Tagged with: Jesus
Fri Mar 29 '13|
The Russian playwright Anton Chekov famously wrote: “If you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. If it’s not going to be...
Thu Mar 28 '13|
On the evening Jesus was betrayed, he shared a meal with his disciples, and Peter declared his total allegiance to Jesus. Jesus replied ‘truly I tell you, before the rooster crows you will deny me three times’ (John 13:38). After...
Mon Mar 25 '13|
At various points throughout Jesus’ life, he spoke in hushed tones, and swore people to secrecy about his true identity. But in today’s passage, as Jesus’ ministry comes towards its climax, he takes just a few of his closest disciples...
Sun Mar 24 '13|
In the final few days of his life, Jesus celebrated a meal with his closest disciples. It was no normal meal, but one with a long history and deep symbolism. This week David Stroud looks at the Last Supper and...
Sun Mar 17 '13|
Following Jesus is a difficult decision, not to be taken lightly. It’s like building a tower, fighting a war and taking up your cross. This week, Liam looks at Jesus’ challenging words about what it takes to follow him.
Sun Mar 10 '13|
Jesus sets his disciples a seemingly impossible challenge; to feed 5,000 people with a kid’s packed lunch! David considers what this passage teaches us about training and raising up leaders.
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.
Sun Feb 24 '13|
When he heard that his family had come to see him, Jesus declared ‘my mother and brothers are those who hear God’s word and put it into practice.’ This week David looks at the themes of community and relationship.
Sun Feb 17 '13|
What does extravagant worship look like? And what kind of heart does it come from? In this, the fifth week of our Cross Roads series, Matt Ellis looks at the story of the woman who anointed Jesus with oil, and...
Sun Feb 10 '13|
John the Baptist, imprisoned by Herod, sends his disciples to find out if Jesus is the real deal. This week, Liam looks at the theme of disappointment in discipleship and considers how Jesus offers hope to those facing struggles.
Sun Jan 20 '13|
What does it look like for the church to be an inclusive community in a pluralistic world? This week, David Stroud looks at Jesus’ challenging teaching on loving enemies, speaking well of others, and resisting the temptation to be judgmental.
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.
Sun Jan 6 '13|
After centuries of silence, a new prophet arrives on the scene, with an invitation to a new form of discipleship. In this, the first talk of our Cross Roads series, David looks at the preaching of John the Baptist in...
Sun Dec 30 '12|
In the final week of our series, Joel looks at the story of Simeon and Anna and their joy at meeting the baby Jesus. We see that this child’s birth is the answer to ancient promises, and the hope for...
Sun Dec 23 '12|
Wise Men travel from the East, laden with gifts, and seeking a King. In this, the fifth week of our Advent series, we look at how Jesus redefines greatness, and offers hope for seekers, whatever their background.
Sun Dec 9 '12|
Many details of the Christmas story are well known: no room at the inn, the child born in a stable and laid in a manger. But is it possible that we’ve become so familiar with the Christmas Card portrayal that...
Sun Dec 2 '12|
In week three of our series on the story of Christmas, Matt Ellis looks at the young girl Mary who was chosen for an awesome task, to fulfil an ancient promise and give birth to the Messiah.
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 Nov 18 '12|
First century Israel was a complex place, with corrupt rulers, national oppression and a seemingly-silent God. In the first week of this new series, David Stroud looks at the political and religious setting of the first Christmas and how this...
Fri Nov 2 '12|
Christmas is coming. Depending on when you read this edition of Broadcast Headlines, you may either feel that it’s still a long way away, or that the shopping days are seriously depleting! But we are well and truly heading towards...
Tue Oct 9 '12|
Say the word ‘heaven’ and you will conjure up a range of ideas and images from the saccharine to the absurd. To some it’s a non-existent crutch for weak people. For others, an abstract place where the deceased experience disembodied...
Sun Jul 29 '12|
What is God’s final plan for creation? This week we come to the end of our series on Revelation by looking at John’s incredible description of the New Creation, full of rich imagery and incredible hope. We will see what...
Sun Jul 15 '12|
As the story draws towards a close, we read that Christ will reign for 1,000 years. Little in Scripture has caused more debate than these chapters. What is the millennium, when will it happen and how is it relevant for...
