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).


King Ahab reigned in Israel from 876 to 854 BC. He defied God’s prophet Elijah, calling him the great “Troubler of Israel!” Elijah answered, “I have not made trouble for Israel, but you have. You have abandoned the Lord’s commands.” Elijah challenged … [Read more...]



An accomplice is a person who participates in committing a crime even if he takes no part in the actual offense. In a bank robbery, the getaway driver is an accomplice to the gunman and is equally guilty. In the disaster of 9/11, all who participated … [Read more...]



Can we understand the Bible? Yes, some things are more difficult to understand than others (II Peter 3:16). But someone has said, “It is not the part of the Bible that I do not understand that bothers me, but the part that is so plain I cannot … [Read more...]



No one knows who wrote the book of Job … but God is its Author. It is referred to in James 5:11 and is quoted in I Cor 3:19. It is a true history of prosperity, piety, affliction and patience, written before Moses gave the law. Several great … [Read more...]



“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten by God” (Lk 12:6). Sometimes a man’s fare is not cake, but “the bread of affliction” (2 Cor 4:17). In such hours it is well to remember the constant concern a loving … [Read more...]