Category Archives: Devotions

An Unexpected Christmas: An Unexpected Family (Matthew 1.1-16)

This message was part of a series I called “An Unexpected Christmas.” I offer it here as fodder for faithful pastors who are preparing to feed the flock of Jesus as we move into the Second Sunday in Advent. I pray … Continue reading

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Which is it? Communion or Eucharist or the Last Supper? Yes.

1 Cor. 10.16-17;20; 11.23-31; John 6.11; 23, 35-42; 48-59 Like a foolish husband arguing with his wife over the true meaning of the word “love,” but failing to embrace his bride, sometimes the Church has got tangled up on words … Continue reading

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Trusting in the God Who Cares

A Sermon from Exodus 3.7-8; Psalm 145.1-3, 18-21; Luke 1.68, 4.16-21; Hebrews 2.10-14, Delivered at First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN, October 21, 2007   Introduction to the Reading   Today we will read about a part of God’s character that … Continue reading

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Predestination and Missions

The following thoughts come after the 56th Annual World Missions Conference of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. The speakers for this conference were Dr. Hans Beyer, Professor of New Testament, Covenant Theological Seminary, and Dr. Sandy Willson, Senior Minister, Second … Continue reading

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Remembering Jim: A Tribute to Dr. D. James Kennedy (1930-2007)

But will we not miss his voice for the unborn? Will we not miss his tireless efforts to bring morality back to the public square in our nation? Will we not miss his clear call for Christians to take every thought captive for Christ? Continue reading

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Asterisk People

This has not been a good summer for sports, in my opinion. First of all, Barry Bonds got his 756th homer. Breaking the record of the Atlanta Braves’ legendary Hank Aaron, Bonds’ prestigious record comes, as many of you know, … Continue reading

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The Common People Heard Him Gladly

Isaiah 52.6-7; Mark 12.37 One of the reasons I seek to represent you and the Lord is by being involved in the life of the community. In this way, I get the opportunity to bring the Good News of Jesus … Continue reading

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