Posts from February 2013

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Becoming and Growing as a Disciple of Christ – Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Let’s begin with a question,  “What does becoming a Disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ mean to you?”  Write out your definition of a disciple and what it is based upon:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Inasmuch as Jesus is the Master Teacher, how is it that we can set at His feet and learn what it […]

“Crossword Puzzles” – “Cross Words” by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

I like crossword puzzles but not “cross” word.  I like and attempt to do the first, but dislike and try to avoid the second.  However, I do have a special dictionary to help with the first to learn the correct words to fill in the blanks, and the Bible with the second to learn the […]

Thought for the Week – Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

WEAKNESS CAN BECOME STRENGTH In front of the great Cathedral Of Amiens stands a statue of Jesus Christ, and on either side  His twelve apostles.  Below them are written their greatest virtues, in contrast to their greatest vices.  In Peter’s case, his outstanding quality is his courage, but below it  you see a figure of […]

Scripture Verse for the Week

by Rev. Tom Shelton

“For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” (II Corinthians 5:21; cf II Corinthians 13:4)

“The Resume of Jesus Christ” – author unknown

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Objective My name is Jesus – The Christ.  Many call me Lord!  I’ve sent you my resume because I’m seeking the top management position in your heart.  Please consider my accomplishments as set forth in my resume. Qualifications I founded the earth and established the heavens.  (see Proverbs 3:19) I formed man from the dust […]

GOD IS SOVEREIGN – Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

God alone is Sovereign.  His very being is Superlative, Excellent, Supreme, Autonomous, Paramount, Absolute.  He rules over individuals and nations.  He is over all the earth. The theme of God’s sovereignty and grandeur pervades the book of Isaiah, which exalts “The Holy God of Israel” as Creator of all things and Ruler over heaven and […]

Discovering God’s Will – Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

EPHESIANS 5:15-21 DOES GOD HAVE A PLAN, A WILL FOR OUR LIVES? In Scripture we find that God is sovereign, holy, loving, omnipotent {all powerful}, He is love, merciful, compassionate, etc.  But the important question for each of us is, “Does God have a plan [His Will} for our lives individually.”  If He does, the […]

Hope is the Lifeboat for Those Shipwrecked on the Ocean of Doubt

by Rev. Tom Shelton

When we lose hope we often become rebellious or have willful streaks that can lead to unhappy outcomes.  In anger Moses struck the rock to get water rather than just speak to it as God had commanded.  He forfeited the privilege and blessing that God had in store for him in the promised land.  He […]

Thought for the Week – Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

STOOP DOWN TO REACH GOD’S HIGHEST GIFTS E. F. Meyer once said:  “I used to think that God’s gifts were on shelves one above the other, and that the taller we grew in Christian character the easier we could reach them.  I now find that God’s gifts are on shelves one beneath the other.  It […]

Scripture Verse for the Week

by Rev. Tom Shelton

“…for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day.”  (2 Timothy 1:12)