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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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“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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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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Comes a Time: A Maundy Thursday Covenant Renewal Message

The Reading Joshua 24.1-2,14-18,22,25  Joshua gathered all the tribes of Israel to Shechem and summoned the elders, the heads, the judges, and the officers of Israel. And they presented themselves before God. Joshua 24.1 And Joshua said to all the … Continue reading

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Transforming Vision: Entering the New Year with an Optimistic Ministry

   Here is a sermon taken from a charge to a friend when he was installed as a pastor. As you can tell from the text, his name is Kevin. But don’t let that personalized point stop you from thinking … 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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“Behind Every Cloud…”: Gen. 9.12-15; Luke 2.8-14; Acts 1.6-9; Rev. 1.7: An Advent Sermon

Introduction to the Readings My family and I are living in between two calls. Our church will be in between two pastors. We live so much of our lives in between. Some of you are living in between your old … Continue reading

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