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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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Sacred Assembly: The Link Between the Seminary and Revival

I draw your attention to a teaching that arises from Scriptures where the leaders of the ancient Church of God, in Israel, were to call the people to a holy or “sacred” assembly or, in the New Testament reading, the people … Continue reading

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“Behind Every Cloud…”: Gen. 9.12-15; Luke 2.8-14; Acts 1.6-9; Rev. 1.7: An Advent Sermon

Introduction to the Readings My family and I are living in between two calls. Our church will be in between two pastors. We live so much of our lives in between. Some of you are living in between your old … 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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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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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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