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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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  • Overcoming The Temptation Of Desperation

    Contributed on May 12, 2020
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    The midst of desperation, Satan entices men with evil desires, wrong motives, & doubt. This lesson teaches us that if we steadfastly resist his temptations by refusing to conform to them, and instead follow the directions of Scripture, the tempter will flee from us.

    Introduction: Overcoming the Temptation of Desperation is important because desperation will cause men to act out of character. The desperation of the pandemic and the fear it brings has caused many to hoard up supplies, buy additional guns and ammo, purchase additional alcohol and others ...read more

  • Strength For The Long Journey Beyond The Pandemic

    Contributed on May 7, 2020
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    The Scriptures reveal that God spoke to Abraham only 7 or 8 times. Even though many people are constantly talking about how God is speaking to them every day, most of us do not hear from God that frequently. What do you do when God is silent?

    "Abram was fourscore and six years old, when Hagar bare Ishmael to Abram......And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be thou perfect.” Introduction: The interaction between God and Abram and later ...read more

  • A Pathway To Success - Beyond Uncertianty

    Contributed on Apr 28, 2020
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    Someone has well said, “Nature forms us. Sin deforms us. Education informs us. BUT ONLY CHRIST TRANSFORMS US.” The Lord doesn’t expect us to do everything, but He does expect us to do something. He expects us to be more alert to the opportunities around us to pray, live and witness for Christ.

    The Apostle Paul who had invested so much in the life of young Timothy, helps him prepare for a new beginning by offering him a pathway to success. I believe this is also a pathway for our success as we prepare the church to make its own mark. Timothy had been left at Ephesus to manage the affairs ...read more

  • What Is God Really Like? The God Of The Pandemic Or The God Of Love

    Contributed on Apr 24, 2020
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    Before blaming God for tragedies, calamities, and pandemics, consider what God is really like. Jesus came to shows every sinner, publican, scribe and pharisee what God is really like. Long before going to calvary and laying down his life, Jesus shared a parable in Luke 15.

    Before blaming God for tragedies, calamities, and pandemics, consider what God is really like. Jesus came to shows every sinner, publican, scribe and pharisee what God is really like. Long before going to calvary and laying down his life, Jesus shared a parable in Luke 15. The parable has been ...read more

  • Running For My Life

    Contributed on Apr 22, 2020
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    Christians are called to stand on the firm foundation, with the seal of God and then to run for His Glory! We run from sin; run after holiness and run with the saints. Paul assures Timothy that God's firm foundation stands. It stands unshaken. His promises are sure.

    Christians are called to stand on the firm foundation, with the seal of God and then to run for His Glory! We run from sin; run after holiness and run with the saints. Paul assures Timothy that God's firm foundation stands. It stands unshaken. His promises are sure. Then Paul says, “Having this ...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