Sermons tagged with ‘following Christ’

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“Following Christ is costly” Matthew 4:1-12

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This message describes different responses to Jesus between Herod Antipas (Tetrarch of Galilee and Perea) and John the Baptist.  According to the historian Jospehus, John the Baptist was imprisoned at Machaerus, Herod’s fortress on the east side of the Dead Sea.  Excavations there have revealed what is likely the pavement and courtyard where Herodias’ daughter […]

“Saying Yes, Saying No” Matthew 8:18-22

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Many people want the benefits and blessings of salvation, but not the responsibilities of salvation.  But when you say “Yes” to follow Jesus, then by implication, you necessarily say “No” to other things. When Jesus saves someone, He loves that person too much to let him or her stay the same.  The reality of following […]