Category Archives: Children

Guffaw the Goat and “The Prodigal Son” for Children

I wrote this story for Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee where I served as pastor. I loved telling my story to the children as much as I enjoyed writing it. In fact, I have enjoyed … Continue reading

Posted in Children, Children's Church, Children's Ministry, Children's Sermon, children's stories for VBS, Christian, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Jesus Christ, Mike Milton, Reformed faith | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Blessings of Being in Seminary

The following message was delivered at New Student Orientation, on August 23, at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC Seminary: A Ministry of Preparation Recently I participated in the ordination of a young man to the Gospel ministry, to pastor a … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Bible preaching, Bible Teaching, Biblical, Biblical Exposition, Biblical Theology, Biblical Vision, Biblical Worldview, Blessings, Call of God, Call to Ministry, Called to the Ministry, Calling, Charlotte, Charlotte pastors, Charlotte preachers, Charlotte Seminary, Children, Christ, Christ's coming, Christian, Christian faith, Christian leaders, Christian ministers, Christian ministry, Christianity, Christians, Discerning God's Call on Your Life, Discerning God's Call to Ministry, Discerning God's Will, Disciple, Discipleship, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Dr. Michael Milton, Dr. Mike Milton, English Standard Version, Evangelism, Expository Preaching, Faith, Faith and Life, Family, Family Devotions, Family of God, Family of Jesus, God, God the Father, God who sends, Gospel ministry, Gospel of Jesus Christ, Gospel story, Hesed, Holy Scripture, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Kingdom of God, Kingdom of heaven, kingdom of Jesus Christ, Knowing God, Knowing God's Will, Leadership, Michael A. Milton, Michael Anthony Milton, Michael Milton, Michael Milton Presbyterian Minister, Mike Milton, Minister of the Gospel, Ministry of the Word, PCA, Preach, Preacher, Preachers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church in America, Presbyterian Churches, Presbyterian Preacher, Presbyterian preachers, Presbyterian seminary, Presbyterian sermons, President of Reformed Seminary, President of Reformed Theological Seminary, President of RTS, President of RTS Charlotte, President RTS Charlotte, presidential charge, Proclaiming the Word, Protestant Theology, Protestants, Psalms, pulpit, Reformed, Reformed faith, Reformed Seminary, Reformed Seminary Charlotte, Reformed sermon, Reformed sermons, Reformed Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte, Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte Commencement Services, Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte Mike Milton, Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte NC, Reformed Theology, theological education, Theological Reflection, Theological Seminaries, Theology, Westminster Catechism, Word of God, World and Life View | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Bunkie the Monkey and the Hugo the Hippo

His name is Hugo and he is a fine Hippo and a fine animal. You should pay more respect to others. It is not just monkeys who are your neighbors, but hippos and others as well. Continue reading

Posted in An Amazong Storefront: The Cross of Iona, Animal stories, Bible, Blogroll, Blogs, Body of Christ, Books Written by Mike Milton, Chattanooga, Childhood, Children, Children's Sermon, Christian, Christian Gospel, Christianity, Christians, Church, Churches, Devotional, Devotions, Discipleship, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Dr. Michael Milton, Dr. Mike Milton, Evangelism, Evangelistic, Faith and Life, Family, First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, God loves you, Gospel, Gospel stories, Gospel stories for children, Gospel story, Grace, Hippo stories, Homily, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Kirk O' the Isles, Meditation, Michael Anthony Milton, Michael Milton, Mike Milton, Monkey stories, Overland Park, Parenting, Pastor, Pastorate, PCA, PCA Ministers, Prayer, Preacher, Preachers, Preaching, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Church in America, Presbyterian Churches, Protestant, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Religion, Savannah, Sermons, Sin, Spirituality, Theological Reflection, Vacation Bible School stories, VBS, VBS Bible stories, VBS children stories, VBS stories | Leave a comment

God Knows Your Name

The following was delivered, in Albanian, to the adolescent orphans at the Hope for the World orphanage in Tirana, Albania. I have previously posted the Albanian version, and I now offer it in English. It is my great honor to … Continue reading

