Paper Pulpit

...had its beginning May 9, 2008, when the first weekly article appeared in the Fort Worth Star Telegram. Alvin Jennings is writer of the sermons except for occasional selections from others. It is supported by contributions from individual Christians, churches of Christ and donations received from rebinding old Bibles.

The Bible is the only book that is a safe and sure guide on any and all subjects "pertaining to life and godliness" (2 Peter 1:3). This site is only intended as an incentive to the reader to "search the Scriptures to see whether these things are so" (see Acts 17:11).

For any good you may derive from our humble efforts in editing, writing and publishing this site, we shall be thankful and shall ascribe unto God all "the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations" (Ephesians 3:21).

RECONCILE

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When sinful man comes back to God, God grants His favor anew. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). The pay man gets for his sin is eternal punishment and separation from God: “The wages of sin is death” (Rom 6:23). When we … [Read more...]

GETTING ALONG

getting-along

How to live peaceably with each other: 1. Treat others like you want to be treated. Mt 7:12. 2. Turn the other cheek. Mt 5:39. 3. Overcome evil with good. Rom 12:21. 4. Give others the benefit of the doubt. Prov 18:17. 5. Do not jump to … [Read more...]

WEAK AND STRONG

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Romans 14: 1 - 15:9 is about weak and strong Christians. The church consists of many parts: some weak and some strong, some new members and some older who have been taught longer. The more mature are to put up with and receive newcomers who have come … [Read more...]

WORRY

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Peace is a characteristic of the “fruit of the Spirit” (Gal 5:22-23). Unrest, fear, hatred, worry and anxiety are in the minds of many. Are pills the answer? Doctors, Aleve and Advil may say “yes.” But Christ gives the true answer: “Blessed are the … [Read more...]

DIVISIVE

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Solomon describes the man who is evil in his lying speech and wicked schemes (Prov 6:16-19). Bible scholars Clarke, Driver, Coffman and others agree that the man who goes about “stirring up dissension among brethren” is perverted and totally out of … [Read more...]