Gospel

Washing Your Hands Isn’t Enough

The following post is Pastor Josh’s sermon manuscript from August, 16th, 2020. The text he preached from was Matthew 15:1-20 which is copied below (out of the ESV). Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” He answered …

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The Good News We Must Never Neglect

Every once in a while, someone gives you the great gift of feedback – thoughtful, constructive, and timely.  It happened this week when a friend said, “You don’t preach the gospel.” Most of the feedback I get on sermons is…well…silence.  Most who listen to my sermons don’t say anything at all.  I learned a long time ago …

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Frans Floris painting, The Sacrifice of Jesus Christ Son of God Gathering and Protecting Mankind

Fruit of Following God #13: Sacrificial Living for Christ

Eventually a growing disciple realizes that not only does Christ call His followers to deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Him (Luke 9:23), but he also calls them to live sacrificially. The self-life must die and Christ must live. Christ Himself was a sacrifice for us. Paul writes, “I appeal to you therefore, …

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