Category Archives: Pastors

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

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Christian, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Dr. Mike Milton, Jesus Christ, Michael Milton, Mike Milton, ordination, Ordination and Insallation of Officers of New Presbyterian Church, pastoral ministry, pastoral resources, Pastoral Search, Pastoral Theology, Pastorate, Pastors, PCA, Preaching, Presbyterian, Reformed, Sermons | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

“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

Posted in Aunt Eva, Hymns, Just As I Am, pastoral, Pastoral Calling, pastoral ministry, pastoral resources, Pastoral Theology, Pastorate, Pastors | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Only the Word: Letters to Our Students

Our Dear Students “Modern pastoral theology is characterized largely by the study of what Anton T. Boisen, founder of the Clinical Pastoral Education movement in the Unites States, called ‘living human documents’ – that is, the study of people, especially … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Michael A. Milton, Jesus Christ, Michael Milton, Mike Milton, Only the Word, pastoral ministry, Pastoral Theology, Pastors, PCA, Preaching, Presbyterian, Reformed, Reformed Theological Seminary, RTS, RTS-Charlotte, Scripture | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Some thoughts on a New Years Sermon Planner

1. Preach, ordinarily, sequentially through books, or least chapters of larger sections. This should form your extended series with others series brought in to add variety and different sorts of Biblical vitamins to the spiritual diet of the saints. 2. … Continue reading

Posted in New Years Sermons, pastoral leadership, pastoral ministry, Pastoral Theology, Pastorate, Pastors, PCA, PCA Ministers, PCA pastors, PCA preachers, PCA sermons, Preach, Preacher, Preachers, Preaching, Preaching Journal, Preaching.com, Presbyterian, Presbyterian and Reformed, Presbyterian Church in America, Presbyterian Churches, presbyterian minister, Presbyterian Preacher, Presbyterian preachers, Presbyterian sermons, presbyterian worship, President of Reformed Seminary, President of RTS, President of RTS Charlotte, seminarians, Seminaries, Seminary, Seminary President, seminary professors, sermon, sermon resources for Advent, sermon-in-song, Zwingli

Portrait of a Minister Approved by Christ Jesus: 1 Timothy 4.6-16

In seminary we talk about “outcomes.” We mean to say that we have a portrait in our minds of the graduate, the minister of the Gospel, that we want to see at the end of theological seminary. Indeed, our work then … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Timothy 4.6-16, Bible, Bible preaching, Christian, Christianity, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Dr. Mike Milton, Jesus Christ, Michael Milton, Mike Milton, Pastoral Epistles, Pastors, PCA, Preacher's Portrait, Preaching, Presbyterian, Reformed, Reformed Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte, RTS, RTS-Charlotte, Theological Seminaries | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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

Posted in Biblical Exposition, Calvin, Calvinism, Calvinistic, Charlotte, Charlotte pastors, Charlotte preachers, Charlotte Seminary, Christ, Christian, Christian Blog, Christian faith, Christianity, Christianity and Culture, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Dr. Mike Milton, Election day sermons, Faith and Politics, Jesus Christ, Michael Milton, Mike Milton, pastoral ministry, pastoral resources, Pastoral Theology, Pastorate, Pastors, Patriotic sermons, PCA, Preaching, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church in America, Presbyterian Churches, presbyterian minister, Presbyterian Preacher, Presbyterian sermons, Puritan Prayer, Puritans, Reformation, Reformed, Reformed churches, Reformed faith, Reformed Seminary, Reformed Seminary Charlotte, Reformed sermon, Reformed sermons, Reformed Theological Seminary, Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte, Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte Mike Milton, Reformed Theology, Religion, RTS, RTS Charlottte, RTS Charotte, RTS-Charlotte, seminarians, Seminaries, Seminary, Seminary President, seminary professors, sermon, sermon on the word, Sermons, theological education, Theological Reflection, Vote | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

When Your Creed Cracks, Your Code Crumbles

The worldwide Anglican Communion is meeting at Lambeth. The controversies over the ordination of a homosexual to bishop in the Episcopal Church US are threatening to fracture that Communion. Meanwhile, the African bishops and other evangelicals around the world have … Continue reading

Posted in Anglican Communion, Christian, Creed, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Dr. Mike Milton, Jesus Christ, Michael Milton, Mike Milton, Pastorate, Pastors, PCA, PCA Ministers, PCA pastors, PCA preachers, PCA sermons, Preachers, Preaching, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church in America, Presbyterian Churches, Presbyterian Preacher, Presbyterian sermons, President of Reformed Seminary, President of RTS, President RTS Charlotte, Proclaiming the Word, Protestant, Protestant Theology, Protestants, Reflection, Reformed, Reformed Church of England, Reformed churches, Reformed faith, Reformed Seminary, Reformed Seminary Charlotte, Reformed sermon, Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte, Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte Mike Milton, Reformed Theology, Religion, Romans 1, RTS, RTS Charotte, RTS-Charlotte, Scriptural, Scripture, sermon, Sermon from Romans Chapter One, Word of God | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Christian Blog, Christian Gospel, Christian ministers, Christian ministry, Christian worship, Christianity, Christians, clergy, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Dr. Michael Milton, Dr. Mike Milton, English Standard Version, ESV, Evangelism, Evangelistic, Expository Preaching, Faith, Faith and Life, Faith for Living, Faith in God, Faith in Jesus Christ, Family, God, Gospel, Gospel according to St. Mark, Gospel ministry, Gospel of Jesus Christ, Gospel of Mark, Gospel preaching, Grace, holiday sermons, Holy Scripture, Homiletics, Homily, kingdom of Jesus Christ, Mark 5:22-43, Michael A. Milton, Michael Anthony Milton, Michael Milton, Mike Milton, Minister of the Gospel, ministry, Ministry of the Word, Mother's Day, Mother's Day sermons, Mothers Day sermon, Pastor, Pastor-teachers, pastoral, pastoral ministry, pastoral resources, Pastoral Theology, Pastorate, Pastors, PCA, PCA Ministers, PCA pastors, PCA preachers, PCA sermons, Preacher, Preachers, Preaching, Presbyterian, Presbyterian Church, Presbyterian Church in America, Presbyterian Churches, presbyterian minister, Presbyterian Preacher, Presbyterian preachers, Presbyterian sermons, President of Reformed Seminary, President of RTS, President of RTS Charlotte, Reflection, reflections, Reformed faith, Seminary, Seminary President, seminary professors, sermon, sermons for occasional services, Spiritual Depression, spiritual formation, spiritual reflection, St. Mark | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Shadow of a Godly Pastor

…they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them (Acts 5:15 ESV). I preached at a conference recently … Continue reading

Posted in Acts 5:15, Dr. Michael A. Milton, Dr. Mike Milton, Jesus Christ, Mike Milton, ministry, Pastors, PCA, Preaching, Presbyterian, Reformed, Reformed faith, Reformed Theological Seminary Charlotte, Robert Murray M'Cheyne, RTS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , ,