Everything listed under: Jesus

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    4 Years On

    In this message, Tim Connelly encourages those listening to live with eternity in mind, as he reflects on the 4 years that have passed since he had a near-death experience.   Read More...

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    Celebrating our Mission as Liberty

    In this special message, Ps Joel Hawting and friends from our church community, celebrate the mission that God has called us to by sharing some of the key ways that we are actively 'going' together on mission as Liberty Family Church.   Read More...

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    Retaliation

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting explores Jesus' challenging, counter-cultural teaching around retaliation, and encourages us to respond to people who hurt us - not with retribution as is common today - but rather with love, grace and mercy... just like Jesus did when He was mistreated and wronged whilst on earth.   Read More...

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    Oaths

    Why does Jesus address oaths in the same section of His teaching as the seemingly ‘weightier’ issues of anger, murder, lust, adultery and divorce? Because - as Ps Joel Hawting explains in this message - this passage in Matthew 5:33-37 gets to the very heart of what it means to follow Jesus, as woman and men of integrity who are truthful... no matter what.   Read More...

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    Divorce

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting explores Jesus' teaching in Matthew 5:31-32, where He addresses the 'easy' divorce culture of His day and expresses His heart to see Christian marriages flourish and stand the test of time - irrespective of the many challenges that might come against them.   Read More...

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    Lust

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting explores Jesus' challenging teaching in Matthew 5:27-30 where He raises the bar on adultery and lust, and challenges each and every person to deal drastically with any sexual sin in their lives so that they might be free to Love God and Love Others.   Read More...

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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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    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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    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...