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Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

James – Faith in James

| October 22, 2016

Faith in James: Is tested (1:3); prays without doubting (1:6); poor chosen to be rich in (2:5); can claim it but not have a one that saves (2:14); must have works to be alive (2:17); is seen by works (2:18); without works is useless (2:20); perfected by works (2:22); is credited to us as righteousness […]

James 1:1 – Bond-servants Not Best Buddies

| September 23, 2015

Bond-servants. We are, to use a word common in many translations, bond-servants. Contrary to the way we sometimes act, this does not mean we have such a close bond with Jesus as best buddies. It means slave, one who has given up his will to another. So maybe we should give up the visuals of […]

James 1:14 – Temptation when Unhappy

| March 19, 2014

Being aware we are more easily tempted when unhappy should warn us that too often we are more affected by emotions than by blessings. That means we allow ourselves to be affected more by others and ourselves than by the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Matthew 5-7 – The Sermon on the Mount and James

| July 26, 2012

How much influence did Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount have on the early church? James, who wrote one of the first written NT books, probably written by Jesus’ fleshly brother, borrowed, expanded, and applied it comprehensively. So influenced was James, it would be beneficial to compare the two. Matthew 5:10-12 NASB  “Blessed are those who […]

James for the Modern Reader

| July 15, 2012

Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience flaming emails, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance (1:2-3). If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, not Google (1:5). Be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger, and slow to hit the reply button (1:19). Not many […]

Acts 2:23 – Sovereignty and Sin

| February 11, 2012

Does God in His sovereignty cause people to sin to accomplish His purposes? Involved in this question are deep theological issues beyond our inadequate ability to completely fathom and understand. Providence, predestination, foreknowledge, and free will, are intricately woven within this complex issue. Let’s look at three Biblical situations, one guiding truth, ending with an […]

James 4:1 – For Modern Readers

| November 8, 2011

Perryism – What is the source of quarrels and conflicts among you? Is not the source what you post on Facebook? (4:1)

James 3:1 – For Modern Readers

| November 7, 2011

Perryism – Not many should become brotherhood magazine editors, my brothers, knowing that you will receive a stricter judgment (3:1).

James 1:2-3 – For the Modern Reader

| November 7, 2011

Perryism – Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience flaming emails, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance (1:2-3).

James 3:8-10 – For the Modern Reader

| November 7, 2011

Perryism – The book of James for Modern Readers #3 – But no man can tame the keyboard. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. We praise our Lord and Father with it, and we curse men who are made in God’s likeness with it. Praising and cursing come out of the same keyboard. […]