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).

WORRY

worry

Peace is a characteristic of the “fruit of the Spirit” (Gal 5:22-23). Unrest, fear, hatred, worry and anxiety are in the minds of many. Are pills the answer? Doctors, Aleve and Advil may say “yes.” But Christ gives the true answer: “Blessed are the … [Read more...]

DIVISIVE

divisive

Solomon describes the man who is evil in his lying speech and wicked schemes (Prov 6:16-19). Bible scholars Clarke, Driver, Coffman and others agree that the man who goes about “stirring up dissension among brethren” is perverted and totally out of … [Read more...]

RAPTURE

rapture

It is not our usual practice to speak on a NON-BIBLICAL subject. But Rapture is a word and a concept nowhere found in the Bible! It is one of the doctrines of men which Jesus said His disciples must avoid (Mt 15:2-3; Mk 7:3-15; Col 2:8; Gal 1:14). … [Read more...]

PREACH WHAT YOU PRACTICE

preach-what-you-practice

“Practice What You Preach,” they say, meaning we should do as we teach to others. One young preacher in his new ministry feared he would be run out of town. His older friend said: “Don’t let that bother you. Abraham Lincoln said he would not like it … [Read more...]

YOUNGER MEN

younger-men

God instructs about behavior of older men, older women, younger women and also instructions are given to the young men. In his letter to young evangelist Titus, Paul writes: “Encourage the young men to be self-controlled … set an example by doing … [Read more...]