• Scott Cox

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 2000
Scott's church

Southside Baptist Church
Paris, Texas 75460

About Scott
  • Education: I have a B.S. degree from Sam Houston State University in Criminology and Corrections. I hold a MDIV from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Experience: I have served as a pastor for 5 years. My non-ministry related experience includes USAF security Police, Security work while going to school, even a SHORT stint as a prison guard in my early twenties. All of this police type work was preparing me to be a Baptist preacher. Just kidding.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: I pray the Lord will use the thoughts he gave me to impact your life, or to help you prepare a message for your congregation.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: In my previous church, I began to preach through the seven churches in revelation. God really moved during this series and a small group of people in the church caught fire. We embarked on a visitation program that saw many people saved and brought into the church. It was a small country church. We never dreamed that we would ever experience that kind of growth. People began to open up to the Lord. It didn’t make the church perfect, but God used it to produce a change that lasts today.
  • One of my favorite illustrations: I have many favorites.
  • Family: I am married to Linda Cox. Linda is currently working on her Master’s thesis. She is also a graduate assistant. I have two boys. Tommy is 15 years old. He is a high school freshman, involved in sports and very interested in academics. Jamie is an enthusiastic 7th grader who is also active in sports and is very out-going. I have my hands full.
  • What my parents think of my sermons: They have been supportive. My Mother once said I was going to be the next Billy Graham. That was before she heard me preach. She never said that again.
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: She’s tired of hearing them. Not really. She is a pretty good critic I think. She does try to encourage me though.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: It was a Ravenhill quote. He said, when he preached he had no friends or enemies he just preached the word of God. When I was a brand new preacher, preaching maybe my third sermon,I was very discouraged because there were a couple of people sleeping. I called my old pastor, Lionel Barrett, an Evangelical Free preacher that I had in the Air Force. He said, "Scott the Bible Says He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saying... Then he said, "not everyone has an ear to hear".
  • Books that have had an impact: I have a Christian And Missionary Alliance background. Therefore, I seem to gravitate to anything written by A.W. Tozer. I really enjoyed Ray Steadman’s "Authentic Christianity" as well. I read Finney’s stuff and Spurgeon’s stuff. I love to read old Puritan Sermons on the net. I like the dead guy stuff. You know, the old classic preachers. Finney slices me to bits though. Brother Lawerence’s book "The Practice of The Presence of God" impacted me quite a lot.
  • Hobbies: I should probably get one.
  • If I could Preach one more time, I would say...: To the Christian I would say, cultivate a love relationship with Jesus. Be open to the Holy Spirit. Glorify the Father in all things. To the non-believer I would say recieve the benefits of Christ’s shed blood and body given for you. Trust in Jesus and experience eternal life.
  • Something funny that happened while preaching: I put an altoids in my mouth before I got into the pulpit. While I was into the sermon there was white spit, from the mint, collecting on the corners of my mouth. It looked sort of like I was foaming at the mouth while I was preaching. I got some strange looks, and a kind church member pointed it out to me after the sermon.
  • What I want on my tombstone: He knew God.
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  • The Sanctity Of Unborn Life

    Contributed on Jan 24, 2002
    based on 155 ratings

    A Scriptural view of the unborn.

    Introduction: This past summer the nation was clamouring over fetal tissue cell research. As I pondered the question I turned to the Scriptures to see what the Word of God really had to say about unborn life. I believe the Lord led me to this passage of Scripture in Jeremiah. Jeremiah is more

  • A Saving Response To Christ

    Contributed on Apr 30, 2001
    based on 189 ratings

    How to respond to Christ with saving faith.

    Introduction: What constitutes a saving response to the resurrected Lord? James says the "demons believe and tremble". If salvation is more than mere mental ascent to a set of facts, what does real saving belief look like? This is what Paul lays out in this verse. (READ Romans 10:9) There are more

  • The Last Supper

    Contributed on Mar 17, 2001
    based on 940 ratings

    Observations made of the Last Supper and applied to the obervance of the Lord’s Supper.

    Introduction: One of the biblical scenes that artists have tried to portray more than any other is the Last Supper scene. Each artist uses his imagination as he paints the scene. In some paintings the mood is festive, the disciples portrayed with smiling faces looking up to Jesus. In others the more

  • Keys To Contentment

    Contributed on Jan 26, 2001
    based on 261 ratings

    Keys to peace of mind.

    Introduction: I remember watching a Mayberry episode in which a fancy New York preacher came to town. He preached a sermon about slowing down. He said, "All we do is rush, rush, rush. Slow down, enjoy life." After the service the people of Mayberry decided to build the band stand in the park, more

  • What Christmas Is Really All About

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2000
    based on 154 ratings

    A reminder of and a discovery of the true meaning of Christmas.

    INTRODUCTION: A little boy drew a manger scene in his Sunday School class. When he was done he showed the teacher what he had drawn. There was Mary and Joseph, and baby Jesus, and the animals, and the shepherds, and a chubby boy sitting by the baby Jesus. The teacher asked, "who is this chubby more

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