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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: “You are gods”

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In John 10:22-39, Jesus was accused of blasphemy “because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.” The text affirms Christ’s deity, and explains the reason for the Jew’s rejection of Him. In Jesus’ defense, he quotes Psalm 82:6, “I said, you are gods” to show the Jew’s inconsistency in claiming Him to be guilty of blasphemy.

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Sermon: A Blind Man Healed

Sermon by Armando Vera.

The lesson examines John 9, and applications that can be learned from the healing of the blind man by Jesus.

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Sermon: Man, Prophet, Savior

A textual study of Jesus’ conversation with the Samaritan woman, with an emphasis on her changing view of him as their conversation progressed. First as a man, then a prophet, and finally the Savior of the world.

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Sermon: Jesus – Prince, Captain, Author (archegos)

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Sermon by Jeremiah Cox (Visiting preacher)

An examination of the greek term (archegos) as it is used to refer to Jesus. Wonderful lessons are learned by the designations given to our Lord.

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Sermon: The Woman About to be Stoned

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This lesson discusses an example of Jesus’ masterful dealing’s with man. We see His ability to deftly handle the efforts of His enemies to destroy His reputation, to convict the hearts of men, and His great compassion and love for the souls of men.

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Sermon: The Birth of Jesus

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The first in a series of sermons following our Bible Class cirriculum.

What does the birth of Jesus mean to us?

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Sermon: The Testimony about Jesus Christ

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In John 5, Jesus showed his enemies that He was God’s son. The testimony came from various sources, such as John the Baptist, the miracles Jesus performed, the Father in Heaven, and Moses and the Prophets. This testimony is true and sure!

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Sermon: “I must be about My Father’s Business”

The sermon analyzes the the Lord’s conversation with his parents, recorded in Luke 2:41-50.

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“In Him All Things Consist”

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“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist” (Colossians 1:15-17).

Paul here discusses the preeminence of Jesus Christ. As a part of this praise he states, “in Him all things consist.” This statement is a part of Paul’s contention that Jesus Christ is the means through which the universe was created, and the reason why the universe was created. In other words — big picture — it is all about Him.

The phrase, “He is before all things” indicates His eternal nature. The phrase “in Him all things consist” indicates the means by which the universe continues to exist! This is an indication of His unlimited power. As the Hebrew writer put it, “upholding all things by the word of His power” (Hebrews 1:3). Without Jesus Christ, this universe would cease to be!

The world sees Jesus as a man. All of the representations of Jesus, seen in movies and books, make Him out to be smaller than He is. As Paul put it, “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation” (Colossians 1:15). And, that is why we worship and adore Him!

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The Good Shepherd

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In the gospel of John, Jesus identified himself as the “good shepherd” (John 10:11). The work of the shepherd in New Testament times was challenging. He would train the sheep or goats to obey his commands, feed and water them, and protect them from harm. The young David is an good example, as he saved his sheep from both a lion and a bear (cf. 1 Samuel 17:34). Obviously, if the sheep belonged to the shepherd himself, the investment was a precious one. This explains Jesus’ words, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep” (11). In contrast, “The hireling flees [when he sees the wolf] because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep” (13). Jesus used this imagery to describe His sin sacrifice, “As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep” (15).

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Sermon: Christ, the Faithful Son

This sermon is a discussion of Hebrews 3.

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Video: “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”

Sermon: Our “Wonderful” Savior

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The name “Wonderful” is used in Isaiah 9:6 with reference to the promised Messiah. This term accurately describes Jesus Christ.

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Sermon: “I AM”

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An examination of the seven “I Am” statements of Jesus found in the gospel of John. They show aspects of our Lord’s character, person and place as the Son of God.

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Sermon: These Things Do Not Change

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In the midst of a changing world, there is a need for us to hold on to some things which do not change.

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