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 occasionally taught in the synagogues, the meeting places of the Jews, but most of his teaching was done outdoors to the multitudes along the way. He left these last words for his disciples: “As you are going, preach the gospel to the whole … [Read more...]



Stubbornness is unyielding refusal to change one’s mind or course of action. In the Bible this word described rebellion against God and His Word. It can describe the gluttonous and disobedient son who rebels at his father’s command (Dt 21:18-21; … [Read more...]



In 1845 the Franklin Expedition sailed from England to look for a passage across the Arctic Ocean near Alaska. The crew loaded two sailing ships with a lot of things, including much stuff they did not need… a library of 1200 books, fine … [Read more...]



If you are an older Christian, you may remember that old time preaching was mostly from the King James Version of the Bible, translated in 1611. One of the principle duties of the preacher was to read the Bible and then give definitions of words that … [Read more...]



There are 5 steps to salvation in Christ: we are added to his church, his body. Hear - Rom 10:17 Believe - Heb 11:6 Repent - Ac 17 :30 Confess - Ro 10:10 Baptism - Acts 2:38; 22:16 Added to church - Ac 2:42 … [Read more...]