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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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Stay In Crete

By James Thornton / 6 days ago

Stay In Crete By James L. Thornton ~~~~~~~Contents~~~~~ 1. You need Crete. 2. Crete needs you. 3. God needs you in Crete. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Titus 1:4. To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour. 5. For this cause left I thee in Crete, […]

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Jacob’s Dream

By James Thornton / last week

Jacob’s Dream By James L. Thornton Have you ever had a dream that seemed so real that when you woke up it had made such an impression on you that it was indelibly implanted in your memory? And even years later you could recall every detail of it. Maybe it was something that you tried […]

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Communion Service

By James Thornton / last week

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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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 Office Of A Deacon

By James Thornton / last month

Office Of A Deacon By James and Mary Lee Thornton In this study, we would like to discuss the Bible plan for Deacons (church board) in the New Testament Church. It means something to be a Deacon: This is because it is one of the four Bible offices mentioned in the New Testament Church. For […]

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The Effect Of The Sermon On The Mount

By James Thornton / last month

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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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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How To Raise A Crook

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

How To Raise A Crook 1. Begin in infancy to give the child everything he wants. This way he will grow up to believe that the world owes him a living. 2. When he picks up bad words, laugh at him. It will encourage him to pick up “cuter” phrases that will blow the top […]

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The Angel Of Ephesus

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

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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A Messenger From A Forsaken God

By James Thornton / a couple of months ago

A Messenger From A Forsaken God Elijah The Tishbite #1 In this study, we will study the ministry of Elijah who was a special messenger sent from God during a time of apostasy of the nation of Israel. The study is taken from my book “Running In The Rain.” I spent 12 years gathering and […]

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