Sermons

Where Christ and His work are exalted, and where that love is known and experienced, it is freely given and you know you are in a faithful church. Out of that knowledge of Christ and His Word, the character and work of the church flow. In a faithful church, with faithful teaching and obedience, one of the key distinctions that will be visible on the inside and outside is unity.
In Matthew 8 after Jesus healed many people (8:1-17) He decided to depart and venture over the sea to another place. When He gave orders to depart, two men indicated that they wanted to follow Him. The first, a scribe, desired to go but was told that the Son of Man had nowhere to lay His head. The second, a disciple, said that he first wanted to bury his father. Jesus responded by telling him to leave the dead to bury their own.
Jesus came down after the great Sermon on the Mount, and continued to amaze the crowds as He healed all who came to Him. Healing a leper (and outcast), and the slave of a centurion (a gentile), and Peter's mother-in-law and many others who were brought to Him, we learn more about the theology of His mandate.