Category Archives: Proclaiming the Word

Peter’s Recommitment and Ours: A Message to Army Chaplains about Loving Our Vocation

A message given at the opening of the Chief of Chaplains’ Preaching Conference, September 13, 2010 at the US Army Chaplain Center and School, Ft. Jackson, SC John 21.1-22 It is customary to begin a relationship like this by saying, … 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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On Spiritual Gifts in the Church Today (1 Cor. 12)

I heard that the librarian of one of the greatest libraries in the world remarked: “We’re drowning in information and starving for knowledge.” I have come to learn in my life that it is not that I need more information, … Continue reading

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Moody Appearance

I appreciate prayer for upcoming appearances on “Prime Time America” on Moody Radio Network stations across N. America at the following times: Part 1: Wed, 7/22 @ 4:30 PM CST Part 2: Thu, 7/23 @ 4:30 PM CST Listeners can … Continue reading

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1 Corinthians Chapter 15 and the Eschatological Impact of Reformed Theological Seminary

This address was prepared for the administration, faculty and staff, students and supporters of RTS Jackson. I have come here tonight to talk about eschatology. I wonder what you are thinking as I say that. Maybe you are thinking, “I … Continue reading

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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

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A Confident Vision for a Great Harvest: Selections from John 4:1-42

Dr. Michael Milton, President and Professor of Practical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NCA Sermon given at First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, Tennessee and scheduled to be included in a new book called Sacred Assembly: A Biblical Vision for the Church … Continue reading

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The Secret Life of a Seminary President: Reflections on Ash Wednesday

Introduction to the ReadingYou have heard the old adage, “I must catch up with the others for I am their leader. Well that is the way that I feel. I sat at my desk yesterday and thought, “Well I am … 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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How I Want our Beginning to be Remembered

On December 9, 2007, I gave my farewell sermon to First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga, in order to go on a sabbatical and then prepare to assume duties as the President of Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina. I entitled the … Continue reading

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