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Sun Apr 28 '13|
On the seventh day, God rested. And he recommends that we do the same. This week, Andy Tilsley addresses the subject of Sabbath and considers how we can build healthy patterns of work and rest into our lives.
Sun Mar 3 '13|
Jesus’ disciples observe him praying and ask him to teach them how to do it. This week, Andy Tilsley looks at the Lord’s Prayer, and a parable Jesus offers to encourage his followers to pray with faith.
Fri Mar 1 '13|
The year is 2003. I was part of a television crew looking to expose a conman in Wales. It was exciting. I’ve always thought of myself as a character in a James Bond movie (I’ll leave you to guess which...
Sun Jan 13 '13|
After an unsuccessful night of fishing, Peter has an encounter with Jesus, which changes the trajectory of his life. This week, Andy Tilsley looks at what it means to take a step of faith and become a disciple of Jesus.
Wed Dec 12 '12|
“This matters in the history of the world” were the words used to conclude the first Global Cities Conference in London two weeks ago. Normally I’d think that’s a little grandiose and self-congratulatory, but when you take into account that...
Sun Nov 25 '12|
A young carpenter from a royal line hears some puzzling news about his virgin fiancée. This week Andy Tilsley looks at the story of Joseph, and how he would become the father to the promised Son of David.
Sun Oct 28 '12|
How can we build mature, consistent, disciplined lives? How can we learn to be faithful and consistent, even in difficult times? This week, Andy looks at Paul’s instructions to Timothy to be attentive like a soldier, train like an athlete...
Sun Oct 7 '12|
Many people never achieve the things they could because they are held back by fear. Fear of failure, fear of being looked down on, fear of inadequacy… but it doesn’t have to be like that. This week Andy looks at...
Sun Jul 22 '12|
Every kind of relationship – between friends, colleagues, family members or married couples – is bound to hit difficulties eventually. When disagreements come, how can we manage them in such a way as to strengthen the friendship? In this final...
Sun Jul 8 '12|
Around 50% of Londoners between the age of 20 and 59 are single. Some see singleness as liberating, others as a chore. What are the particular challenges and opportunities that single people face? What advice does the Bible have to...
Sun Jun 17 '12|
How can we take relationships with friends, family, colleagues, neighbours and partners beyond superficiality and towards something life-giving and lasting? Andy Tilsley looks at what it takes to build and sustain great relationships. Love is not an abstract feeling; a...
Fri Jun 15 '12|
I don’t know why, but when I was growing up, the sermon series on relationships was the one that was most eagerly anticipated. Now it’s finally upon us at ChristChurch London, and I have to deliver three of the talks,...
Sun May 27 '12|
What are the characteristics that God wants to develop in our lives, and how does the Holy Spirit help us to grow in these areas? This week Andy Tilsley will look at Paul’s teaching in Galatians 5 about the fruit...
Sun Apr 15 '12|
Who was Habakkuk? Why was he writing? And why are we spending four weeks reading about him? In this talk we explore the context behind the book of Habakkuk and consider how to understand what is going on when it...
Fri Mar 2 '12|
I say, I say, I say… How did the egg climb the mountain? It scrambled up. How do comedians like their eggs? Funny side up. Where do you find information about eggs? In the hencyclopedia. Okay, I’m sorry. There must...
Sun Feb 19 '12|
Jesus miraculously feeds 5,000 people with five loaves and two fish, and then continues to explain that he is the bread of life. In this talk, Andy Tilsley explores what Jesus meant, and why it was such a controversial claim...
Sun Jan 8 '12|
It’s a new year and a new start; a great opportunity to re-evaluate and set priorities for the year ahead. Today Andy launches a four week practical series on money by looking at the parable of the Rich Fool and...
Fri Nov 25 '11|
Bad people need grace more than I do. At least that’s what I always used to think. I was an arrogant teenager; I lived a ‘good’ life. I was obedient, good at school and served as a Sunday School teacher...
Sun Oct 16 '11|
Fewer statements could be more audacious than this: God calls us His friends! In week three of our DNA series, Andy looks at what it means to be a friend of God, and how we can learn to rely on...
Sun Oct 2 '11|
What does it mean to be devoted to Christ? In this talk, Andy Tilsley will unpack Paul’s song in Philippians 2, looking at the character of Jesus, and the kind of attitudes disciples should seek to develop in their own...
