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

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Sermon: Teaching Our Children


This sermon deals with the concept of accountability to God, and explains how important it is to teach our children. So, when God holds them accountable for their actions, they will live righteously before Him.


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Sermon: Accountability

Image Speaker: Josh Cox

A discussion of man’s accountability to God, and to one another.


Sermon: Analyzing the Letters to the Seven Churches of Asia

ImageThe Sermon analyzes the letters of the Lord to the seven church of Asia, found in Revelation 2 & 3.

The letters emphasize Jesus’ knowledge of the works of the churches, His call for some to repent, and His promise of reward to the faithful.


Invitation: The Idea of “Ought”

Image Invitation delivered by: Stan Cox

In 1 Timothy 3:14-15, Paul uses the little word “ought” to establish that God will hold us accountable for our actions.


Sermon: Age of Accountability

Sermon by Marc Smith.

In this lesson Marc answers from scripture the often troubling question, “When do children become accountable for sin, before Almighty God?” Scriptural principles give parents guidance on the question.


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In the News: Printers and Accountability

Image I am sitting in my office, waiting for a call from a service manager about our broken printer. Yes, that printer which broke down back on January 22nd. I called on the following Tuesday morning to schedule a service call, and have been given the runaround since.

It is actually a humorous story. We originally bought the machine from a local company called Denitech rather than online. The reason was the salesman’s desire to “do me a favor” in the hope that if we wanted more expensive equipment in the future, we would contact him. We chose this particular printer because it had a 1 year warranty (rather than 90 days), and because Xerox equipment we used previously proved to be dependable.

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Sermon: Why?

1 Peter 3:15 tells us as Christians we are to always be ready to give an answer for our hope. Are you able to tell why you do the things that you do religiously. Well, are you?

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Sermon: I’m the Exception!

Some people, most often in attitude rather than explicitly, exhibit the following attitude:

For some reason, God has released me from my spiritual obligations and responsibilities. I can shirk my duties without fear of punishment. God will not hold me accountable, despite not fulfilling my responsibilities toward him.

This lesson deals with such an ungodly attitude.

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AOTS: Are You Really Listening?

AOTS Number 33

How is it that two can both hear the same sermons week after week, and one is faithful and strong while the other is weak and worldly? Could it be that only one of the two is really listening?


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“I Press Toward the Goal”

In his epistle to the Philippians, the apostle Paul expressed his attitude toward his service to Christ. Simply put, he wasn’t about to “count his chickens before they hatched.” In his own words, “Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).

The reason for this single-minded approach in his service to the Lord is stated in the preceding verses, “that I may gain Christ, and be found in him” (vs. 8b-9a). Further, he longed for the result of such a fellowship with his Lord, “if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection of the dead” (vs. 11).

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Sermon: Look What You Made Me Do!

While it is true that sometimes we may cause others to sin by contributing to their fall, in the end, every individual is accountable for his own actions. To say that others make us sin is to deny our personal responsibility

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Sermon: Four Reasons for Spiritual Weakness

We have a responsibility to be mature, productive Christians, in benefitting and edifying our brethren But, spiritual immaturity, worldly distractions, being overcome by sin, and neglecting the Word of God all serve to weaken our spiritual resolve.

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Sermon: Paul’s Address to the Ephesian Elders

The Apostle Paul exhorted the Ephesian elders while in Miletus in Acts 20. His address is full of application with regard to personal responsibility and love for brethren.

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Sermon: Keep Yourself

Each of us are personally accountable for our actions before God. We must be diligent to “keep ourself”. This necessitates purity in heart, tongue and action.

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