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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 […]

“Fear or Faith?”

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“Faith chases out fear, and fear chases out faith.” That is the way Dr. D.A. Carson summarized the experience of the disciples in the boat when Jesus calmed the wind and the waves. (Expositors Bible Commentary, vol. 8) But there is a lot more going on in this passage than Jesus simply calming our fears.  […]