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).


Angels are not easily recognized. The Bible says “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares” (Heb 13:2). God’s angels come disguised, for they do not always appear to us in a burst of light or power. … [Read more...]


The parable known as “The parable of the Sower” is really a parable of the soils (Mt 13:3-8). The sower and the seed are the same in each. But the soil is different. The sower scattered the seed but it fell upon different kinds of soil: (1) wayside … [Read more...]


Quite early in Jesus’ ministry a conversation He did hold With Nicodemus who needed instruction, though quite old. He could never see the kingdom of God - its that plain Unless he “of the water and the spirit” be born again. John 3:3-5 Last words … [Read more...]


“We are shopping for a church,” he said when I invited him to worship. With hundreds in Fort Worth, he could “shop” the rest of his life! If anyone is looking for the church Jesus built (Mt 16:18), note these identifying marks. NAME. See Rom … [Read more...]


“Come to me ... for I AM GENTLE AND HUMBLE in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Jesus promised the kingdom of heaven to those who are “poor in spirit” (Mt 5:3). Have you struggled with trying to become more gentle, more humble, more poor … [Read more...]