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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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Jesus is risen

Mark 16:1-8

Richard Owen | Sunday April 16, 2017 | Mark

Without Easter Sunday, Good Friday would have been a disaster, but we see the power of God over sin and death. The resurrection of Jesus changes everything, and the power of God that raised Jesus from the dead is at work in us

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Peter's Denial

Mark 14:53-54, 14:66-72

Richard Owen | Sunday March 5, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

Peter had given up everything to follow Jesus. He had witnessed his miracles and confessed Jesus to be Son of God. Yet he disowns Jesus after boldly declaring that he would never do this. This helps us to recognise our own weaknesses and it reminds us of the power of prayer and it helps us to be amazed by the grace of God.

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Jesus on Trial

Mark 14:41-65

Richard Owen | Sunday February 19, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

Jesus was not the freedom fighter that the Jewish leaders feared he was, though he does fight and he wins the victory over death. He was not a blasphemer, but really is the Son of God. He is not a helpless victim, but courageously submits to God’s will.

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Extravagant Worship

Mark 14:1-11

Richard Owen | Sunday January 22, 2017 | The Way of the Cross

We see in this passage a God who is control, a king who is worth worshipping and a challenge to guard our hearts. So let’s worship him freely without worrying about what others might think.

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Richard Owen | Sunday December 11, 2016 | The Way of the Cross

Jesus refuses to get drawn into pointless debates trying to rank the commandments in order of importance, and neither does he write off the entire law. Instead, he gets to the very heart of the Law

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Richard Owen | Sunday November 13, 2016 | The Way of the Cross

Jesus tells a parable holding up a mirror of truth to the religious leaders of the time. When Jesus challenges us with the truth, will we respond, unlike them, by humbling ourselves before him and receive His mercy and freedom.

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