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Content From David Stroud
Sun Jun 10 '18|
Isaiah describes a dramatic encounter with God’s glory, in which he is convicted of his inadequacy. In this talk, David looks at how God’s holiness should inspire us to worship.
Sun May 20 '18|
At our Love London Sunday baptism service, David speaks on Pentecost and the importance of listening to the Holy Spirit.
Sun May 13 '18|
In this talk to the Central London service, David uses John 15 to outline the importance of building community in the city.
Sun Apr 15 '18|
Paul ends Ephesians 6 by encouraging his readers to pray all kinds of prayers in all kinds of circumstances. In the final talk of this series, David considers the importance of praying in the Spirit.
Sun Mar 4 '18|
Paul tells his readers to protect themselves with the shield of faith. In this talk, David considers where we might experience attacks in our lives, and how we can defend ourselves when they come.
Sun Feb 4 '18|
ChristChurch London is one church, with one vision, meeting in four locations. In this standalone sermon, David Stroud explores how that vision plays out in our central service.
Sun Jan 21 '18|
The Hebrew Scriptures contain many words for worship, which involve our voices, arms, hands, and knees. In this talk, David looks at Psalm 95 and considers how we are to use our body in worship.
Sun Nov 19 '17|
Love London Sunday is an opportunity for all of our services to gather together as a whole church family. Listen to David Stroud’s stand alone talk from that service.
Sun Nov 5 '17|
The early church swept across the ancient world, driven by a powerful mixture of faith, strategy, and the guidance of the Spirit. In this talk, David looks at how the Holy Spirit leads and empowers us to start new churches.
Sun Oct 15 '17|
ChristChurch London is committed to working for the cultural, social and spiritual renewal of our city. In this talk, David unpacks that vision, considering where we are going, and how we hope to get there.
Sun Oct 1 '17|
This Autumn we are preparing to take a special offering, which will enable us to continue working for the cultural, social and spiritual renewal of our city. In this standalone talk, David Stroud looks at the theme of giving.
Sun Jul 16 '17|
How can we be image bearers of God? In this talk, David Stroud looks at how faith, hope and love play a key part in what it means to live fully alive.
Sun Jun 18 '17|
God created humanity, male and female, in His own image, and gave them the task to care for the garden and expand its borders. In this talk, David looks at how that calling shapes our vision to work for the...
Tue May 16 '17|
This week David spoke about spiritual renewal on a special Sunday as our four services met together to celebrate our church and the city.
Sun Apr 2 '17|
All of us long for fulfilment, but too often the places we look for it fail to satisfy. In this talk, David looks at Jesus’ encounter with the Samaritan Woman, and considers how Jesus meets our thirst for fulfilment.
Sun Feb 26 '17|
Praying for the Holy Spirit was an important part of Jesus’ life and the life of the early Church. In the last talk in our series on prayer, David Stroud looks at how we can be empowered by the Holy...
Sun Feb 5 '17|
The disciples asked Jesus to teach them to pray, and in response Jesus gave them a model prayer. In this talk, David Stroud looks at the Lord’s Prayer and considers how it can shape our approach to prayer.
Wed Jan 18 '17|
One of the big ChristChurch London highlights of 2016 was starting four new services in different locations. It has enabled many of us to enjoy new levels of community, find new ways of contributing to the life of the church...
Sun Nov 6 '16|
Abraham received a dream that would far outlive him – a dream that would be fulfilled across thousands of years, resulting in the blessing of the whole world. In this talk from our Love London Sunday, David considers where God...
Sun Oct 16 '16|
Following a great victory, Abraham meets a mysterious priest called Melchizedek and gives him a tenth of everything he has earned. In this talk, David considers what the Bible teaches us about faith and finance.
Sun Oct 9 '16|
God didn’t promise simply to bless Abraham, but to bless the entire world through him and his offspring. In this talk, David unpacks our vision to be a blessing to London: contributing to the social, cultural and renewal of the...
Sun Oct 2 '16|
What should we do when God gives us dreams for our lives? And how should we respond when the dreams seem slow to materialise? In this talk, David looks at lessons from the life of Joseph.
Sun Oct 2 '16|
The Bible teaches us not only to rejoice with those who rejoice, but also to mourn with those who mourn (Romans 12:15). This week we unexpectedly lost a dear friend and longstanding member of ChristChurch London. So in this standalone...
