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James Thornton

I am a retired pastor currently living in the Nashville, TN area. We attend First Church, Bro. Ron Becton pastor. We've been putting our sermons and Bible studies online for more than five years in an effort to continue our ministry.

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Communion Service

By James Thornton / a few days ago

Communion Service   BIBLICAL ORDINANCES #1 In this study, we will be discussing three Biblical Ordinances. COMMUNION, FOOT WASHING, AND FASTING: By James and Mary Lee Thornton “What mean ye by this service?” Every ordinance or doctrine of the Church has a special meaning. I feel to get the full value of each one we […]

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The Angel Of Ephesus

By James Thornton / last week

Revelation 2:1 “Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; these things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks. Thirty-five years before this was written the Apostle Paul was on his way back to Jerusalem purposing in his heart to […]

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The Throne Of Grace

By James Thornton / a couple of weeks ago

The Throne Of Grace   Hebrews 9:6. “Let us come boldly to the throne of grace that we may obtain mercy and grace to help in time of need. “Throne of grace.” It occurs only here in the Bible, yet it is quoted all over the world. We have heard it from childhood. It has made such […]

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On The Mountain With Jesus

By James Thornton / 3 weeks ago

THE TRANSFIGURATION OF JESUS CHRIST Part #1 ON THE MOUNTAIN WITH JESUS: Luke 9:28 “And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray.” No one on earth ever needed to pray less—yet, there are so many of […]

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The Song Of The Lord Began

By James Thornton / last month

THE SONG OF THE LORD BEGAN: You can’t create joy, but you can make the conditions from which it springs. We want to spend a little time with Hezekiah who brought joy back to the temple. 2 Chronicles 29:27 “And Hezekiah commanded to offer the burnt offering upon the altar. And when the burnt offering […]

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A Short History Of The Samaritans

By James Thornton / last month

A Short History Of The Samaritans Matthew 10:5. “These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:” John 4:9. “Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink […]

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The Effect Of The Sermon On The Mount

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

The Effect Of The Sermon On The Mount   By, James L. Thornton Matthew 7:28. And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29. For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Matthew 8:1. When he was come down from […]

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They Spoke With Other Tongues

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

They Spoke With Other Tongues By James L. Thornton Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. On the first Christian Pentecost, God manifested His Intervention not only by a Wind-sound and a Fire-like anointing but also by a […]

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The Way Of The Cross

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

THE WAY TO THE CROSS: The Death Of The Savior Alas for Pilate! Had he but known who it was, and all that he gave up in thus delivering Jesus to be crucified. John 19:16 “Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus and led him away. 17. And […]

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Ploughmen, Don’t Look Back

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

Ploughmen, Don’t Look Back By James L. Thornton ~~~~~contents~~~~~ A. Introduction B. The ploughman C. The fallow ground D. Jesus Is Calling For Ploughmen E. The Field F. Men’s Hearts Are Hard G. Don’t Look Back ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A. Introduction: Jesus was an intense observer of human nature and everywhere he went he observed people at […]

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