Read Matthew 14:1-13 with 1Kings 21:1-29
We return to the Gospel of Matthew, and pick up the ministry of Jesus Christ at chapter 14. Here Matthew draws us to the death of John the Baptist, and how the seared conscience of Herod led him to execute this faithful prophet. This sermon looks to the place our conscience has in our lives, and the need of having it guided by the word of God and his law. Apart from the regenerative work of the Holy PSirit, and the Lord JEsus who cleanses our conscience, we truly would be no different from Herod.