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  • Otis Mcmillan

    Contributing sermons since Jul 19, 2007
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The Department of Church Growth & Development of the AME Zion Church
Charlotte, North Carolina 28269
704 599 4630 ext 2174

About Otis
  • Education: Pastor McMillan has earned a Bachelor and Master of Theology degree, Master of Divinity and a Doctor of Ministry degree.
  • Experience: Pastor McMillan has served as an active pastor in the AME Zion Church for40 years. He has traveled extensively through the United States and around the world sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. He has published seven books, numerous music Cds, and thousands of teaching tapes and Cds each year.
  • Family: Our first family, Pastor Otis and Sister Barbara McMillan had been married 51 years and are the proud parents of five adult children and fifteen grandchildren and two great grand children.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Good preacher needs five things: purpose, perseverance, preparation, purity, and piety..." (Quote from Rev. W.E. Turner, my grandfather, a AME Zion Pastor for 55 years)
  • Books that have had an impact: Money Really Matters
  • Hobbies: fishing, traveling
  • What I want on my tombstone: He lived a life that mattered
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  • Jesus Confronts Blindness

    Contributed on Aug 11, 2022
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    A Man was Blind from birth; disciples were Blinded by tradition and the Religious Leaders were Blind by choice. Here we learn some lessons about blindness. All of us may have some blind spots. Gaining a new perspective.

    Sermon – Jesus Confronts Blindness Scripture Lesson - John 9-1-15 “Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" 3 Jesus answered, "Neither this man nor his ...read more

  • Uncommon Freedom

    Contributed on Aug 9, 2022
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    “Freedom is understood as either having the ability to act or change without constraint or to possess the power and resources to fulfill one's purposes unhindered.” Jesus assures believers that God alone can give real freedom.

    Sermon: Uncommon Freedom Sacred scripture: John 8:21-37 “Later Jesus said to them again, “I am going away. You will search for me but will die in your sin. You cannot come where I am going.”22 The people[a] asked, “Is he planning to commit suicide? What does he mean, ‘You cannot come where I am ...read more

  • The Promise Of Living Water

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2022
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    The priest would dip the water and pour it out before the altar, and Jesus choose this moment to deliver a wonderful discourse about living water and extends this great invitation.

    Sermon - The Promise of Living Water Scripture Lesson: John 7: 37-39 “On the last day, the climax of the festival, Jesus stood and shouted to the crowds, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! 38 Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of living water will ...read more

  • The Possibility Of Undervaluing What You Possess

    Contributed on Aug 2, 2022
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    When the crowd was massive, the disciples tired and confused, and the multitude was restless and hungry, Jesus uses a lad’s lunch to save the day. To surprise of everyone, Jesus said, “GIVE YE THEM TO EAT! The bewildered, tired disciples undervalued what they had available.

    Sermon. The Possibility of Undervaluing What You Possess John 6:1-15 “After this, Jesus crossed over to the far side of the Sea of Galilee, also known as the Sea of Tiberias. 2 A huge crowd kept following him wherever he went, because they saw his miraculous signs as he healed the sick. 3 Then ...read more

  • "Would You Like To Get Well?”

    Contributed on Jul 28, 2022
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    It might seem kind of crazy to ask someone who has been paralyzed for 38 years if he wants to get well but, of course, Jesus never asks a question without good reason. This is an invitation to participate in his miracle.

    Sermon “Would you like to get well?” John 5:1-14 “Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. 2 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. 3 Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches. 5 One of the ...read more

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  • Back To The Future

    Contributed on Jan 26, 2010
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    Back to the Future Most of us may remember a movie by this same title. In fact there were several "Back to the Future" sequels. In the movie starring Michael J. Fox and Claudia Wells, after traveling back in time, they found that the only way to return to the future was to recreate the system ...read more

  • The Good Outcast: Longhaired Biker

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2009
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    THE GOOD OUTCAST-LONGHAIR-BIKER Now it came to pass that a certain man was traveling Lonesome Street, a lonely and dark road from Tom's Tavern to Bill's Bar. After many visits to this bar, the consumption of liquor got a hold of him, stripped him of all his goods and left him destitute and dying ...read more