Sound Teaching

This is the teaching site of the West Side church of Christ in Fort Worth, TX. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials were written and prepared by Stan Cox

Index by Subject

Invitation: The Exalted Christ

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Scriptures such as 1 Peter 3:22, Philippians 2:5-10, Acts 2:32-33 and Hebrews 1:1-3 all teach that God has exalted Jesus to His right hand.  He is both Savior and Lord!

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Invitation: Rich and Wicked

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In James 5, we have a description of rich, wicked people who were oppressing Christians.  Whether the wicked rich, or any other, if we live for God we will overcome such persecution, and live eternally in joy!

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Invitation: How to See Good Days

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1 Peter 3:10 Peter explains how to live a good life here, and receive God’s approval for eternity.  Refrain from evil, and do good!

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Invitation: For Not All Have Faith

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Many today believe that in order to be a person of faith, you have to leave reason behind. In contrast, Paul in 2 Thessalonians 3:1-ff states that the unreasonable (and wicked) ones are those who do NOT have faith!

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Invitation: Fleshly Lusts War Against the Soul

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In 1 Peter 2:11, Peter states that fleshly lusts war against the soul. Sin is destructive to our souls, and our standing with God.

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Invitation: The Elder’s Qualifications, Our Aspirations?

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The character qualifications for elders that Paul revealed to Titus in Titus 1 are qualities we should seek to have in ourselves as Christians.

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Invitation: A Godly Jealousy

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In 2 Corinthians 11:1-4 Paul uses the marriage metaphor to call his readers to faithfulness to the Lord.

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Invitation: Why Should You Live a Holy Life?

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In 1 Peter 1:15-16 Peter gives us the single and completely sufficient reason a Christian should live his life differently than those around him.

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Invitation: Burdens & Loads

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Galatians 6:1-5 reveals two important points:

1) We need to show love for one another by helping our brethren get to heaven.

2) Ultimately, each individual will be held accountable by God for his own actions and words.

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Invitation: The Day of the Lord

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1 Thessalonians 5:1-2 establishes that the judgment day will come at a time we can not predict. We must be prepared for judgment!

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Invitation: Rejoicing in Tribulation

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This short lesson uses the text of 1 Peter 1:3-6 to note that our living hope is cause for rejoicing despite the suffering we may experience in this life.

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Invitation: Born to Redeem

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As so many spend one day a year remembering the day of Jesus’ birth, Paul noted in Galatians 4 the intent of that birth was to bring the Savior into the world to redeem men. Faithful Christians remember this EVERY first day of the week.

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Invitation: Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians

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In Ephesians 3, Paul’s prayer for them was that they might know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge.

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Invitation: Now is the Day of Salvation

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In 2 Corinthians 6:2, Paul expresses the immediate nature of the need to get right with God, “Behold, now is the day of salvation.”

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Invitation: Be Patient, Brethren

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James describes rich individuals in James 5 who were guilty of oppressing the poor, and perpetrating fraud. He assures their righteous victims that the Lord will settle accounts in eternity. We, as they, must simply be patient.

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