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).

HOLY SPIRIT

All Christians are promised the Holy Spirit to dwell in them as a gift from God. Miraculous gifts like speaking in tongues (languages not learned) and healing the sick were only given by “laying on of the apostles’ hands.” These powers obviously were … [Read more...]

MUSCLE AND A SHOVEL

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Why would anyone name a book Muscle and a Shovel?? The author had been thinking and writing for 25 years. Michael Shank’s true story began by telling about his talks with Randall, a shipping clerk where they worked. They had chatted with one … [Read more...]

WEAK & STRONG

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How can we have harmony when differences arise? How can we decide what things do not really matter? The body of Christ is made up of many parts, some strong and some weak. As new members are added, the older who have been taught longer (‘stronger’ … [Read more...]

BSF

BSF

A reader asks: “What is BSF?” BSF stands for Bible Study Fellowship, an interdenominational Bible study organization founded in 1959 in association with Billy Graham Crusades. It is “highly organized and disciplined” with headquarters in San Antonio, … [Read more...]

CHURCH

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What does the word CHURCH mean to you? The English word “church” is not an accurate translation of the word ekklesia in the New Testament. It meant a “called out group” or an “assembly” of people. Wm. Tyndale properly translated the word in 1525 in … [Read more...]