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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: The Benefits of a Life Lived for Christ


A life lived for Jesus Christ brings blessings, both while we live upon the earth He created, and most importantly, in eternity!

Part 1 (AM) Audio – 1
Part 2 (PM) Audio – 2

Powerpoint Slides

“I Will Certainly Be With You”


In Exodus 3 we read of God’s conversation with Moses, from the midst of the burning bush. Moses was understandably hesitant to take on the task of leading the Israelites out of Egypt. He asked “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (11). In response, God did not seek to stroke the ego of Moses. Such was not needed. It was enough for God to say, “I will certainly be with you” (12). It didn’t matter who Moses was, with God’s help he would be successful in his task.

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Sermon: The Assurance of the Benefits of Being a Christian

Image Sermon by Brantley Gallman.

We receive many blessings as the children of God, which give us joy and confidence as we trust in Him.


Sermon: The Blessings of the Redeemed

Image Ephesians 2:19-22 expresses the blessings we obtain as a result of our redemption. Our relationship with God gives us so much!


Invitation: “If then you were raised with Christ”

Image Invitation delivered by: Stan Cox

In Colossians 3:1-3, the apostle Paul shows the obligation of the child of God, based upon what has been obtained through Jesus Christ.


The Beatitudes

In Matthew chapters 5 through 7 we have the most extensive example of our Lord’s teaching in His ministry. The sermon was preached early in His efforts, shortly after His temptation in the wilderness. It was preached in Galilee, on a mountainside near the north shore of Lake Tiberias. While there are many important truths found in Matthew’s record of that sermon, we will limit our comments to its beginning, known as the Beatitudes.

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Sermon: Blessings from God

Josh Cox uses Phillipians 4:4-6 to talk about the blessings we have from God, and the comfort and hope they supply.


Invitation: The Greater Blessing is in Giving

Invitation delivered by: Stan Cox

Stan uses the text of Philippians 4:10-ff, to establish the truthfulness of the adage, it is better to give than receive. Paul was blessed by the gift given by the Philippians, but the church received the greater blessing.


Sermon: Partakers of Christ

To be a partaker of Christ (from the text of Hebrews 3:14) speaks both to the blessings of the relationship as well as the obligation of steadfastness that is seen in the context. The sermon examines the Privileges and Responsibilities of such a fellowship.

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A Benediction

Last Thursday night I was asked to give the benediction at the end of the Castleberry High School athletic banquet. I think the organizers of the event only intended a closing prayer, but I took a few moments to say a few things, and read a passage from Numbers 6:24-26:

The Lord Bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.

This is perhaps the best known benediction of scripture. The term benediction, is not found in scripture, but is defined by Webster, “an expression of good wishes, the invocation of a blessing.”

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Sermon: The Beatitudes of Revelation

Jesus’ sermon on the mount is not the only time in scripture where pronouncements of blessings are given. There are also beatitudes that can be found in the book of Revelation.

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Sermon: Blessings and Responsibilities

The Christian experiences great blessings due to his relationship with Christ. However, much is required of him as well.

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