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Proverbs (2013)
Sun, Feb 17, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 2:5-8
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 28 secs
The prior four verses are the “if you will” verses which highlight volition and challenge commitment. Then what? Are the next verses a formula for predicting deliverance from adversity and ending in wisdom? Deliverance doesn’t precede wisdom. Wisdom precedes God’s protection. Passion of focus on intimacy with God and His Truth is liable to incur intense arrows of distraction to tempt and challenge every decision one makes to follow wisdom. Is this obstacle course ours to negotiate? God is the defender of His Truth. When we are absorbed in His truth He becomes our personal shield. A shield doesn’t prevent arrows. It deflects arrows which seek to diminish God’s Truth with the lies which lead to death and obstruct our path to wisdom.

Click on the notes link below to access the Scripture Memory Plan Dr. Dean mentioned during this class.

Proverbs (2013)
Sun, Feb 24, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 2:12-22
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 53 mins 17 secs
Proverbs chapter 2 focuses on God’s Word as our protection and shield. We see the importance of choosing the right path over the appeal of the world’s path in every decision we make. God’s wisdom here is protection against the promise of easy money and easy love relationships. The choice we make brings either joy in life or a death-like existence. The world entices us to abandon the path of righteousness and to walk in dark carnality. The only way to discern a beguiling lie from life-giving Truth is to know the nuances of difference through God’s Wisdom offered in the inspired scripture.
Proverbs (2013)
Sun, Apr 07, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Proverbs 3:19-35
Series: Proverbs (2013)
Duration: 49 mins 37 secs
Doomsday scenarios can strike terror in hearts in the middle of the night. Stock market crashes. Attacks on our country. Personal problems. Proverbs teaches us that when we focus on the Word of God we can sleep without fear. Just as God used His infinite wisdom to create the world, He offers wisdom to those who make learning and applying His Word a priority. He promises protection and the security that our steps are ordered by Him. Listen to this lesson to learn how creation is the foundation to everything else in the Bible. See how we are to treat those who ask for help with generosity and why we shouldn't envy the wicked when they prosper.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Mar 24, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 15:1-37 & Psalm 64:1-10
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 3 secs
Has the COVID-19 virus or some other sudden crisis turned your life on its head? If so, how do you recover? Listen to this message to hear timeless, biblical principles that help us to do the responsible thing as we trust in God. Find out how we are to pray during disastrous times following David’s example of laying out his complaint before God and displaying confidence that God would answer. Accept that we need to believe in God’s deliverance even when He is not answering us the way we want.
Thu, Apr 16, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Psalm 62:3-12
Series: God’s Protection in Any Crisis
Duration: 1 hr 4 mins 57 secs
What is the solution to our current crisis with this virus or for all other crises? Listen to this lesson to learn that the only solution is God. Find out that we don’t need to depend on God plus our jobs, or God plus our bank accounts, or God plus the government. Hear about a time in David’s life in Psalm 62 when he was surrounded by conspirators trying to take him down and see how he weathered his crisis. When you are facing trouble, look ahead and realize that it will end and if we trust in God we will emerge stronger spiritually.
Ephesians (2018)
Sun, Aug 23, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: Ephesians 2:21-22 & Ephesians 1:13-14
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 0 mins 53 secs
What does it mean to be sealed by means of the Holy Spirit? Listen to this lesson to learn what the sealing guarantees, when it occurs, and why it is important to believers in their spiritual lives. Find out the historical meaning of a seal in biblical times. See the difference between a deposit or down payment and a pledge. Learn five categories of ways we can grieve the Holy Spirit.
1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Tue, Aug 25, 2020
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Samuel 21:15-22 & 2 Samuel 23:8-39
Series: 1st and 2nd Samuel (2015)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 36 secs
How does God protect us? By supernatural means or by using others around us? Listen to this lesson to learn that many times God uses others to carry out His protection of us. Hear a number of incidents when David was in need of protection and the means that God accomplished this. Find out some of David’s character virtues in the way he responded to these men. Just like David, today we need to learn that God is our defense and our deliverer and we can trust Him in every circumstance.

The movie, “American Gospel: Christ Alone‘ that Dr. Dean discussed in this lesson is available on Netflix.