Posts from March 2014

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COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE – Part 3

by Rev. Tom Shelton

COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE – Part 3 Pastor Shelton continues to answer the question, “How can we have good communication in our marriage?” Here he deals with stubbornness as a roadblock.  Good communication always begins with a willingness to exchange ideas on a topic in an attitude of openness and love.  Questions:  “When a conflict arises […]

COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE – Part 2

by Rev. Tom Shelton

COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE – Part 2 In marriage counselling Pastor Shelton continues discussion regarding breakdown in communication between couples.  He says you first need to identify what is causing your communication breakdown and change it before you sink any deeper into hopelessness.  Don’t miss this opportunity to grow in your communication skills.  Doing so will add […]

COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE – Part 1

by Rev. Tom Shelton

COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE – Part 1 Pastor’s comments regarding communication in marriage:  In marriage counselling I am often asked the question, “Why can’t we communicate?” OR “Why can’t we talk about our problems without fighting?  Those are good questions and often are a major part of a marriage falling apart and ending up in divorce court.  […]

OBM News by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

OBM will have a table at the Volunteer Expo at the FFG Conference Center on Thursday, April 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Stop by to say hello and see how we are serving our community as an all volunteer non-profit corporation and see ways you might volunteer to help us help others.  We […]

BUILDING UP ONE ANOTHER – Bear One Another’s Burdens, Part 5

by Rev. Tom Shelton

 Galatians 6:2 It is entirely possible for Christians to be surprised by temptation and fall into sin (Galatians 6:1).  Paul is not speaking here of the person who is given over to sin and thus not genuinely born again. Our attitude toward such a brother or sister is extremely important and sensitive.  We are to […]

BUILDING UP ONE ANOTHER – Serve One Another, Part 4

by Rev. Tom Shelton

BUILDING UP ONE ANOTHER – Serve One Another, Part 4, Galatians 5:13 We have often heard the expression, “We are saved to serve.”  Not only are we saved to serve Christ, we are saved to serve one another in love. In the book of Galatians Paul talks about the freedom we have in Christ (Galatians […]

BUILDING UP ONE ANOTHER – Admonish One Another, Part 3

by Rev. Tom Shelton

 Romans 15:14 The church is like a family unit.  Sometimes it is necessary for a parent to admonish a child, or for a sister to admonish a brother.  It is equally true in a church.  Although it is not easy to do this, in the end it usually turns out to be a spiritually rewarding […]

BUILDING UP ON ANOTHER – Be of The Same Mind, Part 2

by Rev. Tom Shelton

 Romans 15:5 One of Satan’s most effective strategies is to destroy unity among Christians.  He is the author of confusion, false doctrine, and church splits. We are clearly taught in the Bible that Satan’s malicious strategy can be defeated.  It is the power of “one-mindedness” in those who make up the body – the local […]

BUILDING UP ONE ANOTHER – Love One Another, Part 1

by Rev. Tom Shelton

BUILDING UP ONE ANOTHER – Love One Another, Part 1, I Thessalonians 3:12; 4:9 Paul frequently uses the analogy of the human body to illustrate how the church is to function (I Corinthians 12:14-27).  For further reference, study Romans 12 and Ephesians 4. What is Paul saying here? No individual Christian can function effectively by himself.  […]