Posts from April 2013

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Reverence [and] Fear [of God] Hebrew “Yare”

by Rev. Tom Shelton

WORD DEFINITIONS At times shachah is also translated REVERENCE (e.g. 2 Samuel 9:6; Esther 3:2,5) More often, however, it is yare (3372), which, along with the derivative yir’ah (3374), simply means “to fear, be afraid, or stand in awe.” EXAMPLES OF USE “The fear of the Lord,” Solomon wrote, “is the beginning of knowledge” (Proverbs […]

Spring Snowstorm – by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

It’s strange to see the recent early spring snowstorm; the snow, wind, rain, sleet all coming down erratically, each taking turns competing with each other, with the sun bursting forth every now and then, just to let us know who’s really in charge. This was a different kind of a stormy day, not unlike the […]

“Israel My Home” – a New Video for Thursday

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Thursday, April 11 at 10:00AM, OBM will be showing a video: “Israel My Home” – Video is about the spirit of its people back to the origins of the world.  A new look at Israel and its rapid population to over 7,000,000 Jews  from around the world. Come join us!  

Thought for the Week

by Rev. Tom Shelton

DRAW NEAR TO GOD In verse 7, God says “Submit therefore to God, Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”   Now notice what God says in verses 7 and 8, using important words: DRAW CLEANSE PURIFY SUBMIT RESIST FLEE Good question:  “Do you want to be blessed by God?”  If so follow the […]

OBM News by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Have you asked, “What does it mean to live a Holy Life?”  Ephesians 5:18 says that it is through (controlled by) the power of the Holy Spirit.  Christians must learn to walk/live  daily, with dependence upon the word of God (Bible) as revealed and taught through the ministry of the Holy Spirit.  The Holy Spirit […]

COPING WITH STRESS

by Rev. Tom Shelton

How are you doing today?  Perhaps you are like a lot of folks reading this you are experiencing some stress from circumstances in your life. Sometimes have you ever felt like the stress was almost unbearable?  The truthful answer is perhaps, “of course.”  A simple fact is that daily stress can often take a terrible […]

A Garden Tub by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

I have a garden tub, literally!  In the bathtub is a pretty basket of herbs, lavender and rosemary.  Light from a solar tube and a weekly sprinkling of water, keep all fresh and sweet smelling.  A little care goes a long way and brings long-lasting enjoyment.