Tagged with: prayer
Sun Apr 14 '13|
Nothing is more fundamental to a healthy lifestyle than the practice of breathing! In this talk, Liam explores how this simple act, which we do unthinkingly, can help us to recognise the presence of God and cultivate thankfulness.
Wed Apr 3 '13|
As the old adage goes: ‘you are what you eat.’ That always scared me as a child, because my mum fed me a lot of carrots, and I didn’t much like the idea of turning orange! But of course (childish-hyper-literalism...
Wed Mar 27 '13|
Right at the heart of Jerusalem stood the Temple, an enormous structure elevated on a mountain. It had taken 46 years to build, and its foundations covered nearly 1.5 million square feet. The temple was covered in gold, and the...
Thu Mar 21 '13|
As I write this, we’re in the season of Lent; a time of the year where there’s more chocolate in the shops than usual, and more people desperately fighting the urge to eat it! A season in which people seek...
Mon Mar 18 '13|
If you’re anything like me, Easter can whizz by almost without you noticing it. Cadburys Creme Eggs are in the shops from Boxing Day, you’ve eaten too many by February and entirely forgotten about Easter by March, until suddenly you...
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.
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 Jun 10 '12|
Jesus didn’t simply care about people’s spiritual wellbeing; he treated people as whole beings and provided for their spiritual, emotional and physical needs. Everywhere he went he restored sick people, and told his disciples to do the same. In this...
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...
Wed Feb 15 '12|
Prayer is central to all that we do in ChristChurch London and is undoubtedly one of the big reasons that we enjoy God’s blessing week by week as a church. A number of groups meet to pray at different times...
Thu Nov 24 '11|
Whatever you think of the many protests and marches we have seen recently – including the one that has ended up in St Paul’s back yard (seemingly creating a new camping area within the city of London) – one thing...
Tue Oct 25 '11|
Rhys and Sara Scott who were part of the founding team at ChristChurch London, have embarked on an adventure, planting a new church right in the heart of Vancouver. This video, which they put together for our prayer meeting, gives...
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 9 '11|
What is there not to love about London? Seven years in and we are just as passionate about our city as we ever have been. Love London Sunday is a real highlight of the calendar; an opportunity to celebrate everything...
Mon Sep 26 '11|
I can hardly believe it, but we launched ChristChurch London almost seven years ago! Amazing. On October 9 we will be celebrating our anniversary and we have called it Love London Sunday. Given that it is our seventh birthday we thought...
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.
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...
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 Aug 7 '11|
Ephesians concludes with a rousing call to a deep, effective Christian life. In this final talk of the series, Matt Ellis will look at the crucial elements that make up a well-rounded spirituality.
Mon Aug 1 '11|
Everyone loves a good ‘rags to riches’ tale. It’s the plot-device of ten-thousand films; somebody overcomes adversity, poverty or obscurity, and rises to a position of influence. And we love it. These are the kinds of stories that tug at...
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.
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 17 '11|
Sometimes it feels like God is silent – like we pray in faith, but our prayers go unanswered. This can be difficult to understand, both emotionally and theologically. This talk will look at what is really going on in these...
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 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 Jun 27 '10|
Adrian looks at how God took responsibility for ensuring Noah’s protection and what kind of protection we can expect from Jesus for us.
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 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 4 '09|
This is the scandal of the Cross: Jesus took our punishment on himself.
Sun Sep 28 '08|
Checking our fuel levels: God has called us to build a church that is full of his presence in the centre of the city. David sets out the key qualities that are required from us as we prepare for the...
Sun Sep 14 '08|
Terry Virgo speaks to us on how generous, sacrificial giving of our lives and resources is part of New Testament Church life.
Sun Aug 31 '08|
Jacob, after hearing that his son Joseph is alive, is revived and a transformation occurs within him. Evidence that God uses weak people to further display his glory.
Sun Aug 17 '08|
Forgiveness is at the centre of the Christian life, we are called to forgive as Jesus has forgiven us. But how do you forgive when you have been caused tremendous pain by 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 Jun 15 '08|
The deceiver becomes Israel. David looks at some of the key lessons that God teaches us before promotion from the story of Jacob wrestling with God.
Sun Mar 23 '08|
Jesus died and rose again to redeem a people for God. This body of people, the church, are one body, yet each has a personal and individual relationship with God. How does one grow a mature and intimate relationship with...
Sun Mar 16 '08|
An evangelistic talk at our baptismal service based on Peter’s confession of Christ at Caesarea Phillippi.
Sun Feb 10 '08|
Matt Partridge takes us through his experience of being a chosen people and how prophetic words have brought him to where he is
Sun Oct 14 '07|
The second talk in our series as Paul tackles the Gnostic, Jewish Legalistic and Occult elements that made up the heresy threatening the church at Colossae.
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 19 '07|
The story of God’s judgment of Sodom and rescue of Lot is a challenge to our culture in many ways. Will we see sin from God’s perspective, and will we choose to take responsibility for our lives in a way...
Sun Aug 12 '07|
Simon Ash looks at Genesis 18:16-33 to see how God reveals his plans and his character to increase our faith and encourage us to approach him in prayer.
Sun May 13 '07|
Jesus invites you to enjoy a life of remarkable quality through a relationship with Him. David explains how you can enjoy this for yourself as he looks at the story of Jesus turning water into wine from John chapter 2.
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 Mar 18 '07|
We all face crises in our lives from time to time. This talk draws practical lessons from a Psalm David wrote in difficult circumstances – what do we do when trouble comes and how should we respond?
Sun Feb 11 '07|
David Stroud teaches from Luke 21:1-4 and shows how God picks us out of the crowd, knows us inside out and straightens out our tangled lives.
Sun Jan 28 '07|
David Stroud uses the metaphor of mountain climbing to unpack the vision for ChristChurch London for the coming year. Dave looks at the church in Ephesus from Acts chapter 19 and draws parallels with our 21st century London context today.
Sun Jan 21 '07|
What is Leadership and church Eldership all about? Steve Tibbert joins us from Kings Church Catford to talk about this important topic from the book of 1 Timothy. We also were appointing elders in the church this Sunday.
Sun Dec 3 '06|
Adrian Holloway talks about the ‘Cup of the Lord’ and looks at the burden that Jesus bore for our sins at the cross. This is a message given at one of our baptismal meetings and is applicable for those exploring...
Sun Nov 19 '06|
We all have challenges in life – demands on our time and energies. How do we stay connected with God during those times? David Stroud takes us on a tour around the tabernacle from Exodus chapter 40 verses 1-9. The furniture...