Category Archives: The Church

The Richness of Biblical Liturgy and A Humble Appeal for Living Worship

On Sunday, August 22 the following messaage was presented as part of the Christian Heritage Conference at Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, NC   The Richness of Biblical Liturgy and a Humble Appeal for ‘Living Worship’[i] John 4.20-26, Psalm 84.1-4 Michael … Continue reading

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Acknowledge the Sin, Accentuate the Grace, Honor the Fathers: Why I love the PCA and RTS

Then he died at a good age, full of days, riches, and honor. And Solomon his son reigned in his place. 1 Chronicles 29.28 There has been some talk lately, quite recently, that has come to me about the publication … 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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The Refrain of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes into our lives each year like a comfortable old friend. There is refrain to it all. But what are the words to that refrain in your life? In Psalm 136 the refrain is the refrain of God’s grace: … 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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Portrait of an Elder Approved by God

A Message to Prepare our Congregation for the Election of Ruling Elders Exodus 18.13-27; 1 Samuel 16.1-7; Titus 1.4-9 Mark Dever is not only the leader of a great congregation, Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington DC, but he leads a … 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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