Tagged with: love
Mon Feb 18 '13|
Hope. It dances in light To the sounds of heaven. Where deep calls to deep There, in the roar of the waterfalls; Collision. Longing. Pain. Tears. Freedom. Laughter. Explosion of joy, Hope uncovered. Eternally woven into the fabric of every...
Thu Jan 31 '13|
From the very first moment I met Christina I knew I wanted to marry her. Her beautiful looks and authentic faith in God immediately captured my heart. I knew she was the kind of woman I wanted to spend the...
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.
Fri Nov 30 '12|
What is eternal life? How do we know God, and how does our knowledge lead us to worship? In this talk, Liam Thatcher looks at Jesus’ prayer in John 17 and considers the awesome invitation to see and savour Christ. Click here...
Sun Sep 2 '12|
We’ve seen that God is Love, but He is not simply ‘loving’ in a vague or impersonal sense. The Bible describes Him as our Father. In this talk, Liam looks at how we relate to God as Father, and what...
Sun Aug 26 '12|
Many people imagine that God is distant, disinterested, or downright angry! The truth is far more shocking: God is Love. The Bible portrays Him as someone who not only knows who we are, but loves, cares about and wants the...
Wed Aug 22 '12|
At the conclusion of our Love is a Verb sermon series, we put some of your questions on relationships to a panel of leaders in ChristChurch London. David, Caroline, Andy and Joy, and Charlie and Laura tackled a range of questions on...
Wed Jul 25 '12|
Sharon and Joseph Mukungu are on the team that runs the Marriage Preparation Course at ChristChurch London. We asked Sharon to give us an idea of what to expect from the course. The Marriage Preparation Course runs for five consecutive...
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 15 '12|
The Bible has a good deal to say about the value of community, parenting and family life. But for some the idea of building a family in the city seems daunting and unfeasible. Here we look at the importance of...
Wed Jul 11 '12|
I want to live a story where I overcome the things that drag me down. Where I conquer my vices and vanquish my foes. But too often I am the one who is overcome, conquered and vanquished. I want to...
Sun Jun 24 '12|
Sex is everywhere. Some people see it as a commodity. For many, Free Love is the ideal; however, whenever and with whomever they want. Others have been taught to view it as something dirty, shameful or taboo. In this talk...
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,...
Tue Feb 21 '12|
I had heard quite a bit about the marriage preparation course before me and my then-fiancé Dan did the course, and so I was very intrigued to see what it would actually be like. If I am honest I was...
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 Nov 13 '11|
Disciples ought to take responsibility for their lives, keeping a close watch on their thoughts, their conduct and the way in which they use their gifts. In this talk, David will look at the importance of maturity in the life...
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 Aug 21 '11|
This week we said a fond farewell to the Scott family, as they leave to plant a new church in Vancouver, Canada. Rhys preached a farewell message, reflecting on his time in London, and challenging us to continue as disciples, not losing our first...
Sun Jul 3 '11|
Many of us want to change, putting our old habits behind us, but we just don’t know how. In this week’s talk, Liam looks at Paul’s strategy for how to break old habits, and live a life of love that...
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 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 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 13 '11|
How should we think about relationships, dating and marriage? This week, David looks at the story of Jacob and his relentless pursuit of Rachel in Genesis 28 and 29.
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 Jun 6 '10|
In this talk from Genesis 6, David looks at the origin of judgment, showing how God sees, and is grieved by man’s sinfulness, yet still offers the hope of salvation.
Sun Apr 4 '10|
On Easter Sunday, Simon Ash unpacks the story of the death and resurrection of Jesus, considering its relevance for today.
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 Aug 23 '09|
No sooner to God’s people get freed from slavery, than they fall into sin. Pete opens up Exodus 32, and looks at practical ways that we can avoid repeating the Israelites’ mistakes.
Sun Jul 26 '09|
God performed miracles through Moses. Does God want to perform miracles through us, as Christians living in the New Covenant? Should we expect miraculous healings, for example such as those seen by Moses in Numbers 21:9?
Sun May 31 '09|
Adrian looks at Paul’s challenge to be joyful always and give thanks in all circumstances.
Sun May 10 '09|
Paul addresses a group of people in the church who have chosen not to work, and commands them to work in order to be able to provide for themselves and others.
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 Mar 29 '09|
Adrian shows us how this passage inspires us to a) love our people, b) understand our enemy, and c) anticipate the second coming of Christ.
Sun Feb 22 '09|
In this second part of our new series, Simon looks at the power the Gospel has to transform hearts so that we can leads lives defined by faith, love and hope.
Sun Jan 18 '09|
The cross sets us free! The third in a series of four sermons. Using the story the story of the Exodus, David shows how Jesus has set us free from slavery, punishment and evil. Exodus 12.
Sun Jan 6 '08|
Paul writes to a young church with some helpful advice on how to build a strong community
Sun Nov 25 '07|
Guest speaker Dave Holden leads us through Paul’s Exhortation to live Moderate and distinctive lives as Christians, by not pushing the wrong boundaries and continually being filled with the Holy Spirit
Sun Sep 23 '07|
Adrian teaches us to test our approach to giving using the example of the church in Paul’s letter to the Corinthians
Sun Sep 16 '07|
David Stroud teaches from the first chapter of Colossians, and what really matters in our walks with Jesus – faith, hope and love.
Sun Sep 9 '07|
Mike Pilavachi reinforces a biblical attitude to worship centred on Jesus from the life of Samuel, teaching from 1 Samuel chapter 9.
Sun Aug 5 '07|
Life is sometimes complicated and painful. The tragic story of Genesis 16 and 21 teaches us some important lessons about making Godly decisions in the midst of difficult circumstances, and reveals God’s heart for the fatherless.
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 29 '07|
God tests those He calls to shape our character and our faith. Abraham is a wonderful model when it comes to laying down his own dreams, and passing the tests God sets us, and we do well to learn from...
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.
Sun Nov 12 '06|
Is my life on hold until I get married? Should I be looking for someone? Who? When? What does the Bible say about dating? Yes, it is the singleness talk! (And 1 Corinthians 7 takes a higher view of singleness...
Sun Oct 29 '06|
Adrian Holloway speaks at one of our baptismal services, and describes humankind’s spiritual slavery without God, featuring a replica pre US Civil War slavery ball & chain! He explains why baptism, a public declaration of faith is so important in...