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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Sermon: The Beatitudes

3 - The Beatitudes

Third in a series on the life of Jesus. A discussion of the Beatitudes, which begin Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5:1-12.


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Sermon: Teaching Our Children


This sermon deals with the concept of accountability to God, and explains how important it is to teach our children. So, when God holds them accountable for their actions, they will live righteously before Him.


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“Come over … and help us”

ImageWhile in Troas during his second preaching tour, the apostle Paul had a vision in the night. In the vision, “A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, ‘Come over to Macedonia and help us’ (Acts 16:9). The text reveals that Paul was obedient to the vision, Luke recording him as having concluded “that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them” (10).

The journey took Paul and his companions to Philippi, where they were beaten with rods, and placed into prison (cf. 16:22-24). After traveling through Amphipolis and Apollonia they went to Thessalonica, where again they fell afoul of the enemies of the cross (17:5). This necessitated a departure under cover of darkness to Berea. Some from Thessalonica followed them, and stirred up the crowds against Paul yet again (17:13). Finally Paul traveled to Athens, where his message was met with mocking (17:32).

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Teaching by Parables

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Speaker: Stan Cox

The series begins with a discussion of the parable as a form of teaching commonly used by Jesus in His ministry. The lesson serves to introduce the week’s series.


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Sermon: Let Us…

Sermon by Jonathan Hinds

A survey of the book of Hebrews. Jonathan discusses the motivation, confidence, instruction and gratitude of the Christian, as revealed in the text.


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Sermon: Heed the Teaching of Jesus

This sermon is an examination of Jesus’ disparate teaching in Luke 12.


Sermon: Teach Me, O Lord

The 25th Psalm introduces the lesson. Three major points are made:

  • Show me your ways (Jesus did!)
  • Teach me your paths (Jesus does)
  • Lead me in your truth (Jesus does)


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Invitation: The Good Doctrine

Invitation delivered by: Josh Cox

The talk is an exposition of 1 Timothy 4:1-11, with an appeal to faithfulness in doctrine.


Invitation: Saved in Childbearing

Invitation delivered by: Justin Carrell

Justin supplies an explanation of the text of 1 Timothy 2:11-15, as well as making proper applications regarding the teaching opportunities and responsibilities available to women.


Invitation: How Many Apples in a Seed?

Invitation delivered by: Justin Carrell

Justin uses the song to illustrate the importance of sharing the Word of God with others. Who knows how much fruit will be born in the planting of a single seed?

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From the Preacher’s Pen: Thank Our Teachers


As we begin a new quarter in our Bible classes, and I look at the bulletin boards and classrooms, I am moved to thank all of the teachers for the time and effort they put in to teaching our children the precious word of God.

The work of the teacher is an important work. (This is doubly so, as they are instilling the principles of God and His word into their students). It is a work of great value and responsibility. James said, “My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment” (James 3:1). His words are not intended to discourage any man from teaching, but to get him to recognize the grave responsibility that is his.

Please take the time to thank you or your child’s teacher for the great and important work he or she is doing!

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