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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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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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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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Little Girl Arise! How Jesus Ministers to Women Today

I offer this sermon, preached on a Mother’s Day Sunday at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, as “sermon fodder” for preachers as well as for devotional reading for all.   Mark 5.22-43 Then came one of the rulers of the … 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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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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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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Holiness

A Sermon on Romans 6.1-2, 12-18, 22-23 preached at First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TN on November 18, 2007 Introduction to the Reading Since I have been with you, God has called me to preach much about the truth of salvation … 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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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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