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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.

Important Topics

This category of studies deal with important Biblical topics. 

Note: All Important Topics are sorted alphabetically by topic and then in chronological order within the topic.

Ascension and Session of Christ (2005)
May 2005 - July 2005

The doctrine of the current session of Christ and its importance to the spiritual life of the believer for the present in light of his future destiny with Christ is foundational to the book of Hebrews. As we study Hebrews our understanding of this crucial doctrine will be wonderfully enhanced.

These doctrines are not taught very often today. This whole subject weaves together certain Old Testament promises and passages, which interact with the Davidic Covenant. The Ascension sets up some unique factors for the church age that impact the individual believer’s spiritual life.

The first four lessons of this series were taught at the Country Bible Church, Brenham, Texas.

Starting with lesson number 5, video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here or here.

To view all video Bible studies in the Ascension and Session series, click here.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2005ascension.xml
 
Basics 1: Foundation for Life (2005)
July 2005 - October 2005

Our twenty-first century world is populated by a vast mix of religions and philosophies each claiming truth and that they can provide you with meaning and happiness. In contrast we have the claim of biblical Christianity that there is only one Truth, only one reality and only one God who exists and has spoken to us. By speaking to us God has informed us of the nature of reality and that happiness, purpose and meaning in life can only be realized when we orient our thinking and our lives to this Truth. Jesus said, “You shall know the Truth, and the Truth shall set you free.” (John 8:32). He did not leave us to guess the meaning of Truth. Jesus specified the meaning of his statement twice, He said “I am the Truth” (John 14:6) and further stated that this reality was communicated and articulated in the Bible, God’s Word, “Thy Word is Truth” (John 17:7).

The claim of Biblical Christianity is that only by making the Truth of the Bible the foundation for your life can you have happiness, meaning, purpose and fulfill God’s plan for your life—"I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” (John 10:10).

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here or here.

To view all video Bible studies in the Foundation for Life series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2005foundationforlife.xml
 
Basics 2: Foundation for Living (2005)
October 2005 - January 2006

Jesus said, I came not like a thief to steal and destroy, but to give life and to give it abundantly (John 10:10). In the first series the focus is on life. Jesus is the Truth and the Life. We can have life only when its based on the Truth. How Jesus Christ can be the Only Truth and the Only way is clearly explained in this series as we explore the Bible from Genesis to Revelation to understand who God is, His character, His integrity, His personhood, and His love for mankind. We also learn why God wanted to save mankind and why there can only be one way of salvation, through Jesus Christ. Foundation for Life explains the only sure foundation for everyone's life, trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Foundation for Living begins where the first series, Foundation for Life, ends. Once a person trusts Christ as savior a new life instantly begins. This new spiritual life must be nourished to grow to maturity. God in His grace also designed a perfect plan for spiritual growth through His indwelling and filling Holy Spirit. In this series we will learn how to truly live, to enjoy in our day to day life the rich blessing God provides each Christian from the instant of salvation. This series will also include practical guidelines for Bible study, prayer, witnessing, and understanding your important role within the body of Christ and your local church.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here or here.

To view all video Bible studies in the Foundation for Living series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2005foundationforliving.xml
 
Bible Study Methods (2013)
September 2013 - February 2014

This Bible Study Methods course is designed to provide a practical guide and exercises to enable the student of the Bible to be able to read the Bible more intelligently, to research basic questions about the Bible, to understand the basic principles of interpretation of Scripture with a view toward applying the Bible more consistently in their life.

That the student can learn how to read the Bible intelligently for themselves, how to use basic study tools to investigate and research basic issues in the Bible, how to properly interpret the Bible. I want to develop students who are well on their way to biblical literacy and who are cultivating good habits of Bible reading and personal Bible study.

This course is available for class credit from Chafer Theological Seminary. Please visit the Chafer website at www.chafer.edu for additional information.

Instructor: Dr. Robert Dean, Jr., Th.M., M.A., D.Min.

Video DVDs of these lessons can be ordered here and here.

Course materials/handouts are available in the File Downloads section of the Dean Bible Ministries website.

To view all video Bible studies in the Bible Study Methods series, click here (Vimeo) or here (YouTube).

Our good friend Gene Brown (1939-2017) pictured here, encouraged untold numbers to read and study their Bibles. This series is dedicated to his testimony.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2013bsmc.xml
 
September 2004 - November 2004

This series covers subjects such as "The Claims of the Bible" and the validation of those claims, Archaeology and the Old Testament, prophecy fulfilled, incredible predictions, and how we got both the Old and New Testaments.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2004trustbible.xml
Creation Special at Tucson Bible Church (2010)
May 2010

This is three-lesson Creation Special was taught by Dr. Dean at the Tucson Bible Church, May 12-14, 2010.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2010creationspecial.xml
 
Decision Making in the Voting Booth (2008)
October 2008

Decision Making in the Voting Booth? What does the Bible have to say about government, the selection of leaders, the issues of our day, and how a Bible believing Christian should use the Bible to evaluate candidates and their positions? Often the choices we have are not choices between right and wrong or good and evil. Sometimes these choices are between good and better and sometimes the choices are between bad and worse. How are we to decide? What are the fundamental, non-negotiables Christians must use in evaluating civil leaders?

DVDs of this series can be ordered here and here.

To view all video Bible studies in the Decision Making in the Voting Booth series, click here.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2008decisionsinvoting.xml
 
Dispensations and Covenants (2000)
September 2000 - April 2001

The one doctrine that has opened up the scriptures to the largest number of people is the doctrine of dispensations. Many people have indicated that when they heard the doctrine of dispensations, God's plan for the ages, everything in the Bible began to make sense. Dr. Dean taught this series while Pastor of Preston City Bible Church in Preston, Connecticut.

Note: Dr. Dean has updated this series with video and graphics. See God's Plan for the Ages: Dispensations.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2000planofages.xml
 
March 2017

This three-lesson Special on the Psalms, entitled Out of the Depths, was taught by Dr. Dean at the Tucson Bible Church, March 29–31, 2017.

June 2005

Endurance for Winning - How to Survive in a World Without Truth

Endurance is the difference between a sprinter and a marathon champion. Endurance is perseverance under pressure, the ability to keep going with a positive, winners mentality even when everything around you is in a state of collapse. Today, as never before, Christians are pressured to cave in to the moral relativism of a society which has rejected the notion of absolute truth. But Jesus Christ said He is the Truth. Caught in the vice of the conflict between society and God, too many Christians cave in under the pressures of life and become casualties in the ongoing spiritual struggle. Elijah, a man with the same nature as each of us, is a prime example of what can happen when we stand alone for the Truth. In this series we will look at the key principles which gave Elijah the power to persevere.

To listen to this series as a podcast, copy and paste the following URL into your podcast software.
www.deanbibleministries.org/podcasts/2005endurance.xml