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: Derailed While Young

ImageThere are many pitfalls that may befall a young person who is not sufficiently spiritually minded. The sermon considers 10 such dangers.


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Sermon: Words of Wisdom

The book of Ecclesiastes contains several miscellaneous words of wisdom in its pages that have beneficial applications to the Christian’s life.


Sermon: Am I Ready to be Baptized?

Spring Meeting 2014: Kyle Campbell

The sermon discusses things that a young person needs to know before being baptized, including what makes one a proper candidate for baptism, what it means to be a Christian, and why one should become a Christian.


From the Preacher’s Pen: Words for Teenagers (from 1959)


Northland College principal John Tapene has offered the following words from a judge who regularly deals with youth. “Always we hear the cry from teenagers, ‘What can we do, where can we go?’

“My answer is this: Go home, mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook, build a raft, get a job, visit the sick, study your lessons, and when you’ve finished, read a book. Your town does not owe you recreational activities, and your parents do not owe you fun.

“The world does not owe you a living, you owe the world something. You owe it your time, energy and talent so that no one will be at war, in sickness and lonely again. In other words, grow up, quit being a cry baby, get out of your dream world, and develop a backbone not a wishbone. Start behaving like a responsible person. You are important and you are needed. It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday. Someday is now and that somebody is you!”

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The teen years are wonderful years in any young person’s life. Teenagers should be allowed to have fun, and enjoy their adolescence. However, even the young can and should be serious minded and trustworthy. This is especially important spiritually. As Paul wrote Titus, “Likewise, exhort the young men to be sober-minded, in all things showing yourself to be a pattern of good works; in doctrine showing integrity, reverence, incorruptibility, sound speech that cannot be condemned, that one who is an opponent may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say of you” (Titus 2:6-8).

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Sermon: Young People

In 1 Timothy 4:12, Paul exhorted Timothy (as a young man), to be an example to believers. This sermon examines what Paul expected of his son in the faith.


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Sermon: Admonitions to Young Preachers 1

First lesson in a series of four consisting of a survey of 1 Timothy. This lesson consists of the character that should be present in the lives of a young evangelist.


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Sermon: What is Your Manner of Life?

This second sermon preached by Jerry Fite in our gospel meeting May 9-14, 2009 contains a special challenge to young people to live a life worthy of your call as a Christian.

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Sermon: Practical Suggestions for Young People

The sermon discusses a number of practical suggestions regarding prayer, study and personal conviction that will benefit any Christian, but especially those who are young, and young in the faith.

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Sermon: Evil Companions

Rehoboam lost his kingdom (1 Kings 12), because he listened to ungodly companions. The preacher warned his son of ungodly influences in Proverbs 1:10-19. Christian young people should be aware that “evil companions corrupt good morals.”

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A Disturbing Trend

Recently our church received in the mail an invitation to a beach party for area college students, hosted by the Altamesa Church of Christ, College Ministry. The brochure read:

Activities include: 3 Beach Volleyball courts (bring your own team of 6 people), Tug-of-War, Frisbee Throw, Bocce Ball, and more! Come for fellowship, Devotional, Burgers and Roast Pig! Excellent opportunity to meet new friends for the summer!

The brochure went on to mention that the singing group “The Light” from ACU would be performing, asked for an R.S.V.P. to the Church office, and informed that the church would be charging $8 per person for the event.

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AOTS: Are Children Really to Blame?

AOTS Number 46

We talk about the younger generation, asking, “Where will it end?” But, often the problems with youth come because the adults have failed to raise them properly!


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Suggestions to Young Christians

You have embraced the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, and have determined to accept Him as your Savior. As such, you have determined to turn away from past sins, have confessed Christ as Lord of your life, and have put Him on through baptism in water for the remission of sins. In short, you have begun the Christian walk.

Some of you have been on that path longer than others. Whether you are a newborn babe in Christ, or already have developed some maturity in your walk, there are certain suggestions I would like to make that will benefit you in your profession as one of God’s children.

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AOTS: Best Friends Can Be Trouble!

AOTS Number 38

As one child put it, “My best friends are usually the ones who get me in trouble.” It is so important to choose godly companions.


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AOTS: Extreme Appeals for Attention!

AOTS Number 36

Children will go to extremes to get their parent’s attention. Why not give them your attention and instruction and guidance easily, to avoid the extremes?!


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Sermon: Wisdom from Proverbs

Guest speaker Mo Hafley discusses the first chapter of Proverbs, explaining the wisdom that young people should heed to be successful in their life of righteousness.

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