Posts from February 2014

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Reflections by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

MORNING & EVENING devotional by Charles Spurgeon February 20, 2014 Morning: “God that conforteth those that are cast down.”  (II Corinthians 7:6) It is God who lifts up His child’s countenance and makes the mourner’s eyes glisten with hope; God cheers him and is the balm and physician.  “It is marvelous how one sweet word […]

Reflections by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Morning & Evening devotional by Charles Spurgeon February 15, 2014 Evening: “Whereby they have made Thee glad.”  (Psalm 45:8) “And who are thus privileged to make the Savior glad?  His church – His people.  But is it possible?  He makes us glad, how can we make Him glad?  By our love.  Your gaze, your praise, […]

Reflections by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

MORNING & EVENING devotional by Charles Spurgeon February 11, 2014 Morning: “And they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus.”  (Acts 4:13) Spurgeon says, “A Christian should be a striking likeness of Jesus Christ.  You have read lives of Christ, beautifully and eloquently written, but the best life of Christ is His […]

DISCIPLESHIP 2014 Learning, Growing, Doing God’s Will – Part 7

by Rev. Tom Shelton

  THE ARMOR OF THE CHRISTIAN SOLDIER (EPHESIANS 6:10-20) In previous studies we have learned that the Christian Soldier must be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might (v. 10). Today we want to examine a little further the spiritual warfare that we are involved in. There is one particular enemy […]

2014 Learning, Growing, Doing God’s Will – Part 6

by Rev. Tom Shelton

THE ARMOR OF THE CHRISTIAN SOLDIER – EPHESIANS 6:10-20 For several weeks we have been examining our responsibility as Christians to “contend for the faith,” as Jude directs in Jude, verse 3. We then considered false teachers and their characteristics. In addition, we considered some of their false teachings. Today we will look at Ephesians […]

Reflections by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

MORNING & EVENING devotional by Charles Spurgeon February 9, 2014 Morning: Read of David’s actions in II Samuel, chapter 5, when he fought the Philistines: “And David enquired of the Lord” (verse 23); not once, but twice. “He waited until God’s sign was given.  Learn from David to take no step without God.  Christian, if […]

Reflections by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

MORNING & EVENING devotional by Charles Spurgeon February 1, 2014 Morning: “They shall sing in the ways of the Lord.”  (Psalm 138:5)  Do you remember that day, the time when you began to sing in the ways of the Lord, when you first lost your “burden at the foot of the Cross…the day when your […]

Jigsaw Puzzle by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

My friend finished her jigsaw puzzle, a large one that just fit on a card table and it is a beautiful tranquil scene.  It was flawed though, because a piece was missing close to the center.  She’s hoping it’s on the floor or in the vacuum cleaner.  I really hope she’s found it. Like the […]

Discipleship – Learning, Growing, Doing God’s Will- Part 5

by Rev. Tom Shelton

UNDERSTANDING FALSE TEACHERS In today’s study we want to continue learning about false teachers.  Last week we saw what Jude has to say about them from verses 3-16.  We looked at a couple examples of their teaching and today we want to continue to enlarge our understanding of the greatest danger churches and individuals face, […]

Feeling Down, Experiencing Anxiety, Overwhelmed and Depressed

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Philippians 4:6-7 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”  (Philippians 4:6-7. NKJV) You probably agree that when you get stressed out most of […]