Category: Pastoral Ministry

“When You See God Face to Face”

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Exodus 3:1-6 Isaiah 6:1-8 “When You See God Face to Face” John Huffman in his book, “Who’s In Charge Here?” tells about Robert Dick Wilson, a great professor at Princeton Theological Seminary.  One of Dr. Wilson’s students had been invited back to preach in Miller Chapel, 12 years after his graduation. Old Dr. Wilson came […]

“What Jesus Prayed for You”

Jesus Praying in the Garden

Hebrews 7:25 John 17:1-26 “What Jesus Prayed for You”   On December 7 of 2014, we held our first meeting of Charleston Presbyterian. But it wasn’t a regular worship service, it was a service focused upon prayer. We listened and talked with God about the establishment of a new church for the Charleston area. We […]

For Such a Time as This

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Psalm 71:1-6 Esther 4:1-17 “For Such a Time as This”   For Mother’s Day this year, I’d like to share with you the account of a young woman who had a critical decision to make – to maintain her safety, wealth and comfortable life style or to risk it all and even her life in […]

Light Without Darkness

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John 15:1-11 I John 1:5-2:6 “Light Without Darkness”   I can remember years ago exploring a cave in Kentucky and how our guide led us through some beautiful and winding subterranean passageways.  Eventually we came to an open cathedral-like area deep inside the cave where everyone gathered together.  Then he said that he was going […]

The Good Shepherd and His Gate

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Psalm 23 John 10:1-16 “The Good Shepherd and His Gate”   On vacation one summer’s day while I was walking along in colonial Williamsburg, Virginia, I saw a flock of sheep in a pen a couple of blocks away.  I decided to walk over to them because people were gathering, and I realized that they […]

Love In Deed is Love Indeed

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I John 4:19-21 I John 3:11-18 “Love In Deed is Love Indeed”   In one of the greatest musicals ever written, “My Fair Lady,” Eliza was courted by Freddy, who writes to her daily of his love for her. But Eliza’s response to his constant notes eventually becomes a cry of frustration. “Words! Words! I’m […]

Breakfast With Jesus

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Deuteronomy 11:13-15 John 21:1-24 “Breakfast With Jesus”   Ready to go on alone, Peter abruptly announced with the tersest of speech, “I go fishing.”  6 of the other disciples chimed in, “We’ll come with you.”  It sounded like a good idea.  Over half the disciples were fishermen, and they were going back to the only […]

The Living Hope

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Job 14:14 I Corinthians 15:12-19 “The Living Hope”   It’s an old question, been around as long as mankind itself.  It is a question of which the hearts of billions of people all over the world would like an answer.  The question is found in the book of Job, one of the oldest books in […]

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