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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, Jan 18, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Genesis 1:26-28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 13 mins 40 secs

How well do you understand the differences between men and women? Listen to this enlightening lesson to learn that God established these distinctions at creation in order for each to fulfill God’s plan. Hear a number of biological differences that begin in the womb and affect the capabilities of each sex. See that there is an inherent authority structure which, if rejected, leads to paganism. Even though God’s plan for mankind was corrupted by the Fall, there is redemption and renewal available to all.

Find more information on "The Fallacy of Interchangeability" by Colin Smothers.

In the Transcript: notes link below you'll find “The Biological Basis for Gender-Specific Behavior” by Gregg Johnson.

Click here for Chapter 16, "Men's and Women's Differences" from Stephen B. Clark's Man and Woman in Christ.

Sun, Jan 16, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:11-16
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 1 hr 56 mins 17 secs
What is a church and what is its primary mission according to the Bible? To evangelize unbelievers? To provide fellowship for believers? Listen to this lesson to begin an introductory study of ecclesiology, which is a study of the church. See where the word “church” originated in Greek and in English and when the church began. Find out the difference between the universal church and the local church and the difference between the church and the Kingdom of God. Realize that understanding the biblical purpose for the church will help you when choosing where to attend church.
Thu, Jan 13, 2022
Series: Has God Spoken? (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 44 secs
Are the differences found in the various manuscripts of the Old Testament significant and do they impact doctrine or theology? Listen to this lesson to learn that the differences are minor and frequently only involve spelling. Learn that the Masoretic Texts may have been manipulated by the scribes to remove any traces pertaining to Jesus, making it a less accurate source. Hear about the various texts and the precautions taken to ensure accuracy when they were being copied. Begin to transition to the role archeology has played in our having confidence in the accuracy of the Old Testament.
Tue, Jan 11, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Genesis 1:26-28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 9 mins 59 secs

Does the Bible teach that men are superior to women? Listen to this lesson to learn that the Bible teaches that God created women and men to be equal image bearers of Him but created them to have different roles in life. Find out what “form follows function” means. Hear a number of principles found in Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 that show that having different roles does not mean that one sex is superior and that being submissive does not imply inferiority. Be ready to accept the role designed for your sex at birth in order to bring glory to God, your Creator.

During this lesson Dr. Dean referenced the book Man and Woman in Christ, which is available for free download at https://mwc.warhornmedia.com/.

Sun, Jan 09, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:7-9
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 46 mins 8 secs
Are you stumbling along in a dirty diaper as a baby believer no matter how many years you’ve been a Christian? Listen to this vivid, understandable lesson to learn how to apply the spiritual gifts you received when you first trusted in Christ. Find out about your new identity, new vocation, new calling, and new code of conduct. Challenge yourself to grow to spiritual maturity so you can walk worthy of who you are in Christ.
Thu, Jan 06, 2022
Series: Has God Spoken? (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 14 mins 3 secs
How can we be sure the Bible was transmitted down through the years in an accurate manner? Listen to this lesson to hear the exciting story of how God protected His Word so we have His message today. Learn about the highly skilled system of textual criticism which compares the various copies with the goal of getting as close to the original as possible. Learn about primary and secondary sources and the scribes who meticulously made copies using many ways to assure their accuracies. Marvel at the few differences that the finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls revealed between them and the ancient texts, including the Masoretic Text. Be encouraged and read the Bible with confidence in its message.
Tue, Jan 04, 2022
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Genesis 1:26-28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 5 mins 32 secs
Can you decide your own identity as a man or a woman or are you born the sex you are and it cannot be changed? Listen to this lesson to see that God designed men and women both to be created in His image but to be different. Hear eight important biblical principles starting at creation that provide the answer to this important question facing us in our culture today. Have your thinking transformed to God’s view so you are not conformed to the pagan practices around you.
Sun, Jan 02, 2022
Passage: Ephesians 4:7
Series: Ephesians (2018)
Duration: 57 mins 16 secs
Do you love receiving gifts? Listen to this lesson to learn about 25 priceless gifts you received when you trusted in Christ as your Savior. See the necessity of learning who Christ is and what His Session has to do with our receiving gifts. Find out the purpose of the Church in the Church Age. When choosing what church to attend look for one where the pastor emphasizes teaching the Word of God so you can grow to spiritual maturity and fulfill the destiny which is shared by all Church Age believers.
Thu, Dec 30, 2021
Series: Has God Spoken? (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 16 mins 19 secs
Why is it important to believe that Moses wrote the first five books of the Bible? Listen to this message to learn a number of reasons why believing in Moses’ authorship is necessary for an understanding of God’s revelation to mankind in the Bible. Find out what the false assumptions are that liberal scholars start with that make them skeptical and hear seven facts that support Moses’ authorship, many of which have been validated by archeological findings.
Tue, Dec 28, 2021
Passage: Judges 4-5 & Genesis 1:26-28
Series: Judges (2021)
Duration: 1 hr 8 mins 53 secs
Are men and women innately different or is that something that is learned? Listen to this lesson to begin a study of the biblical principles for the differences between men and women and see how they were both created to represent God to the rest of His creation. See what the concept of the woman being the man’s helper means. Understand that the modern argument that men and women are interchangeable is destructive and results in utter chaos for both men and women.