Category Archives: Puritans

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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A Delayed Salvation

“who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time” (1 Peter 1:5). A friend came by the other day to talk about salvation. Those who characterize themselves as unbelievers … 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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Jackals Among Ruins: Convocation Address 2008 at RTS Charlotte

I delivered this address on August 26, 2008 to the 2008 Convocation of Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina. As I was preparing it, an article was appearing in First Things: “The Death of Protestant America: A Political Theory of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: The Essential Ingredient to True Christian Worship

A Thanksgiving Day Sermon based on Psalm 100 (especially verses 3 and 4) This sermon was originally preached at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, TN on Thanksgiving, November 24, 2005. It is offered here to assist other pastors in reflecting … Continue reading

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Out of Our Minds

When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Luke 8.35 NIV The story of the man of the … 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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