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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, May 13, 2018
Passage: John 20:26-31
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 37 secs
What is the role of evidence and proof in our faith? Listen to this lesson to learn that we are not expected to take a “leap of faith” because God has provided abundant evidence of what He has revealed in His Word. Hear how Luke explains that he carefully researched and reported eye witness accounts of all he proclaims in the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts. Find out that Paul says the risen Christ appeared to him the same way He appeared to the others. Hear that our feelings are to be subordinated to the evidence God gives us and that after salvation we need to daily continue to know God and to serve Him with our whole hearts.
Sat, May 12, 2018
Series: Memorial Services
Duration: 47 mins 10 secs
Thu, May 10, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:8
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 49 secs
“What is this thing called love?” Listen to this message to hear that the Bible teaches that love is not an emotion but a mental attitude. Hear a number of principles that define biblical love and see that it is never permissiveness. When we are tempted to wonder why a loving God allows suffering, see that we need to redefine our concept of love and that God’s righteousness, justice, and love work together. Find out the distinction between believers and disciples.
Tue, May 08, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 6 secs
How can we prepare ourselves to worship God more fully? Listen to this message to learn ways we can learn to focus on God and His astounding majesty. Hear about three distinct categories of angels and their constant awe and veneration of God. Begin a study of Isaiah who entered into the presence of God and saw some of the angels worshipping Him. Like Isaiah, we need to realize that no matter how terrible conditions may be around us, we can be assured that God is always in control and caring for us.
Sun, May 06, 2018
Passage: Luke 24:30-45 & John 20:19-25
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 55 mins 34 secs
As a believer are you looking forward to receiving your resurrection body at the Rapture? Listen to this message to learn that our new bodies will have special abilities as illustrated by Jesus’ resurrection body. Find out the evidences Jesus presented to His frightened disciples that He was now alive. Find out what apostolic succession means and five explanations for what it means when the disciples received the Holy Spirit at this time. Let this lesson remind you that Jesus paid the price on the Cross for our sins and all we have to do is simply believe in Him.
Thu, May 03, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:7-8 & John 13:34-35
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 39 secs
Unlock the meaning of Christian love with this lucid message as the Apostle Paul emphasizes a command to love fervently. Find out that love is not an emotion but is intentional and proactive. See that we cannot produce this love on our own but it is a result of being filled by the Holy Spirit and maturing spiritually. Learn the meanings of two Greek words used in the Bible for love and see that the command is to love everyone whether we find them attractive or not.
Tue, May 01, 2018
Passage: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16 & Isaiah 6:1-4
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 36 secs

Is there a standard that determines what is beauty and value in music or is it just dependent on differing tastes that people have? Listen to this lesson to learn that music was present in eternity past before the creation of the world. Find out that Satan was the master musician and that there is an angelic choir. Hear three questions we need to ask ourselves that will help us realize the importance of worshiping the God of the universe. When we come to Sunday morning church services, we need to accept that we are in the presence of this majestic God and that we are to reflect on what He has done for us as we prepare to spend eternity with Him.

During this class Dr. Dean referenced a book by Allen Ross, Recalling the Hope of Glory.

Sun, Apr 29, 2018
Passage: Luke 24:30-45 & John 20:19-25
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 8 secs

You’ve wronged someone and you confess and are forgiven. Does that mean there are no more consequences? Listen to this message to hear about the importance of forgiveness in all our lives and the results of being forgiven. Find out that Jesus appeared to Peter in private after His resurrection and forgave Peter for having denied Him three times. Hear details on how Cleopas and the other disciple that Jesus joined on the road to Emmaus recognized Him when He gave thanks for the bread and broke it. Learn what it means to “bless God”.

The combined Scripture reading for this lesson is available in the Notes link below.

Tue, Apr 24, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 6:9-12 & 1 Chronicles 15:1-16
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 33 secs

What does it mean to genuinely worship God in our church services? Listen to this message to see that the New Testament does not lay out rules or specify what we must do like the Old Testament did for the Jews. Hear several definitions of worship and see that they have common ground in expressing reverence and adoration for God. Find out that these services can include music, scripture reading, prayer, and Bible study and should leave us more aware of God’s incomprehensible greatness after we have attended. Learn that we should prepare ourselves for worship and have a mental attitude that expresses respect for God.

During this class Dr. Dean referenced a book by Allen Ross, Recalling the Hope of Glory.

Sun, Apr 22, 2018
Passage: Luke 24:13-35 & Mark 16:12-13
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 54 mins
Have you ever wished you could overhear what people were saying about you? Listen to this message to learn about the time when two of the disciples were walking on the road to Emmaus discussing what had just happened at the crucifixion and Jesus joined them but was not recognized. See how Jesus began to question them and then taught them about the Old Testament prophecies concerning Himself. Learn how surprised they were that this “stranger” hadn’t heard about the astonishing events that had upset them. Hear ten vital facts that you can explain to unbelievers to give them a panoramic view of the fulfilled prophecies concerning Jesus Christ.