Tagged with: relationships
Tue Apr 16 '13|
Couples often ask us if there are any books that will help them as they consider marriage, so below are a few books that Joy and I have found to be helpful for strengthening marriages and relationships. We hope that...
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...
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...
Wed Jul 18 '12|
I’ve been single and a Christian for a long (long) time. Over the years, I have read my fair share of Christian relationships books, heard many sermons on singleness, relationships, and marriage, and been party to seemingly endless conversations about...
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 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...
Wed Jul 4 '12|
I started dating my first girlfriend when we were both 17. We married 5 years later and will celebrate our 10 year anniversary this year. To say that I have little experience of being single is an understatement! Because it...
Sun Jul 1 '12|
Sex is a good and powerful gift from God. But when misused it can leave us disappointed and hurt. What does Jesus offer to those carrying pain, regret and shame? How can we experience restoration from hurt inflicted upon us?...
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 6 '11|
Genuine disciples should be pure in all of their relationships; respectful, appropriate and full of integrity. The first letter to Timothy lays out challenging guidelines for how we are to conduct ourselves as we relate to others in the church.
Sun Jul 24 '11|
How should the gospel affect our family life? In this talk, David will look at what Paul has to say about the relationships between wives and husbands, and children and parents.
Sun Jul 10 '11|
Does God care about how we use our bodies? What does the Bible say about sex and alcohol? In this talk, Adrian will address these important subjects, unpacking Paul’s advice on how to live holy lives.
Sun May 29 '11|
The good news about Jesus breaks down division and mends broken relationships. This talk will look at how the gospel has overcome the divisions between Jew and Gentile, and man and God, making us into a family, and a dwelling...
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 Feb 20 '11|
This week, guest speaker Mal Fletcher challenged us to think about the way we prepare for the future, in order to be effective leaders and influencers.
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 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 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 Jun 7 '09|
David considers Paul’s closing remarks to the Thessalonians, explaining how the presence of the Spirit is critical to the life of the church.
Sun Dec 7 '08|
Adrian investigates the true meaning of Christmas, using C S Lewis’ famous Narnia series.
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 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 Jan 14 '07|
Dave and Liz Holden look at raising family, caring for children, building a great marriage, and having a strong relationship with God.
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...