Posts by Rev. Tom Shelton

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QUESTION: EXPLAIN THE WATER – I JOHN 5:6, 8

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Great question, one that may seem confusing at first. However, following the text and allowing it to help us solves the problem. The term “witness” is the theme of I John starting in Chapter one, verses 1- 3 and continues to our current text, I John 5:6-12. This passage deals with the witness or testimony […]

THANK YOU! FROM PASTOR SHELTON

by Rev. Tom Shelton

THANK YOU.  We want to thank the many from TN that go to our website for study along with many people from other states. Also, we want to thank those who go to our website from Nigeria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, England, India, Kenya, Netherlands,  Philippines, Spain, Trinidad & Tobago,Venezuela, and many others from other nations.   […]

THE BIBLE DECLARES THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD, PT. 2

by Rev. Tom Shelton

THE BIBLE DECLARES THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS GOD, PART 2 – ACTS 5:3-4 Because of the great interest in the third person of the Trinity today, we have been studying what the Bible declares about the Holy Spirit.  In our previous study we looked at His nature and the fact that He is a […]

HOW TO BE SAVED

by Rev. Tom Shelton

HOW TO BE SAVED The purpose of this study is to see what God has said about salvation.  Just reading these statements is not enough.  Please take time to look up each Scripture reference to see for yourself that the Bible really teaches these truths.  We encourage you to be like those described in Acts […]

WHO OWNS THE TEMPLE MOUNT?

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Jim’s Question:  Who owns the Temple Mount? A question came up in our Thursday meeting concerning who owns the temple mount.  This was a great question to which I could only give a partial answer because it would have required a lot more time than we had.  My own personal believe is that the Jews have […]

QUESTION, SHOULD WE WORSHIP ON THE SABBATH OR SUNDAY?

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Alma’s Question:  Should we worship on the Sabbath or Sunday? This is a great question, one I hear quite frequently.  There might be some things that you have not heard in my reply, but we shall stick to what the Bible has to say vs. man’s traditions and opinions.  But in the end you must […]

HOW TO BE BLESSED OF GOD

by Rev. Tom Shelton

HOW TO BE BLESSED OF GOD – A Study of Psalm 1 Introduction When the book of the Psalms (named “Praises” in the Hebrew) was assembled, it seems the editor placed this brief psalm at the beginning as a blessing for what was to come just as he placed the 150th Psalm at the end […]

PRAYER CONCERNS – PROVERBS 28:9; PSALM 66:18

by Rev. Tom Shelton

PRAYER CONCERNS – PRAYERS THAT GOD WILL NOT ANSWER! PROVERBS 28:9; PSALM 66:18 Many Christians pray and wonder why they don’t hear from Heaven.  When one reviews the requirements for answered prayer in the Bible, one discovers that there are several possible reasons why God is silent.  Of course, any thinking Christian wants to know […]

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 […]