins 49 secs
Should we have differing approaches when discussing the gospel message to various audiences? Listen to this lesson to see how the background of unbelievers needs to be considered when witnessing to them. See how we can determine what they believe by asking questions and carefully listening to their answers. Hear examples of different audiences and the messages for each in the book of Acts. Find the points of common ground and always remember to discuss the Creator God.

Dr. Dean referenced a new document, Three Arguments Used in the God's Not Dead movie, during this class, which will be discussed in next week's class.

This class also discussed Acts 14 and 17.

Tue, May 23, 2017
Passage: 1 Samuel 26:1-25
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 24 secs
What lessons can we learn from the Old Testament? Listen to this lesson to learn that the examples in the Old Testament are to challenge us as we see their struggles in their spiritual growth. See how Abraham and David had to face the same tests many times until they learned to master them through the use of spiritual skills. See how David needed to learn to fully trust that his battles were the Lord’s battles. From these stories we can see how God’s testing in our lives is always designed to help us learn the lessons we need.