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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 […]

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.  […]

THE CHRISTIAN AND HIS EMOTIONS – Dealing With Criticism, Part II

by Rev. Tom Shelton

THE CHRISTIAN AND HIS EMOTIONS – Dealing With Criticism, Part II INTRODUCTION:  We have already seen that criticism is the emotion of shame, rejection, and failure.  The reason someone’s criticism of us usually results in a negative response is because it suggests change or inadequacy on our part.  Today we want to consider our Lord’s […]

THE CHRISTIAN AND HIS EMOTIONS – Dealing With Criticism, Part I

by Rev. Tom Shelton

THE CHRISTIAN AND HIS EMOTIONS – Dealing With Criticism, Part I INTRODUCTION:  Criticism is the emotion of shame, rejection, and failure.  The extent of these feelings is directly related to how much we value the opinion of the one giving the criticism.  Our ability to accept and deal with criticism also has a great deal to […]

THINGS THAT ACCOMPANY SALVATION – A Prayer Attitude

by Rev. Tom Shelton

THINGS THAT ACCOMPANY SALVATION – A Prayer Attitude, Luke 11:1-13 The Christian life begins with a prayer to God (Romans 10:13).  To be truly effective, the Christian life must continually be bathed in prayer.  Jesus was a man of prayer.  It was not unusual for Him to pray all night (Luke 6:12).  It was because […]

THINGS THAT ACCOMPANY SALVATION – Obedience

by Rev. Tom Shelton

THINGS THAT ACCOMPANY SALVATION – Obedience, I Samuel 15:1-23 INTRODUCTION:  The story of King Saul’s disobedience to the Lord’s command is a forceful illustration of our own tendency to disregard the commands of God and the sorrowful consequence of such rebellion. Obedience was the first law given to man in the Garden of Eden (Genesis […]

THINGS THAT ACCOMPANY SALVATION – A Desire to Do The Will of God

by Rev. Tom Shelton

THINGS THAT ACCOMPANY SALVATION – A Desire to Do The Will of God – Psalm 143:10; James 4:133-15; Colossians 4:12 INTRODUCTION:  Before we become Christians we are not really interested in God’s will.  We are only concerned with our own will and doing our own thing (Isaiah 53:6; Judges 17:6).  But once we are saved we find ourselves […]

THINGS THAT ACCOMPANY SALVATION – Certainty

by Rev. Tom Shelton

THINGS THAT ACCOMPANY SALVATION – Certainty, I John 5:13 INTRODUCTION:  The question, “How may I know I am saved?” has baffled many people through the years.  But the Scriptures indicate we can know definitely how we stand before God.  The trouble with some is that they depend on feelings rather than the Bible.  They say, […]