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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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The Harness of Love

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

The Harness Of Love By, James L. Thornton Hosea 11:4. “I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.” This scripture refers to the custom of raising the yoke from the necks and […]

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Foot Washing Service

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

FOOT WASHING: “WHAT MEAN YE BY THIS SERVICE?” Every ordinance or doctrine of the church has a special meaning. To get the full value of each one we (every member) should know why we do them. Each of these has a special meaning and each compliments the other. But, neither will take the place of […]

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The Night Judas Betrayed Jesus

By James Thornton / a couple of years ago

The Night Judas Betrayed Jesus By, James L. Thornton Mark 14: 41. “And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleeps on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour has come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. 42. Rise up, let us go; lo, […]

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Learning From The Life Of Jacob

By James Thornton / 4 years ago

Learning From The Life Of Jacob A Study Of The Life Of Jacob (KJV) ~~~~~~~~Contents~~~~~~~~~ 1. Introduction. 2. Jacob before Pharaoh. 3. Why study about Jacob. 4. Jacob’s birth. 5. The heel grabber. 6. The birthright. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Introduction: The experiences of the Saints and Bible Characters, both Godly, and ungodly, are useful guide-posts on the […]

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Biblical Worship

By James Thornton / 4 years ago

 BIBLICAL WORSHIP #1   Introduction: John 4:21 “Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at Jerusalem, worship the Father.   22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we worship: for salvation is of the Jews.   23 But the hour […]

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Use Your Time For God’s Glory

By James Thornton / 4 years ago

A Study Of The Ten Commandments   Rule # 4 Use Your Time To God’s Glory: “Remember the Sabbath Day to keep it Holy”  Exodus 20: 8 “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.  9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:  10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of […]

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Don’t Make Idol Gods

By James Thornton / 4 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 / 4 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 / 4 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 / 4 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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