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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, Aug 17, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 35 secs
What words are used in Hebrew and Greek for God the Holy Spirit that can help us understand Him? Listen to this lesson to see the words used and the importance of context to determine which meaning fits in a passage. Gain an understanding of the phrase “Spirit of God” used in the Old Testament which emphasizes His deity. Explore divine characteristics that all Members share in the Godhead and show they are individual persons.
Sun, Aug 15, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 50 mins 4 secs
What does it mean to be indwelt by the Holy Spirit? If that term leaves you puzzled, listen to this message to learn of another freely given incredible benefit that is yours at the point of trusting in Christ as your Savior. Find out that along with the baptism by the Holy Spirit and regeneration, this is something that you can’t do for yourself but you receive it. See if it is permanent or temporary and how it impacts your life.
Thu, Aug 12, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:10 & Joel
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 19 secs
Are all references to the Day of the Lord to be fulfilled in the future? Listen to this lesson to hear about one that is historic and others that are still to come as recorded in the Old Testament. In the Book of Joel learn about a plague of locusts and hear descriptions of coming celestial cosmic darkness. Hear about the chronology of the campaign of Armageddon and Christ’s march to Jerusalem. Continue with Amos’ description of these same events of judgment. Be reminded that we, too, may face chaotic times, but that God will always sustain us.
Tue, Aug 10, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 38 secs
Is the Holy Spirit real to you or are you confused about whether He is a person, a force, or just an influence? Listen to this message to learn what the Bible teaches about the Holy Spirit. Hear His characteristics and His relationship to God, the Father, and God, the Son. Find out the Holy Spirit’s roles in the Old Testament and in the New Testament. As a believer, enjoy the many ways He is a comforter and helper in your spiritual life.
Sun, Aug 08, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 39 secs
Are you excited about the baptism by the Holy Spirit? Listen to this lesson to hear why all believers should be joyful about this transforming event. Find out who performs this by gaining an understanding of Greek grammar. See the different kinds of biblical baptism in the Bible and when water is involved. In coming weeks continue learning about the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
Thu, Aug 05, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:10
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 58 mins 2 secs

Are you ready for an in-depth study of the meaning of the biblical phrase “Day of the Lord”? Listen to this lesson to learn there are four events which must happen before the Day of the Lord can occur and hear the details of each. Find out different views on whether the Day of His Wrath is the same as the Day of the Lord. Start with the earliest reference to this phrase in Obadiah. Continue this absorbing study in coming lessons in 2 Peter.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced an excellent paper by Dr. H. Wayne House on the Pre-Trib website regarding Apostasia.

Tue, Aug 03, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7-9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 44 secs

Do you want to be a friend of God or a friend of Satan? Listen to this message to learn that everyone must answer this question and act upon it as our culture crumbles into paganism. Find out about a current example called the 1619 Project that is reframing our country’s history and being taught in educational institutions, the media, and even churches. See a time in Israel’s history when they found a similar situation and the resulting consequences. Understand Satan’s role in all of this and what is needed to counter it in your thinking and the thinking of your family.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned a related book:
1620: A Critical Response to the 1619 Project by Peter Wood.

Sun, Aug 01, 2021
Passage: Ephesians 4:3-5
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 55 mins 34 secs
How important is it to understand the role of God the Holy Spirit in our lives? Listen to this lesson to marvel at all the Holy Spirit does for both unbelievers and believers. Find out what the Bible means by one faith, one body, and one Spirit. See what the restraining ministry of the Holy Spirit is and when it will end. Hear a definition for baptism, the eight kinds, and how not all of them involve water.
Thu, Jul 29, 2021
Passage: 2 Peter 3:3-9
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 52 secs

What is the Day of the Lord and when does it occur? Listen to this lesson to hear definitions from a number of noted Bible teachers who have various views. In coming lessons be prepared to go through each usage in the Bible to get a clearer understanding. Find out the reason for what the scoffers call a delay in Christ’s return and learn that God is not bound by time but is patient, desiring that all mankind comes to trust in Christ for salvation.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned Mark Musser's Nazi Oaks as an excellent resource for background on ecology worship. Musser has recently revised his work and it's now available as Nazi Ecology: The Oak Sacrifice of the Judeo-Christian Worldview in the Holocaust

Tue, Jul 27, 2021
Passage: Judges 3:7 & Judges 3:9
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 18 secs

Who or what is the ultimate causative factor in history? Listen to this lesson to learn that despite all the secondary causes expounded by historians, the overriding cause is the Creator God. Find out three basic questions that must be answered by historians and three principles explaining all the confusion in the study of history today. Hear two biblical examples concerning Jehoshaphat where God intervened at critical moments changing the course of history. Remember that as goes the volition of mankind so goes the course of history.

During this lesson Dr. Dean mentioned a book by Wilfred McClay entitled Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.