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    Anger

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting unpacks Jesus' teaching in Matthew 5:21-26 around anger and its dangers, and shares God's heart for His Kingdom followers to be people who deal with unresolved anger or conflict that they have with a brother or sister, and to do so as quickly as they can.   Read More...

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    Jesus Fulfils The Law

    What did Jesus mean when He said in Matthew, “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them..."? In this message, Ps Joel Hawting explores the meaning of Jesus' remarkable statement and its implications for His followers today.   Read More...

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    Salt & Light

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting challenges Christians to remember that we are always salt and light, but - as Jesus makes clear in Matthew 5 - we can be effective as salt and light for the Kingdom, or we can be useless as salt and light for the Kingdom.   Read More...

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    Blessed Are Those Who Are Persecuted

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting explores Jesus' teaching around persecution and encourages those listening, to expect and embrace persecution on account of Jesus.   Read More...

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    Instruments for the Outback - Project Report 2019

    In this Q and A session with Ps Joel Hawting, Levi McGrath and Andy Horneman share about their project called Instruments for the Outback, and share story after story of how music has made a difference in so many isolated Indigenous communities in Australia.   Read More...

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    Blessed are the Peacemakers

    In this message from the Sermon on the Mount series, Ps Joel Hawting unpacks what Jesus was talking about when He encouraged His followers to be peacemakers.   Read More...

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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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    Sons of Issachar

    In this message, Tim Connelly encourages the church to be like the Sons of Issachar, who understood the times in which they lived, and knew what was best for their nation.   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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    Megan & Levi McGrath

    In the final This is Your Life feature for 2019, Megan and Levi McGrath share stories as to how God brought them together, aligned their different passions, and continues to open their eyes to the mission He has for them; both locally and globally.   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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    Brad & Ellyne Bullas

    In the second This is Your Life feature for 2019, Brad and Ellyne Bullas share the incredible testimony of how God miraculously protected and saved their daughter Amy, who fell into a river whilst camping and had to be airlifted to the Children's Hospital in Melbourne, in a critical condition.   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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    O Come All Ye Faithful

    In this year's Christmas Day message, Ps Joel Hawting explores the much-loved Carol O Come All Ye Faithful, and encourages all people to follow the example of the shepherds and the wise men, who heard about Jesus, and dropped everything to come and adore Him.   Read More...

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    Twas The Night Before Christmas

    In this special Kids' Christmas message, Peter Rogers shares about the excitement of the Christmas season, and encourages all children to get most excited about Jesus' coming to earth and what that means for us.   Read More...

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    Hark The Herald Angels Sing

    In the second Christmas message for 2018, Ps Joel Hawting explores the much-loved Carol Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, and encourages his hearers to allow the rich, deep theology of the Carol to prompt them to worship and praise God with renewed passion and energy this Christmas.   Read More...

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