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God Treats Us as Sons

Hebrews 12:10-11

Richard Owen | Sunday July 15, 2018 | Hebrews

We can react badly when hardship and trials come, but we should not look to our circumstances for ultimate truth. We mustn’t forget that God is treating us as sons.

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Godly Discipline

Hebrews 12:4-11

Richard Owen | Sunday June 17, 2018 | Hebrews

Discipline from God is seen in the context of family relationships. It is fundamental in the relationship between father and child. It is painful but fruitful. Parental discipline is just a poor imitation of God’s discipline.

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Richard Owen | Sunday May 27, 2018 | Hebrews

Jesus is the pioneer of our faith. He didn’t just lead the way but he made the way. He is also the perfecter of our faith who finished the work of redemption on the cross.

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Richard Owen | Sunday May 13, 2018 | Hebrews

We need to get rid of sin, but also of anything else that hinders us running the race. We are not to focus on the cloud of witness, or their faith, but on the object of their faith.

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Living by Faith

Hebrews 11:32-40

Richard Owen | Sunday April 15, 2018 | Hebrews

Living by faith takes us out of our comfort zones, but the people of God in the Old Testament had their weaknesses turned to strength. We can trust God in all circumstances.

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Richard Owen | Sunday March 4, 2018 | Hebrews

It is easy to focus on ourselves rather than on Jesus, and make excuses why we can’t trust him. But it’s not about us, it’s about him, and we are called to trust and obey him.

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Faith Overcomes Fear

Hebrews 11:23-27

Richard Owen | Sunday February 4, 2018 | Hebrews

Moses’ parents were helpless to protect Moses against Pharaoh, but they trusted God. Moses could have remained a prince of Egypt but he trusted God and chose Christ over comfort.

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Faith for the Future

Hebrews 11:20-22

Richard Owen | Sunday January 14, 2018 | Hebrews

Isaac, Jacob and Joseph all looked ahead to the future. Isaac knew that God had chosen to bless Jacob and Jacob knew that God had chosen to give Ephraim a greater blessing the Manasseh.

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Abraham and Isaac

Hebrews 11:17-19

Richard Owen | Sunday December 10, 2017 | Hebrews

Abraham believed God when tested, when it didn’t make sense and with everything. Like him, we too are encouraged to trust God in all circumstances.

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Taking one step of faith

Hebrews 11:8-16

Richard Owen | Sunday November 12, 2017 | Hebrews

Abraham had faith to go where God told him to go even though he wasn’t told initially all that God would do for him. We like to see what God’s plans are for our future, but God wants us to take a small step of faith even when we don’t know what will happen.

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Noah's Faith

Hebrews 11:7

Richard Owen | Sunday October 1, 2017 | Hebrews

Noah’s faith is described as a holy fear. He is commended, not because he built the ark, but because of his faith.

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Abel and Enoch

Hebrews 11:4-6

Richard Owen | Sunday September 17, 2017 | Hebrews

We don’t see great exploits with Abel and Enoch, but we see two men walking with God day by day which are examples for us.

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Richard Owen | Sunday September 3, 2017 | Hebrews

Faith helps us not only to look forward to our hope, but also to look back at what God has done. We can be creative with what we already have but only God creates the world out of nothing. Faith is not blind but is based on God’s revelation through his Word and through his Son.

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Believing God

Hebrews 10:39-11:2

Richard Owen | Sunday August 20, 2017 | Hebrews

Faith is described: it is believing God. Faith is commended. In Hebrews 11 we see faith in action.

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Call to Persevere

Hebrews 10:26-39

Richard Owen | Sunday July 16, 2017 | Hebrews

Without Jesus, there is only judgement. We are called to persevere by remembering God’s faithfulness in the past, by looking forward to what is coming, and by holding on to what is true.

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A New and Living Way

Hebrews 10:19-31

Richard Owen | Sunday June 25, 2017 | Hebrews

Jesus is the new and living way - he is the way to the Father, and the only way.

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Richard Owen | Sunday June 4, 2017 | Hebrews

We have confidence to enter the most holy place, but are we confident when we come before God? Let’s draw near to him, hold unswervingly to the faith we profess, and spur each other on.

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The Law Points to Christ

Hebrews 10:1-18

Richard Owen | Sunday May 21, 2017 | Hebrews

The Law is good, but it is a shadow pointing to Christ. It cannot make us perfect but Jesus does; it reminds us of sins, but now God remembers our sins no longer; sacrifices don’t please God, but Christ does, and they have to be repeated but the work of Christ is finished.

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The Law Points to Christ

Hebrews 10:1-18

Richard Owen | Sunday May 21, 2017 | Hebrews

The Law is good, but it is a shadow pointing to Christ. It cannot make us perfect but Jesus does; it reminds us of sins, but now God remembers our sins no longer; sacrifices don’t please God, but Christ does, and they have to be repeated but the work of Christ is finished.

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Richard Owen | Sunday April 30, 2017 | Mark

Jesus commissions his followers to take the message of hope to the world, but he doesn’t just leave us to get on with it. He gives us his Holy Spirit and so we can expect him to work through us.

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