Stephen Murray

Standing in the Fire

January 29, 2017

Bible Text: Daniel 3:1-30 |

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This is the third sermon in our six-part sermon series entitled Inside the Lion's Den. We've been looking at what it means to live faithfully as a Christian in a world that doesn't seem to follow God's agenda.

In this talk we we answer the question How do you stand in the face of opposition to God as we take a look at Daniel chapter 3's account of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fiery furnace.

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Revealer & Ruler

January 22, 2017

Bible Text: Daniel 2:1-49 |

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In this talk we tackle Daniel chapter 2. This is the second installment of our six-week study in the book of Daniel.

Part of Daniel's value for us is the insight it gives for life in a world that doesn't seem to follow God's agenda. Chapter 1 began to address the question of how you follow God in adverse circumstances. Chapter 2 goes further back and addresses the question behind that - is it even worth following God at all?

This week we consider Daniel's presentation of God as revealer and ruler as we engage with that question in the light of the text.

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Drawing Lines

January 15, 2017

Bible Text: Daniel 1:1-21 |

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This sermon takes a look at Daniel chapter 1 and is the first of a six-part series in the book of Daniel.

We've entitled this series Inside The Lion's Den with reference to what is probably the most well-known story in the book as we hear the story of Daniel again and hear what it teaches us about living in an environment where Christian values and norms are not the values and norms of the surrounding culture.

Daniel chapter 1 sets the scene and shows us that there are three things we need to know if we want to live well for God in our own context. We need to know where we live, how to live where we live, and why we live how we live where we live.

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What Child Is This?

December 18, 2016

Bible Text: Matthew 1:18-25 |

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The great question of Christmas is "Who exactly is the child in the manger?" In this sermon we try to answer this question against the backdrop of the prevailing question in our present culture "Who am I?" and see how the identity of the child in the manger impacts us today.

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The Heart of the Kingdom

October 9, 2016

Bible Text: Mark 2:1-12 |

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In Mark chapter 2 we see Jesus healing the paralytic. We see how in bringing the Kingdom, Jesus shows us ultimate reality and fixes ultimate reality.

In this sermon series we're answering the question "Who is Jesus?" as we study Mark's Gospel together taking an honest look at various moments in Jesus's life and ministry.

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Jesus the Big Deal

October 2, 2016

Bible Text: Mark 1:1-13 |

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In Mark chapter 1 we take a look at Mark's opening pronouncements and the account of Jesus's baptism. We see how, in Jesus, we connect with the divine, see ourselves, and experience relief.

In this sermon series we're answering the question "Who is Jesus?" as we study Mark's Gospel together taking an honest look at various moments in Jesus's life and ministry.

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The Citizen

August 28, 2016

Bible Text: Romans 12:9-21 |

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In this series we're trying to answer one question: What is a complete Christian? We ask this question because we want to ensure we're heading in the right direction in our spirituality as we pursue a balanced and mature understanding and expression of our faith as Christians.

In this sermon we study Romans 12:9-21 for a second time as as we think about what our posture or response towards those who are outside our faith community should be.

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The Messenger

August 28, 2016

Bible Text: Romans 10:5-15 |

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In this series we're trying to answer one question: What is a complete Christian? We ask this question because we want to ensure we're heading in the right direction in our spirituality as we pursue a balanced and mature understanding and expression of our faith as Christians.

In this sermon we study Romans 10:5-15 as we consider the complete Christian as a messenger of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our city.

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The Member

August 14, 2016

Bible Text: Romans 12:9-21 |

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In this series we're trying to answer one question: What is a complete Christian? We ask this question because we want to ensure we're heading in the right direction in our spirituality as we pursue a balanced and mature understanding and expression of our faith as Christians.

In this sermon we study Romans 12:9-21 as we look at what it means to be a member.

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The Servant

August 7, 2016

Bible Text: Romans 12:3-8 |

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In this series we're trying to answer one question: What is a complete Christian? We ask this question because we want to ensure we're heading in the right direction in our spirituality as we pursue a balanced and mature understanding and expression of our faith as Christians.

In this sermon we study Romans 12:3-8 as we look at what it means to be a servant.

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