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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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Stripping The Slain

By James Thornton / a few months ago

Stripping The Slain   1 Samuel 31:8 “And it came to pass on the morrow when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in Mount Gilboa.” Only those who have been there can know the awful sight of a battlefield after a battle. So sickening. There […]

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One Lost Sheep

By James Thornton / 6 months ago

One Lost Sheep Introduction: Luke 15:1 “Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.”  This chapter (Luke 15) has been called God’s Lost and Found Department. In these 32 verses, Jesus uses no […]

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First Things of Jesus

By James Thornton / 6 months ago

FIRST THINGS OF JESUS Certain sayings of our Lord are marked out as of special importance by the term “first.” They tell us some of the things that He set above all others. The word ‘first’ was used many times by our Lord. We will discuss some of those ‘firsts’ in this study. We will […]

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Understanding The Present Time

By James Thornton / 6 months ago

UNDERSTANDING THE PRESENT TIME   Romans 13:11. “And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. INTRODUCTION- Do you know what time it is? Many people are living in their own little fairy tale world and they don’t […]

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The Office Of A Deacon

By James Thornton / 6 months ago

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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A Study Of The Life Of Jacob

By James Thornton / 7 months ago

A Study Of The Life Of Jacob By James L. Thornton The experiences of the Saints and Bible Characters, both Godly, and ungodly, are useful guide-posts on the Heavenly Road. They help by counsel, caution, inspiration, comfort, and warning. A wise traveler will not despise any of them, but will listen, and watch, and learn […]

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How To Raise A Crook

By James Thornton / 7 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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All About Heaven

By James Thornton / 7 months ago

All About Heaven By: James L. Thornton In this article, we will study about HEAVEN, where it is, its inhabitants, and how to get there. And the certainty of God’s promise of a life beyond the grave, and the rewards that are in store for faithful service as gleaned from Sacred Scripture. HEAVEN: CITY OF […]

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Looking Unto Jesus

By James Thornton / 8 months ago

LOOKING UNTO JESUS By James L. Thornton Hebrews 12:2 “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” In Hebrews chapter 11 the writer has been […]

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The Man At The Back Of The Line

By James Thornton / 8 months ago

The Man At The Back Of The Line We have all experienced having to go to the back of the line on many occasions while shopping, and sometimes at rush hour or during certain seasons, it seems that we will never get to the front of the line. In this study, we will take a […]

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