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Tom's church

Retired
Burlingame, Kansas 66413
(785) 438-9390

About Tom
  • Education: BS in public communication from Northern Arizona University. MDiv from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, Mill Valley, California.
  • Experience: In 1984 I joined the Army Reserve. I have served in chapels at: Fort Riley, Kansas; Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Camp Victory, Iraq; Fort McCoy, Wisconsin and Fort Bragg, North Carolina. I pastored three small churches: First Baptist Church, Naches, Washington, The Federated Church, Burlingame, Kansas. and Auburn Presbyterian Church, Auburn, Kansas. I retired from the Army Reserve in August 2013 as a Chaplain (COL). I retired from pastoring in 2016. After retiring from pastoring I taught World Religions and Ethics at a local Junior College.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: All sermons are yours for the taking. Please do not preach my sermon but use my ideas as a starting point. Take them - rework them - make them your own. Then preach from the heart. I preach to the needs of my congregation - please preach to the needs of yours.
  • Family: My wife and I attended third thru six grade together. In High school we started dating and we married shortly after graduating in 1972. We now have four grown sons, three daughter-in-laws, and 7 grandchildren.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Don’t preach to those who should have been there - preach to those who are. Also - If there is a mist in the pulpit there will be a fog in the pew.
  • Books that have had an impact: The Imitation of Christ by Thomas A’ Kempis. The Pursuit of Holiness and The Practice of Godliness by Jerry Bridges. Holiness by J. C. Ryle. The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis. The Singer Trilogy by Calvin Miller. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan. One of my favorite authors is Max Lucado. Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.
  • Hobbies: I enjoy hobby farming – raising bees, chickens, geese, guineas, and turkeys. I like to garden. I also enjoy taking puritan sermons and rewriting them.
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  • First Timothy Chapter Six

    Contributed on Sep 2, 2021
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    What you will find here is a verse by verse study of the sixth chapter of 1st Timothy.

    (What you will find here are my notes from a Bible Study on 1Timothy. I hope they will prove helpful. The text that I am using in the New American Standard Bible. Here are other Bible translations that were used: KJV – King James Version. AMP – Amplified Bible. MSG – Message Bible. BBE – ...read more

  • Turning Point

    Contributed on Jul 26, 2021
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    This is a sermon of how we are saved by grace through faith - no works involved.

    “For what does the Scripture say? “ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS CREDITED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS." Now to the one who works, his wage is not credited as a favor, but as what is due. But to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the ungodly, his faith is credited as ...read more

  • First Timothy Chapter Five

    Contributed on Aug 4, 2020
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    What you will find here are my notes from my Bible Study on 1 Timothy. I hope they will prove helpful.

    (What you will find here are my notes from a Bible Study on 1 Timothy. I hope they will prove helpful. The text that I am using in the New American Standard Bible. Here are other Bible translations that were used: KJV – King James Version. AMP – Amplified Bible. MSG – Message Bible. BBE – ...read more

  • First Timothy Chapter Four

    Contributed on Jun 17, 2019
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    This is a verse by verse look at First Timothy chapter four.

    1 Timothy Chapter 4 (What you will find here are my notes from a Bible Study I attended on 1 Timothy. I hope they will prove helpful. The text that I am using in the New American Standard Bible. Here are other Bible translations that were used: KJV – King James Version. AMP – Amplified Bible. ...read more

  • The Book Of Mark

    Contributed on Mar 31, 2019
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    What you will find here is an outline for the entire book of Mark. I hope this outline is helpful to you for sermon preparation. I know it will be helpful if you plan to preach through the book of Mark.

    MARK RECORDS IN RAPID SUCCESSION SPECIFIC EVENTS FROM THE LIFE AND MINISTRY OF JESUS CHRIST IN ORDER TO PRESENT THE GOSPEL TO A ROMAN AUDIENCE, PROVING THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD, AND TO PROVIDE A PATTERN OF DISCIPLESHIP THROUGH THE MODEL OF A SERVANT, CLIMAXING IN HIS DEATH AND ...read more

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  • We All Set Examples For Others To Follow. I Can ...

    Contributed on Apr 22, 2008
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    We all set examples for others to follow. I can remember growing up and putting on my dad’s shoes and shirt and walking around the house when I was little. Of course the clothes were too big for me. But I can remember how much I wanted to be grown up and be like my father. Do any of you ...read more

  • Soren Kierkagaard Said, "I Went Into Church And ...

    Contributed on Oct 22, 2007
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    Soren Kierkagaard said, “I went into church and sat on the velvet pew. I watched as the sun came shining through the stained glass windows. The minister dressed in a velvet robe opened the golden gilded Bible, marked it with a silk bookmark and said, ‘If any man will be my disciple, said Jesus, let ...read more

  • William Cary Was A Shoemaker When One Day He ...

    Contributed on Dec 12, 2006
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    William Cary was a shoemaker when one day he heard of the millions of people in India who had not heard the Good News of Jesus Christ. He believed the great commission to “Go into all the world and preach the gospel.” He believed that that verse was speaking directly to him. So he volunteered ...read more

  • We Should Praise God

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2006
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    WE SHOULD PRAISE GOD I heard someone say recently that if the only thing God has done in our lives is to save us – we should praise God from the rising of the sun through the darkness of the night. But He has done so much more for us than that. He has given you the sense of taste – so that you ...read more

  • Does God Always Give A Vision To People? No. ...

    Contributed on Nov 28, 2006
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    Does God always give a vision to people? No. But sometimes He does. Sometimes God will give you a vision. Sometimes He will speak to you in a dream. Sometimes He will lead you to a verse in the Bible and show you how that verse applies to your situation. He does not do that every time, but ...read more