Posts from January 2013

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I PETER 1:2 elect

by Rev. Tom Shelton

THIS IS FROM THE GREEK WORD WHICH DIRECTS OUR ATTENTION TO THE IDEA OF  “called-out ones”. Christians are GOD’S ELECT not by chance or human design but by God’s Sovereign, unconditional choice. God’s choice is part of His predetermined plan, and is not based on any merit in those who are elected, but solely ON […]

Thought for the Week: Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

WORKING TOGETHER TO ACCOMPLISH THE WORK OF CHRIST! Perhaps we could say that any Christian should agree with the title.  The Apostle Paul gave us a mouth full when he said: “Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you speak the same thing, and that there be […]

Scripture Verse of the Week

by Rev. Tom Shelton

“Now I plead with you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all speak the  same thing, and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.”  I Corinthians 1:10

Our 1st Six Months

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Open Bible Ministries of TN. Inc. officially began on July 13, 2012 with twelve people, but it was months before that the seed was planted in their hearts and minds.  A desire and urgency to more effectively obey and serve Christ led to the establishment of the non-profit corporation, with the mission and purpose to […]

RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Coming Into His Presence As We Walk the Pilgrim Road Numbers/I Peter/John 15:7 Today, as we continue our study in I Peter, he indicates that we are Pilgrims in this life moving to our home which is in Heaven.  As we travel our road of life, one thing that is very clear is that on this road […]

Time for JESUS—with Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Stop and smell the roses!   Take time, make time and spend time each day with Jesus.  Worship, pray, meditate, study, sing, as you choose; He’s waiting to hear from you.  Keep the lines of communication open, for He tells us in Psalm 46:10 to “Be still, and know that I am God.” The “eyes” have […]

Resolution for 2013 by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Hear ye, hear ye, be it resolved that in 2013 I will do this, not do this, etc. etc..  It’s the same old story over and over again.  Well, guess what?  This is my final resolution:  I WILL make JESUS and HIS HOLY WORD,  the number one priority in my life for everything, for every […]

by Rev. Tom Shelton

HAPPY NEW YEAR!   May GOD bless each and everyone in 2013.  Walking with Christ is one of the most rewarding and joyous ways to live a life as a Christian!

Thought for the week: Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

AM I READY TO BE USED OF GOD? To be the prepared vessel that Christ will use.  He will take us through a multitude of experiences that are meant to make us useful in His hands.  Interesting thought:  We go through experiences which are unexplainable when they are occurring.  However, if we remember Philippians 2:12-13 […]