Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Michael and Dawn July 2021 Newsletter

Friends,                                                                                                                                                                                   

July and August are unusually busy and blessed months.  When I think back to a year ago and the anxiety of an empty preaching calendar…I am indeed grateful to be preaching each week.  Thank you for your support through prayer, finances, and encouragement. 

My newest book, Faithful, is available for purchase on my website as well as Amazon.  Also, I have music available on Pandora, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and most other music outlets.  Search for Michael Mason: Dawned On Me.  A hard copy CD can be purchased through my website also.  I have submitted, to my publisher, a re-write of a book I wrote several years ago, One Hope.  I am expecting it to be printed this month.  

This month I’m including an excerpt from my message, A Convenient Season - Acts 24:24-25.  Charles Templeton was once a great preacher.  He was known far and wide for his ability to communicate the Gospel.  He was also friends with Billy Graham before Graham was a household name.  But Templeton began to struggle with unbelief.  He eventually turned away from Christ claiming agnosticism.  Agnostics are not atheists believing there is no God. They simply believe one cannot know if there is a God.  When interviewed by Lee Strobel for A Case For Christ, Templeton was asked how he felt about Jesus.  At the time of the interview Templeton was already in his 80s.  He wept as he talked of how he admired Christ.  He then abruptly ended the interview by holding up his hand and saying, “enough of that.” In Acts 24, Felix, like Charles Templeton, said “enough of this.“  Felix wanted Convenience.  What he got was Conviction.  He turned down the offer good for eternity and chose instead to live for the moment.  Felix ended the sermon, not with an Amen but with a Not Now. What a sad story with a sad ending.  But the good news is clear, God has made a way for those who are looking for a way. He has given the opportunity to anyone will call on His name.  -Romans 10:13

….If you’d like to have me or Dawn speak at your church… We’re available for Revivals, Conferences, Retreats, and Special Events. 

Michael’s Preaching Schedule


July 7 Florence 1st Assembly, Florence, Al. 

11-14 Pine Ridge Bap, Union Grove, Al.

18-21 New Life Church, Falkville, Al.

25-28 Family Baptist, Trinity, Al.

31 Revival Night, HS Auditorium, Falkville, Al. 


August 1-4 Liberty Baptist, Crossville, Al.

8-11 Lebanon Baptist, Hartselle, Al.

15-18 Oak Bowery Baptist, Ohatchee, Al.

22-25 Serenity Baptist, Somerville, Al.

27-29 Taylorville Baptist, Tuscaloosa, Al.

30 ALSBOM Evangelism/Encouragement night, Carrollton Baptist, Carrollton, Al. 


Dawn's Speaking Schedule

August 27-28 Taylorville Baptist, Tuscaloosa, Al.


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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Michael and Dawn Newsletter June 2021

Friends...

June is an exceptionally busy and blessed month.  This is usually one of those months when I have few opportunities, but thankfully this June is different.  I am glad to be busy preaching. Thank you for your support through prayer, finances, and encouragement.                       

My latest book, Faithful, is available for purchase on my website as well as Amazon.  Also, I have music available on Pandora, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and most other music outlets.  Search for Michael Mason: Dawned On Me.  A hard copy CD can be purchased through my website also.  I have submitted, to my publisher, a re-write of a book I wrote several years ago, One Hope.  It should be released by early summer.  

This month I am including an excerpt from a message I’ve been working on about the Power-Plays of the Devil. In response to the Devil’s Power-Plays, we as believers have only two positions to take: The two Power-Positions Of The Believer are… Stand on the Word and Kneel in Prayer.  What do we do when the Enemy throws the book at us?  When we’re on the receiving end of a fiery dart from the Devil…When we’re on the front lines loving the Lord and living the life…what do we do? Stand On The Word…We like our preachers to stand on the Word.  We like for our president to quote the Word.  We even like a coach that believes the Word.  But what about us?  When the Devil begins to hurl fiery darts at us do we stand on the Word or run for our life?  The Word is a weapon…Hebrews 4:12 The Word is like a two edged sword…cuts both ways. Kneel In Prayer…We believe in prayer...especially before surgery.  We want someone to pray…when there’s been a tragedy.  We believe we need to pray for our nation. And for our families.  And for the sick.  But what about when we face the Enemy in battle?  Is there really power in prayer?  Psalm 95:6 “Come…let us kneel before the Lord our maker.”

