Archive for February, 2014

February 23, 2014 “One in Christ”

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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It’s been an awesome weekend of ministry and witness for our church. Thursday night we had the Call of the Wild men’s ministry dinner. We had 450 guys come; 26 who indicated they had prayed to receive Christ. Koinonia Class delivered 70 bookcases they built to 3rd graders at Clarke Elementary to decorate with their family. Each child also received a Bible. This is the 3rd year the Koinonia Class has done this project totaling 215 bookcases and Bibles. This morning at 5:30am we had the worship service at the Will Rogers Exhibit Hall prior to the start of the Cowtown Marathon/Half-Marathon. We had about 300 show up. These events of service involve scores of our members. We really are better together. (more…)

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February 23, 2014 “Holy Habits…One in Christ”

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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February 16, 2014 “Worshipping Well”

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

INTRODUCTION

Let’s open our Bibles to Hebrews 13:15-16. Now we’re talking these days about “Holy Habits.” As we train ourselves for godliness, one of the ways we do that is to build into our lives the habit of worshipping God regularly. Read text.

Our Blueprint for Spiritual Formation reminds us of what we know from Scripture: PASSIONATE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST … GLORIFY GOD IN WORSHIP. (more…)

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February 16, 2014 “Holy Habits…Worshiping Well”

Sunday, February 16th, 2014
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February 9, 2014 “Fueled by Faith”

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

INTRODUCTION

I’m in a series of messages starting this new year talking about “Holy Habits.” The Bible says to train ourselves for godliness in order that we might enter into the life God envisions for us as followers of Jesus. These habits are reflected in our Blueprint for Spiritual Formation. We exist to join God in developing passionate followers of Jesus Christ. Now we learn from Scripture that …

PASSIONATE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS ARE IN THE HABIT OF …
• LEARNING AND APPLYING THE TRUTH OF GOD’S WORD
• OBEYING GOD AND DENYING SELF
• SERVING GOD AND OTHERS
• SHARING JESUS CHRIST WITH OTHERS (more…)

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February 09, 2014 “Holy Habits…Fueled by Faith”

Sunday, February 9th, 2014
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February 2, 2014 “Piercing the Darkness”

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

INTRODUCTION

Let’s open our Bibles this morning to Philippians 2:14-16. My series is entitled “Holy Habits” and we’re talking about the attributes of passionate followers of Jesus Christ. Our church’s mission, along with every other NT church, is to make disciples. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples.” So to make disciples we have to go with the Gospel. And that is one of our priorities this year. To go to as many places as we can possibly go to share the Gospel with as many people as we possibly can. For some of us that will mean we will go with the Gospel to other places in the US and around the world one the many short-term mission trips we have planned. And for all us it should mean going with the Gospel by inviting our non-believing friends and loved ones to events like the men’s Call of the Wild Dinner, or the Ladies Retreat, both coming up this month. God’s Word teaches us that this is to what we are to be about. Now follow along as I read our text.

We live our lives as followers of Jesus Christ in what Paul calls here in v.15 “a crooked and depraved generation.”  If that was true 2000 years ago, it is certainly true now.   (more…)

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February 02, 2014 “Holy Habits…Piercing the Darkness”

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
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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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