Sun Jul 1 '12|
John describes a series of shocking events: natural disasters, plagues and catastrophes falling upon the Earth. How should we interpret these? Are they literal predictions of a bleak future? How and when might they happen? And what do they tell...
Sun Jun 24 '12|
John’s first glimpse into heaven is a dazzling picture: strange creatures, precious jewels, and a dramatic scene with thousands of worshippers. Here we look at the Lamb on the Throne in Revelation 4 and 5, learn to interpret the symbols...
Sun Jun 17 '12|
Confusing symbols, mysterious imagery, and sometimes unpleasant descriptions make Revelation daunting to read and difficult to understand. How much is it a prediction of the future? How is it relevant today? And how should we go about interpreting it? In...
Mon Apr 30 '12|
Over the past two months, my student kitchen has been transformed each Wednesday evening into the home of an Alpha course. With the help of Charlie Gordon, I’ve gathered with friends to share food, build friendships and discuss Jesus, all...
Tue Apr 24 '12|
For many, the book of Revelation is one of the most puzzling sections of the Bible. Confusing symbols, mysterious imagery, and sometimes unpleasant descriptions make it daunting to read and difficult to understand. As a result, many people avoid it...
Sat Apr 7 '12|
Why do bad things happen and bad people get away with it? Where is God in times of darkness, silence and pain? The story of Easter Saturday explores some of these questions: ‘Do not fret because of those who are...
Fri Apr 6 '12|
Betrayed, tried and wrongly condemned to death, Jesus is handed over to the soldiers to be brutally tortured and crucified. ‘The soldiers stripped Jesus and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set...
Mon Apr 2 '12|
Is Jesus King of your life? Are you fully submitted to him? The Easter story begins with a dramatic entry to Jerusalem, which proclaims Jesus as king and demands our allegiance: ‘As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and...
Sun Apr 1 '12|
We all want to prosper in life; to know success and security, but so much of the advice on offer ultimately fails and disappoints. In this talk, David will explore how Jesus’ claim to be the true vine enables us...
Sun Mar 25 '12|
In a world where many people claim to know the way to happiness, doubt the existence of truth, and just want to live their own lives however they want, what should we make of Jesus’ exclusive claim that he is...
Sun Mar 11 '12|
We live in a broken world, full of sickness, suffering and death; and where is God? Is He indifferent, or simply impotent to do anything about it? In this talk, David will explore Jesus’ claim to be the resurrection and...
Sun Mar 4 '12|
What kind of a leader was Jesus, and what was unique about his mission? In this talk, Tim will explore how Jesus mixes his metaphors to present a challenging and revolutionary model of servant leadership.
Sun Feb 26 '12|
Jesus stood up at the Feast of Tabernacles and made the bold claim ‘I am the light of the world!’ In this talk we explore what he meant, and how light is both a threat to those who love darkness,...
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 Feb 12 '12|
Who is Jesus? What is so unique about him? And how is his message relevant to life in the twenty first century? Liam Thatcher opens our new series looking at the claims of Jesus in the Gospel of John, and...
Fri Jan 27 '12|
A glance at the news this week reminds us of the power of the ocean. On the one hand, a sixteen-year-old girl has become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the earth single-handed. On the other, a cruise liner lies wrecked...
Fri Jan 27 '12|
The novelist H.G. Wells famously said, “I am an historian. I am not a believer. But this penniless preacher from Galilee is irresistibly the centre of history.” What is it about Jesus that is so captivating and intriguing, that even...
Sun Dec 11 '11|
In this talk from our Christmas Carol Service, David Stroud looks at the promise of a child who would change the course of history, and considers how the festivities of Christmas are hints of a time when the world will...
Sun Nov 27 '11|
How does God feel about you? What kind of Father is he? This week was our baptism service, and Adrian spoke on Jesus’ most famous parable: the Prodigal Son.
Sun Jul 31 '11|
Guest speaker Andrew Wilson looks at the five cries of Calvary. He inspires us to consider afresh the cross of Christ, marvelling at the silence of Jesus, the savagery of his death, and his substitution on our behalf.
