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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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Israel’s Last Night In Egypt – First Night as the Hebrew Nation

By James Thornton / a couple of weeks ago

Israel’s Last Night In Egypt: First Night as the Hebrew Nation Exodus 12: 42 “It is a night to be much observed unto the LORD for bringing them out from the land of Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be observed of all the children of Israel in their generations.”   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Contents~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ […]

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Thorns And Crosses

By James Thornton / a couple of weeks ago

Thorns and Crosses: The cross is not a beautiful object, it represented death. Yet today millions of people wear little gold crosses hung around their necks. Why? Because Jesus somehow transformed this most gruesome method of execution into something glorious. Luke 9:22 “The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the […]

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It Is Finished

By James Thornton / a couple of weeks ago

It is Finished Our text is found in John’s Gospel – John 19:30. It is a simple text but profound. Its implications are far reaching and enduring. This text tells us that Jesus had a task to fulfill. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Contents~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Introduction 2. Jesus’ death Brings Atonement For Sins 3. Jesus Conquered Death 5. Gives Access To The Holy Of Holies 4. Jesus’s […]

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Standing Near The Cross

By James Thornton / 4 weeks ago

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. “Then the soldiers, […]

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To See the End of the Church

By James Thornton / last month

 TO SEE THE END Matthew 26:57. “And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 58. But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, TO SEE THE END.” The […]

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Man Became A Living Soul

By James Thornton / last month

MAN BECAME A LIVING SOUL: When God breathed His breath into Adam he gave him an inner being that would live eternally. He also gave man the choice of where his soul will spend eternity. Genesis 2:7. “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the […]

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Things I Have Learned

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for. That money doesn’t buy class. That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular. I’ve learned… That under everyone’s hard […]

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The Vacant Chair

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

Speak not evil one of another lest we lose valuable friends. 1 Samuel 20:25. And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul’s side, and David’s place was empty. The Bible informs us that David’s vacant seat remained empty […]

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Standing Near The Cross

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

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 months 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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