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    Blessed are the Pure in Heart

    In this message from our Sermon on the Mount series, Ps Joel Hawting reminds those listening that whilst external purity is important to God, external purity will only ever be authentic when followers of Jesus are pure on the inside and have pure hearts.   Read More...

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    An Invitation

    In this message, Steven King (an Elder here at Liberty Family Church) shares some reflections around the awesome nature of God, and the amazing invitation that He makes in calling us to follow Him.   Read More...

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    Blessed are the Merciful

    Mercy. It’s a trait we admire greatly in others, but – if we are really honest with ourselves – we aren’t always so quick to offer to others. So, what is mercy?   Read More...

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    Easter Sunday

    In the final message from the Death to Life Easter series for 2019, Ps Joel Hawting explores what Jesus' triumphant resurrection from death to life means practically for anyone who is in Christ and born again.   Read More...

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    Good Friday

    In the first message from our Death to Life series for Easter 2019, Ps Joel Hawting unpacks Isaiah 53 and explains how this passage - written over 700 years earlier - was fulfilled by Jesus' sacrificial death on the cross of Calvary, for our sins.   Read More...

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    Rejoice Greatly, Your King Comes to You!

    In this year's Palm Sunday message, Peter Rogers explores the events surrounding Jesus' entry to Jerusalem on Passover 2000 years ago, and challenges his hearers to consider whether or not Jesus is truly their King.   Read More...

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    Blessed are Those Who Hunger & Thirst For Righteousness

    In this message, Ps Joel continues to explore Jesus' beatitudes, and shares some insights into what Jesus had in mind when He called His followers to hunger and thirst after righteousness.   Read More...

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    Faith Through the Storms

    In this message, Ps John Meadth (Associate Pastor at Catalyst Church, Ipswich) encourages his listeners to maintain faith in Jesus in the midst of the storms of life, knowing that Jesus has not left your side, and will be faithful no matter what.   Read More...

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    Blessed are the Meek

    In this message from the Sermon on the Mount series, Ps Joel Hawting unpacks the third beatitude, and explores exactly what Jesus meant when he said in Matthew 5:5 (ESV): "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth."   Read More...

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    Blessed are Those Who Mourn

    In the fourth message from the Sermon on the Mount series, Ps Joel Hawting explores Jesus' second beatitude: Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.   Read More...

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    Blessed are the Poor in Spirit

    In the third message from the Sermon on the Mount series, Ps Joel Hawting unpacks what Jesus actually meant when he said "blessed are the poor in spirit", and explains how this first statement is the very key to entry to the Kingdom, and living life itself.   Read More...

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    Kingdom Blessings

    In the second message from the Sermon on the Mount series, Ps Joel Hawting explores the beatitudes and Jesus' countercultural ideas of what it actually means to be blessed in His Kingdom.   Read More...

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    Setting the Scene

    In the first message from the Sermon on the Mount series, Ps Joel Hawting sets the scene by exploring the context around Jesus' famous sermon, highlighting the big idea that Matthew wanted His audience then - and us today - to grasp.   Read More...

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    As Little Children

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting explores Jesus' teaching in Matthew 18:1-4, and unpacks exactly what Jesus was teaching when He told His followers that unless they turn and become like children, they will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.   Read More...

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    Taste & See That the Lord is Good!

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting shares a word for every single member of Liberty Family Church, and encourages the church to embrace in greater measure in this year - and for all the years we have left on this earth - God's call to taste and see that He is good.   Read More...

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    Ray & Donna Jansen

    In the third This is Your Life feature, Ray and Donna Jansen share about how God has strengthened their marriage and faith in Him, despite facing some significant relational and health issues that they have been working through together since 2015.   Read More...

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    Pat Hallett & Maeve Stephenson

    In the first This is Your Life feature for 2019, Pat Hallett and Maeve Stephenson share about how they have supported each other and developed a strong Christian friendship, through battling cancer.   Read More...

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    The Greatest Resolution You Could Ever Make

    In this year's New Year message, Ps Joel Hawting encourages all people everywhere to make the single greatest resolution you could ever make in 2019.   Read More...

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    Prayer & Fasting

    In the final message from the Teach Us To Pray series, Ps Joel Hawting explores the relationship between prayer and fasting and encourages all believers to devote themselves to prayer and fasting in order to know, glorify and enjoy God in greater measure.   Read More...

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    Prioritising Prayer

    In the third message from the Teach Us To Pray series, Ps Joel Hawting encourages believers to prioritise prayer and devote themselves to prayer, in the same way that the members of the early church did in the book of Acts.   Read More...

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    Three Powerful Declarations

    On this year's Baptism Sunday, Ps Joel Hawting unpacked three key declarations that every believer who follows Jesus' command and is baptised, makes through their water baptism.   Read More...

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    The Lord's Prayer

    In the second message from the Teach Us To Pray series, Ps Joel Hawting encourages his hearers to reclaim the Lord's Prayer as one of Jesus' best and most precious gifts to us, and allow the powerful prayer outline to guide us in praying powerful, heartfelt, God-honouring prayers.   Read More...

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    Heroes

    In this communion reflection, Tim Connelly shares some modern day heroic acts, before reminding us that no matter how wonderful and inspiring any heroic acts are that are completed by men, they pale into insignificance in comparison to Jesus' sacrifice on the cross of Calvary.   Read More...

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    Connecting With The King

    In the first message from the Teach Me To Pray series, Ps Joel Hawting brings it back to basics and reminds people that because of Jesus' righteousness, each of us can come near to God the Father and enjoy intimate, 'real' relationship with The King.   Read More...

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    What To Do With Nauru?

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting encourages his hearers to take a step back and consider the following questions for ourselves: How should I respond to Nauru – and other like issues of justice and human suffering – as a follower of Jesus Christ? How would Jesus call me to respond?   Read More...

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    God Makes Our Hearts Clean!

    In this special Kids message just for school holidays, Ps Joel Hawting teaches big and little kids alike how God is the only one who can make our hearts clean.   Read More...

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    Called by God

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting explores the much talked about concept of calling and shares that ultimately, each and every one of us have been called by God to come to Him and join in His Kingdom work, making the most of every opportunity for His glory.   Read More...

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    Worthy is the Lamb!

    In this extended communion reflection, Peter Rogers unpacks what is a powerful passage of scripture from Revelation 5:9-14, explaining how Jesus Christ is the worthy lamb who was slain and how He alone is worthy of our worship and praise.   Read More...

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    Come Let Us Sing!

    Ever since the early days of the Christian faith, people who follow Jesus have been known to be 'singing people.' In the first message from the Called To Sing series, Ps Joel Hawting starts to unpack why singing - alone, with our family, and with the church - is so important to God and so beneficial for us.   Read More...

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    Faith

    In the final message from the Gifts of the Holy Spirit series, Ps Joel Hawting - utilising examples from scripture and the modern day - explains what a Gift of Faith is and why God gifts this particular faith to members of the body of Christ.   Read More...