 ….If you’d like to have me or Dawn speak at your church… We are available for Revivals, Conferences, Retreats, and Special Events. Thanks.  

Michael’s Preaching Schedule

June 6 New Covenant Bapt, Arab, Al. am

6 Mount Zion Baptist, Hartselle, Al. pm

12 Mount Hebron Ministries, Mobile, Al.

13 Victory Fellowship, Falkville, Al.

22-24 Camp-meeting, Hartselle, Al.

26 Victory Baptist, Moulton, Al.

27 Danville Baptist, Danville, Al. pm


July 11-14 Pine Ridge Bap, Union Grove, Al.

18-21 New Life Church, Falkville, Al.

25-28 Family Baptist, Trinity, Al.

31 Revival Night, HS Auditorium, Falkville, Al. 


Dawn’s Speaking Schedule

26 Victory Baptist, Moulton, Al.


 

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Michael and Dawn Newsletter May 2021

Friends...

May is a busy and blessed month.  I am grateful to be on the move, traveling and preaching.  June looks good too…I’m thankful for the open doors.  Thank you for your support through prayer, finances, and encouragement.  It’s one thing to preach about the sufficiency of God’s grace - It’s another to live it.  His grace is enough.

My newest book, Faithful, is available for purchase on my website as well as Amazon.  Also, I have music available on Pandora, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and most other music outlets.  Search for Michael Mason: Dawned On Me.  A hard copy CD can be purchased through my website also.  I have submitted, to my publisher, a re-write of a book I wrote several years ago, One Hope.  It should be released late spring or early summer.  

An excerpt from a message I’ve been working on titled, Giving The Devil A Place At The Table from Ephesians 4:27…Charles Spurgeon said, “I’d rather go to Heaven alone than go to Hell in a herd.”  We live in and see a herd-mentality today even among believers.  People are doing what everyone else is doing.  Believing what everyone else is believing.  Applauding what everyone else is applauding.  We have given place to the Devil.  With that in mind we must ask…how do we take back the place we’ve given the Devil?  How do we tear down these strongholds?  Put Off 4:22 Repent …Turn from living a life corrupted by deceitful desires. Repentance is necessary.  This is turning from a corrupted way of life and living by a conscience filled with the Spirit.  Put On 4:24 Renew… Put on your new self, clothed in righteousness and holiness… These are the garments in which God clothes you…you can’t buy these clothes – they are given by God.  Put Away 4:25 Resist…Put it aside, away…put it down.  Tearing down strongholds is never easy.  And Paul gives clear direction as to what needs to be put away…


….If you’d like to have me or Dawn speak at your church… We’re available for Revivals, Conferences, Retreats, and Special Events. Thanks. 

 

Michael’s Preaching Schedule

May 2 Southside Baptist, Fayette, Al.

9 Decatur Baptist, Decatur, Al.

16-19 Bidding Creek Baptist, Stilwell, Ok.

20-23 First Baptist, Magazine, Ark.

27 ALSBOM Evangelism Rally Ariton, Al.

30 First Baptist, Sevierville, TN

June 6 New Covenant Bapt, Arab, Al. am

6 Mount Zion Baptist, Hartselle, Al. pm

12 Mount Hebron Ministries, Mobile, Al.

22-24 Campmeeting, Hartselle, Al.

26 Victory Baptist, Moulton, Al.

27 Danville Baptist, Danville, Al. pm


Dawn’s Speaking Schedule

May 4-6 Ladies Retreat for PWOC (Protestant Women of the Chapel) Joe Wheeler State Park

 

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

Michael and Dawn Newsletter March 2021

Friends...

It’s amazing the difference a month can make.  Just last month as I was writing the newsletter I was concerned about what 2021 held for me as a traveling preacher.  But God has been faithful, the phone has been ringing, and the days ahead look brighter.  

I have tried to make the most of the down time during Covid.  As you know I completed a new book, Faithful, available for purchase on my website as well as Amazon.  Also, I have new music available on Pandora, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and most other music outlets.  Search for Michael Mason: Dawned On Me.  A hard copy CD can be purchased through my website also.  I hope you enjoy listening.  I have submitted to my publisher an updated re-write of a book I wrote several years ago, One Hope.  It should be released sometime late spring or early summer.  

