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).



Jesus said: “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” (Jn 14:15) You may want to hang these words on your refrigerator – Obey right away, Obey all the Way, Obey in a happy Way. These are good family rules meant to teach the children … [Read more...]



“Peter came to Jesus and asked, how many times shall I forgive my brother when he sins against me? Up to seven times?” This shows Peter had made progress beyond the rabbis who taught forgiveness three times (see Amos 1:4). Forgiveness had been taught … [Read more...]



Repentance was preached by Noah, Jonah, Jeremiah and many others in the Old Testament. This was also the theme of preaching by John, Jesus, Peter and Paul. It is a message that applies to all, both saint (Christian) and alien sinner (I John … [Read more...]



Jesus told Nicodemus, a teacher of the Jews, that to enter the kingdom of God he “must be born again!” How could this be possible? He asked how could he being old enter the second time into his mother's womb to be born? Jesus explained the mystery: … [Read more...]



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...]