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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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Closet Prayer

By James Thornton / 8 months ago

Closet Prayer By, James L. Thornton Matthew 6:5 “And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.” In this verse, […]

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The Wonders of Heaven

By James Thornton / 8 months ago

The Wonders Of Heaven Revelation 12:1a. “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven;” ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Introduction~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ A wonder is something that arrests, that surprises, and astonishes. A wonder is something unexpected, unprepared for, unprecedented, and surpassing all experience. When we were a child, the whole world was full of wonders. The apostle Paul explains it, “When I […]

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The Day Before The Wedding

By James Thornton / 9 months ago

 The Day Before The Wedding By, James L. Thornton Genesis 24:62. “And Isaac came from the way of the well Lahairoi; for he dwelt in the south country. 63. And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide: and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming. […]

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The Harness of Love

By James Thornton / 9 months ago

The Harness Of Love By, James L. Thornton Hosea 11:4. “I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.” This scripture refers to the custom of raising the yoke from the necks and […]

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Foot Washing Service

By James Thornton / 9 months ago

FOOT WASHING: “WHAT MEAN YE BY THIS SERVICE?” Every ordinance or doctrine of the church has a special meaning. To get the full value of each one we (every member) should know why we do them. Each of these has a special meaning and each compliments the other. But, neither will take the place of […]

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The Night Judas Betrayed Jesus

By James Thornton / 9 months ago

The Night Judas Betrayed Jesus By, James L. Thornton Mark 14: 41. “And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleeps on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour has come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42. Rise up, let us go; lo, […]

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Learning From The Life Of Jacob

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

Learning From The Life Of Jacob A Study Of The Life Of Jacob (KJV) ~~~~~~~~Contents~~~~~~~~~ 1. Introduction. 2. Jacob before Pharaoh. 3. Why study about Jacob. 4. Jacob’s birth. 5. The heel grabber. 6. The birthright. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Introduction: The experiences of the Saints and Bible Characters, both Godly, and ungodly, are useful guide-posts on the […]

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Biblical Worship

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

 BIBLICAL WORSHIP #1   Introduction: John 4:21 “Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.   22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.   23 But the hour […]

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Use Your Time For God’s Glory

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

A Study Of The Ten Commandments   Rule # 4 Use Your Time To God’s Glory: “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy”  Exodus 20: 8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:  10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of […]

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Don’t Make Idol Gods

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

A Study Of The Ten Commandments: 4. Rule #2, Keep A Clear Vision Of God:    “Don’t Make Idol Gods” Exodus 20:4 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under […]

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