January 27, 2013 “God’s Great Love”

Let’s open our Bibles to Lamentations 3:19. You’ll find it right after the book of Jeremiah in the OT. And as you’re turning I want to encourage you to plan to be part of our ministry team rally tonight. You’ll have an opportunity to learn about places to serve God and others here in our church. Details are in your worship folder. Before I read the text you need to know that Lamentations is a sad book, thus the name Lamentations. It is written by the prophet Jeremiah as he has watched the horrible destruction of his beloved city of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. Along with the destruction there was starvation and the loss of life. All this is due to Judah’s obstinate rebellion against the Lord over the years. So Jeremiah pours out his broken heart … he laments … on the pages of this short book. And yet out of this dark moment comes one of the most amazing confessions of faith in the entire Bible. Read Lamentations 3:19-25.

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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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