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).



The Greek term “angelos” means a messenger, one who is sent. Jesus spoke to John on the island of Patmos about an angel in each of the seven churches in Asia. He wrote a letter to each one of these churches (see Revelation 1-3). The assignment … [Read more...]



In our nation, young people are leaving the church in droves. 40% of all births are to unwed mothers. “No fault” divorces are rampant. The Supreme Court decision legalizing homosexual marriages may result in Christians going to prison for hate speech … [Read more...]



In America’s early days, sodomy was a crime punishable by dismemberment, as under Thomas Jefferson in 1832. All presidents from George Washington enforced moral laws as defined by God’s word, the Bible. They believed the nation could not survive if … [Read more...]



Christ established His church in 33 AD, but soon some were beginning to depart from the faith (forbidding marriage, etc. I Tim 4:1-3). The form of church government was gradually changing by some men who desired preeminence in governing the churches, … [Read more...]



One of God’s promises to His children is that He will satisfy us with “honey out of the rock” (Psalm 81:16). Honey is one of the sweetest things and rock is one of the hardest. What is God telling His children here? You are going to have hard … [Read more...]