About Plain Bible Teaching

When I decided to make a site like this, I wanted to choose a name for it that would reflect the content to be posted here. While I was considering different options, someone suggested Plain Bible Teaching. Right away I knew it was the right name.

Why Plain Bible Teaching?

Anyone who teaches about spiritual things has a divine obligation to “speak as the oracles of God” (1 Peter 4:11). God wants us to understand His will (Ephesians 5:17) and has revealed it to us in His word in a way that we can understand it (Ephesians 3:4). I realize that my decision to teach the word of God to others requires me to teach it in a way that is simple and easily understood.

Not only are our words to be plain, but they must be from the word of God. There is no place in our teaching for the commands and traditions of men. There is also no permission for us to leave out certain parts of God’s word because we believe they are difficult, offensive, or out of date. We must simply teach “the whole counsel of God” (Acts 20:27).

Therefore, my goal for this site from the beginning has been to post materials that could be described as plain Bible teaching. So that is the name I decided to use.

History of this Website

Plain Bible Teaching began as a monthly online publication. The first issue was published here in August 2005. Most issues contained four articles that I had written. Occasionally I would post an article that someone else had written. These issues continued each month through June 2009.

At the end of 2006 I decided to add a blog to the site. In January 2007 I began posting short articles that were in addition to the regular articles at the first of the month. I started the blog using the free service Blogger. In January 2009 I moved the blog to my web host that was already hosting the main site. While they were on the same server, at this point the blog and the main site were still separate from one another.

In June 2009 I decided to combine the blog and the main site, end the monthly issues, and simply operate this as a blog site. So I transferred all the articles, built a new layout, and relaunched the new and improved Plain Bible Teaching website.

In August 2011, I added a new feature – the Plain Bible Teaching Weekly Newsletter. The issues contained the new article posted that week on the website, as well as links to new sermon outlines or articles I had posted on my other websites, other religious articles online, religious news stories, and more. The newsletter continues to be emailed every Friday. If you are not on the mailing list, please sign up.

In July 2014, the site underwent another redesign. This time I used a template rather than building the site myself from scratch.

So this is where we are today. Thanks for visiting. I hope you find the material on this site to be useful to you. If you haven’t already, be sure to subscribe to receive updates when there is new content that has been added.

About Me

Andy SochorMy name is Andy Sochor. I live in Bowling Green, KY with my wife and five kids. I currently preach for the Eastside church of Christ in Morgantown, KY.

I have a small publishing company that I started in 2010 – Gospel Armory. Some of the materials I have posted here are also available in print. See a list of all of the books I have written here.

In 2007 I started DIY Sermon Outlines – a site containing brief sermon outlines that you may use as a starting point or to help generate ideas for one of your sermons, short talks, articles, etc. That content has now been moved to this site and is available here – Plain Bible Teaching Sermons.

If you would like to contact me, feel free to use the contact form on this site.

You can also check out my personal website – andysochor.com