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).


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...]

Absolute Authority


Authority has always rested with God and never with men. The prophets, apostles and other Bible spokesmen miraculously guided by God were simply spokesmen. God’s word has always been the final authority. The Bible is our guide, our only guide. Let us … [Read more...]



What is the “sin that leads to death?” The Bible promises clearly, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (I Jn 1:9). “Confess” here is obviously comprehensive for repent … [Read more...]



A person who had been saved by grace can fall from grace. The apostle Paul told some Christians in Galatia: “You have fallen away from grace” (Gal 5:4). Jesus said the believer has (present tense) eternal life (Jn 5:24); however, the believer can … [Read more...]



We all become angry at times. It does not easily or quickly go away but rather can smolder inside and sometimes may burst out and result in sin. "In your anger do not sin" is a reminder that one can often be led from anger into sin. The apostle goes … [Read more...]