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Stand Alone Talks

From time to time we break from our sermon series and preach standalone messages. These range from seasonal events, to baptisms, baby dedications, vision talks, or hot topics. Here you can find a range of special talks from a selection of speakers.

Stand Alone Talks: Standalone Talk

David Stroud |

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.

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Stand Alone Talks: Generosity and the Heart

David Stroud |

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.

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Stand Alone Talks: God’s Tattoo

Liam Thatcher |

If God had a tattoo, what would it be? In this talk, from our Baby Dedication service, Liam looks at Isaiah 49 and considers how God is a loving Father, who invites us to join His family.

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Stand Alone Talks: Thy Kingdom Come

Liam Thatcher |

Jesus taught us to pray ‘your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.’ In this standalone talk from Pentecost Sunday, Liam reflects on why this prayer remains important today, and how the Holy Spirit equips us to work for the spiritual renewal of our world.

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Stand Alone Talks: Love London

David Stroud |

This week David spoke about spiritual renewal on a special Sunday as our four services met together to celebrate our church and the city.

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Stand Alone Talks: Easter Sunday

Dee Wade |

Easter Sunday is the central event of the Christian calendar, where we remember Jesus’ resurrection and his victory over death. In this talk Dee Wade reflects on this momentous day and its relevance for our lives today.

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Stand Alone Talks: Easter Sunday

Joel Nazar |

Easter Sunday is the central event of the Christian calendar, where we remember Jesus’ resurrection and his victory over death. In this talk Joel Nazar reflects on this momentous day and its relevance for our lives today.

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Stand Alone Talks: Easter Sunday

Adam Purcell |

Easter Sunday is the central event of the Christian calendar, where we remember Jesus’ resurrection and his victory over death. In this talk Adam Purcell reflects on this momentous day and its relevance for our lives today.

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Stand Alone Talks: Taking the Plunge

Liam Thatcher |

Why on earth would fully-grown and fully-dressed adults allow themselves to be pushed under water and then pulled out again? And why does the church think this is worth celebrating? In this standalone talk, Liam looks at the theme of baptism, and considers why we do it and what it achieves.

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Stand Alone Talks: Longing for a King

Joel Nazar |

Christmas has become a joyful time of giving and receiving, but is any of it ultimately satisfying? In this talk Joel examines some basic human longings, and proposes how they might tessellate with those of God’s and what this might mean for us.

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Stand Alone Talks: Jesus, Light of the World - John 1:9

Tim Frisby |

The apostle John says that on the night Jesus was born, ‘the true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world’ (John 1:9). In this short talk from the South’s Nativity Service, Tim uses the true story of the media campaign that convinced hundreds of Columbian Guerillas to demobilise over Christmas to illustrate what it means for Jesus to be ‘the light of the world.’

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Stand Alone Talks: Carol Service ’16

Andy Tilsley |

Listen as Andy addresses the congregation at this years carol service. In the talk Andy looks back at some of the global highs and lows of 2016 before considering what the Christmas story can tell us about love, the potential in our relationships, and the wider world.

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Stand Alone Talks: Faith for the City - Genesis 18:16-33

Liam Thatcher |

While God prepares to destroy the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, Abraham pleads for Him to show them mercy. In this talk, Liam considers the importance and prayer and thinks about how we can have faith for our city.

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Stand Alone Talks: The Pursuing God - Luke 15:1-7

Liam Thatcher |

Many people imagine God to be a distant being – an inapproachable perfectionist who judges from afar. But is that really the God of the Bible? In this talk from our Baby Dedication Services, Liam looks at Jesus’ stories of the lost sheep and considers how God loves and pursues us.

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Stand Alone Talks: Love London ’16

David Stroud |

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 might take ChristChurch London in the coming years, and how each of us can play our part now.

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Stand Alone Talks: Sowing Our Tears - Psalm 126

Liam Thatcher |

All of us go through painful times, where hope seems absent and tears are plentiful. In this standalone talk, Liam reflects on Psalm 126 and considers how we can sow our tears to reap a harvest of joy.

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Stand Alone Talks: Promotion God’s Way

David Stroud |

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.

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Stand Alone Talks: Handling Grief

David Stroud |

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 talk, David reflects on how we can handle our grief in a healthy way.

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Stand Alone Talks: What Kind of King is Jesus?

Naomi Smith |

In this talk, Naomi looks at Philippians 2 and considers what Jesus’ example has to teach us about the true nature of kingly power.

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Stand Alone Talks: Love London Sunday 2016

David Stroud |

Recorded during our special Love London service, listen to David Stroud explore how our church can make a difference in our great city.

