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An American Thing: A Thanksgiving Message from Mike Milton to RTS, to Heroes in the Armed Services, and to our Friends Across America

First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. Romans 1:8 Giving thanks is universal. But having Thanksgiving is a uniquely American. Here is what I mean: … Continue reading

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God’s Plan for Church Leaders

This message is now on iTunes U under Reformed Theological Seminary. You can listen here. A Message for New Presbyterian Church on the Election of their Officers, Call of the Pastor, and Organization of the Church. All officer candidates were … 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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“Just As I Am” and a Memory of Jesus in an Old Pinewood Chapel

This morning as I was leaving for the door, thinking about a day’s work, concerned about many things, I was stopped in my tracks. By what? My son was practicing piano. And he was playing, “Just As I Am” on the piano. … Continue reading

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Don’t Hold Back! Essentials of the Reformed Faith for Faithful Service in a Pluralistic Setting

2 Timothy 1.1-5 and the Introduction to the Conference for Presbyterian & Reformed Chaplains in Europe,12-14 February 2010 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ … Continue reading

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Stacks of Books and Old Friends for a New Journey

I now share with you some quotes from a few books piled up in a corner of my office. I had hoped at the end of last year,  to stack all of my New Year readings up in that one … Continue reading

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An Election Day Sermon 2008

An Election Day Sermon 2008 There is a tradition in our nation of preaching Election Day Sermons, and this American tradition is one that is based upon the teachings of Christ and should not be abandoned. Yes, we have learned … 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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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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A Biblical Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

This is a time for New Year’s resolutions. I used to look skeptically upon such things, but I no longer do. Yes, it is likely that you may not exercise “every day” or write your wife a love letter “every … Continue reading

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