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Reaching Up! A Sermon for the New Year

It is interesting to look back. Here is my sermon from last year for the New Year. It has some chronologically specific items in it. Yet I trust that it contains the timeless truths of Scripture which will again speak … Continue reading

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Why I am a Pentecost(al) Presbyterian

I read the following story this week: “Erasmus, the famous Renaissance scholar, once told a classic story which was designed to emphasize how important it is that we take up the torch of Christ’s ministry with great commitment. In the … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians Chapter 15 and the Eschatological Impact of Reformed Theological Seminary

This address was prepared for the administration, faculty and staff, students and supporters of RTS Jackson. I have come here tonight to talk about eschatology. I wonder what you are thinking as I say that. Maybe you are thinking, “I … Continue reading

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An Old Guitar, an Unexpected Moment, and Suddenly: “He’s in Control”

I spoke at a church named Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church this morning, here in Charlotte. As I prepared to speak, I spotted a six string acoustic Taylor sitting behind the lectern. The name of the church, Sovereign Grace, and the … 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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Why Young Men Don’t Go into the Ministry

“And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were … Continue reading

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Portrait of an Elder Approved by God

A Message to Prepare our Congregation for the Election of Ruling Elders Exodus 18.13-27; 1 Samuel 16.1-7; Titus 1.4-9 Mark Dever is not only the leader of a great congregation, Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, but he leads a … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Order and Bulletin Sample

Christmas Eve worship is one of the most beautiful and inspiring times in the life of a congregation and in the ministry of a pastor. The service may be seen by the pastor as challenging because everyone knows that you … 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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