Archive for November, 2010

Nov 7, 2010 “Attitudes That Fortify”

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

“Running with Perseverance”

Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Several years ago I decided that I needed to find a consistent way to stay physically fit.  I’m not sure what possessed me to do it, but I determined that running would be a good way to accomplish that goal.  I was on the track team in high school, but I hated the long distance races; I ran hurdles, and the longest race was only 400 meters.  To my surprise I found running a few miles was not as bad as I remembered it.  Now, several half-marathon and marathon races later, I’ve actually come to love it. (I know that sounds sick, but it’s true!) (more…)

Nov 7, 2010 “Attitudes that Fortify”

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

We have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change the past… We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you. We are in charge with our attitudes.”

As we’ve studied the book of I Peter we’ve seen a clear challenge to us to stand firm in the grace of God as we face the trials of life. And here he gives us some attitudes that will fortify us for the trials of life. (more…)


October 31 2010 “Shepherds Of God’s Flock”

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

“A Call to Authentic Discipleship in the Church”

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

“Follow Me!” ~ Jesus

I would venture to say that most of us, when we had the Gospel explained to us before we were saved, were not told that we were signing on for a life of following Jesus. What exactly did Jesus have in mind when He took our sins upon Himself as He died on the Cross? That we would follow Him into a new life. Christ said, “Deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me.” (more…)

  • Bio & Introduction

    Dr. Michael Dean has been the senior pastor at Travis Avenue Baptist Church since 1991, having also served churches elsewhere in Texas and New Mexico. He and his wife Nan are blessed with two married children and three grandchildren. With a keen sense of calling to shepherd the flock of God entrusted to his care, Michael longs to see people become passionate followers of Jesus Christ. His hobbies include long-distance running, golf and hunting.

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