Thought for the Week

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Parable of the Prodigal Son

by Rev. Tom Shelton

Luke 15:11-29 MEMORY VERSE:  “For this my son was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found…And they began to be merry.”  Luke 15:24) Jesus associated with sinners because He wanted to bring the lost people, who were considered beyond hope, the Gospel and on our spiritual journey, we have the privilege of […]

Growing Together in Christ

by Rev. Tom Shelton

It is a fact, most people want to live a healthy, balanced spiritual life, but few achieve this by themselves. Rarely when Christians get together to study do they accomplish the needed balance in study.  Why?  Because they tend to overemphasize one area of growth over the others.  We need a healthy balance that includes […]

Be So Strong in the Lord That Nothing Can Distrub Your Peace of Mind

by Rev. Tom Shelton

“Who made you?”  Someone once asked a little girl.  She replied, “God made me that much, (indicating with her two hands the ordinary size of a newborn infant,) “and I growed the rest myself.”  The little girl said this in her simplicity.  Profound thinking must surely lead us to the same conclusion—that God made us […]

Thought for the Week

by Rev. Tom Shelton

DRAW NEAR TO GOD In verse 7, God says “Submit therefore to God, Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”   Now notice what God says in verses 7 and 8, using important words: DRAW CLEANSE PURIFY SUBMIT RESIST FLEE Good question:  “Do you want to be blessed by God?”  If so follow the […]

Thought for the Week

by Rev. Tom Shelton

TRUE PEACE Two painters were asked to paint a picture illustrating peace.  The first painted a beautiful evening scene in the foreground of which was a lake, its surface absolutely calm and unruffled. Trees surrounded it, meadows stretched away to the distant cattle gently browsing; a little cottage, the setting sun – all spoke of […]

Thought for the Week – Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

RIGHT PRIORITIES The time to begin to do the things that are important in your life is the very moment you become a believer in Jesus Christ.  Your first thought should be, “This life on earth is not forever; therefore the things that count for eternity will have priority in my life.”  Don’t be like […]

Thought for the Week – Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

WEAKNESS CAN BECOME STRENGTH In front of the great Cathedral Of Amiens stands a statue of Jesus Christ, and on either side  His twelve apostles.  Below them are written their greatest virtues, in contrast to their greatest vices.  In Peter’s case, his outstanding quality is his courage, but below it  you see a figure of […]

Thought for the Week – Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

STOOP DOWN TO REACH GOD’S HIGHEST GIFTS E. F. Meyer once said:  “I used to think that God’s gifts were on shelves one above the other, and that the taller we grew in Christian character the easier we could reach them.  I now find that God’s gifts are on shelves one beneath the other.  It […]

Thought for the Week- Pastor Tom

by Rev. Tom Shelton

MORE THAN SYMPATHY Queen Victoria was a close friend of Principal and Mrs. Tullock, of St. Andrews.  Prince Albert died and Victoria was left alone.  Just at the same time, Principal Tullock died and Mrs. Tullock was left alone.  Quite unexpectedly, Queen Victoria came to call on Mrs. Tullock when she was resting on a […]