I read about a man who, many years ago, took a trip by ship across the Atlantic ocean.  Not knowing what to expect, he packed his own food and saved every crumb fearing he would not have enough to make the journey. Upon arrival he was stunned to learn that his ticket included free meals every day in the dining hall on the ship. Little did he know, while eating in his room alone, he was missing the joy of eating at the banquet table - simply because he did not know it had already been paid for. ...Sounds like folks who are missing all that Jesus has bought and paid for – You don’t have to live life Not Knowing… “These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life…” -1 John 5:13


 ….If you’d like to have me or Dawn speak at your church…We’re available for Revivals, Conferences, Retreats, and Special Events. Thanks.  


Michael’s Preaching Schedule

March 7 New Covenant Baptist, Arab, Al.

10 Bethlehem West Baptist, Vinemont, Al.

14 First Baptist, Converse, La.

15-17 Milldale Baptist, Zachary, La.

21-22 Community Bible Church, Union City, Tn.

April 4 Friendship Baptist, Grand Bay, Al.

18 Waiting for confirmation

25-28 Buhl Baptist, Buhl, Al.

29 Southside Baptist, Fayette, Al.


Dawn’s Speaking Schedule

April 29-May 2 Wilsonville Bap Ladies

May PWOC




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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Michael and Dawn Newsletter February 2021

Friends, 

So far 2021 has been a year of unrest…political unrest.  Racial unrest.  Economic unrest.  And even personal unrest.  Because of my unusual and un-busy preaching schedule I have battled with some unrest as well. I have spent many mornings in the Word and prayer refocusing on God and my willingness to trust Him.  I have been reminded of Jesus’ words to Martha and Mary after Lazarus had died and just before he was raised back to life.  Jesus said to them, “Whoever lives and believes in me shall never die…” Then He added, “Do you believe?” Did they believe? Did they believe in Jesus? Did they believe anything was possible?  Well, I haven’t lost a brother named Lazarus, but I have felt like I was losing my ministry.  I have affirmed and reaffirmed over the past few weeks I do believe.  I don’t understand and I don’t know what the future holds…but I absolutely believe.  I believe Him and I trust Him.  Completely.                                                                               …….I have new music available on Pandora, iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and most other music outlets.  Search for Michael Mason: Dawned On Me.  I hope you enjoy listening.  I wrote all ten songs through seasons of hurt and hope.  My new book, Faithful, is available.  You can purchase it at Amazon, or order a copy at: michaelmasonministries.com.  I have completed a re-write of a book I published several years ago, One Hope.  I have sent it to the publisher and should be released sometime this spring.  

Last month I shared some thoughts about being thankful IN all things…This month We think about being thankful FOR all things. In Ephesians 5:20…Paul says, “give thanks always for all things…” Paul is speaking from an eternal perspective.  This is bigger than the Big Picture.  This is looking at the big picture with a bigger perspective.  As if I might pray, “Lord I thank you for it all even though I don’t understand it all or how you will use it all…but I trust you with it all and I thank you for it all.” This is us agreeing with Paul when he said, “That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings…” I’m being formed by the potter’s hands into a vessel of honor – Jeremiah 18… I’m being transformed by the renewing of my mind Romans - 12:2… I’m being conformed to the image of Christ - Romans 8:29.  We have no choice in whether or not we face sickness and storms…but we do have a choice in how we respond.  We can thank Him for all things and trust Him to create “beauty from ashes”…Isaiah 61:3                                                                 ….If you’d like to have us speak at your church…We’re available for Revivals, Conferences, Retreats, and Special Events. Thanks.     

Michael’s Schedule 2020-21

February 21 Oak Ridge Bap, Hartselle, Al.

Feb. 28-March 3 Topeka Bap, Jayess, Miss.

March 14 First Baptist, Converse, La. 

March 15-17 Milldale Bap, Zachary, La.

Dawn’s Schedule 2021

March 6 Ladies Conf., New Beginning Church, Florence, Al. 


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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Michael and Dawn News January 2021

Friends,                                                                                                  

Going forward into 2021 there is uncertainty as to what the days ahead hold.  The only thing we are certain of is God’s goodness and provision. My preaching schedule is far different than it was this time a year ago.  Discouraging?  Absolutely…But I am encouraged.  If the past is any prediction of the future I’ll be fine.  But I sure do miss preaching each week.  My new book, Faithful, is available.  You can purchase it at Amazon, or order a copy through my website: michaelmasonministries.com. My new music is completed.  CDs and digital downloads be available January 30. 

