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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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Standing Near The Cross

By James Thornton / last week

Standing Near The Cross When Jesus was crucified I wonder how near the cross we would have stood? We sing that grand old hymn – “Jesus, keep me near the cross…there a precious fountain”, but how near the cross would we have been if we were there to witness Jesus’ crucifixion? John 19:23 “23. Then the […]

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Living By The Rules

By James Thornton / a couple of weeks ago

Living By The Rules By, James L. Thornton This is a study of The Ten Commandments. We will call it “Living By The Rules.” Some say that these are ancient laws which pertained to the Jewish Nation which Moses composed when the nation was being formed and lost their value when Jesus came to set […]

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My God Is Eternal

By James Thornton / a couple of weeks ago

Our God Is Eternal He is good! How Great He is! He is the First and Last, the Beginning and the End! He is the keeper of Creation and the Creator of all! He is the Architect of the universe and The Manager of all times. He always was, He always is, and He always […]

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Landmines In The Path Of The Pastor

By James Thornton / 3 weeks ago

Landmines In The Path Of The Pastor By, James L. Thornton Don’t let hidden dangers sabotage your ministry: From time to time, God will bless a pastor with unexpected, tremendous popularity. His church quickly mushrooms. Everyone wants to be a part of his congregation or learn from his innovative approach. People begin to make predictions about […]

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Ahab Covets Naboth’s Vineyard

By James Thornton / 3 weeks ago

Ahab Covets Naboth’s Vineyard Ahab covets Naboth’s vineyard and when Naboth would not sell his vineyard to him Jezebel schemes to have him killed so that Ahab could have it. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~contents~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Introduction 2. Ahab Covets Naboth’s Vineyard 3. The Power And Dangers Of Covetousness 4. Ahab’s Disappointment And Displeasure 5. Sin’s Friendships And What […]

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The Night Jesus Walked On The Sea

By James Thornton / 4 weeks ago

The Night Jesus Walked On The Sea By, James L. Thornton ~~~~~~~~~~~Contents~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Introduction 2. Scripture Matthew 14:25 3. The Storm Happened At Night 4. The Disciples Were In The Will Of God 5. Jesus Came To Them Walking On The Sea 6. Conclusion ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Introduction: Paul wrote, “In perils in the wilderness, in […]

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Holiness Unto The Lord

By James Thornton / last month

Holiness Unto The Lord By, James L. Thornton SEPARATION FROM SIN, AND FELLOWSHIP WITH GOD Exodus 28:36. “And thou shalt make a plate of pure gold, and grave upon it, like the engravings of a signet, HOLINESS TO THE LORD. 37. And thou shalt put it on a blue lace, that it may be upon […]

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The Sacrifice Of Biblical Worship

By James Thornton / last month

The Sacrifice Of Biblical Worship By, James L. Thornton Study Taken From Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Introduction: In our last study on the theme of worship, we considered the first mention of the word worship in Genesis 22. In that passage, we saw biblical worship in action as Abraham willingly offered up the treasure of his heart, […]

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Biblical Worship #2

By James Thornton / last month

Biblical Worship #2 By, James L. Thornton Genesis 22:5 “And Abraham said unto his young men, Abide ye here with the ass, and I and the lad will go yonder and worship, and come again to you.” THE SETTING OF THIS STUDY OF BIBLICAL WORSHIP Genesis 22:1-19 Introduction: There is a rule or principle known […]

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Ploughmen

By James Thornton / last month

Ploughmen, Don’t Look Back By James L. Thornton ~~~~~~~~~contents~~~~~~~~ A. Introduction B. The ploughmen 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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