Category Archives: Gospel story

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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Guffaw the Goat and “The Prodigal Son” for Children

I wrote this story for Vacation Bible School at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. I loved telling it as much as writing it. I have enjoyed writing Gospel stories where I use animals to draw the children into the story. … 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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“Why Do You Give the Baby Gold?” A Christmas Poem

The following poem is a beautiful expression of the heart concerning the Incarnation. Perhaps it could be used for your Christmas Eve bulletins. The poem was found on the bulletin of King’s College, Cambridge, for their Lessons and Carols service, … Continue reading

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Struggling Saints

We have learned in recently-revealed private journals, which Mother Theresa had not wanted published and are now being published under the title Come Be My Light, that the little Albanian nun struggled with her faith as she ministered to the … 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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What God Starts, God Completes

About two years ago, Christian Focus Publications of Scotland approached me about writing an autobiography. I resisted at first, thinking that (1) I was too young for such a thing; and (2) I had not lived a life interesting enough … Continue reading

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Out of Our Minds

When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Luke 8.35 NIV The story of the man of the … Continue reading

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Cramming

“But David strengthened himself in the LORD his God” (1 Samuel 30.6b ESV).   I met a doctor recently. I told him that we have so many fine physicians in our flock that if I ever had to call, “Is … Continue reading

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The Waldorf Astoria, Celebrities, and Heaven

I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 8.11 O the joys of frequent traveler … Continue reading

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