Posted in 2 Corinthians 5:17, Affliction, Albania, Albanian, Albanian Orphanage, Albanian Orphans, Balkans, Bible, Biblical Archaeology, Biblical Exposition, Biblical Theology, Blogroll, Blogs, Body of Christ, Books Written by Mike Milton, Calvinism, Chaplains, Chattanooga, Childhood, Children, Christian, Christian Gospel, Christianity, Christians, Church, Churches, Corinthians, Damaged Emotions, Depression, Devotional, Devotions, Discipleship, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Dr. Michael Milton, Dr. Mike Milton, Emotions, Faith and Life, Family, First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, God Knows Your Name, God loves you, Gospel of Jesus Christ, Grace, Homiletics, Homily, Hope for the World Orphanage, Identity, Identity Issues, Illustration for Father's Day, Illustrations for Mother's Day, Illyria, Illyricum, Isaiah, Jesus, Jesus Christ, John Calvin, Meditation, Mercy ministry, Michael Anthony Milton, Michael Milton, Mike Milton, Mother's Day, Mother's Day Illustrations, Mother's Day Reformed Messages, Mother's Days Messages, New Creation, New Life, Orphan, Orphanage, Orphans, Pain, Painful, PCA, PCA Ministers, Preacher, Preachers, Preaching, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Church in America, Reflection, Spirituality, Theological Reflection, Tirana | Leave a comment

Reuben Thibodaux’s Mother: Thoughts on Mother’s Day 2007

Reuben Thibodaux was a really odd duck. I lost track of Reuben in about the seventh grade. He stopped coming to school and the last I heard of him, he was pulling turnips. Reuben used to do some really weird … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical Exposition, Biblical Theology, Blogroll, Blogs, Body of Christ, Books Written by Mike Milton, Calvin, Calvinism, Chaplains, Chattanooga, Childhood, Children, Christian, Christianity, Christians, Church, Churches, Damaged Emotions, Depression, Devotional, Devotions, Discipleship, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Dr. Michael Milton, Dr. Mike Milton, Emotions, Expository Preaching, Faith and Life, Family, First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Grace, Homiletics, Illustrations for Mother's Day, Isaiah, Isaiah 66:13, Jesus Christ, Meditation, Michael Anthony Milton, Michael Milton, Mike Milton, Mother's Day, Mother's Day Illustrations, Mother's Day Reformed Messages, Mother's Days Messages, Mother's Love, Parenting, Pastor, Pastorate, PCA, PCA Ministers, Prayer, Preacher, Preachers, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Church in America, Presbyterian Churches, Protestant, Protestants, Reflection, Reformation, Reformed, Religion, Rural Louisiana, Sermons, Sisters, Spiritual Depression, Spirituality, Theological Reflection, Theology, Theology of | 1 Comment

Growing a Father

The following pastoral letter appeared five years ago in the weekly bulletin of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. As I read it now, I am reminded of the moment in my life. It is like finding an old Polaroid snapshot … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Blogroll, Blogs, Body of Christ, Books Written by Mike Milton, Camp, Chaplains, Chattanooga, Childhood, Children, Christian, Christianity, Christians, Church, Churches, Devotional, Devotions, Discipleship, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Dr. Michael Milton, Dr. Mike Milton, Emotions, Faith and Life, Family, Father's Day, Fatherhood, Fathers, Favorite Church Sites, First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, God's Word, Grace, Holy Spirit, Illustration for Father's Day, Jesus Christ, Meditation, Michael Anthony Milton, Michael Milton, Mike Milton, News, Parenting, Pastor, Pastoral Theology, Pastorate, PCA, Prayer, Preacher, Preachers, Preaching, Preaching Conference, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Churches, Protestant, Protestant Theology, Protestants, Reflection, Reformed, Religion, Sermons, Spiritual Presence, Spirituality, Summer Camp, Theological Reflection, Theology, Uncategorized | Leave a comment