Posts from November 2012

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Thought for the Week: Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Do you truly love your enemies?       A story is told of Peter Miller, a plain Baptist preacher living in Ephrata, Pennsylvania in the days of the Revolutionary War.  Near his church lived a man who maligned the pastor to the last degree.  The man became involved in treason and was arrested and sentenced to […]

JESUS THE LIGHT by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

It was daytime, the sun was shining brightly and so was a big chunk of the moon.  Not to fear, Jesus is the “Light of the World” and He is always there, day and night.  Don’t hide your light under a bushel basket, let it shine as a follower of Jesus so men “may see your […]

Give Thanks by Jerry

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing in everything give thanks. (I Thessalonians 5:16-18) “Enter into His gates with Thanksgiving and into His courts with praise.  Be thankful to Him and bless His Name.” (Psalm 100:4) “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  For His mercy endures forever.” (Psalm 136:1) Father, you are the […]

Why We Need A Revival from Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (II Chronicles 7:14) Let’s look at the elements of the verse and then look at  couple […]

Saying “Thank you” by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Saying “Thank you” is not difficult; it’s a simple way to express gratitude and appreciation.  Add a smile, hug, praise or song and double or triple the blessings you’ll receive in return.  Start today earnestly and prayerfully thanking God for EVERYTHING in your life, the blessings and the trials. (Ephesians 5:20; Philippians 4) REAP the […]

by Rev. Tom Shelton

No video Thursday night, November 22, 2012, HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  Enjoy time with family and friends.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU from Sandy

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Thanks to everyone who contributed to Samaritan’s Purse this year.  Samaritan’s Purse does so much for all the children around the world that may not receive anything for Christmas.  Most important is the literature included in the boxes  about of our Lord Jesus Christ, reaching children begins the process for reaching parents to come to […]

Pumpkins, squash, gourds, more by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Pumpkins, squash and gourds are funny-looking, all colors and shapes, smooth or bumpy.  We see the outside as decoration, etc., with the inside for some as food (pumkin’ pie, yum!). More importantly, we see Christians on the outside as individual, different creations of God, with the inside filled with the love of Jesus in their […]

New Beginnings for Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

The Rev. Tom W. Shelton, Sr. founding pastor of  Fellowship Baptist Church in Fairfield Glade, resigned after 11 years to embark on a new, exciting and unique ministry and mission to spread God’s Word, Open Bible Ministries of  TN, Inc., (OBM) a non-profit entity incorporated on July 13, 2012.  The office/worship center is at Peavine […]