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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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Thu, Apr 19, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:7
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 16 secs
In light of the fact that the end is near, how should we react? Wringing our hands and running scared? Listen to this lesson to learn that a high priority in our life should be our prayers. See that these prayers are to be based on clear thinking, being disciplined, and be Bible-based, all of which are a result of growing spiritually. Hear the progression of the order of events in the end times, including Jesus bringing all demonic powers into subjection. When events in the world start to overwhelm us, realize that prayer is designed to handle the problems of life.
Tue, Apr 17, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 6:9-12 & 1 Chronicles 15:1-16
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 33 secs
Does it matter what type of music we have in churches? Listen to this message to learn that music is not designed to make us feel happy but that there are definite standards set out in the Bible. See that the word “worship” has nothing to do with how we feel, but rather means we are to submit to God’s will. Review how David had certain priests be responsible for the music and that it was done in an orderly, organized, and structured way. Find out three things that should be known concerning music in a church.
Sun, Apr 15, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:5-10 & Luke 24:1-12
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 58 mins 44 secs

Have you ever had doubts about some things in the Bible? Listen to this lesson to learn that Jesus’ friends and disciples had a hard time at first in believing in His resurrection. Hear about the events that happened with these people as they found His tomb was empty. Find out about the angels that were at the tomb and what they said and learn that Jesus had told His disciples to meet Him in Galilee after His resurrection. Rejoice that objective evidence is there for Jesus’ resurrection and we can have great confidence and hope in the truth of the Scriptures.

Also includes Mark 16:4-11 and John 20:11-17

Thu, Apr 12, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:7-11
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 32 secs
“Beware! The End of the World is Near!” Signs like that are usually ridiculed or ignored but listen to this message to learn what the Bible has to say about the end of the world. Find out that believers are to be watchful and clear minded as they live their lives. Hear the mandate to pray when we face troubles and persecutions, knowing that our opposition comes from Satan. Learn what the “end of all things” refers to and what it means that it is “at hand”. As believers be aware of the importance of living today in the light of eternity.
Tue, Apr 10, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 6:9-12 & 1 Chronicles 15:1-16
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 7 secs
“Holy! Holy! Holy! Lord God Almighty!” Listen to this message to learn that God is to be feared and we are to treat Him with awe and great respect. See how David learned his lesson when his first attempt to bring the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem ended so disastrously. Find out how his second attempt followed the protocols revealed by God and ended in a tremendous celebration. Hear several principles of corporate worship and the place of music in worship. Accept that worship is not about how we feel but must always be all about God.
Sun, Apr 08, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:1-6
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 45 mins 56 secs
On which day of the week was Jesus’ crucifixion? Listen to this lesson to hear the meaning of Jesus’ quote from the book of Jonah saying “three days and three nights”. Hear supporting examples from the Old and New Testaments to learn how the Jews counted days. Understand that when God enters human history there is an intersection between the physical and the spiritual realms which sometimes involves earthquakes and other phenomena. See examples of this at Sodom and Gomorrah, Mount Sinai, and Elijah’s experiences along with prophecies of future events in Zechariah and Revelation.
Thu, Apr 05, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:5-6
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 11 secs
Has every person who has ever lived had a chance to know God? Listen to this lesson to hear that all people inherently know there is a God and that God’s creation is proof of it. See that God has set up a nonverbal testimony of His existence. Understand the difference between general and special revelation. Realize that those without the capacity to understand the gospel will be saved. Find out there are no second chances to believe after death and learn about Hades from the story of Lazarus and the rich man. Be motivated to share the gospel with unbelievers when possible.
Tue, Apr 03, 2018
Passage: 2 Samuel 6:9-12
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 14 secs
Does it matter how we worship God as long as we’re sincere? Listen to this lesson to learn that God must be worshipped His way, that He is always in control, and that His mandates must be followed explicitly. Hear several episodes where God took the lives of people who tried to do things their way. See that God is outside of our comprehension and we can only understand Him through His revealed Word. Things are going to go God’s way and we need to stand in absolute awe and submit to His righteousness and justice.
Sun, Apr 01, 2018
Passage: Matthew 28:1-8 & John 19:1-16
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins
Can you name the most incredible event in human history? If you said the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, then you are correct. Listen to this lesson to hear a lucid and compelling overview of the events that happened between the time of Christ’s death on the Cross and when His friends and followers realized that He was no longer dead, but was alive! Learn about a number of Old Testament prophecies that were fulfilled during this time. Understand that there were many witnesses to the resurrection, including Roman guards and over five hundred people. Since Christ is risen from the dead, we who believe are compelled by His love to live for Him and not for ourselves.
Thu, Mar 29, 2018
Passage: 1 Peter 4:5-6 & 1 Corinthians 3:12-15
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 35 secs

What does it mean when the Bible says that everyone must give an account of themselves to God? Listen to this lesson to see that every person born into this world will face an evaluation by God. For the believer this is called the Judgment Seat of Christ where we will be evaluated in order to determine our rewards and responsibilities. For the unbeliever, there is the Great White Throne of God. Hear what aspects of a person’s life will be judged there to see whether or not they are qualified to live with God forever. Hear about the Lamb’s Book of Life and the Book of Works. Understand that sinful man cannot perform righteous deeds. Realize that the Lake of Fire is a reality. When talking to unbelievers help them to see that sin is no longer an issue since Christ cancelled the sin debt on the Cross but the focus is on belief in Christ.

This lesson also includes Revelation 20:11–15.