The Demands of Discipleship

The Demands of Discipleship

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English
92 Pages

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The Book of Daniel is the place where prophecy and theology meet in a teenage boy named Daniel in captivity to a foreign king. Along with Daniel's friends, the reader comes face-to-face with the realities in his own life:
-How a believer must live in times of apostasy;
-How a believer may follow the Lord in the most secular of conditions;
-How a follower of Christ can trust Christ even when it seems He is not in control;
-How a disciple of Jesus can meet the demands of discipleship in the tough, hard places of life.
In 'The Demands of Discipleship', Mike Milton leads the reader through a study of the book of Daniel as a divine guide to living for God in those times when it looks like God is nowhere to be found. Retaining the live feel of an actual worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where these messages were first delivered, the reader can expect an appealing mixture of faithful Bible exposition, alert concern for the times in which we live, and heartfelt pastoral application to the lives of real people.
Each chapter concludes with questions for devotional study or for small groups.

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Published 25 May 2005
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THEDEMANDS OF DISCIPLESHIP
THEDEMANDS OF DISCIPLESHIP
Expository Messages from Daniel
Michael A. Milton, Ph. D.
Wipf and Stock Publishers Eugene, Oregon
Wipf and Stock Publishers 1W9i9pfWan8dtShtoAcvkeP,uSbluiistheer3sE19u9geWnees,t8OthRA9v7e4n0u1e, Suite 3 Eugene OR 97401 The Demands of Discipleship Expository Messages from Daniel By Milton, Michael A. © 2005 Michael A. Milton Copyright©2005 by Milton, Michael A. The Demands of Discipleship: IESxpBoNsi:to1r-y59M7e5ss2a-g2es1f7r-o1m Daniel Publication date 5/25/2005 By Michael A. Milton, Ph. D.
Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quota tions are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
1st edition.
ISBN: 159752217X
DEDICATION
“Of all of the truths I’ve been told There’s none that more soothes my soul Than knowing that God’s in control It gives me the strength to go on…”
Lord Jesus Christ, I wrote those words as a testi mony to the divine disclosure You gave me about the wonder of Your sovereignty. I can’t get over You! I commend this little volume to You and Your secret purposes and to the glory of Your sov ereign grace, which saved this filthy sinner who is unworthy to even speak Your holy name, much less preach Your Son’s glorious gospel!
Thank you my Sovereign Father. Thank you.
And I dedicate this to my earthly father Jessie Ellis Milton Who understood the writing on the wall and fled to the True King Just in time.
And always for my Mae.
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Discipleship in Babylon
Realizing Your Destiny in Unexpected Places
Facing the Fire and Living with Lions
A Night to Remember
The Relationship of Prophecy and Missions
Author Biography
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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
As a parish minister, laboring however ingloriously between staff meetings, budget presentations, counseling appointments, committee business, Word, sacrament and prayer, this kind of writing ministry is possible only through the faithful (often unnoticed and, even worse, unthanked) efforts of very dedicated and understanding people. I wish to thank my session for their prayers; my ex ecutive pastor, The Reverend Steve Wallace, for his constant labors (to me and to our staff and our congregation); my secretary Mrs. Martha Miller for her ser vantlike spirit; Mrs. Joye Howard for her expert preparation of the manu script; our deacons for their concern to lend tithes and offerings to this kind of ministry; and our congregation, First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee. After Christ and my family, I love this place where God has called me greatly.
Every sermon here reproduced started in the presence of a congregation of two: John Michael Ellis Milton, my son, and Mae Milton, my wife. I love you. I thank you. I just couldn’t do it without you. Thanks for the late Saturday nights when you fell asleep as I read the manuscript and then woke up as sud den silence ended my monotone reading to say, through the blur of oncoming sleep, “Dad, that was just great.” Your love is precious.
We have sought to document all creative references in these messages. Occa sionally, documentation of illustrations that were found in others’ messages have been omitted if I found them undocumented in several sermons. But if someone should find that credit is due and has been overlooked, please let me know.
The ministry of Wipf and Stock Publishers of Eugene, Oregon, allows the messages heard on Sunday mornings at our church to be put into print. In this, they are colaborers in the gospel.
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