February 2, 2014 “Piercing the Darkness”


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.  


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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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