Category Archives: Prayer

Growing a Father

The following pastoral letter appeared five years ago in the weekly bulletin of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. As I read it now, I am reminded of the moment in my life. It is like finding an old Polaroid snapshot … Continue reading

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Great Time in Cambridge!

We have had absolutely sensational weather as we gathered for this International Congress on Preaching. David Jeremiah, N.T. Wright, Alistair McGrath, David Jeremiah, Lesslie Holmes, John Huffman, Robert Smith, David Jackman, Dave Stone and many others, including me, have been … Continue reading

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Congress on Preaching Ends

Today the International Congress on Preaching adjourned with the preaching of The Rev. Dr. J. Alfred Smith of Oakland, California delivering a stirring messages on “A Changeless Christ for a Changing Culture.” Based on Hebrews 12.8, “Jesus Christ is the … Continue reading

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The International Congress on Preaching in Cambridge!

Beginning Tuesday, April 17th, 2007, the International Congress on Preaching, at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, England, will commence. I will be participating, a homiletical mouse squeeking alongside the bugle blasts of pulpit pacaderms! Here is a link to learn more! Click … Continue reading

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A Theology of Jackie Gleason

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11.28 Jackie Gleason was not a Christian as far as I know. In fact, his reputation for sin may or may not been … Continue reading

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The Shocking Truth about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ

An Easter Message from Mark 15.37-47; 16A Sermon by Dr. Michael A. Milton, Senior MinisterThe First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, TNOriginally Preached on: Easter Sunday, April 7, 2007 Introduction to the Reading There is a story about I read about a … Continue reading

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I Will Not Let Go of Easter

I will not let go of Easter. More properly, I affirm that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is not something that I will celebrate and remember on one day of the year. In the Reformed faith, that is in the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Faith from a Garden in March

“One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts.” (Psalm 145.4 NIV) For a gardener, like myself, March is an in-between month. The dried, gray-brown stalks on the oak leaf hydrangea, left over from … Continue reading

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The Open Invitation

And do you want that kind of faith in your life? It is not through religion but through relationship. It is not through duty it is through grace. It is not through the flesh but through the Spirit. It is not just for then but it is for now.

It is not just for others. It is for you. Continue reading

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A Bedside Read that is Bound to Bless

JC Ryle remains one of the greatest of the nineteenth century expositors and this volume, easily consumed, and, digested with prayer, will become a cherished part of one’s discipleship and biographical library. If one treats Christian biography as discipleship tools, … Continue reading

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