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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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    Silent Night

    In the first Christmas message for 2018, Ps Joel Hawting puts the much-loved Carol Silent Night under the microscope, and explores the peace that Jesus brought to earth when He came.   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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    Sharing Jesus With Your Child

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting gets practical and suggests seven pursuits that will help parents in seeing their children come to cherish and love God passionately.   Read More...

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    God's Not Finished With You Yet

    Laura Hawting encourages those listening to take care from the story of the Widow of Zaraphath, and know that no matter what comes your way in life or what you are currently struggling with, God is not finished with you yet.   Read More...

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