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

Philippians 4:12-13

| January 26, 2016

Before Paul could do all things through Jesus (Phil.4:13), he had to “learn” to do all things through Jesus (Phil.4:12). Learning means failing and succeeding. We like to skip over the failing part. Learning also means difficulties. We like to skip over that part to. Being able to do all things through Jesus is not […]

Philippians 3:20

| July 4, 2015

Politics and Religion – When I preached in a small town that had both a “Church of Christ” and a “Christian Church,” there was a strange phenomenon: If you belonged to the “Church of Christ,” you were Republican; if you belonged to the “Christian Church,” you were Democrat. I wonder how much our family history […]

Philippians 3:16 – 5 Lessons

| April 30, 2014

5 lessons from Philippians 3:16 – 1) You can know truth; 2) You won’t know all truth; 3) You and others might be at different levels of knowledge truth; 4) Fellowship exists among those with different levels of knowledge; 5) You have have a responsibility to live what you know is true – Philippians 3:16 […]

Philippians 2 – The ABC’s of Churchianity vs. the CBA’s of Christianity

| November 5, 2013

Practicing the ABC’s of Churchianity is in order: Attendance, Believe right on the issues, and Christlikeness. Christianity is practicing the CBA’s. Christlikness leads to Believing right which leads to Attendance to praise and encourage.

Luke 7:6 – Unworthy Yet Worthy

| October 3, 2013

We emphasize how “unworthy” (Lk.7:6) we are but forget we are worthy, worth something, valued, to be respected, by God and how we act – walk worthy of the gospel (Eph.4:1; Phil.1:27; Col.1:10; 1 Thess.2:12; 2 Thess.1:5,11). God called you to be what you were not and counts you what you cannot be. Because you […]

Paul’s Epistles

| September 13, 2013

Paul’s inspired epistles often begin by describing Jesus and the gospel and end with practical applications. Today we usually go about it backwards. We first tell how to have harmony in a church or family, when people are not spiritually equipped. Instead, first tell them Who Jesus is, what He did, so we can become […]

Perryism – “God” is a Fellowship

| March 7, 2013

Explanation – “God” as in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, work together in harmony although each possesses any and all qualities of “Godhead.” This is seen throughout the gospels, most elegantly in the virgin birth (Lk 1). We are called to imitate this fellowship as seen in Philippians 2 where Jesus did not and […]

Perryism – Respect (Philippians 2:3)

| September 11, 2010

It is harder to respect those with whom we disagree because of the too high degree of respect we have for ourselves.

Philippians 1:15-17 – Chiasm

| April 15, 2010

Philippians 1:15-17 NASB (15)  Some, to be sure, are preaching Christ even from envy and strife, but some also from good will; (16)  the latter do it out of love, knowing that I am appointed for the defense of the gospel; (17)  the former proclaim Christ out of selfish ambition rather than from pure motives, […]

Romans 6:16-20 – I Am A Slave

| January 2, 2010

My ancestors were slaves.  Taken from their home country, they were delivered to their new master.  Their children became slaves, and their children’s children became slaves. I am white.  No, the few words above are not about white slavery, or black slavery, or any other kind of racial or nationalistic slavery.  The few words above […]