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A Mini-Series is a small subset of lessons from a major series which covers a particular subject or book. The class numbers will be in reference to the major series rather than the mini-series.

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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, Oct 12, 2017
Passage: Psalm 19:7-14
Series: Psalms (2017)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 36 secs
What place does the Word of God have in your life? Listen to this lesson to learn that we need to adjust to the truths in the Bible and not give in to the desires of our sin natures. Find out as you read the Scriptures that you will be confronted by your sins. Hear six different ways the Word of God brings value and harmony into your life and gives you joy.
Tue, Oct 10, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:3-15
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 21 secs
Do you feel surrounded by evil? Listen to this lesson to learn that prayer should be our normal procedure when chaotic torrents are washing over us. Find out that God always answers prayer, usually in one of three ways. Hear what the phrase “sons of Belial” means in the Scripture and learn about the evil associated with these people and how their actions result in destroying their own cultures and selves. Understand that only God can control the sons of Belial and bring order out of chaos.
Thu, Oct 05, 2017
Passage: Psalm 19:1-14 & Isaiah 6:1-9
Series: Psalms (2017)
Duration: 59 mins 39 secs

Would you like to know the secret to a happy, secure life? Listen to this lesson to learn that it is only by knowing God that we can live a successful life. See that God reveals Himself to man in His creation and that His special revelation is recorded in the Bible, the Word of God. See that the non-verbal communication from God in creation goes on continually and communicates with everyone in the world. Understand that instead of worshipping the creation, we must worship the Creator and learn His plans for the human race through the Word of God.

Caveat from Dr. Dean: In this lesson I mentioned sign language being universal. I was misinformed. There are distinct sign languages related to different human languages. Thus Russian has a distinct sign language, as does, English, French, etc.

Thu, Sep 28, 2017
Passage: Psalm 19 & Isaiah 6:1-9
Series: Psalms (2017)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 13 secs
Have you ever been asked what your favorite book is? If you answered with the name of a novel or some other type of book, maybe you need to hear what David says in Psalm 19 about the Bible, the amazing revelation of God to mankind. Hear about two kinds of God’s revelation and about a time when the prophet Isaiah saw God in the Temple. Find out how God’s creation is a revelation of Himself and how His written Word has the power to change us.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017
Passage: Psalm 107:33-43
Series: Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Duration: 53 mins 29 secs
Does it seem like there are more natural disasters than usual and why are they occurring now? Listen to this lesson to learn that God is the One ultimately behind the weather and events of nature. See that God delivers His people from their adversities and the solution to our troubles is prayer. Find out what the Bible teaches about God’s providential care of all but especially those who believe in Him. Review five reasons for suffering. Follow the closing challenge of this Psalm to be wise and understand the lovingkindness of the Lord in good times and bad.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 6 mins 56 secs
What is the true nature of atonement? Listen to this lesson to learn about its myriad facets. Hear how the early church slowly came to understand these vital doctrines and what some of the earliest theories of atonement were. See the different meanings of the word kaphar and how cleansing is a vital element of it. Learn that atonement is not a biblical word but is made of three words: at- one- ment, to cover many aspects of it. Understand that learning this makes us appreciate much more fully all that Christ did on the Cross when He died for our sins.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017
Passage: Psalm 18:2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 17 mins 10 secs
Do you feel the need for strength some days? Listen to this lesson to see that God is the One who gives us physical, mental, and spiritual strength when we call on Him. Find out how the word “rock” is used in both the Old and New Testaments and how it refers to the Lord Jesus Christ. See that we can rely on God to protect us and we have nothing to fear. At the end of this lesson, hear Moses Onwubiko, an international evangelist and Bible teacher, tell about how he is bringing the gospel and the truth of the Bible to people around the world.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017
Passage: Psalm 107:4-32
Series: Hurricane Harvey Special: Give Thanks to the Lord
Duration: 54 mins 49 secs
Is it possible for us to know the reasons why God has allowed adversities in our life? Listen to this lesson to learn that during times of difficulty we need to trust God because we know in His infinite knowledge He is always working out His plans for our benefit. Find out that God’s faithful, loyal love is the theme of this psalm. See the many meanings of the word “wander” and how God solves the problem of those hungering and thirsting. Learn three ways God delivers us out of the storms of life when we call on Him.
Thu, Sep 14, 2017
Passage: 1 Peter 3:18
Series: 1 Peter (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 3 secs
Have you ever considered what it cost the Lord Jesus Christ to die for your sins as a substitute in your place? Listen to this lesson to hear many points on the meaning of substitutionary atonement. See how the sacrifices in the Old Testament were a picture of this and how an innocent lamb had to be sacrificed. Learn that Christ’s death on the Cross was a victory which He proclaimed to spirits after His crucifixion. See that when we suffer unjustly, our example on how we should handle it is Christ who died once for all, the just for the unjust.
Tue, Sep 12, 2017
Passage: 2 Samuel 1:11-12 & Psalm 18:1-2
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 55 secs
How grateful are you to God when He delivers you? Listen to this lesson to learn about a Psalm of David when he was delivered from his enemies. Hear why David was called a man after God’s own heart and what he means by his righteousness. See the importance of being honest about our thoughts to God and how that clarifies our own thinking. Hear three things that we must accomplish before we can express our love to God the way David does.