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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, Nov 28, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:31-50
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 58 mins 49 secs
How should we handle our battles in this life? Listen to this message to hear the lessons that David had learned about trusting God in the midst of all his adversities. See the importance of learning the characteristics of God so we can appreciate the provisions He has for us. Find out the necessity for training to be prepared for whatever happens. Understand that God trains us when we study His Word. As we conclude this psalm we should be reminded that God is sovereign and His justice will ultimately prevail.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:69-75 & Mark 14:66-72
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 48 mins 58 secs
How would you like the low point of your spiritual life to be recorded in the Bible so all generations can read about it? Listen to this message to learn that the lesson here is that our failures as believers can always be forgiven by God’s grace. Hear Jesus’ prediction to Peter and Peter’s arrogant boasting about how he would never deny Christ. See that, in effect, Peter and the other disciples are denying that Jesus is omniscient. Hear about spiritual vampires and decide if you share any of their traits. Remember that this incident shows that there’s no sin we can commit that can’t be forgiven by the grace of God so we can be restored and continue our spiritual growth.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:25-30
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 37 secs
Is Thanksgiving just a day for lots of good food and being with family for you? Listen to this lesson to learn that David shows us in his psalms that we should be thankful to God every day of our lives. Find out what is necessary to enjoy fellowship with God and how to be sure that our prayers are heard. See that only God can build a church or a family and that it’s not through our own efforts. Learn the meaning of humbling ourselves when we come under adversity so God can exalt us.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:57-68 & Mark 14:53-65
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 54 mins 10 secs

What should you do when you are accused of something unfairly? Listen to this lesson to learn that no one has ever been treated more unjustly than Jesus Christ when He was arrested and put on trial on trumped-up charges. Hear who was on the “kangaroo court” who wanted to kill Him and were seeking people willing to lie against Jesus. See His example of a relaxed mental attitude which shows confidence that God is always in control even when injustice is taking place. Get a clear picture of Christ’s love for us as He allowed Himself to be spat on, hit, and ridiculed on our behalf.

Also included in this class is Luke 22:54, 63–65.

Click on the Notes link below to view the list of 22 Rules Broken at Yeshua’s Trial.

Thu, Nov 16, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 28 secs
Are angels and demons real? When did God create them and what role do they play in human history? Where does evil come from? Answers to these vital questions can only be found in God’s revelation to mankind in the Bible. Hear the different classifications of angels, their unique appearances, and incredible powers. Find out that evil had a beginning and will someday end and is related to free will. Learning these truths will protect you from the many false beliefs concerning these unseen creatures.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:20-26
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 45 secs
What does it mean that God blesses, recompenses, and rewards us? Listen to this lesson to see that David in Psalm 18 is not talking about salvation but about our fellowship with God after we are saved. Find out the importance of fellowship with God. See that God distributes blessings to us when we have the capacity for them and how this capacity is developed. Learn five basic things we need to know about rewards. Keep in mind that when we come to the end of our lives, all that will matter will be our relationship with the Lord.
Sun, Nov 12, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:57 & John 18:12-14
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 43 mins 35 secs

What arrogance! It’s hard to comprehend how people could have put the Son of God, Jesus Christ, on trial, but it happened! Listen to this message to hear how Christ’s first trial was held by the high priest, Annas, who was the leader of a crime family who sought witnesses to prove the innocent Christ’s guilt. Jesus Christ, the Light of the World, stood in the presence of the darkness of religious leaders, confident and unafraid. Today He challenges each of us in the same way. What is your response to Him?

This lesson also includes John 18:19–24

Thu, Nov 09, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:19
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 33 secs
How can anyone be so evil that they deliberately kill innocent children in a church as happened in Texas? If you find it difficult to understand evil, listen to this lesson to begin a study about the invisible warfare between Satan and his followers against God. Hear about the creation of angels before the earth was created. Find out that the only way we can learn about angels is through God’s revelation in His Word. See that 34 of the 66 books in the Bible discuss angels and that Jesus affirmed their existence when He was on this earth.
Sun, Nov 05, 2017
Passage: Matthew 26:47-56 & Mark 14:43-52
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 44 secs

When is it justified to defend yourself against government authority? Listen to this lesson to learn that there are instances when defense is legitimate but that Jesus Christ chose to submit to unfair authority. Find out how Jesus identifies Himself as God and how His voice affected the crowd. See how Peter reacted and hear what Jesus meant by His warning to Peter. Find out five prophecies that were fulfilled which gives us the confidence today that we can always depend on the Word of God.

This lesson also includes Luke 22:47–53 and John 18:2–11.

The notes link below includes “The Betrayal and Arrest” chronological reading of this event that Dr. Dean developed at the beginning of this class.

Sat, Nov 04, 2017
Series: Memorial Services
Duration: 1 hr 58 mins 8 secs
Memorial Service for Garry Burdett March 3, 1942–October 24, 2017