Sun Jun 12 '11|
Tim uses the story of the woman being healed by touching the tassels on Jesus’ robe to show that where faith in Him exists, one touch from Jesus can redeem our past and transform our future. Believe and be Baptised:...
Sun Jun 12 '11|
Tim takes us through the story of how a father’s faith is stretched to the limit by Jesus’ insistence on doing things at His Father’s pace. Believe and be Baptised: Interview with a recently baptised Christian.
Sun Jun 5 '11|
If you were to ask around, what do people think of the church, I wonder what answers you would hear? Boring? Irrelevant? Out of date? God’s view of the church is altogether more positive. In this talk, we see that...
Sun May 22 '11|
Ephesians two opens with three vivid pictures of man’s predicament without God, and three ways in which the good news of Jesus meets our deepest needs.
Sun May 8 '11|
Today we launch into a series on the book of Ephesians, with a breathtaking look at the enormous string of blessings that are available for disciples of Jesus.
Sun May 1 '11|
What is fasting? What does it achieve? Who should do it, and how? This final session in our prayer series will look at the purpose of fasting, as well as some guidelines for how to get the most out this...
Sun Apr 24 '11|
This week Matt Ellis looks at why Christianity hinges on the resurrection of Jesus Christ and how the resurrection enables us to live new “risen lives” with him today. Andy Tilsley’s thoughts on getting comfy this easter
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 Mar 13 '11|
The disciples asked Jesus, “Lord, teach us to pray…” In this, the second talk of our series, we will look at Jesus’ response, and how the Lord’s Prayer serves as a great model for how to pray.
Sun Mar 6 '11|
This week we launched a new series on prayer by looking at the parable of the widow and the wicked judge in Luke 18, considering how the character of God motivates us to pray.
Sun Feb 27 '11|
In a city where so many things compete for our passion, David looks at what really matters, and how this affects the way in which we use our money.
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,...
Sun Jan 23 '11|
This sermon looks at the resurrection of Jesus, and the promise of new life and victory over death that it brings to Christians. Adrian Holloway unpacks Matthew 27:57-28:15 by examining some of the arguments for Jesus resurrection from the dead,...
Sun Jan 16 '11|
This talk looks at the crucifixion of Jesus, his resurrection, and the implications for Christians today. David Stroud continues our series on the kingdom of God, with a message about Jesus’ power, grace, forgiveness and ultimate victory over sin, death...
Sun Jan 9 '11|
This week, David talks about how suffering is part of the cost of bringing in the Kingdom, and how we ought to respond. Looking at the story of Gethsemane and the trial of Jesus, he considers how Jesus was able...
Sun Dec 19 '10|
In this talk from ChristChurch’s Christmas Carol service, David Stroud looks at the true meaning of Christmas and what 21st Century worshippers can learn from Herod and the Magi.
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 Dec 5 '10|
This week Jesus gets angry and violent. Five days before his death, he cleanses the Jerusalem Temple. In this talk, Adrian claims that this cleansing of the Temple represents both the ‘end of religion’ and ‘the beginning of Christianity.’
Sun Nov 14 '10|
This week we continued our journey through the book of Matthew, looking at the subject of the Kingdom of God, and this week’s theme in the series was Freedom. We looked at two facets of a problem – the hypocrisy...
Sun Oct 31 '10|
What are the signs that demonstrate the Kingdom? How should that shape our mission? And how can we live out truly radical lifestyles, even in the face of pressure and hostility? David Stroud answers some of these questions in the...
Sun Oct 24 '10|
Adrian Holloway speaks from Matthew as we continue our series on the kingdom of God, and its message for us in 21st century London life. This week we’re looking at the parable of the hidden treasure and the pearl, which...
Sun Oct 17 '10|
This week we looked at Matthew 5:38-48, and considered what the Kingdom response should be when people wrong us. Jesus taught that we should not retaliate like for like. Neither should we become a ‘doormat’ for people to trample over....
Sun Oct 10 '10|
Today we celebrated six years of ChristChurch London, thanking God for all He has done so far, and looking forward to all He will do in the coming years. We reflected on three aspects of our mission that God is...
