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  • Tom Clawser, M. Div.

    Contributing sermons since Jan 24, 2002
Tom's church

Campbelltown United Christian
Palmyra, Pennsylvania 17078
717-838-1766

About Tom
  • Education: Evangelical Theological Seminary | Myerstown, PA
  • Experience: 28 years teaching, 17 years as pastor
  • Family: Evangelical Protestant
  • Hobbies: Golf, music (5-string banjo player)
  • What I want on my tombstone: He helped us learn to know God better
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  • Advice For Comforters

    Contributed on Nov 1, 2018
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    God grants us the joy of comforting someone. It is a gift of grace. Use it wisely.

    15-year-old Douglas Maurer of Missouri had been feeling bad for several days. His temperature was ranging between 103 and 105 degrees, and he was suffering from severe flu-like symptoms. Finally, his mother took him to the hospital in St. Louis. Doctors diagnosed his symptoms as leukemia. They ...read more

  • From The Depths Of Despair

    Contributed on Nov 1, 2018
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    Pour out your heart to God in times of Despair; seek consolation in his love for you.

    The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. He eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and ...read more

  • A Good Life Goes Bad

    Contributed on Nov 1, 2018
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    Faith and trust do not come from understanding.They come from an awareness of God’s character.

    I. INTRODUCTION 1. There are many mysteries in life: things that we cannot comprehend no matter how hard we try. Many of these mysteries lead to questions about God and his ways, particularly when he does not make sense?at least to our level of understanding. A. Perhaps the most often asked of ...read more

  • Worthy Of Praise

    Contributed on Sep 23, 2018
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    God calls us to true and meaningful praise. He deserves enthusiastic worship from his people, and this should be our hearts’ desire for Him.

    I. INTRODUCTION 1. Some say worship is not what it used to be. In the past, there seemed to be a greater emphasis on worship. A. Years ago, there were many more “meetings” in a given month than there are today, with far more people in attendance. The services were longer, sometimes lasting for ...read more

  • Watch Your Tongue!

    Contributed on Sep 17, 2018
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    Do the words you speak build-up or burn-down?

    In the summer of 2000, more than a thousand firefighters battled a wildfire for two weeks in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The fire started on August 24, and continued until September 8. When it was over more than eighty thousand acres of federal forest was burnt. Forty-six-year-old Janice ...read more

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  • A Lesson In Hope

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2017
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    They still tell the story at William and Mary College of daffy, magnificent President Ewell. For a century and a half, this prestigious Virginia school had been a leader among American universities. Then came the Civil War. In the hard days of reconstruction that followed, William and Mary went ...read more

  • Wishing Vs. Hoping

    Contributed on Dec 3, 2011
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    WISHING VS. HOPING Eugene Peterson (Living the Message: Daily Help for Living the God-Centered Life) points out that what a lot of people call hope is in reality something different. It's wishing, not hoping: and wishing and hoping are not the same thing. "Wishing," Peterson says, "is ...read more

  • In The Year A.d. 303, The Roman Emperor ...

    Contributed on Oct 18, 2004
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    In the year A.D. 303, the Roman Emperor Diocletian issued a decree that he hoped would extinguish the spreading flames of Christianity. One of his primary objectives was the seizure and destruction of the Christian Scriptures. Later that year, officials enforced the decree in North Africa. ...read more

  • An Ancient Chassidic Parable Tells The Story Of ...

    Contributed on Aug 21, 2004
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    An ancient Chassidic parable tells the story of Yechiel, the young grandson of a Chassidic rabbi, who once played hide-and-seek with a friend. When it was his turn to hide, he found a great hiding place where he waited, somewhat impatiently, for his friend to find him. He waited and waited; it ...read more

  • The Scottish Preacher John Mcneill Liked To Tell ...

    Contributed on Feb 9, 2002
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    The Scottish preacher John McNeill liked to tell about an eagle that had been captured when it was quite young. The farmer who snared the bird put a restraint on it so it couldn’t fly, and then he turned it loose to roam in the barnyard. It wasn’t long till the eagle began to act like the ...read more