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Leadership and Leaders

There are many who are called to positions of leadership. Yet leadership is not about a title. It is not about gaining a consensus. Leadership is about burden, conviction, a fire burning deeply, a holy discontentment, a righteous indignation. There … Continue reading

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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

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Acknowledge the Sin, Accentuate the Grace, Honor the Fathers: Why I love the PCA and RTS

Then he died at a good age, full of days, riches, and honor. And Solomon his son reigned in his place. 1 Chronicles 29.28 There has been some talk lately, quite recently, that has come to me about the publication … Continue reading

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Save the Date

One blushes at the term “inauguration,” especially in the political season we find ourselves in right now! But that is the term. And we are humbled to share this and ask for Christ’s glory and others’ good as this date approaches. … Continue reading

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A Confident Vision for a Great Harvest: Selections from John 4:1-42

Dr. Michael Milton, President and Professor of Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NCA Sermon given at First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee and scheduled to be included in a new book called Sacred Assembly: A Biblical Vision for the Church … Continue reading

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Now Playing on YouTube

An outreach is now playing on YouTube about the book What God Starts, God Completes.Lord, let the Gospel of Jesus Christ go forward through this medium. Lead a prodigal to hear the voice of another prodigal to boast in the grace of our … Continue reading

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How I Want our Beginning to be Remembered

On December 9, 2007, I gave my farewell sermon to First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, in order to go on a sabbatical and then prepare to assume duties as the President of Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina. I entitled the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: The Essential Ingredient to True Christian Worship

A Thanksgiving Day Sermon based on Psalm 100 (especially verses 3 and 4) This sermon was originally preached at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, TN on Thanksgiving, November 24, 2005. It is offered here to assist other pastors in reflecting … Continue reading

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Trusting in the God Who Sends

A Sermon on Exodus 3.13-17; John 20.19-21 by Dr. Michael A. Milton, Senior Minister, originally Preached on: Sunday, November 4th, 2007 at The First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN At the conclusion of this message, I announced that I had accepted … Continue reading

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The God Who Calls

A Sermon from Exodus 3.10-12 Preached on October 27, 2007 at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee Introduction to the Reading We return to Exodus Chapter three. And today we consider the Call of Moses and how that call relates … Continue reading

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