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[a] = summary lessons
[b] = exegetical analysis
[c] = topical doctrinal studies
What is a Mini-Series?
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.
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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Sun, Jan 15, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:26-27
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 57 mins 26 secs

“I did it MY way.” Does that song describe how you handle the myriads of problems that attack you daily? Believers have a better way that involves having a fortress in their soul that defends them against these attacks. Learn what this is and see the importance of confession of the sins we commit after salvation. Find out how to walk by means of the Holy Spirit and know that we have a choice to handle life with human viewpoint or with Divine viewpoint.

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Sun, Jan 08, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:26-27
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 50 mins 24 secs
Are you helpless when it comes to overcoming the anger in your life? How about anger management classes or psychological therapies? Listen to this lesson to learn that the solution to handling anger is found only in the Bible. See that your thinking must be transformed and that can only be done by learning God’s Word and walking by means of the Holy Spirit. It requires making Bible study a priority in your life and putting aside vengeance and retaliation in order to win the victory.
Thu, Jan 05, 2023
Passage: Philippians 1:12-14 & Galatians 1:1-8
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 57 mins 2 secs
What are the key ideas that make up the good news? Listen to this lesson to see that the core of the gospel message must always be on who Jesus Christ is and what He did. Hear Paul strongly expressing what he thinks of those Galatians who have turned from the true gospel to a false one. Find out what Paul proclaimed in Antioch in Pisidia at the synagogue and how his message involved Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection. Message also includes Acts 13:14-41
Tue, Jan 03, 2023
Passage: Judges 13:6-24
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 11 mins 49 secs
What’s in a name? Listen to this powerful message explaining the significance of names in Scripture and see a number of the names for God which reveal His essence or character. Learn that the Angel of the Lord refers to the Lord Jesus Christ when He appeared or spoke to communicate with humans. Understand why Samson’s mother recognized that the man of God, as she called him, was recognized by her to be God. Find out what He told her about the son she was to give birth to.
Sun, Jan 01, 2023
Passage: Ephesians 4:26-27
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 26 secs

Are you angry? If so, you’re not alone. Listen to this lesson to learn that all people get angry at times but some are angry most of the time. Learn a definition for anger and that it is one of many mental attitude sins that can ruin our lives. See that the solution to anger for the believer is spiritual growth that comes through walking by means of the Holy Spirit and studying God’s Word. Learn that even if you have a cause to be angry, it only becomes a sin when you act on it.

Click here if you'd like to order Dr. Dean's Spiritual Warfare book. Look under Books in the left column.

Thu, Dec 29, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:12-24 & Acts
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 14 secs

When we believe in Christ as our Savior does it always make us feel good? Listen to this lesson to find out what role, if any, emotion plays in the gospel. Find out what elements the Apostles included in their proclamations of the gospel and see if Christ’s death on the Cross is one of these. Review the story of Peter’s vision that made him understand what food restrictions were for Gentile believers. Use the insights gained in this lesson when you are witnessing to unbelievers around you.

If you'd like to read the article Dr. Dean referenced from the American Thinker, you can find it here.

Tue, Dec 27, 2022
Passage: Judges 13:3-7
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 7 mins 22 secs

Would you be surprised to learn that the Angel of the Lord in the Bible is not an angel? Listen to this lesson to hear about a number of times the Angel of the Lord appeared to people and who He really is. Hear the announcement He made to Samson’s mother about his impending birth. Find out what it meant to take the Nazirite vow and the restrictions that were to be followed. Realize how longsuffering God was toward Samson and see that He lovingly shows us that same patience.

Click here to access the cultural information Dr. Dean mentioned during this class.

Sun, Dec 25, 2022
Series: Holiday Specials
Duration: 46 mins 21 secs
Why did it take so long for the prophecies that were given concerning the coming Messiah and His actual appearance? Listen to this lesson to learn that the omniscient, omnipresent God was preparing humanity for this incredible event. Hear the staggering odds of eight of these many prophecies being fulfilled and rejoice that God the Father sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to be our Savior.
Thu, Dec 22, 2022
Passage: Philippians 1:12-14
Series: Philippians (2022)
Duration: 57 mins 18 secs
How content are you with your life just as it is? Listen to this message to hear about a new believer named Simon who wanted Peter’s spiritual gift and tried to buy it. Find out Peter’s rebuke of him and Simon’s response. Continue with our study of what elements need to be in the proclamation of the gospel and hear the content of Phillip’s message to the Ethiopian eunuch. Gain an understanding of the core elements needed for someone to trust in Christ as their Savior.
Tue, Dec 20, 2022
Passage: Judges 13:1-3
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 26 secs
Was Samson a hero or a disgraceful, lawless man? Listen to a new study of this man who earned both those descriptions during his lifetime. Find out who the Philistines were and where they dwelled. Learn about the parents of Samson. See that his mother was barren for many years and learn that barrenness was true of many of the most notable women of the Old Testament. See that physical barrenness is a picture of the spiritual barrenness of all of us when we are born, but that God gives new life when we believe in Christ as our Savior.