Category Archives: Gospel

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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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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Perfect Hatred: An Ash Wednesday Response to Those Not on My Side (Or God’s for that matter)

The Psalmist, David, wrote, in one of the several so-called imprecatory Psalms these words: “Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? And am not I grieved with those that rise up against thee? I hate them with … Continue reading

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The Refrain of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes into our lives each year like a comfortable old friend. There is refrain to it all. But what are the words to that refrain in your life? In Psalm 136 the refrain is the refrain of God’s grace: … Continue reading

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The Vetting and Vindication of Sarah Palin

  All sides agree: Governor Sarah Palin has been treated unfairly. But then again, this is politics. This is normal. This is the way we do it.  The presidential hopefuls vet (a word used for screening prospective running mates) their VP … Continue reading

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The Origin of the Gospel in Galatians 1.11-24

Introduction to the Reading This message was preached at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, Matthews, North Carolina in July 2008. For an audio version of this sermon click on this link supplied by Christ Covenant or look for this message and … 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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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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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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