Posts from April 2014

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QUESTION, WHAT IS “MAUNDY THURSDAY?”

by Rev. Tom Shelton

The answer to the question can be a little confusing because “Maundy Thursday” is also known in various parts of the world as “Holy Thursday,” “Covenant Thursday,” “Great and Holy Thursday,” “Thursday of Mysteries,” and “Sheer Thursday.” – (re Wikipedia) An easy definition would be Maundy Thursday is a Christian feast [for those who observe […]

“An Elderly Lady” by Linda

by Linda Woodbeck

There is a elderly lady I visit who always asks me, and everyone else. “What’s your name?”  I usually answer,  “My name is Linda.”  But, I think I should say more.  I should tell her that I am a child of God, a Christian, her friend and that Jesus loves her.  You see, she’s not remembering […]

QUESTION, WHAT IS LORDSHIP SALVATION?

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Great question, but one you have to be careful with when answering it.  Sometimes we can end up violating Matthew 7:1 {wrongly judging} by looking at the externals.  God is the only one who can see into another person’s heart, He is the only one capable of judging someone’s motives and heart actions. Generally speaking, […]

QUESTION, WHAT IS LIFESTYLE EVANGELISM?

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Lifestyle evangelism is known by different names: Relationship Evangelism, Bridge Evangelism, Friendship Evangelism, etc.  Of course before one can become a good witness for Christ, they first must be saved themselves and carry out Paul’s direction “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might” (Ephesians 6:10, NKJV).  But […]

Volunteer Expo – Letter to the Editor

by Linda Woodbeck

Dear Editor: Someone had a good idea, and did something about it!  The inaugural Fairfield Glade Volunteer Expo on Thursday, April 10 was a great opportunity for all of us at the Open Bible Ministries table, beneficial and worthwhile.  Thanks to all the organizers, workers, and helpers who made it  a reality.  We enjoyed meeting […]

OBM News

by Linda Woodbeck

Want to know how to keep Satan’s fiery darts away from you day and night?  Want to know what kind of protective armor to put on?  You’ll find it in the Bible, God’s word, the New Testament book of Ephesians 6: 10-18.  This study is essential for your Christian growth.  We read it, study it , […]

Reflections

by Linda Woodbeck

MORNING & EVENING devotional by Charles Spurgeon April 15, 2014 Morning: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”  (Psalm 22:1) Here the Savior was in the depth of His sorrows, the grief of Christ at Calvary, in physical weakness, spiritual agony, in the black midnight of His horror and the abyss of suffering.  […]

“Spring Snow”

by Linda Woodbeck

Surprise! The gentle spring morning rain turned into a soft spring morning snowfall. New blooms were blanketed and covered.  Frost and freeze warnings may happen tonight. Like the “new creature” in Christ, we are blanketed and covered with His protection and sheltered under His wings of love.  Little flowers  and new budding plants, your beauty, […]

Reflections by Linda

by Rev. Tom Shelton

MORNING & EVENINGS devotional by Charles Spurgeon April 4, 2014 Morning: “For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.”  (II Corinthians 5:21)  Do not weep or mourn over your sin, it was laid upon Christ’s head.  You are […]