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God's Grace is Big Enough

Genesis 12:10-20

Richard Owen | Sunday March 14, 2021 | Abraham

Abraham and Sarah saw famine and there were hard decisions to be made, but they also saw the grace and sovereignty of God. Living in God’s promises doesn’t make us immune to hardship, and the grace and sovereignty of God doesn’t mean we are free from sin and bad choices. God’s grace can come through very strange means - it sees the vulnerable and covers over all sins.

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Richard Owen | Sunday February 28, 2021 | Miscellaneous

We are encouraged to exalt and elevate God, to humble ourselves by seeking his will not our own, and to pray for a renewed spirit within us.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Matthew 6:5-14

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Take Stock and Look Up

Romans 4:18-25

Richard Owen | Sunday February 7, 2021 | Miscellaneous

Like Abraham, we must face the facts - the facts make us more aware of our need for God. Yet we should continue to believe God, so let’s look up and be strengthened in our faith.

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Keeeeep Praying!

James 5:13-18

Richard Owen | Sunday January 24, 2021 | James

James encourages us to pray. He tells us to pray for ourselves and for one another, and the sick are to call for the elders to pray for them. We are to come to God in faith, in repentance, in honesty and in humility.

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Richard Owen | Sunday December 20, 2020 | Miscellaneous

Join us as we look at why, despite all the restrictions and changes, Christmas can never really be cancelled.

To see the full Carol Service please go to: https://youtu.be/OwoV8BnRLRg.

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Who is in Control?

James 3:13-17

Richard Owen | Sunday December 13, 2020 | James

God is in control, and Jesus relied totally on God. James isn’t telling us not to plan ahead, but warning us against the arrogance of thinking we are lord of our own lives. If we don’t know God then we can know him today. If we do know God then we can trust him today.

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Richard Owen | Sunday October 18, 2020 | James

James gives us an encouragement - to love our neighbours whether they’re similar to us or not; a challenge - not to show favouritism, which can be a lot more subtle than in the example James gives; and an assurance - mercy triumphs over judgment, so we no longer have to strive to be accepted.

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Richard Owen | Sunday September 20, 2020 | James

What do we rejoice in? Jesus talks about the deceitfulness of wealth. We shouldn’t rejoice in our wealth or our lack of it, but in Christ and our position in him. Our hope is in Jesus, and we are living for him not for better jobs or better houses.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read James 1:9-11

Richard Owen | Sunday August 23, 2020 | Wake Up

Jesus would have us recognize our king, follow our king and pray to our king.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Acts 12:1-17

Richard Owen | Sunday July 12, 2020 | Wake Up

Perhaps we are meant to be experiencing the things we are experiencing. We might ask of this is the right time, but Joseph was faithful in the here and now - as a slave, as a prisoner and as a leader in Egypt. God is with us in all our circumstances.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Esther 4:14

Richard Owen | Sunday July 5, 2020 | Wake Up

God can use us whoever we are. Whatever the problems around us, the real problem is our sin, and God wants us to deal with this and to walk faithfully with him.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Judges 6:11-16

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His Grace is Sufficient

2 Corinthians 12:6-10

Richard Owen | Sunday June 21, 2020 | What's so amazing about grace?

Jesus doesn’t ensure that bad things don’t happen but that they don’t separate us from the love of God. God’s plan for us is not that we don’t face danger but that we depend on his grace.

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Richard Owen | Sunday June 7, 2020 | What's so amazing about grace?

There are some things we have to wait for, but there are other we don’t have to wait for. We can celebrate what God has already done. We already have total forgiveness, ongoing transformation and a new identity and relationship with God.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read 1 Peter 5:1-6

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Grace to Serve

1 Peter 4:7-11

Richard Owen | Sunday May 24, 2020 | What's so amazing about grace?

We are called to love one another, by which everyone will know we are Jesus’ disciples. God has given gifts to each one of us, and we should use these gifts to serve one another, to the glory of God.

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Grace that Transforms

Titus 2:11-14

Richard Owen | Sunday May 3, 2020 | What's so amazing about grace?

Grace teaches us to say “no” to ungodliness, but it does more than this, it works in us to help us to be more like Jesus.

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Richard Owen | Sunday April 5, 2020 | What's so amazing about grace?

The problem is that we are not basically good people who sometimes do wrong things but that we are utterly rebellious against God and deserve to die. The price paid was Jesus, who took upon himself all our sin and died on the cross. Our response is to praise God.

Play online | Watch | Download | Read Romans 3:21-26

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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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