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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Giants in the Land

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The children of Israel failed to believe in the power of God to bring them victory against the giants who inhabited the land they had been promised.

We need to trust in God to give us the victory against the spiritual “giants” that oppose us.

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Sermon: Do Not Become Sluggish!

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In Hebrews 6:9-12, the writer calls us to fervency. We must be fervent in spirit, love and prayer, among other things. We need to be on fire for the Lord!

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Sermon: DANGER Signs of Apostasy

DANGER Signs of ApostasyThe lesson identifies four danger signs that signify the possibility one may fall from grace:

* Isolating onself from God’s people
* Listening to bad counsel
* Being corrupted by ungodly companions
* A faltering prayer life

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Sermon: Spring 2015 Meeting Sermons – Heath Rogers

Image Below are the links to the audio and powerpoint presentations from Heath Rogers, who held a meeting at the West Side church on May 9-14, 2015.

Lesson 1: “Whom Are You Seeking?”

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Lesson 2: Help in Times of Trouble

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Lesson 3: Lessons from Hezekiah’s Prayer

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Lesson 4: Making Evangelism a Priority

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Lesson 5: The Grace of God

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Lesson 6: Mediocrity

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Lesson 7: A Man After God’s Own Heart

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Lesson 8: Can We Understand the Bible Alike?

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Lesson 9: The Second Coming of Christ

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Sermon: Lamentable Apathy

Image Apathy among the people of God is always a lamentable state. We must be zealous for our God!

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Sermon: Sins of Omission

It is not enough to refrain from committing transgressions against God. It is also necessary that we fulfill the responsibilities that God has given us. We need to be careful not to sin by ommitting obedience to God’s requirements.

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Sermon: Tolerating Sin

Sermon by Josh Cox:

There is great danger of Christians in our culture and generation becoming tolerant of sin. This lesson discusses the danger, and the importance of Christians embracing the fact that we are pilgrims on this earth.

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From the Preacher’s Pen: Back-bones Needed!

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You may have noticed a few of my recent sermons emphasizing our need to be diligent and zealous in the dispatching of our duties before God. Complacency is a problem when seen among God’s children. “I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth” (Revelation 3:15-16). I recently came across the following illustration:

There are four main bones in every organization.

  • The wish-bones: Wishing somebody would do something about the problem.
  • The jaw-bones: Doing all the talking but very little else.
  • The knuckle-bones: Those who knock everything.
  • The back-bones: Those who carry the brunt of the load and do most of the work.

Bits & Pieces, October 15, 1992, pp. 16-17.

So, as a member of this congregation, ask yourself, “What kind of ‘bone’ am I?” Of course, what we need are some back-bones! We need individuals to be, “…steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58). Are you ready to do your part? “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9).

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Sermon: Is There Not a Cause?

In 1 Samuel 17:29, David asked his brother “Is There Not a Cause?” He desired to be of service to Jehovah, and slayed the giant Goliath. The question can be asked today, and three “giants” that need slaying are mentioned. False Doctrine, Worldliness and Complacency.

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Sermon: How to Know You Are Spiritually Dying

Spring Meeting 2014: Kyle Campbell

Five signs are discusses that indicate you are spiritually dying…

  1. You have left your first love.
  2. The story of the Cross no longer moves you.
  3. You don’t actively participate in the church’s work.
  4. You have no interest in saving souls.
  5. Worldliness is more attractive to you than spirituality.

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Invitation: Complacency

Invitation delivered by: Josh Cox

It takes time and effort to be a mature and faithful Christian. Complacency or apathy is the enemy of the Christian. cf. Ephesians 4:11-16.

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Sermon: Desensitized!

Sermon by Marc Smith.

In this two part sermon, preached Sunday and Monday nights, Marc emphasized the danger of our becoming desensitized to sin, and gave suggestions and applications to ensure we remain sensitive to and obey God’s commands for us.

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Sermon: Defeatism

In this sermon by Bob Ward, Bob discusses the defeatist attitude which can harmfully effect the Christian’s life and profession of faith.

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Sermon: Apathy to Zeal

The terms apathy and zeal are defined, and examples are given of each in scripture. God’s response is also noted, as exhortations are given for Christians to exhibit fervor for God and His work.

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Sermon: Two Cons

Sermon 4 of 9
Gospel Meeting May 5-10, 2012
Speaker: Chip Foster

Two concepts are examined, using Jeroboam as an example (1 Kings 12:25-30). The first, CONvenience. The second, CONviction. Good application is made to Christians in our time.

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