Sermons on Tradition

Sermons on Tradition

John 5:9-18

SERIES: The Gospel of John Sabotaging the Sabbath SPEAKER: Michael P. Andrus Note:  This sermon was preached in Wichita in 1979 in a previous series on John.   Introduction:  While we have given considerable attention to the healing miracles of Jesus in this series, there is one fact about Jesus’ healings which we have not focused on, and that is the day of the week in which He did most of them.  And that’s the subject of our message today. Perhaps you feel that…

Matthew 5:17-26

A Sermon for the Ages:  What Does Acceptable Righteousness Look Like?          In our journey through the Life of Christ from the Gospel of Matthew, we have arrived at the Sermon on the Mount.  This discourse takes up three full chapters, Matthew 5-7, and opens with the Beatitudes, a description of the life of a true disciple that is radically opposed to our nature and our culture.  Twice in our study of the Beatitudes last Sunday we came across the term “righteousness.”  In verse 6 we…

Matthew 15:1-20

Hand Washing Can Get Out of Hand Note:  This sermon was preached at First Free Wichita in 2021. Introduction:  It was ten years ago today, August 1, 2011, that I retired as Lead Pastor here at First Free.  Which also means that today is Pastor Josh’s tenth anniversary as our pastor.  He is still on study leave but I am sure he would be encouraged to receive notes of gratitude from many of you for the fine ministry he has carried on over this…

Matthew 26:57-68

The Abuse of Religious Power Vs. Servant Leadership        Introduction:  The capacity for evil on the part of deeply religious people is absolutely stunning.  Fifteen years ago this week an American immigrant to Israel opened fire on a group of Palestinians at prayer in a mosque in the town of Hebron, murdering 29 of them and wounding about 125.  It was done by a Jew in the name of religion.  A month later hundreds of Bosnian Muslims were slaughtered by Serb Christians.  It was done by…