Sun Jul 3 '16|
We experience a whole range of emotions, some of them challenging. In this talk, David considers how we can express the more difficult emotions such as anger, resentment, and fear.
Sun May 22 '16|
We are emotional creatures, with a diverse range of feelings. In the opening talk of this series, David Stroud looks at the power of emotions and considers the importance of learning to express them in a healthy way
Sun May 8 '16|
Recorded during our special Love London service, listen to David Stroud explore how our church can make a difference in our great city.
Sun Apr 17 '16|
How do we know if we are really hearing from God? What if we’re wrong? In this talk, David Stroud considers some practical questions to help us learn to weigh the whispers and respond with wisdom.
Sun Apr 10 '16|
If we are to spot promptings from God, we need to know what we’re looking for. In this talk, David considers the various ways in which God speaks today, in order to help us recognise His whispers.
Tue Mar 15 '16|
If you had said to me twelve months ago that in March 2016 ChristChurch London would be meeting in four locations across the city, I’m not sure I would have believed you! We have always cared about the whole of...
Sun Feb 28 '16|
In this talk David Stroud will consider habits we should seek to develop if we are to be a blessing to the city for the long haul.
Mon Feb 8 '16|
As many of you will know, after four and a half years of leading our worship team, Sam Parker has decided that it is time for him to move on to a new and exciting chapter of his journey. Sam...
Wed Jan 20 '16|
As of 17 January 2016, ChristChurch London now meets in four locations across the city each Sunday: South: 10.00, Platanos College, Stockwell, SW9 Central: 11.00, The Mermaid Theatre, Blackfriars, EC4V West End: 16.30, The Swiss Church, Covent Garden, WC2H East: 18.00, St John...
Sun Jan 17 '16|
As ChristChurch London launches new services, David Stroud considers why we should have confidence that the church has an important contribution to make to London life.
Sun Jan 10 '16|
As Joshua starts out in his new role, God tells him to ‘be strong and courageous.’ In this talk, David considers what it means to live with faith, and how we can draw courage from God as we prepare to launch brand...
Mon Jan 4 '16|
As we start a New Year, there is one particular figure in the Scriptures who can provide us with inspiration for the challenges and opportunities we will face. And his name is Joshua. Joshua was a young man and protégé...
Wed Nov 11 '15|
A small group of men and women were cowering in an upper room in a remote part of the Roman Empire. Their leader had been executed, but in a remarkable turn of events had returned from the dead. Now he...
Sun Nov 8 '15|
Church should be a place where worshippers can experience God and be empowered by him for all of life. But it should also be a place where seekers can explore faith in a safe and accessible way. In this talk, David...
Sun Oct 11 '15|
ChristChurch London has just had its 11th birthday and it’s all hands on deck as we get ready to start three new services. Listen to David Stroud talk about what we can learn from the early church, and our vision for...
Sun Oct 4 '15|
If the churches in Macedonia were known for anything, it was their generosity. In this talk, David looks at 2 Corinthians 8-9 and considers how we can model our own generosity on the generosity God has shown to us.
Mon Sep 28 '15|
We love London. We want to celebrate everything that is good about this city, and contribute to its spiritual, social and cultural renewal. From January 2016 we will begin meeting in four locations each Sunday. We will remain one church...
Sun Sep 20 '15|
Towards the end of his life, Moses looks into the Promised Land, and prepares to hand over to the next generation. In this talk, David considers the challenge of transition, and how we can build something that lasts into future generations.
Thu Sep 10 '15|
Jesus and his disciples stood before a crowd of 5,000 hungry people. It would take eight months’ wages to buy enough bread to feed them, and all they had to hand was a boy’s packed lunch: five small loaves and...
Mon Aug 31 '15|
As I’m sure you’re aware, one of the main news stories of recent months has been of the millions of people who have been displaced as a result of wars and crises in nations such as Syria, Eritrea, South Sudan...
Mon Jul 6 '15|
Pharaoh refuses to let Moses’ people go from Egypt, and over the course of ten plagues, he has a long and slow change of heart. In this talk, David looks at how God protects His people and rescues them from...
Sun Jun 21 '15|
Under Joseph’s leadership the people of Israel had lived in Egypt like kings. Now they lived like slaves. But in the midst of pain and bloodshed, God protected one man, Moses and prepared him to lead the nation to freedom.
