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

Colossians 3:16; Ephesians 5:19 – What, No Instruments?

| August 4, 2015

The reason the Winston-Salem church of Christ does not use instrumental music in our worship to God is the same reason why we don’t build arks. Noah was told to build an ark, Christians were not. Physical Israelites were commanded to use instrumental music. Christians were not. Unlike physical Israel, Christians don’t have a physical […]

Perryism – Worship is heart on your knees.

| August 1, 2014

Proskuneo – to kiss the hand to (towards) one, in token of reverenceamong the Orientals, esp. the Persians, to fall upon the knees and touch the ground with the forehead as an expression of profound reverence. In the NT by kneeling or prostration to do homage (to one) or make obeisance, whether in order to […]

Revelation 22:8-9 – The Seduction of Idolatry – Sincerity

| February 27, 2010

Sincere sins, how’s that for an oxymoron? Just because a sin is blatantly wrong, does not mean its motive is obviously mistaken. We can sincerely sin. That’s one of the paradoxes of sin. We assume wrongly that the means justifies the end. Romans 3:8 ESV  And why not do evil that good may come?–as some […]

2 Kings 18:4 – The Seduction of Idolatry – Subtlety

| February 27, 2010

How easy is it to mock the sins of ancient societies as irrelevant to our age or level of spirituality? How easy is it to blame their silly superstitions as simple ignorance? But if we do, are we any better than those self-enlightened ones who disdain theism or religion as irrelevant and unsophisticated? Doesn’t our […]

Psalms – Singing Transports Us Beyond This Earth

| September 15, 2009

We should all want to move our singing beyond the boundaries that stagnation can restrict it.  Beyond the corridors of our throats and lips.  Beyond the sound produced that is pleasing to the human ear.  Beyond four part harmony.  God has ordained an important role for our singing.  Sometimes the church has made it something […]

Nehemiah 6:9 – Praying for Strength

| September 15, 2009

I wonder…do we really want to pray like we so often do, for strength?  Do we understand what that implies?  Are we ready to accept the consequences of praying for strength? The way we often act, we don’t want strength.  Why? We don’t want the situation that requires strength.  Strength is only needed when strength […]

2 Kings 17:15 – You Are What You Worship

| September 15, 2009

You are what you eat, so they say.  That must be true because I love doughnuts and I am soooo sweeeet!  Of course, some may argue that like a doughnut I have a hole in the middle of head too! But seriously, we are what we worship.  The following axiom has the power to challenge […]