Posts from March 2013

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Thought for the Week

by Rev. Tom Shelton

TRUE PEACE Two painters were asked to paint a picture illustrating peace.  The first painted a beautiful evening scene in the foreground of which was a lake, its surface absolutely calm and unruffled. Trees surrounded it, meadows stretched away to the distant cattle gently browsing; a little cottage, the setting sun – all spoke of […]

Attitude and Altitude by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Every day I learn something new.  My carpet installation man, and new friend, jumped up and down on the sub floor to find “squeaks” while laughing and doing an Indian war dance.  He said, “You gotta have some fun with your work and enjoy the day the Lord has given you.” He taught me something […]

OBM Update from Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Prayer makes a difference.  That’s what the participants learned in the prayer study. “Prayer, Does it Make Any Difference?” by Philip Yancey, the class conducted by Jerry Berry, Minister of Prayer at OBM.  In six sessions of video, workbook, discussion and prayer, all came away with new or renewed concepts and principles of prayer as […]

The Wonderful Benefits of Salvation – Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

John 3:16/Ephesians 2:8-9 Have you ever considered the wonderful benefits that you have in salvation.  Or, have you wondered about how you might make your explanation of salvation exciting when explaining salvation to a friend, relative or fellow worker?  Maybe if we would just explain what actually happens when a person is born again (regenerated) it […]

Thought for the Week – Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

RIGHT PRIORITIES The time to begin to do the things that are important in your life is the very moment you become a believer in Jesus Christ.  Your first thought should be, “This life on earth is not forever; therefore the things that count for eternity will have priority in my life.”  Don’t be like […]

Why do we ask for Trouble?- The example of Jonah – Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Isn’t it interesting that from time to time all of us probably try to borrow trouble for ourselves.  Sometimes we even ask for it.  There is an old saying that says:  “Don’t trouble-trouble until trouble-troubles you.”  But even though we understand the principle, it seems that we can’t leave well enough alone and we simply […]

OBM update by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Open Bible Ministries of TN, Inc. (OBM) would like to introduce and update you to our website, openbibleministries.net.  Started in October, 2012, there have been many new developments and improvements.  We now have a Facebook page (become a friend!), more articles/studies/thought/verses, etc. and means of commenting.  We will be adding more features and intend for this […]