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 Sep 26 '10|
This week we launched our new series ‘Kingdom Come’ looking at the theme of the Kingdom in the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus was always talking about the Kingdom, and so it follows that his message should be our message too....
Sun Sep 12 '10|
Terry Virgo speaks from 2 Kings and encourages to continue to claim the spoils of Jesus’ victory
Sun Aug 8 '10|
In this, the last week of the Origins series, Simon Ash looks at how, through Abram, God brings hope out of a hopeless people and hopeless situation.
Sun Aug 1 '10|
Rhys looks at why our human communication is so fragmented and, what is God’s plan for our restoration.
Sun May 30 '10|
This week, Tim continues our Origins series by looking at how death is universal and unnatural but has also been conquered by Jesus.
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 Dec 13 '09|
In this second Christmas Carol Service, Adrian Holloway talks about what Jesus’ coming to earth as a baby means for us today.
Sun Sep 6 '09|
Moses climbs Mount Nebo and views the Promised Land. In this talk, Adrian asks us to come up and see from a new perspective.
Sun Aug 16 '09|
Tim looks at the purpose and importance of the law, and how it reflects both the character of God and also applies to our lives today.
Sun Aug 2 '09|
James Haslam takes us on a tour through redemptive history and how the Passover points to Jesus.
Sun Jul 12 '09|
Scott Marques talks about his life in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, and gives a brilliant talk from Genesis 1 and looks at how it applies to our lives today.
Sun May 31 '09|
Adrian looks at Paul’s challenge to be joyful always and give thanks in all circumstances.
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 Apr 19 '09|
David looks at Paul’s prayer written to the Thessalonians and explains how we too can develop a vibrant prayer life that results in an overflow of love & a strengthening of our hearts.
Sun Apr 5 '09|
David considers how the church in Thessalonica coped with the trials they were facing and looks at the lessons we can learn when we are living under pressure ourselves.
Sun Jan 11 '09|
Cleansed by the blood of Jesus. The second in a series of four sermons. David explains how the death of Jesus has dealt with our guilt: The Cleansing Power of The Cross.
Sun Oct 12 '08|
Checking for the next leg of the journey: Adrian looks at how close or far Christchurch is from the early church and how important it is that we love one another.
Sun Jul 20 '08|
Simon and Juliette look at the busy life of Jesus, how Levi reached out to his friends, and how we can apply today what we learn from their story
Sun Jul 13 '08|
Guest speaker Stephen Van Rhyn speaks on the extent of God’s great love for us.
Thu Jun 26 '08|
Adrian explores five reason why people are drawn to Jesus today at our baptism service
Sun Jun 8 '08|
Our favourite cowardly schemer Jacob gets ready for a showdown with his brother Esau, who’s been waiting 20 years for the chance to kill Jacob.
Sun May 18 '08|
Life changing principles for transforming lives. David investigates the key factors for avoiding the tragedy that Isaac, Rebekah & Jacob brought upon themselves and each other.
Sun Mar 16 '08|
An evangelistic talk at our baptismal service based on Peter’s confession of Christ at Caesarea Phillippi.
Sun Mar 9 '08|
Jonathan Aitken takes ChristChurch through the Psalm that inspired him during difficulties and highlighted the need for forgiveness and prayer
Sun Mar 2 '08|
A chain reference bible study on healing, highlighting the “according to your faith” principle on which Jesus seems to have operated.
Sun Aug 26 '07|
Ross Bull takes the timeless love story of Isaac and Rebekah to outline God’s principles for finding a spouse and preparing for marriage.
Sun Jul 1 '07|
Adrian Holloway preaches an evangelistic message at a baptismal service using the TV series Prison Break as an analogy for Christ breaking himself into the prison of our world to set us free. This is an invitation to join Jesus...
Sun May 20 '07|
Guest Speaker Terry Virgo teaches from Ephesians chapter 4 and talks on building a New Testament church and how we can be part of it.
Sun Apr 8 '07|
Paul teaches us that the same power that raised Christ from the dead is at work in us. We weren’t designed to do life in our own strength! What implications does the resurrection have for us today? Listen to this...
Sun Dec 17 '06|
Adrian Holloway speaks at the second of two carol services looking at the Gift of Love at Christmas time.