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Tom's church

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

About Tom
  • Education: Evangelical Theological Seminary | Myerstown, PA
  • Experience: 25 years teaching, 15 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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  • Security Of The Believer (Pt. 1)

    Contributed on May 7, 2018
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    If we live as God intends and Jesus taught, our security—conditional or unconditional—is in the hands of our Savior.

    One of the things we were taught at Evangelical is that preachers must not avoid difficult subjects or passages: those sincere believers may disagree on. In the next two weeks we consider such a subject. We ask God’s guidance and grace as we seek to understand. The doctrine of unconditional ...read more

  • In Praise Of The Shepherd

    Contributed on Apr 23, 2018
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    Many people know the 23rd Psalm. It is the most well-known poem of all time. But for as many as know the psalm, few really know the Shepherd.

    A famous actor was once the guest of honor at a social gathering where he received many requests to recite favorite excerpts from various literary works. An old preacher in the audience asked the actor to recite the twenty-third Psalm. The actor agreed—on the condition that the preacher would ...read more

  • Does He Show On Me?

    Contributed on Apr 23, 2018
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    Is it obvious to the people you meet that you are a child of God? What is it that makes it obvious?

    J. I. Packer on Being God's Child “You sum up the whole of New Testament teaching in a single phrase if you speak of it as a revelation of the Fatherhood of the holy Creator. In the same way, you sum up the whole of New Testament religion if you describe it as the knowledge of God as one's Holy ...read more

  • Keys To Authentic Fellowship

    Contributed on Apr 8, 2018
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    Authentic fellowship is the mutual participation of two or more people in each other’s lives. The epistle of the morning affirms our need for fellowship with God and each other

    The Europeans who came to settle North America found it vast and unexplored. “Self-reliance” was the watchword, and the scout, the mountain man or pioneer, with his axe and rifle over his shoulder, became the national hero. In the early days the government gave away quarter sections of land (160 ...read more

  • The Universal Nature Of The Gospel

    Contributed on Apr 1, 2018
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    The Gospel is for everyone— bad neighbors, lazy brother-in-laws, ex-cons, hookers…even you.

    Most of us like to assume that we're enlightened, tolerant, and unprejudiced people. Unfortunately, a new study reveals many of us have a hidden bias against anyone with a foreign accent. According to a summary of the study in The Wall Street Journal, "The further from native-sounding an accent is, ...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