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).



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...]



“It is wrong, but is it a salvation issue!” What about failure to pray regularly (I Thes 5:17), or to contribute to the church each Sunday (I Cor 16:1-2), or to attend the Christian assembly on the Lord’s day (Heb 10:25), or to add mechanical … [Read more...]



“The Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed be the man that trusteth in thee.” (Psalm 84:11-12 KJV) If you are in the midst of … [Read more...]



Exodus 20 tells of God giving the Ten Commandments to Moses. In the first part of the chapter, regulations are given about owning Hebrew male slaves. No one was allowed to own a slave more than six years. If a slave had a wife and children before he … [Read more...]