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    Discerning God's Voice Above The Rest

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting reminds us that there is no more important skill that we can develop in this life than discerning the voice of God, and shares three key tests that we can employ to see if any message we are receiving is from God or not.   Read More...

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    The Testing of Our Faith

    In this message, Helen McCrimmon encourages us to remember that God uses trials and hardships to strengthen our faith, and that God is good no matter the difficulties we face in life.   Read More...

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    JOY for Jack

    In this message, Laura Hawting encourages us to remember that the ultimate act of love - the ultimate way we give to the needy - is by presenting the Good News of Jesus to a needy, desperate world.   Read More...

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    Keys to a Great Marriage

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting encourages married couples to continue to invest in their marriages, and provides four key areas to commit to, in order to foster healthy and truly great marriages.   Read More...

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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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    Giving to the Needy

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting encourages each and every person to see people in need as the Father sees them and to give generously to the needy, with the right heart and motivation.   Read More...

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    Love Your Enemies

    In this message, Ps Joel Hawting explores one of Jesus' most incredible and truly challenging commands: to love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.   Read More...

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    Success

    In this message, Peter Rogers challenges all people to consider what success is in light of how the Word of God defines what it is to be successful.   Read More...

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    Rock Solid

    In this message, Steven King encourages all people to base their very lives completely on the only sure foundation in life - faith in Jesus Christ.    Read More...

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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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    A Christian Legacy

    In this message, Peter Rogers encourages people to devote themselves to developing a Christian Legacy; a legacy that will benefit all generations in this life, and for all eternity in heaven.   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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    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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