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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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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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Grandmotherly Religion

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

Grandmotherly Religion 2 Timothy 1:5. “When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee (Timothy), which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.” After a personal greeting to Timothy, Paul addresses the quality and origin of his faith in the Lord, […]

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The Greatness And Integrity

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

THE GREATNESS AND THE INTEGRITY  OF JOB: We want to spend some time with Job. I feel that Job lived just prior to Abraham, during what is called the generation of Shem. Job 1:1. “There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and […]

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Hungering And Thirsting After Righteousness

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

Hungering And Thirsting After Righteousness:   Matthew 5:6. “Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.” Here Jesus speaks of a consuming anxiety for righteousness. Jesus portrays a man ravenous with hunger, parched and panting with thirst. Then He tells us that when we long for goodness as […]

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Jacob’s Night At Bethel

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

JACOB’S NIGHT AT BETHEL  Jacob Receives The Blessing Of Almighty God, And Of Abraham: Genesis 28:3. And God Almighty bless thee, and make thee fruitful, and multiply thee, that thou mayest be a multitude of people;   4. And give thee the blessing of Abraham, to thee, and to thy seed with thee; that thou […]

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The Four Monarchs

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

The Four Monarchs Introduction: At the death of Nero in A. D. 69 it was the end of the most shameful life of any ruler in the history of the world. But on his death immediately a great power struggle ensued among the armies, the senate, and the powerful families of Rome. The result was […]

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Man Received God’s Blessings

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

  MAN RECEIVED GOD’S BLESSING: God completed the environment with the creation of man, who not only reflected His image but who, praise God, also received His blessing. Genesis 1:28. “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the […]

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The Room

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

  Subject:  The Room 17 year-old Brian Moore had only a short time to write something for a class. The subject was what Heaven was like. “I wowed ’em,” he later told his father, Bruce. “It’s a killer. It’s the bomb. It’s the best thing I ever wrote.” It also was the last. Brian’s parents […]

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God’s Inner Circle

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

God’s Inner Circle Psalm 91:1. “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.   2. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.” The theme of this Psalm is in the 2nd […]

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