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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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Mid-Night At Troas

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

All-Night Service At Troas ~~~~~~~~~~Contents~~~~~~~~~~     1. Introduction     2. Scripture Setting     3. Eutychus Found A Seat In An Upper Window     4. Eutychus Went To Sleep And Fell To His Death     5. Paul Prayed And God Restored Eutychus     6. Paul’s Gethsemane ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1. Introduction: The scripture tells us that this incident […]

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Presenting Our Selves To The Lord

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

PRESENTING OURSELVES TO THE LORD   When we go to Church we should not think about going just to be in Sunday School, to hear a teacher, to hear a choir sing, or even to hear a sermon, which is part of the service, but the main emphasis on being in Church should be to […]

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Elijah Back In Israel

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

Elijah The Tishbite #3 ELIJAH BACK IN ISRAEL: Elijah #3 Is A Continuation From Elijah #2. From My Book “Running In The Rain” We find Elijah back in Israel after three and one half years in a foreign country living on the provisions God had supplied to a widow woman. No rain had fallen during […]

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Can We Entertain The Traveler Without Cost

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

Page Three Of Beware The Traveler 5. CAN WE ENTERTAIN THE TRAVELER OR WAYFARER WITHOUT COST? Romans 6:23. “For the wages of sin is death; …” The moral law of God is just as sure as his physical laws. Anyone who attempts to break the law of gravity will pay the consequences. By the same token the moral […]

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To See The End

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. 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 events […]

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Elijah’s Translation Part 2

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

This Is The Second Page Of Elijah’s Translation ~~~~Contents~~~~ 10. They Two By The Jordan. 11. A Time Of Reflection. 12. Parting Of The Jordan. 13. Encouragement To Ask A Favor. 14. Elisha’s Bold Request. 15. Character Is The Best Gift. 16. A Hard Thing 17. Key To Receiving God’s Best. On the last page […]

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Elijah’s Translation To Heaven

By James Thornton / 3 years ago

 Elijah’s Translation To Heaven, Page #1   2 Kings 2:1 “And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.” —— Introduction: —— With this sentence the author of Kings introduces us to one of the grandest events in human history, the translation […]

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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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