• Michael Deutsch

    Contributing sermons since Jul 17, 2001
Michael's church

First Baptist Church
Alexandria, Indiana 46001

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: Family, coaching, working out, music, reading
  • What I want on my tombstone: He made a difference
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  • A Thanksgiving Word

    Contributed on Nov 20, 2020

    A thankful look at the words 'repentance and confession'

    A Thanksgiving Word Psalm 103 November 22, 2020 On this Thanksgiving Sunday, I want to focus on one word. If you had to pick and choose your favorite word in the Bible, what might they be? It’s like trying to say I only have 1 verse in the Bible which is my favorite. I think I have about 100 more

  • Now What?

    Contributed on Nov 13, 2020
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    A look at the post election results and what to do next.

    Now What? November 15, 2020 Two weeks ago we talked about the upcoming election. The election is over. All along as I listened to the candidates from various parties and races, I was not sure who to believe. I’m not sure when it will end? Not every one of my candidates won, that’s probably true more

  • Religion And Politics

    Contributed on Oct 31, 2020

    A look at the words of Jesus as it pertains to our election.

    Religion and Politics November 1, 2020 I’m not sure if you know, but there’s an election coming up this Tuesday! There hasn’t been much talk about it. It’s been pretty hush, hush. So, I thought for my first Sunday back, I should talk about religion and politics. Some say it’s the most important more

  • Grace And Mercy - Communion

    Contributed on Oct 2, 2020

    A look at God's grace and mercy as we take communion

    Grace and Mercy Communion Thoughts October 4, 2020 For the past months we’ve been talking about our purpose and how we can serve God and one another and find fulfillment in all that we do. And it’s really an important aspect of who we are in Christ. I believe we all want to be fulfilled and have more

  • Spiritual Gifts - Get On The Bus 2

    Contributed on Sep 25, 2020

    A call to use our spiritual gifts in order to bring glory and honor to God.

    Excellence - Spiritual Gifts September 27, 2020 Have you ever driven in foggy weather? It’s not necessarily fun. You put on your brights, but you quickly realize the more light you use, the more difficult it is to see what if anything is in front of you. Sometimes foggy weather can be a good more

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  • The Power Of Silence

    Contributed on Jun 4, 2016

    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 more

  • What Are You Afraid Of? The Barney Story

    Contributed on Sep 11, 2012

    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. more

  • Covet Vs. Content

    Contributed on Jul 6, 2009

    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 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. more

  • The Skeleton At The End Of The Feast

    Contributed on Nov 19, 2008

    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 more