Josh Vaughan: Time for Healing

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Josh Vaughan: Time for Healing (Luke 13:10-17)

The Woman with an Infirmity of Eighteen Years by James Jacques Tissot (Public Domain)

Josh Vaughan, senior pastor of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco and a graduate of Houston Baptist University, used a painting by French artist James Jacques Tissot to help his congregation visualize and think through Jesus’ healing of a woman on the Sabbath—The Woman with an Infirmity of Eighteen Years. Vaughan turned to the creation account in Genesis 1-2 to explain the scandal of Jesus healing on the Sabbath. The Sabbath marked the completion of God’s work at creation and therefore was to be a day of rest, not work. 

Vaughan describes the good news of the Sabbath, calling his hearers to a right understanding of it.



This sermon was delivered on Mar. 14, 2021, during the traditional morning worship service of Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco, as part of a sermon series titled “What Time is It?” The series is a study of Luke 12:29-14:24 and is part of a larger survey of the Gospel of Luke.

A sermon transcript is available here.

 



 


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