Archive for May, 2011

May 29, 2011 “Faith Sings … Strong to the End”

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011
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May 29, 2011 “Faith Sings … Strong to the End”

Monday, May 30th, 2011

Open your Bibles to Psalm 71. Today I’ll conclude the series of messages from the book of Psalms entitled “Faith Songs.” And today “Faith Sings … Strong to the End.” That’s the way to live life … (more…)

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May 22, 2011 “Faith Sings … God is Good!”

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
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“All-Sufficient Grace”

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

John MacArthur, in his book Our Sufficiency in Christ, tells a story from the life of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. The great preacher was riding home one evening after a heavy day’s work, feeling weary and depressed, when the verse came to mind, “My grace is sufficient for you” (II Corinthians 12:9). In his mind he immediately compared himself to a little fish in the Thames River, apprehensive lest drinking so many pints of water in the river each day he might drink the Thames dry. Then Father Thames says to him, “Drink away, little fish. My stream is sufficient for you.” (more…)

May 22, 2011 “Faith Sings … God is Good!”

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Many of the psalms are “Faith Songs” composed for the purpose of thanksgiving … personal thanks and corporate thanks.  There are times when our “Faith Sings … God is Good.”  Now we’re not told specifically what the occasion was that called for this thanksgiving psalm, but clearly the psalmist is scanning back through the history of God’s people and He is moved as He considers the activity of God in behalf of His people. (more…)

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May 15, 2011 “Faith Sings … God is Great!”

Thursday, May 19th, 2011
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“The Champion’s Jacket”

Monday, May 16th, 2011

I live in Fort Worth, Texas, home to the famed Colonial Country Club and the Colonial Invitational Golf Tournament. Shortly after I moved to Fort Worth I heard the story told by a member of the club who took a guest there for lunch one day. His guest, having never been to the Colonial Country Club before, failed to wear a coat, which was mandatory for dining in the club at that time. The manager of the club said to the member, “I’m sorry, but your guest cannot enter the dining room without a sport coat.” (more…)

May 15, 2011 “Faith Sings … God is Great!”

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Remember the little prayer some of us were taught to pray at a meal: “God is great, God is good, now we thank him for our food. Amen.” I learned that little prayer, as did many of you. I did not have a clue what it meant to say, “God is great.” I had no idea. Well I hope that by the time we’re finished this morning you and I will be absolutely gripped by the unfathomable, unequalled, unrivaled greatness of God.  (more…)

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“The Battle in the Cockpit”

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

On October 31, 1999, a full airplane took off from JFK Airport on what was to be a routine flight to Cairo, Egypt. Shortly after take-off, however, things went terribly wrong. Once the plane had reached its cruising altitude the co-pilot waited for the pilot to leave the cockpit then turned off the plane’s autopilot. He then cut the power to the engines, causing the plane to descend into a free-fall. (more…)

May 9, 2011 “Faith Sings … In God’s Presence”

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Open your Bibles with me to the psalm we read earlier, Psalm 139. This is one of the most popular psalms in the book, perhaps second only to Psalm 23. Why? Because it takes us deep into the character of God and His interaction with us human beings.
Now let me show you where this all starts. David is in trouble once again. He is up against some fierce enemies who hate him and hate the Lord. We’re not sure who they are or what they have done, but David is surrounded by evil and evil people. (more…)

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  • 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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