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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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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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To See the End of the Church

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

 TO SEE THE END Matthew 26:57. “And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled. 58. But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, TO SEE THE END.” The […]

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Man Became A Living Soul

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

MAN BECAME A LIVING SOUL: When God breathed His breath into Adam he gave him an inner being that would live eternally. He also gave man the choice of where his soul will spend eternity. Genesis 2:7. “And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the […]

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Things I Have Learned

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it gets to the end, the faster it goes. That we should be glad God doesn’t give us everything we ask for. That money doesn’t buy class. That it’s those small daily happenings that make life so spectacular. I’ve learned… That under everyone’s hard […]

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The Vacant Chair

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

Speak not evil one of another lest we lose valuable friends. 1 Samuel 20:25. And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul’s side, and David’s place was empty. The Bible informs us that David’s vacant seat remained empty […]

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