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

Sermon: Drawn to Jesus

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This sermon expresses why we should desire to be drawn to Jesus, as well as how it is done.

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Invitation: Both Savior and Lord

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In Colossians 1:13-20, Paul describes the preeminence of Jesus Christ. He is not only our Savior, He is our Lord.

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The Patternists: Christ as Savior, but not Lord?

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The apostle Peter proclaimed at the climax of his sermon on Pentecost, “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ” (Acts 2:36).

Unanimously, those who purport faith in Jesus trumpet Him as their Christ. He is the anointed of God, the Savior of mankind. They claim a “personal relationship” with Him, and give Him credit for securing the forgiveness of their sins, and their relationship with God the Father. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6), and they believe it.

Much less common is the willingness to accept the Lordship of Jesus. The greek word translated “Lord” (kurios) denotes authority. The question Jesus asked of His listeners 2000 years ago is relevant today, “But why do you call Me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?” (Luke 6:46).

Many who claim Jesus to be the anointed of God routinely disregard His will for them in matters of worship, work, morality and relationships. In so doing, they show their claim that Jesus is their personal Savior is fraudulent.

Simply put, you can’t accept Jesus as your Christ unless you accept Him as your Lord! Do His will!

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Sermon: The Christ Entering Jerusalem

Image The events of John 12 are discussed, with a special emphasis on the part Lazarus’ resurrection played in amassing the great crowd of worshippers as Jesus entered Jerusalem.

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Sermon: What is the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Too many are quick to embrace Jesus Christ as their Savior, but have no real understanding of what it means to embrace Jesus Christ as their Lord. This lesson seeks to explain the importance of such an action.

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