Stephen Murray

The people around Jesus (The Prodigal God 1)

January 26, 2014

Bible Text: Luke 15:1-10 |

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Luke 15 begins with the religious leaders noticing something—that Jesus seems to attract and befriend “tax collectors and sinners,” moral outcasts of respectable society. We read in verse 2 that they “mutter” to one another about this. We can almost imagine them saying: “He welcomes sinners! This kind of person never comes to our meetings. This must be because he is telling them what they want to hear. He is not calling them to repent or change.” In response, Jesus tells them three parables. By listening carefully to all three parables, and especially to the last one, traditionally called The Parable of the Prodigal Son, Jesus challenges his listeners’ fundamental assumptions about God, sin, and salvation. He gives them an entirely new way of thinking about God, themselves, and the whole world. In this message we look at the first two of these parables.

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God, Sin, Man

Sermon Series - Psalms

January 19, 2014

Bible Text: Psalm 24 |

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Closely following the flow of the three stanzas of Psalm 24, this message answers the questions: - What is God like? - What are we like? - How do we relate to each other?

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Wisdom for a blessed 2014

Sermon Series - Psalms

January 12, 2014

Bible Text: Psalm 1:1-6 |

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At the start of each new year we look forward in anticipation hoping for something good. Psalm 1 challenges some of our notions of the blessed man or woman and offers us some practical wisdom for the new year.

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Jesus the Revolutionary

September 22, 2013

Bible Text: Matthew 21:1-11 |

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The revolutionary difference the meek and majestic King makes.

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Jesus the Magician

September 8, 2013

Bible Text: Mark 2:1-12 |

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Jesus is often seen as something of a First Century miracle worker. How do we make sense of him in an age where people are highly skeptical of the miraculous?

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Why Gospel-Centered?

Hope City

January 27, 2013

Bible Text: 1 Corinthians 15:1-7 |

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Answering the questions: Why do we describe our church as gospel-centered? What does gospel-centered mean?

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Why Plant a Church in Cape Town City?

Hope City

January 20, 2013

Bible Text: Matthew 28:16-20,Jonah 4:1-11 |

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Answering the question: Why start a new church in the City Bowl of Cape Town?

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