Sun Jun 7 '15|
As we look ahead to big plans of new services in 2016, this will mean plenty of challenges, and a lot of change. In this standalone sermon David Stroud will look at Jesus’ calling of the disciples and consider what...
Thu May 21 '15|
We made a pretty exciting announcement last night at our Prayer Meeting: from January 2016, ChristChurch London is going to be meeting in four different locations each Sunday. It is going to look something like this: south of the river...
Wed May 13 '15|
Is there a plan for the world? Should we care about physical things, or only spiritual things? And why should we bother working to make our city a better place, if we’re ultimately destined to leave this world behind and...
Sun May 10 '15|
In this talk David Stroud considers the mandate set out in Genesis 1:28 that mankind might fill the earth and subdue it. What does this mean? And how might we apply it as we work, live and do community in...
Mon May 4 '15|
On the second Sunday in January 2016 ChristChurch London will be starting a new Sunday morning service south of the river. We will be having an exploratory meeting on the evening of June 11 (venue tbc) for anyone who is...
Tue Apr 21 '15|
As many of you who are part of the church are aware, we have been on a journey over these last few years as we have sought to clarify who we are and the mission that God has given us....
Sun Mar 22 '15|
London is one of the most diverse cities in the world and building a church here is full of exciting opportunities. In this talk from our Love Nations Sunday, David looks at the story of Babel, the events of Pentecost...
Tue Mar 3 '15|
As I approached my sabbatical last summer I was eager to find a fresh approach to my devotional life. It was not that what I was doing wasn’t working for me but rather that I wanted to take full advantage...
Sun Mar 1 '15|
Jesus takes some of his closest disciples onto a mountaintop, where they experience something that changes their view of him forever. In the first talk of this new series, David looks at the Transfiguration and Jesus’ preparation to approach Jerusalem.
Sun Feb 15 '15|
In the ancient world mountains represented spiritual places: places where gods dwelt, and where people could get close to them. In this talk David looks at Psalm 24 and considers the invitation to ascend the hill of the Lord and...
Tue Jan 20 '15|
The desert: a place of quiet and solitude. In a city like London – fast paced, busy and loud – how can we find places of stillness, and what kind of habits can we develop to learn to draw strength...
Tue Jan 13 '15|
I love the start of the New Year. Rested and refreshed from a Christmas break, I love the sense of anticipation and energy with which people return to normal life. One of the things I am most looking forward to...
Sun Nov 30 '14|
Filled with emotion, Joseph reveals his identity to his brothers and offers forgiveness to them. In this talk, at our baby dedication and baptism services, David looks at the power of forgiveness, and considers how and why we should learn...
Sun Nov 16 '14|
Joseph’s brothers arrive in Egypt in search of food and as they bow before Joseph, the dreams of his youth are fulfilled. But it is a painful rather than a joyous experience. This talk will look at the journey of...
Mon Oct 27 '14|
Three months ago the office across the corridor from the ChristChurch London team was empty. Now it houses Tunepics, the fastest growing social network app in the world, which is currently adding 100,000 new users a week. It’s one small...
Sun Oct 12 '14|
ChristChurch London is ten years old! We celebrated our first decade with a very special Love London Sunday, which showcased many of the things we love about this city. This talk looks at Jeremiah 29 and considers the unique contribution that people...
Sun Sep 28 '14|
With great power comes great responsibility, and it’s not long before Joseph is faced with a choice to make: should he stay faithful to his Master and to God, or should he give in to the temptations to come with his new...
Sun Sep 14 '14|
Joseph’s story quickly unravels, and shortly after sharing his dreams with his family, Joseph finds himself thrown in a pit by his brothers. The dreams that were previously so vivid, must suddenly have felt distant and unreachable. In this talk, David will...
Tue Sep 2 '14|
In the middle of a wonderful sabbatical break this summer, Philippa and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary with our children whilst on holiday abroad. We had a special few days punctuated by meals at which we often remembered back...
Sun Jul 6 '14|
Acts 6: The church is growing rapidly, and people’s needs are beginning to get overlooked. The leaders appoint people to serve the church, which results in even more people coming to faith. In this final talk of our series, David...
