Category Archives: Devotions

Why I am a Pentecost(al) Presbyterian

I read the following story this week: “Erasmus, the famous Renaissance scholar, once told a classic story which was designed to emphasize how important it is that we take up the torch of Christ’s ministry with great commitment. In the … Continue reading

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On Spiritual Gifts in the Church Today (1 Cor. 12)

I heard that the librarian of one of the greatest libraries in the world remarked: “We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge.” I have come to learn in my life that it is not that I need more information, … Continue reading

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Family Devotions, 1 John 5:13 and The Cottar’s Saturday Night

This entry originally appeared on The Call with Mike Milton. Visit there for more thoughts, reflections and resources. \    he following letter is one that I wrote to my family following last night’s devotions, in which we studied 1 John. … Continue reading

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“You are Simon…You Shall Be Called Peter: A ‘First Person’ Easter Sermon”

I preached the following sermon as a first person expository sermon from Luke 5.1-11; John 1.40-42; and John 20.1-10; 21.1-19. This Easter message I now offer to others for both edification and fodder for what will become better sermons in … Continue reading

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“The Preacher’s Influence: The Pastoral Theological Implications of the Jeremiah Wright Story”

Perhaps there is someone who wonders, in today’s world, “Can a minister really have any possible influence on the world around us?” Just check out the front pages. If Karl Barth was right when he talked about having the Bible in … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Order and Bulletin Sample

Christmas Eve worship is one of the most beautiful and inspiring times in the life of a congregation and in the ministry of a pastor. The service may be seen by the pastor as challenging because everyone knows that you … Continue reading

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Longing to Believe: An Advent Sermon (Genesis 15.1-6; Luke 1.46-55)

Existentialist Jean-Paul Satre may have been speaking for many in today’s world, when he wrote about the human being possessing a desire to be satisfied and fulfilled, but nothing in this world being able to fill the bill. So we … Continue reading

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