Sun Sep 4 '11|
Character will define you more than anything else, so how do you build it? In week three of this series, Andy draws examples from the lives of Mordecai and Esther in an individualistic culture.
Tue Aug 9 '11|
London is a mess. Like everyone else I’ve been shocked, saddened, angered, frustrated, watching so many images of violence, destruction, animosity and downright hatred. I was in Tottenham just before the riots broke out on Saturday, and you would never...
Sun Jun 19 '11|
The word ‘university’ literally means ‘unity in diversity.’ This is a brilliant picture of what God wants for His church; a diverse people who are deeply united and closely knit. This week, we will look at Paul’s prayer for the...
Sun May 15 '11|
In the second week of our new series, Andy looks at Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian church, considering what it means for us to be called the body of Christ.
Thu Apr 21 '11|
Go and buy yourself your favourite food and make yourself a hot drink. Sit in your favourite chair, and get comfortable. Let your mind wander to tonight’s television schedule, the upcoming Bank Holiday fun and relaxing in the sun. Feel...
Sun Apr 10 '11|
This week Andy Tilsley continued our prayer series, by speaking about the need for us to pray continually.
Sun Mar 20 '11|
Isn’t the church full of hypocrites? Why is life just so busy? Why hasn’t God answered that prayer? What is there in life to look forward to? And what on earth does any of that have to do with prayer?...
Sun Jan 30 '11|
After over a dozen weeks, Andy Tilsley wraps up our series on the kingdom of God, looking at the implications of the message for Christians today. Jesus didn’t call us to make converts but to make disciples. In other words,...
Mon Dec 13 '10|
Our entire calendar is oriented around His life. We start the year on January 1st, because it’s the day that He would have been circumcised and given His name – the 8th day after his celebrated birth (December 25th). The...
Sun Dec 12 '10|
Andy Tilsley looks at the Last Supper and the powerful symbolism of Communion. It’s an important examination of Jesus’ work at the Cross, the hope of the Kingdom coming in all it’s fullness, and how we should live as we...
Sun Nov 7 '10|
Andy continues our series on the Kingdom of God at our dedication service for families in the church, by looking at the subject of ‘Greatness’ and what it really means to be great in the Kingdom of God. It’s a...
Sun Oct 3 '10|
This week Andy continued our new series ‘Kingdom Come’ looking at the theme of the Kingdom in the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus’ message of the Kingdom was good news for people from any and every background. We also saw what...
Sun Aug 22 '10|
Andy continues our series on Jonah by looking at the importance of reaching a city in need.
Fri Jul 23 '10|
It’s been an amazing week. I’ve never been to Africa before, let alone Zimbabwe, but I can honestly say I love it. The people are both warm and deeply passionate for God, the country is beautiful, and what’s happening in...
Sun Jul 11 '10|
Andy Tilsley continues our series on Genesis, by looking at our third talk on the life of Noah and the story of the flood. He unpacks how God decides to deal with the problem of evil in the human heart....
Mon May 17 '10|
I remember when I first got into reading books and listening to talks from churches around the world. I can remember some of the profoundly positive changes and challenges my life has benefitted from – sometimes after a particularly electric...
Sun Apr 25 '10|
Andy Tilsley looks at Genesis 3:8-24 as we look at the results of human’s sin and the consequences that followed. We’ll also examine how in spite of the fall, that even back in Genesis there are hints of hope for...
Sun Jan 3 '10|
As we open our new series on worship, Andy brings us back to the basics, calling us to remember and joyfully worship Jesus for all He has done for us.
Sun Nov 8 '09|
How can we reach out to those who seem furthest away from God? Andy takes us through Philippians 1 and challenges us to look at what evangelism is worth.
Sun Sep 20 '09|
Andy unpacks Ephesians 3 and God’s mission to bless the nations of the world through the church.
Sun Aug 30 '09|
Exodus 33: What does it mean to seek God’s presence as Moses did in Exodus 33 and why do we want it? Who do we go to to get it and how do we make Moses’ prayer in Exodus 33...
Sun May 24 '09|
What does it mean to live lives focussed on Jesus’ second coming? Andy looks at how looking to the long term can and should affect our lives today.
Sun Mar 8 '09|
Building God’s glorious Church requires community, courage and Christ-centred lives. By dying to ourselves we can better live for Him.