Sun Jun 22 '14|
A mother comes to Jesus with a request, “can my two sons sit either side of you when you enter into your Kingdom?” Jesus’ answer shows that his view of what constitutes power and greatness is vastly different from what one might...
Mon Jun 9 '14|
Neighbouring is ultimately about finding a community in which we can flourish and have something to contribute. In this final week of our series, David Stroud looks at the importance of community and considers the role the church has to play in...
Sun May 18 '14|
When Jesus sent his followers out to speak to and serve the people around them, he gave them some important instructions about how they were to do it. In the fourth week of this series, David considers how we can...
Sun Apr 27 '14|
An expert in the law came to Jesus and asked him what he had to do to get right with God. Jesus’ answer shows that God’s design for humanity has always been the same: we are designed to love God and love...
Mon Apr 14 '14|
What is shame? Why do we feel it? And how does it cripple our lives? In Genesis 3, we see Adam and Eve hiding from God and trying to cover their nakedness. In this talk, David looks at how shame...
Sun Mar 23 '14|
On Love London Sunday we celebrated the theme of creativity, profiling just a few of the people at ChristChurch London who are using their creative skills to make London a better place. In this talk, David looks at John 15...
Sun Mar 9 '14|
How can the death of one man 2,000 years ago make a difference to the lives of twenty- first century Londoners? And why was it necessary in the first place? In the second talk of this series, David Stroud looks at...
Sun Feb 9 '14|
Life is not always easy, and sooner or later all of us will experience loss: loss of loved ones, prized possessions, abilities, hopes and dreams. In this talk, David looks at the themes of loss and grief and considers how...
Sun Feb 2 '14|
Psalm 42 speaks of longing for God, like a deer thirsting for water. In the fifth talk of our series, David looks at the theme of longing and considers how we can cultivate a spiritual life that is both sustainable...
Sun Jan 19 '14|
Worship is a universal human impulse. All of us are worshippers of something or someone. In this third week of our series, David Stroud looks at Psalm 95 and considers how we can channel our desire and passion to its...
Fri Jan 3 '14|
Welcome to 2014! I don’t know how you approach a New Year. Many people like to start out by drawing up a list of habits they want to cultivate; what they will force themselves to eat (usually green items) and...
Sun Dec 8 '13|
The book of Nehemiah ends with a heart-breaking passage. Many of the trusted officials have failed, and the reforms that have been instituted have fallen apart. Nehemiah returns to the city to straighten out the problems. In the final week...
Mon Nov 18 '13|
The people of God make a commitment to honour God through the way that they live and how they use their resources. In this talk, David looks at the challenge of using our relationships, our time and our resources to...
Sun Nov 3 '13|
Ezra stands up before the people and reads from the book of the law, causing the people to celebrate and worship. In the eighth week of our Nehemiah series, David looks at the central importance of the word of God...
Sun Oct 13 '13|
On Love London Sunday we heard countless stories of how individuals and groups are seeking to help London flourish. In this talk, David Stroud considers the motivation for making a difference in our world and shows how following Jesus leads...
Sun Sep 29 '13|
Building the church is not always easy; there are plenty of challenges and dangers along the way. In this fourth week of our series, David looks at Nehemiah 4 considering the kinds of opposition the people of God faced, and...
Sun Sep 22 '13|
God has made each of us differently, with a unique combination of skills and passions. Each of us has a valuable role to play in God’s plan. In this talk Andy Tilsley looks at Nehemiah 3 and considers how we...
Thu Sep 19 '13|
One of the highlights of my summer was a week in France with my son, Ed. On the way back to London we stopped for 24 hours in Paris where we decided to go to a service at Notre Dame....
Sun Sep 8 '13|
455 BC: The people of God are in exile, seemingly defeated. But Nehemiah refuses to give into pessimism, believing that God has called them to be a blessing to the world. In this first week of our new series, David...
Sun Jul 28 '13|
Paul’s list of the fruit of the Spirit includes gentleness, something that many would not consider a virtue! But to be gentle doesn’t mean to be weak. Gentleness has to do with humility, teachability, and the ability to speak the...
Sun Jun 9 '13|
In a world where many people consider belief in God to be irrelevant and out-dated, how can we keep our message fresh, such that it genuinely connects with people’s questions and felt needs? In this talk David Stroud will consider...
