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We Are God's Field

1 Corinthians 3:1-9

Richard Owen | Sunday February 9, 2020 | 1 Corinthians

Leaders are not VIPs or celebrities, but servants. We are God’s field, and it is God who works in us.

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Gathering Together as a Church

Isaiah 12, Exodus 15:1-2

Richard Owen | Sunday January 26, 2020 | Miscellaneous

The church is a community of worship and a people of praise. When we gather together as a church, praise bubbles up in us because of what God has done for us.

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Dealing with Division

1 Corinthians 1:10-17

Richard Owen | Sunday January 12, 2020 | 1 Corinthians

Paul desired to see the church holy and united, but there was a problem of division in the church at Corinth. Paul’s response is to appeal to them in the name of Christ, to encourage them to fix their eyes on Jesus, and to draw their attention to the Cross and to the one who died for us.

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The Genealogy of Jesus

Matthew 1:1-17

Richard Owen | Sunday December 1, 2019 | It's all about Jesus

Matthew begins with Jesus’ genealogy to show that Jesus is the promised king for whom the generations were waiting. Matthew shows God’s grace by including evil men in the ancestry, and he shows that God welcomes everybody by including Gentile women.

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Richard Owen | Sunday October 27, 2019 | It's all about Jesus

Jesus is the Good Shepherd, and he is the Gate through which his sheep must come. David fought for his sheep because they were his, but Jesus lays down his life for his sheep.

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Richard Owen | Sunday September 22, 2019 | It's all about Jesus

We are encouraged to focus on Jesus, not just in his incarnation but as the eternal word. He didn’t come to fill a “God-shaped hole” in our lives, but to make us children of God.

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Richard Owen | Sunday September 1, 2019 | Joseph

Jacob believes God and his promise, he relies on the faithfulness of God, and trusts in God’s sovereign choice. We are called to walk in his footsteps believing God for tomorrow as well as for the rest of our lives.

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Dealing with Fear

Genesis 42:1-34

Richard Owen | Sunday July 7, 2019 | Joseph

Jacob is paralysed with fear, which prevents him from walking in faith and leads to him blaming others. If we don’t recognise Jesus then we too will be trapped in fear - it is Jesus who drives out fear.

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Richard Owen | Sunday June 2, 2019 | Joseph

God speaks through dreams. Joseph had two dreams at the age of 17 and waited over 11 years for them to be fulfilled. In his difficulties he trusted God, who was working things out according to his own timing.

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Richard Owen | Sunday May 12, 2019 | Joseph

We must deal with our anger, pain and jealousy, repenting if necessary. We must bring our guilt and regret to Jesus. And we must trust in God’s sovereign plan to work out everything for good.

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Richard Owen | Sunday April 14, 2019 | Miscellaneous

As Jesus entered the Jerusalem, the crowds were looking for a king and the Pharisees were looking for a way to get rid of him, but Jesus entered on a donkey, a king who had to die.

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A Holy Family

1 Peter 2:1-12

Richard Owen | Sunday March 24, 2019 | Vision

Jesus is the cornerstone and we are the living stones that make up the building, and members of his body. We should therefore be a holy family, a people of light, a people who look like Jesus.

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A People of Worship

Romans 11:33-12:2

Richard Owen | Sunday March 10, 2019 | Vision

Worship is based on a foundation of grace, and is fuelled by the Word and the Spirit. It includes praising God with our lips but is much more than this.

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People of the Word

2 Timothy 3:14-17

Richard Owen | Sunday February 17, 2019 | Vision

Christians are people of the Word. We are to value the Word, meditate on it and live it out.

Click here to hear the linked Vision Night session on this subject.

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God is with us

Joshua 1:1-9

Richard Owen | Sunday January 13, 2019 | Miscellaneous

God tells Joshua to be strong and courageous, because he is with him. We need to hear God’s exhortation to be strong and courageous because God is with us in all circumstances.

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Richard Owen | Sunday December 9, 2018 | Hebrews

The writer finishes the letter by requesting that his readers pray for him and bear with his word of exhortation. He also prays to the God of peace and of power, that God will equip his readers through his Word, his Church and his Spirit, to the glory of God.

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Exhortations to Holiness

Hebrews 13:1-19

Richard Owen | Sunday November 18, 2018 | Hebrews

We are called to live a certain way because we have come to the holy one who makes us holy. The exhortations in this passage are not just a list of rules but are part of our DNA.

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Seeing Where We Stand

Hebrews 12:18-29

Richard Owen | Sunday October 14, 2018 | Hebrews

We stand not at Mount Sinai, which was a place of fear, but at Mount Zion, a place of joy, because of Jesus who is a mediator of a new covenant.

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Running the Race Together

Hebrews 12:12-17

Richard Owen | Sunday September 23, 2018 | Hebrews

We are meant to run the race together as a body, encouraging, challenging and sharpening one another. All are encouraged to run the race.

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A Life of Hardship

Hebrews 12:1-11

Richard Owen | Sunday September 9, 2018 | Hebrews

The life Jesus calls us to is a life where we can expect hardship. There’s nothing wrong with lamenting or wrestling with God in difficulties, but we must also remember that God is treating us as sons.

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