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).


HAPPINESS 1 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on the mountain and sat down. His followers came to him. 2 This is what he started teaching them: 3 “The people who are broken in spirit are happy, because the kingdom of heaven belongs to … [Read more...]


David was grief stricken as he remembered his sin with Bathsheba. He cried out to God: “Have mercy upon me, O God … blot out my transgressions … wash me … cleanse me … my sin is ever before me!” (Psalm 51:1-3) We know God forgives sin, but does He … [Read more...]


The captain of a ship avoids all danger zones, rocky shores, etc. He only takes the safe channel so the passengers need not be alarmed at the number of rocks they see along the shoreline. Fearing the ship would get too close to the rocky shoreline, a … [Read more...]


King Ahab reigned in Israel from 876 to 854 BC. He defied God’s prophet Elijah, calling him the great “Troubler of Israel!” Elijah answered, “I have not made trouble for Israel, but you have. You have abandoned the Lord’s commands.” Elijah challenged … [Read more...]



An accomplice is a person who participates in committing a crime even if he takes no part in the actual offense. In a bank robbery, the getaway driver is an accomplice to the gunman and is equally guilty. In the disaster of 9/11, all who participated … [Read more...]