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  • Michael Deutsch

    Contributing sermons since Jul 17, 2001
Michael's church

First Baptist Church
Alexandria, Indiana 46001
765-724-2457

About Michael
  • Education: M. Div. - Northern Baptist Seminary D. Min. - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Books that have had an impact: Deep Change by Robert Quinn Managing Transitions by William Bridges
  • Hobbies: Coaching, Family, Music, Reading
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  • Letting Go - Distractions

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2019
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    An advent journey looking at what we need to let go of in order to draw closer to God

    Letting Go - Distractions December 8, 2019 Act like I am texting . . . OH . . . sorry about that. I got a text from a friend about the Bears game. Then we got caught up in other talking about baseball. That made me think about summer - and I need some new shorts, so I was checking for Black ...read more

  • Letting Go!?

    Contributed on Nov 30, 2019
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    An advent series looking at letting go of what we hold onto which holds us back from experiencing Jesus.

    Letting Go?! December 1, 2019 Have you taken inventory lately? As I approach this Christmas season, it seems like I’ve been doing that . . . which leads to this message. Do you have a lot of STUFF in your house? I mean, more stuff than you need? Can people mistake your home with an episode of ...read more

  • We Are One

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2019
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    A continuing look at Ephesians. Today we focus on unity in the church through our shared faith.

    UNITY IN THE CHURCH November 24, 2019 Ephesians 4:4-6 I love this week! I get to cook and eat turkey! I get to allow tryptophan to work and make me sleepy. Turkey contains the amino acid L-tryptophan, which produces sleep-promoting serotonin and melatonin. But here’s the thing, turkey has ...read more

  • Letting Go!?

    Contributed on Nov 27, 2019
     | 336 views

    An advent series about letting go of things and letting Christ in our lives.

    Letting Go?! December 1, 2019 Have you taken inventory lately? As I approach this Christmas season, it seems like I’ve been doing that . . . which leads to this message. Do you have a lot of STUFF in your house? I mean, more stuff than you need? Can people mistake your home with an episode of ...read more

  • The Power Of God's Love

    Contributed on Oct 24, 2019
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    As we continue to look at Ephesians, we look at the power of God's love.

    The Power of Love Ephesians 3:14-21 October 29, 2019 I think most people like super-heroes. Partly because they defeat the forces of evil, but I think there’s a deeper reason why we like super-heroes. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had one particular super-hero who I really like or if I could, I ...read more

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  • The Power Of Silence

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2016
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    They say silence is golden – but is it possible that too much silence is not such a good thing? There’s a room in the United States that’s so quiet it becomes unbearable after a short time. The longest anyone has survived in the ‘anechoic chamber’ at Orfield Laboratories in South Minneapolis is ...read more

  • What Are You Afraid Of? The Barney Story

    Contributed on Sep 11, 2012
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    WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? THE BARNEY STORY A few years ago, a church in Seattle, Washington was having a big kick-off Sunday. They wanted to do something for their children's programs. So they brought in Barney the Dinosaur. They learned, Kids like Barney when he’s on TV or in a stuffed animal. ...read more

  • Covet Vs. Content

    Contributed on Jul 6, 2009
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    COVET VS. CONTENT Imagine Thanksgiving dinner, surrounded by turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, vegetables, rolls, pecan pies, pumpkin pies, cakes, cookies, and more. You sit down at that meal and you eat your share of the food, but you don't over eat, you eat just the right ...read more

  • Honesty Matters

    Contributed on Jul 6, 2009
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    HONESTY MATTERS I read about a high school golfer, Chelsee Richard, of Bloomingdale High School in Brandon, Florida. She lost her chance to win the 2004 state championship — by being honest. In the qualifier for the state finals, Chelsee hit her tee shot on the second hole into the rough. ...read more

  • The Skeleton At The End Of The Feast

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2008
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    To lick our wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back -- in many ways, it is a feast for a king. The chief ...read more