Stephen Murray

Rest

Sermon Series: Jesus is Better - Studies in Hebrews

January 19, 2020

Bible Text: Hebrews 4:1-13 |

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In this sermon we explore the Biblical concept of rest as discussed by the author of Hebrews. We discover that rest isn't the same thing as inactivity and that there is a deeper rest that we need that we can't get from merely taking a break.

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The Idol of Money

Hope City

December 1, 2019

Bible Text: Luke 19:1-10 |

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In this passage Zacchaeus, the despised and greedy tax-collector, has a life-changing encounter with Jesus Christ. We discover how the Gospel of grace is  able to truly liberate us from the idol of money and lead us into a place of authentic generosity towards others and kingdom-minded stewardship of the resources God has entrusted to us.

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The Narrow Door

October 20, 2019

Bible Text: Luke 9:51-62 |

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How many people will be saved in the end? That's the question that gets addressed to Jesus. His answer might surprise you.

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Absolute Allegiance

October 13, 2019

Bible Text: Luke 9:51-62 |

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Jesus often makes striking demands of his followers. In this passage he calls on people to give their absolute allegiance to him. What does it mean to follow Jesus above all else?

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If You Hear His Voice | Part 2

Sermon Series: Jesus is Better - Studies in Hebrews

October 6, 2019

Bible Text: Hebrews 3:7-19 |

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How does the church help us to listen to the voice of God better? Building on the previous sermon we look at communal ways in which we can help each other pay better attention to the word of God.

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If You Hear His Voice | Part 1

Sermon Series: Jesus is Better - Studies in Hebrews

September 29, 2019

Bible Text: Hebrews 3:7-19 |

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Why don't we listen to God's word even when we believe that we ought to? The author of the book of Hebrews helps us answer that question by holding up the desert-wandering Israel as an example of a people who fail to listen to God's word. In this sermon we explore the root causes that result in us not listening to the voice of God.

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The Law of Moses and The Christian

Sermon Series: Jesus is Better - Studies in Hebrews

September 22, 2019

Bible Text: Hebrews 3:1-6 |

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When the book of Hebrews points out that Jesus is better than Moses, one big question that often comes to mind is: What do Christians do with the Mosaic law? In this sermon we explore the relationship between New Testament believers and the Old Testament law of Moses.

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Jesus Better Than Moses

Sermon Series: Jesus is Better - Studies in Hebrews

September 15, 2019

Bible Text: Hebrews 3:1-6 |

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For many of the original readers of Hebrews, Moses represented so much more than just a historical figure. If anything, he represented an entire ideology and worldview by which they lived their lives. In this sermon we explore how the writer challenges that notion and we see that in the end equation Jesus ought to sit above and critique every worldview or ideology we might engage with or come across.

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Atonement

Sermon Series: Jesus is Better - Studies in Hebrews

September 8, 2019

Bible Text: Hebrews 2:5-18 |

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Male on female violence at South Africa has been thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks. There is anger, frustration, pain, and fear among many in our society. The evil of such violence seems so dark and so pervasive. How do we, as Christians, think about this violence? How do we find understanding and how do we find comfort? Listen in as we open up the Scriptures and try to discern the voice of God in the midst of this crisis.

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Jesus Our Brother

Sermon Series: Jesus is Better - Studies in Hebrews

August 25, 2019

Bible Text: Hebrews 2:5-18 |

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Chapter 1 of Hebrews paints a very lofty vision of Jesus as the divine Son of God who reveals God in his fullness. In chapter 2 there's a shift and we get introduced to the humanity of Jesus. And as we see this teaching we begin to see how critical Christ's humanity is to our present lives and our futures. In fact, there are few doctrines as comforting as the humanity of Jesus. Listen in as we explore this together.

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