Posts by Rev. Tom Shelton

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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 […]

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 […]

COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE – Part 4

by Rev. Tom Shelton

COMMUNICATION IN MARRIAGE – Part 4 This part concludes Pastor’s comments on “Roadblocks in Marriage Communication.” Many times in marital counselling couples have come in with horrendous stories of how past failures have been used as a club to beat the other into submission.  The only result was more anger, frustration and, of course, greater […]

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 […]