• Tom Mccrossan

    Contributing sermons since Jun 19, 2003
Tom's church

Reformed Church in America
Schenectady, New York 12306

About Tom
  • Education: BAE in Choral Music Education from Arizona State University. MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Experience: I have served as Associate Pastor at one, and Pastor of three congregations since ordination in 1979.
  • Family: My wife, three children, and three cats.
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  • Grateful To God

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    We are people who have been blessed beyond measure, and people who NEED to give thanks to the giver of all good gifts.

    Thanksgiving Eve - Psalm 100:1-5 Harriet Martineau was an atheist. One morning she & a friend stepped out into the glories of a beautiful fall morning. As she saw the brilliant sun peaking through the haze, & the frost on the meadow, & the brightly colored leaves making their way lazily to the more

  • Trust And Obey

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Five principles about interpreting Scripture, especially prophetic passages.

    As an evangelical Christian, I have a high view of the authority of Scripture. I do believe the Bible is God’s Word to us. It is revelation from God in human words, not merely human ideas about God. That is why it is authoritative. In the language of 2 Timothy 3:15-17, the Bible is “…the more

  • By Scripture Alone

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    One of the basic questions of the Reformation was where does our authority come from? Answer: From Scripture alone.

    By Scripture Alone John 5:30-47 Four key questions of Protestantism: How is a person saved? Where does religious authority lie? What is the church? What is the essence of Christian living? Luther’s new answers: Salvation by faith alone, not by works. Religious authority is not in the more

  • By Grace Alone

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    A Reformation Sunday sermon on the "by grace alone" theme, based on the fine sermon by Jonathan McLeod, "Amazing Grace" (August 2006).

    By Grace Alone -- Ephesians 2:4-2:10 Grace It is UNDESERVED KINDNESS. Someone has said, “Grace is everything for nothing to those who don’t deserve anything.” An atheist once said, “If there really is a God, may He prove Himself by striking me dead right now.” Nothing happened. The atheist more

  • Resurrection Good News

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The meaning of the Resurrection for us today from Romans 8:31-39

    Resurrection Good News (adapted from the outline of chp. 17 in Max Lucado’s book, The Grip of Grace.) Read Romans 8:18-39 (though the focus will be on 8:31-39) INTRO. I heard about an atheist who was a little bit upset because of all the holidays that people of faith celebrated. He said more

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  • The International Congress On World ...

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    The International Congress on World Evangelization was held in Lausanne, Switzerland in 1974. The gathering was called by a committee headed by Rev. Billy Graham and drew more than 2,300 evangelical leaders, from 150 countries. In the Covenant they produced the delegates wrote this about the more

  • Quote: "There Is No Life In The Scriptures ...

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2006

    QUOTE: "There is no life in the Scriptures themselves, but if we will follow where they lead, they will bring us to Christ; and so we find life, not in the more

  • Qoute: "The Truth, Paradoxical Yet Inescapable, ...

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2006
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    QOUTE: "The truth, paradoxical yet inescapable, is this: there is no freedom apart from external authority. To say, ’I am my own authority, a law to myself’ is to enslave myself to myself, which as Seneca the Roman moralist said, is the worst bondage of all. Only as I bow to an more

  • Christian Theology In Plain Language

    Contributed on Oct 29, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    ILLUSTRATION: "If God does speak in Scripture, what language does he use? There is a story about an elderly lady who took up Hebrew in her advanced years because she wanted to be able to greet her Maker in his native tongue. That, I fear, is taking a biblical figure of speech to a humorous more

  • Max Lucado Tells The Story Of A Youngster Who Was ...

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Max Lucado tells the story of a youngster who was shooting rocks with a slingshot. He could never hit his target. As he returned to Grandma’s backyard, he spied her pet duck. On impulse he took aim and let fly. The stone hit, and the duck was dead. The boy panicked and hid the bird in the woodpile, more