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

Sermon – The Teacher Who Believes in Me

| July 31, 2015

Let’s being with a story about no one most have heard of, Teddy Stallard. It begins as an all too common story about a teacher and student. Although we are going to make a different application, I want us all to do a little self-examination: 1) How we view others out of the church; 2) […]

John 8:1-11 – Sinner Go Sin No More

| July 24, 2015

In Camelot, the adulterous relationship between Queen Guinevere and Arthur’s most trusted knight, Sir Lancelot, has divided the Round Table. When the scheming Mordred catches them in a clandestine encounter, Lancelot escapes. Guinevere is not so fortunate. She faces a trial; and the jury finds her guilty, sentencing her to the flame. As the day […]

Ephesians 4:25-5:4 – Heavenspeak and Hellspeak

| April 13, 2014

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” John’s introduction to his prologue is one of the most well-known verses in the Bible declaring the divinity of Jesus. And how does the inspired John about this exalted task? By calling Jesus “the Word.” That is powerful […]

Perryism – What do preachers and pizzas have in common? People want delivery in less than 30 minutes.

| March 22, 2014

John 18-19:16 – What Will I Do To Jesus and What Will Jesus Do To Me?

| December 8, 2013

The question is usually phrased, “What Will You Do WITH Jesus.” “With” is a little too impersonal. So let’s make this personal. “What Will You Do TO Jesus and What Will Jesus Do TO You?   Judas Will USE Jesus to Get What He Wants (Jn.18:2; 6:70-71; 12:4-6; 13:2,27-30; Mt.27:1-5) Jesus Will BEMUSE His Arresters […]

1 Samuel – The Rise and Fall of Saul

| October 9, 2011

“The Rise and Fall of” is a familiar way to document historical periods, whether of people, parties, religions or nations. The Roman Empire, Fascist Germany, are the two most infamous. Systems, whether political or financial, and individuals, whose lives are lived before the world, are chronicled with the epitaph and fatalistic phrase, “the rise and […]

Acts 1:3 – The Kingdom of God vs. American Christianity – Sermon

| January 16, 2011

What is the most dangerous aspect of being an American Christian? Warning! This might be a trick question…after all, it is me asking. But I’ll be nice and give you a hint.  The trick is discovered by asking what is unique to being an American; not what is unique to being a Christian.

Quote – On Sermon Preparation

| January 11, 2011

“Moreover, I would remind fellow-preachers that the greatest sermons usually come when we are not looking for sermons but are studying the word of God for the sake of its own vital truth.” (J. Sidlow Baxter, Explore the Book, p.10)

Acts – In The Name of Jesus – Sermon

| December 12, 2010

Many years I received a call from the bank asking if I had recently been to Venezuela. Unfortunately I hadn’t because someone was having the best vacation I never had “in my name.” Somehow, a thief had stolen the number off of my debit card. This was, in a very real sense, extremely disconcerting, inconvenient, […]

1 Samuel 17 – David And Goliath – More than a Story

| November 11, 2010

Let’s begin with a game. “Who Am I?” I was born in Bethlehem. I will become famous for a battle in which I will be victorious. The number 40 will have significance. Before the battle ever began, I was chosen among my brothers, although not because of my appearance. I was sent by my father […]