This month I’m including a brief excerpt from a message I preached recently.  It is titled, “In All Things…”  1 Thess. 5:16-18  Imagine giving thanks in all things - Paul is encouraging the extreme, above and beyond, more than typical faithfulness.  He says Rejoice Always.  Pray Without Ceasing.  Give Thanks In Everything Most of us rejoice in the good times but not bad timesMost of us pray sometimes but not all the timeMost of us give thanks in some things but not all things.

Paul says this is the Will Of God… What?  We tend to believe the will of God is only for big events, life events…but what if the small things were as much God’s will as the big things? What if the blessing at the table is as big as the invocation at church?

Giving Thanks IN everything will keep me from becoming arrogant.  Without practicing thanksgiving in seasons of pleasure and prosperity I might become arrogant believing I did it rather than giving God the credit. 

Giving Thanks IN everything will keep me from becoming bitter. Without practicing thanksgiving in seasons of pain and poverty I might become bitter blaming my pain on God.  And I might become envious of others simply because they’re not suffering like I am.  …Paul also said in Ephesians to give thanks for all things.  And he said in Romans we know all things work together for good…  And when we do, we can trust Him in the storm and trust Him for the answer.

….If you’d like to have me or Dawn speak at your church…We are available for Revivals, Conferences, Retreats, and Special Events.  Thank You…     


Michael’s Preaching Schedule 2020-21

January 8-10 Bovina Bap, Vicksburg, Miss.

31 Bellview Baptist, Decatur, Al.

February 7 Ryan Bap, Joppa, Al. (streaming)

21-24 Oak Ridge Baptist, Hartselle, Al.

28-March 3 Topeka Bap, Jayess, Miss.


Dawn’s Speaking Schedule 2021

March 6 Ladies Conference, New Beginning Church, Florence, Al. 



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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Michael & Dawn December 2020 Newsletter

Friends...

I trust you’re doing well.  Dawn and I have appreciated your prayers during 2020.  God has blessed us and many of you have prayed for us and supported us during these uncertain times. Going forward into 2021 there is still uncertainty as to what the days ahead hold.  The only thing we are certain of is God’s goodness.  I plan to continue preaching wherever there is an opportunity, and trusting the Lord when there is not.  

My new book, Faithful, is available.  You can purchase it at Amazon, or order a copy through my website: michaelmasonministries.com. New music is in the final stages of being completed.  I expect CDs and digital downloads be available in January. 

Several years ago my former pastor Steve Caudle wrote our church’s Christmas play, What Can We Learn From The Shepherds.  I thought it was also a great sermon idea….

Christmas is a time to Hear what you’ve never Heard - You may never hear a “heavenly host”… But you can hear God – His message has never changed.  Hear Him saying, “I so loved the world…”  “I’ll forgive all who call on my name.”  “I’ll save all who believe.”                                                        

Christmas is a time to See what you’ve never Seen - Most of us will never have an encounter like the shepherds.  But we are surrounded by God’s goodness, and His grace daily – and yet we never see it. May God open our eyes.                                        Christmas is a time to Go where you’ve never Gone - The shepherds went to Bethlehem.  They could have stayed where they were but they would have never seen Jesus.  Too many of us will never experience Bethlehem because we’re content to stay in the field. 

Christmas is a time to Do what you’ve never Done - I will never stand behind the Inn, in the stable, at the feeding trough – and see Jesus.  But I can come to Him in faith.  I can believe. I can know His love and forgiveness. I can come to Jesus.          

Christmas is a time to Tell what you’ve never Told - The shepherds returned praising God for all they had heard and seen.  They were telling what they had been told. May we go where we’ve been sent – and tell what we’ve been told.  

….If you’d like to have me or Dawn speak at your church…We are available for Revivals, Conferences, Retreats, and Special Events.  Thank You…     


Michael’s Preaching Schedule 2020-21

December 6 New Life Ch, Falkville, Al.

13 Pine Ridge Baptist, Union Grove, Al.

20 Gum Springs Baptist, Hartselle, Al.

January 8-10 Bovina Bap, Vicksburg, Miss.

17 Open

24 Open

31 Bellview Baptist, Decatur, Al.


Dawn’s Speaking Schedule 2021

January 8-10 Bovina Bap, Vicksburg, Miss.

March 6 Ladies Conference, New Beginning Church, Florence, Al. 

April 9-10 Women United Conference, Life Church, Hartselle, Al. 

                                                            

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