August 12, 2012 “Reconciliation”

Relationships are so important in our walk with Christ.

ILLUSTRATION – Missy Franklin was one of the most productive medal-winners for Team USA in this year’s swimming competition. She’s an amazing young lady, and she has some amazing parents. In the middle of the swimming competition at the Olympics they gave their daughter some important advice: “Enjoy yourself. Do your best. We’ll always love you.” Do you know what that says? It says, “No matter what happens, the relationship is not on the line. No matter how you perform, there’s nothing you could do or not do that would make us love you any less.” Now that’s great in families. And it’s important for our relationships as believers in the church.

Again, relationships are a vital part of our walk with God.


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    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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