Sun May 19 '13|
Jesus sent the disciples out to be his witnesses, and promised that they would receive power for their mission from the Holy Spirit. On Pentecost Sunday, David will look at how the presence of the Holy Spirit makes us distinctive,...
Sun May 12 '13|
Why do our attempts at sharing our faith often push people further away, rather than drawing them close? In the first talk of our new series, David looks at some of the mistakes we make in talking about God, and...
Sun Apr 21 '13|
In Matthew 25, Jesus tells a story about a Master leaving on a journey and entrusting his servants with money. In this talk, David will look at how learning to be faithful with our skills and possessions is an important...
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 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 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 3 '13|
A new year is a perfect time to take stock, look back at the achievements of the previous year, and look forward to all that the next year has in store. On this, our Vision Sunday, David Stroud will unpack...
Sun Jan 27 '13|
Stories are all around us. They shape the way we see the world, and the kind of lives we live. In this standalone talk, David Stroud looks at the characteristics of a good story, and considers how Jesus calls us...
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 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...
Tue Dec 18 '12|
This week, at our annual Carol Service, David Stroud looked back at the events of 2012, good and bad, and considered how the message of Christmas offers hope to a broken world.
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...
Sun Nov 4 '12|
What kind of life would you like to live? What would it look like to pursue ‘the good life’ in the city? This week, on our dedication and baptism Sunday, David concludes our series by looking at the kind of...
Sun Oct 14 '12|
London is a diverse, beautiful, creative, busy, influential place. We love this city and want to play our part in making it a great place to live. We also recognise that there are areas of great need in this city,...
Sun Sep 30 '12|
London is an expensive place to live: sometimes it feels like you get charged just to breathe the air! Cities are also places where a lot of financial decisions are made, and so it is vital that we have a...
Mon Sep 17 '12|
Like most cities, Ephesus was a vibrant place, full of opportunities and challenges, potential and pitfalls. In his first letter, Paul tells Timothy to ‘stay in Ephesus’ (1 Tim 1:3). At the outset of our new series, David looks at...
Sun Sep 9 '12|
Life is not always easy, and in difficult times it helps us to know that God is powerful enough to get us through. This week, David ends our series by looking at Exodus 17 and God’s promise to be our...
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...
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 May 20 '12|
Does God communicate with people, and if so how can we hear Him? In this talk, David will look at ways in which God speaks today, and help us to learn how to hear Him better, discern what He is...
Sun May 13 '12|
As he sent them out, Jesus promised his disciples that they would receive power to equip them for the mission ahead. At the outset of this new sermon series, David looks at what it means to be empowered by the...
Sun Apr 22 '12|
God answers Habakkuk’s second complaint by assuring him that He sees all that is going on, and will hold man to account for his actions. This talk addresses the dangers of pride, violence and injustice, looks forward to the day...
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 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 Feb 5 '12|
A new year is a perfect time to take stock, look back at the achievements of the previous year, and look forward to all that the next year has in store. On this, our Vision Sunday, David Stroud will unpack...
Sun Jan 22 '12|
In the third week of our series on money, David looks at the story of the Widow’s Mite. We’ll consider what God wants us to do with our money, what it means to be generous, and how we can learn...
Sun Jan 15 '12|
Can God trust you with money? Or will you end up loving money more than you love Him? In this talk, David looks at the parable of the Shrewd Manager and considers how we can use our gifts and talents...
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 20 '11|
Just as a boxer perfects his punch, and a runner puts himself through a strict training regime, so too, disciples of Jesus need to be self-disciplined. As our series comes to a close, David Stroud looks at the example of...
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 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 Oct 3 '11|
At ChristChurch London we are passionate about the city in which we live, and believe we have a role to play in making a difference here, working together for the common good. We recently decided to get in touch with...
Sun Sep 25 '11|
In this, the first week of our new series, David looks at Paul’s instruction to be generous. We’ll see that sacrificial giving furthers the mission of God, provides for the poor, and enriches our own lives as well.
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 Jun 26 '11|
In Ephesians 4, Paul speaks about gifts that God has given for the strengthening of the church. What are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers? Do these roles still exist today? And what difference do they make to the way...
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 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 3 '11|
Intercessory prayer: what is it, what does it achieve, and how should we do it? In this talk, David looks at what it means to ‘stand in the gap’ and pray on behalf of others, our city and our nation.
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.