Category Archives: Worship

Advent Readings and Lightings: Pastoral Preparations for the Coming Season

I wanted to provide an aid for congregations and pastors, particularly those in free church backgrounds, who want to move away from the commercialization of the season to focus on the Incarnation. That is a hard sell to be sure. … Continue reading

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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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How I have Learned that Seminary Inaugurations are Still Important

  Sunday’s inaugural service and Monday’s Honor the Past, Build for the Future service are now history (And we give thanks to Helen, my assistant, and to our outstanding inaugural committee)! Someone remarked recently, when he read about my upcoming inauguration, that “we really don’t … 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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Is There Not a Cause? A Patriotic Illustration for the Church

And David said, What have I now done? Is there not a cause? 1-Samuel 17.29 The last combat veteran on record from World War One died. Cpl. Howard V. Ramsey died in his sleep on February 22 at an assisted … Continue reading

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