Category Archives: Michael A. Milton

2010 in Review for MikeMilton.Org and the Top Five Posts of the Year

The statistics for 2010 are in for this site. I want to say thank you to all who supported this site with prayer and with participation. I trust this will remain a ministry to many in the year to come. … Continue reading

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An Optimistic Ministry: A New Years Sermon

I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, (Philippians 1:12 ESV) (see Philippians 1.3-14) Introduction to the Reading Helen Keller wrote that: “No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of the … Continue reading

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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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The Richness of Biblical Liturgy and A Humble Appeal for Living Worship

On Sunday, August 22 the following messaage was presented as part of the Christian Heritage Conference at Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, NC   The Richness of Biblical Liturgy and a Humble Appeal for ‘Living Worship’[i] John 4.20-26, Psalm 84.1-4 Michael … Continue reading

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Discerning God’s Call for Your Life

One of my favorite stories about calling comes from south Louisiana. A Pentecostal preacher was having some chest pains and was rushed to the hospital. It was quickly determined by the medical personnel that he needed open-heart surgery. So they … Continue reading

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Bible Women: Some Thoughts for Mother’s Day

When I was in India teaching I encountered many strange and exotic things. It is said that India assaults all of your senses at once. This was, in a way, true for me. Yet in the company of God’s people, … Continue reading

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Purity of Heart is to Seek One Thing

The age in which we live is steeped in existentialism, a philosophy of life that seeks to define life primarily by one’s personal experience of it. And the man who most exemplified that thought was Søren Kierkegaard. Kierkegaard, the great … Continue reading

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Elizabeth’s Song: An Advent Sermon

The next movement in the Symphony of Christmas after Mary’s opening happens as Mary travels from Nazareth to the hill country of Judea.  One commentator has written that: “[Mary] probably traveled fifty to seventy miles from Nazareth to Zechariah’s home … Continue reading

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The Blessings of Pheasant Hunting

I had just finished reading Douglas Brinkley’s The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, when my son and I took off to hunt pheasant in North Dakota. But even reading and dreaming of Roosevelt’s experiences on his … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: The Essential Ingredient to True Christian Worship

We are all thinking about cooking this week. Some of us will cook and others just consume! But we also need to think about the ingredients we will use to cook up Thanksgiving. And that is what the Bible will … Continue reading

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