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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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Depending Upon the Word of God

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There are consequences to men who do not understand their place in relation to God. Too often men seek their own counsel, and pay no respect to the One who made them. “Woe to those who seek deep to hide their counsel far from the Lord, and their works are in the dark; they say, ‘Who sees us?’ and, ‘Who knows us?’ Surely you have things turned around! Shall the potter be esteemed as the clay; for shall the thing made say of him who made it, ‘He did not make me’? Or shall the thing formed say of him who formed it, ‘He has no understanding’?” (Isaiah, 29:15-16).

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Sermon: “I have set the Lord always before me”

Image The lesson takes its premise from Psalm 16:8. We are helped in setting the Lord before us by:

* Meditation
* Study
* Prayer

In so doing we receive “fullness of joy” and “pleasures forevermore” (Psalm 16:11).

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Devotions, Devotionals, Devos

Image It is typical of the young to have their own lingo. It is a way of differentiating themselves from older generations. In the 1920’s if a teenager managed a ride in a breezer (convertible), then everything was copacetic (wonderful). In the 1930’s a Joe (average guy) was ecstatic with a sawbuck ($10 bill) in his pocket. In the 1940’s khaki wacky (boy crazy) girls sometimes flipped their wigs (lost control of themselves) when a cute boy walked by. In the 1950’s an ankle biter (child) might go ape (get excited) over a piece of candy. In the 1960’s it wasn’t hip (acceptable) to hang out (spend time with) the old man (your father). In the 1970’s it was a bummer (depressing) if someone was bogarting (being selfish with) the TV. In the 1980’s an enjoyable time was totally (completely) gnarly (very good). In the 1990’s, however, the same enjoyable time was all that and a bag of chips. In the 2000’s, one person might be going postal (becoming uncontrollably angry), while another person might just be whatever (indifferent). (Thanks to the internet for the above examples, though I have to admit that I have used the term copacetic myself from time to time!)

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Sermon: Considering “Consider”

Image The word consider is defined: 1) to think about; 2) to be thoughtful of…

There are a numerous things that the scriptures teach us to consider. For example, the importance of being industrious, the sacrifice of Christ, and your brethren in Christ.

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Sermon: Punctuation

Punctuation marks such as the period, comma, exclamation point, question mark, quotation marks and the asterisk are used to illustrate Biblical precepts.

(Inspiration for the lesson taken from chart created by Ron Adams, which appeared in the December 2013 issue of For Your Consideration).

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Sermon: I Can Do All Things

Lesson 6 of 8 in a series on Awesome Texts.

The Apostle Paul affirms that with the Lord’s help, all necessary things can be accomplished. To obtain victory in Jesus, we must meditate on those things that are noble and praiseworthy.

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Sermon: Focus and Effort

Using passages from Philippians 3, Hebrews 2 and 5 and Philippians 4:8, the sermon establishes that a child of God must both make an effort (show diligence) and focus (meditate and study) to become mature in character and profession.

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