Everything listed under: Sermon on the Mount

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    Prayer & Fasting

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting encourages us to deal with distractions and devote ourselves to prayer and fasting as ways of life, so that we can know and enjoy our God who wants to be known intimately.   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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    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 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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    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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    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...