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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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  • Experience The Gift Of A New Beginning

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2021
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    The pharisees and Scribes used this woman as a pond in their scheme. In this one move, they could condemn the woman, turn the crowd against her and turn them away from the influence of Jesus. One slip of the tongue would be the end of Jesus. Yet Jesus offered a new beginning to all!

    The lesson today is one of that was avoided by the early Church and was even left out of some early manuscripts. This is Jesus second discourse in the temple. Only a day or so before this event, many had marveled at his doctrine. The jealous Jewish leaders accused him of having a devil. Jesus ...read more

  • Experience The Gift Of A New Beginning

    Contributed on Jul 22, 2021
     | 171 views

    The pharisees and Scribes used this woman as a pond in their scheme. In this one move, they could condemn the woman, turn the crowd against her and turn them away from the influence of Jesus. One slip of the tongue would be the end of Jesus. Yet Jesus offered a new beginning to all!

    The lesson today is one of that was avoided by the early Church and was even left out of some early manuscripts. This is Jesus second discourse in the temple. Only a day or so before this event, many had marveled at his doctrine. The jealous Jewish leaders accused him of having a devil. Jesus ...read more

  • The Grand Promise Of Living Water

    Contributed on Jul 20, 2021
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    Jesus freely proclaimed his message of salvation to all. His grace is free, it is effectual in its operation, and its results are abiding, elevating, purifying, and saving power. By Faith we receive the grace of God, and our soul lives.

    Jesus delayed his coming to the feast of Tabernacle because his hour was not yet. Although his brothers attempted to push him forth, Jesus understood his assignment. Jesus arrived and stayed in the background till the fitting moment, and then he came boldly forward to deliver one of the freest and ...read more

  • What God Can Do With A Little

    Contributed on Jul 15, 2021
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     | 6,078 views

    Here begins the beautiful story of “Feeding the Five Thousand,” which is told by all four of the evangelists and this is the only event from the earthly ministry of Jesus told in all four gospel. It shows what God can do with a little!

    The first outstanding event of Jesus feeding of the five thousand, occurs right after the report of the twelve apostles, who had just returned from their first missionary tour. This is a glowing account of their work and their teaching. Matthew says that Jesus withdrew to a desert place apart when ...read more

  • An Invitation To Change

    Contributed on Jul 13, 2021
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    Change is difficult because we focus on the negative aspects of the change. We follow a wrong strategy. Yet Jesus offers each of us an invitation to change!

    Sir Isaac Newton’s “First Law of Motion” states “Everything continues in a state of rest unless it is compelled to change by forces impressed upon it!” I think we all recognize within ourselves the need for change. Yet we also recognized that the change we need is often hard to achieve. Change is ...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