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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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Respect Human Life

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

A Study Of The Ten Commandments #4 6. Rule #6, Respect Human Life:   Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt not kill.” The Israelites are told that to take a human life is a crime. God Forbids it. Here the sin is simply and emphatically denounced. The brevity of the precept increases its force. When Cain slew […]

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The Significance Of A Renewed Mind

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

The Significance Of A Renewed Mind Romans 12:2. “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” Introduction: Some people believe that being a Christian and going to heaven is a cakewalk, […]

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The Night Judas Betrayed Jesus

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

The Night Judas Betrayed Jesus ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Contents~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Introduction 2. Sin Drove Judas Out Into The Darkness 3. Sin Separates 4. Powerful Forces At Work 5. Jesus’ Challenge To Satan ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Introduction: John 13:30 “He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.” It was the night humanity sank to it’s […]

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God Is Not Only Good…He Is Awesome

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

GOD IS NOT ONLY GOOD….. HE IS AWESOME! AN AWESOME GOD: Psalms 78:25. Man did eat angels’ food: he sent them meat to the full. Moses and the people were in the desert, but what was he going to do with them? They had to be fed, and feeding 2 or 3 million people (plus […]

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I Met God This Morning

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

I Met God This Morning I Met God This Morning, When the day was at its best, And His presence came like Sunshine, Like a glory in my breast. All day long, this presence lingered, All day long He stayed with me, And we sailed in perfect calmness O’er a very troubled sea. So I […]

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A Moment With Jesus

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

A Moment with Jesus Moments With the Master: Jesus wants to meet each of us alone. It is the greatest moment in your life when you come alone before Him. A SINFUL WOMAN’S MOMENT WITH THE MASTER: John 8:9b. “And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10. When Jesus had […]

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

By James Thornton / 3 years 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 / 3 years 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 / 3 years 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 / 3 years 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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