Stephen Murray

Resurrection & Second Coming

April 1, 2018

Bible Text: Acts 1:1-3 |

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Easter Sunday 2018.

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The Cup and the Sword

March 30, 2018

Bible Text: Mark 14:32-52 |

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Good Friday 2018.

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The True and Greater Israel

Ancient Grace - sermon series

March 18, 2018

Bible Text: Luke 4:1-13 |

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This sermon is the fifth in our series Ancient Grace.

Where does the story of Jesus start in the Bible? How you answer that question is going to shape the way you read and understand most of your Bible, particularly the Old Testament. The contention of this sermon series, Ancient Grace, is that the whole Bible, even the Old Testament is actually all about Jesus - about God's grace to us in sending us a Saviour to save us from our sin.

In this sermon we consider Jesus' temptation in the wilderness in Luke chapter 4. Cast against the backdrop of Israel's wilderness wanderings in Deuteronomy, and knowing how they fared in their testings there, the obvious question is how will Jesus respond? As we reflect on the tests he faced and the resistance that he offers, we find our answer to the question "Is he really the true and greater Israel?"

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The Son of David

Ancient Grace - sermon series

March 4, 2018

Bible Text: Psalm 2 |

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This sermon is the third in our series Ancient Grace.

Where does the story of Jesus start in the Bible? How you answer that question is going to shape the way you read and understand most of your Bible, particularly the Old Testament. The contention of this sermon series, Ancient Grace, is that the whole Bible, even the Old Testament is actually all about Jesus - about God's grace to us in sending us a Saviour to save us from our sin.

One of the prevailing ideas in our culture is that our own autonomy is the secret to our happiness. In Psalm 2 we gain insight into the nature of our world and the nature of our God, as we hear it expose the illusion of absolute autonomy and find hope in the solution it presents for our true happiness.

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The Serpent Crusher

Ancient Grace - sermon series

February 18, 2018

Bible Text: Genesis 3:1-24 |

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This sermon is the first in our series Ancient Grace.

Where does the story of Jesus start in the Bible? How you answer that question is going to shape the way you read and understand most of your Bible, particularly the Old Testament. The contention of this sermon series, Ancient Grace, is that the whole Bible, even the Old Testament is actually all about Jesus - about God's grace to us in sending us a Saviour to save us from our sin.

In Genesis 3, just after humans have sinned against God for the first time, we discover God's first promise of a coming Saviour, we discover Ancient Grace.

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More Than Conquerors

September 24, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 8:31-39 |

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This is the last sermon in our "Confident in Christ" series. The end of Romans 8 is one of the most uplifiting passages in Scripture. It contains deep, personal, precious promises for the believer and the reminder that the Gospel itself has the depth and power to hold you regardless of the circumstances around you.

In this series, we are hoping to help instill confidence in the God of the Bible by walking through Romans chapters 5-8, seeing how Paul teaches us the great reason Jesus gives us for having great confidence in God. Your confidence in God is going to swell, because your expectations of God are going to be rightly set and your experience of God is going to match up to those expectations.

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Life in the Spirit

September 10, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 8:1-17 |

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In this sermon we discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives as Christians from Paul's teaching in Romans 8. In these verses we see that the Spirit gives us life and that he makes us children of God.

In this series, we are hoping to help instill confidence in the God of the Bible by walking through Romans chapters 5-8, seeing how Paul teaches us the great reason Jesus gives us for having great confidence in God. Your confidence in God is going to swell, because your expectations of God are going to be rightly set and your experience of God is going to match up to those expectations.

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The Law: Part 1

August 27, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 7:1-25 |

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In this sermon we focus on Paul's teaching in Romans 7 regarding the relationship of the New Covenant Christian to the Old Testament Law and seek to better understand what it means when the New Testament teaches us that we are under grace and not under law.

In this series, we are hoping to help instill confidence in the God of the Bible by walking through Romans chapters 5-8, seeing how Paul teaches us the great reason Jesus gives us for having great confidence in God. Your confidence in God is going to swell, because your expectations of God are going to be rightly set and your experience of God is going to match up to those expectations.

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04. I Believe Because I Believe

Sermon Series: Why I Am A Christian

August 21, 2017

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This is the fourth talk from our Why I Am A Christian event which was held over a series of 4 consecutive Sunday evenings.

You can find our more about the series here.

You can download all the talks from the series here.

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Enslaved

August 20, 2017

Bible Text: Romans 6:15-23 |

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In Romans 6, Paul deals with the criticism that if God's grace in Jesus Christ is as big as he says it is, it might give Christian's license to sin. This is the fourth sermon in our Confident in Christ series. We take a look at Paul's response to this objection as we ask the questions "What do we do with the problem of ongoing indwelling sin in the life of the Christian?" and "What are our spiritual slave masters?".

In this series, we are hoping to help instill confidence in the God of the Bible by walking through Romans chapters 5-8, seeing how Paul teaches us the great reason Jesus gives us for having great confidence in God. Your confidence in God is going to swell, because your expectations of God are going to be rightly set and your experience of God is going to match up to those expectations.

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