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Stand Alone Talks: Easter Sunday – East

Jack Wells |

Why is it so hard to find a story in which nothing bad ever happens? Jack Wells considers how Jesus’ resurrection subverts our fears and expectations and gives us a reason to find hope for the future.

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Stand Alone Talks: Easter Sunday – West End

Marc Howells |

Is it reasonable to believe in the resurrection? And what difference does it make? In this talk Marc looks at Paul’s writing to the Corinthians and considers the lasting impact of the events of Easter Sunday.

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Stand Alone Talks: Easter Sunday – Central

Vicki Cavolina |

Two men, travelling on the road to Emmaus, encounter a stranger who helps them understand the mysterious events of Good Friday. This talk looks at Luke 24 and considers how the resurrected Jesus helps us find hope and freedom.

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Stand Alone Talks: Easter Sunday – South

Hannah Elwyn |

On the third day, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb to find Jesus’ body missing. But in the midst of her despair, a familiar voice calls our her name… In this talk, Hannah Elwyn looks at Jesus’ resurrection and considers how he gives us hope is our most difficult circumstances.

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Stand Alone Talks: Good Friday

Chris Bull |

Why do we celebrate Good Friday? And in what sense can the death of Jesus on a cross be considered ‘good’? In this talk, Chris Bull looks at Matthew 27 and considers why Jesus had to die.

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Stand Alone Talks: Moses, Miriam and Mothering

Jo Wells |

To celebrate Mother’s Day, Jo Wells takes a look at Moses’ birth story and considers the important role mother figures play in our lives, and how we can effectively care for others in our community.

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Stand Alone Talks: The Long Haul

David Stroud |

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.

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Stand Alone Talks: Launch Sunday

David Stroud |

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.

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Stand Alone Talks: Andy Tuck

Andy Tuck |

Listen to Andy Tuck as he helps us reflect on the message of Christmas.

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Stand Alone Talks: Let the little children come to me

Amy Howard |

Is it possible to find happiness and meaning in life? Where should we be looking for it? In this talk from our dedication and baptism service, Amy Howard looks at Jesus’ invitation for the little children to approach him.

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Stand Alone Talks: Love London Sunday 2015

David Stroud |

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 the new services, their communities and how they’ll help us serve the city we love.

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Stand Alone Talks: Who is this man?

Andy Tilsley |

If you were to fold history, where would you put the crease?” In this talk from our Baby Dedication Service, Andy Tilsley looks at the person of Jesus and considers why his life is so unique, and why he continues to shape our world thousands of years on.

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Stand Alone Talks: A Change of Gear

David Stroud |

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 it will mean for us as we follow God in this exciting new season.

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Stand Alone Talks: Working for the Cultural Renewal of the City - Genesis 1:26-28

David Stroud |

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 the buzzing metropolis that is 21st century London?

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Stand Alone Talks: The Promise of Christmas

Tim Frisby |

At the heart of the Christmas story is a powerful promise, that God wants to be with us. In this talk, Tim Frisby looks at the promise of Christmas, and the invitation to bring Jesus into the very centre of our lives.

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Stand Alone Talks: Hope and Disappointment

Andy Tilsley |

In this talk from our 2014 Christmas Carol Service, Andy Tilsley looks at the subjects of hope and disappointment, and how the story of Christmas offers a message of hope for all of us.

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Stand Alone Talks: Love London Sunday 2014

David Stroud |

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 of faith can make in a city like London.

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Stand Alone Talks: Love London Sunday – Creativity

David Stroud |

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 and considers what Jesus’ teaching about the Vine and the Branches has to teach us about fruitfulness and growth.

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Stand Alone Talks: Praying for Healing

Liam Thatcher |

Jesus regularly healed the sick and taught his followers to do the same. Around one fifth of the material in the gospels is about healing and for thousands of years healing prayer has been a core part of what the church has done. In this talk from the Empowered Training Day, Liam Thatcher looks at what the Bible says about healing and considers how we should pray for the sick today.

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Stand Alone Talks: My Grace is Sufficient

Hannah Elwyn |

As 2013 draws to a close, Hannah Elwyn reflects on the nature of weakness and considers how God’s grace provides the strength we need to navigate difficult times.

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Stand Alone Talks: Unto Us…

Joel Kendall |

Why do we still celebrate the birth of a baby thousands of years ago? What is the lasting significance of the Christmas message? In this talk, Joel Kendall looks at Isaiah 9 and the promise of a child who will change the course of history.

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Stand Alone Talks: Carol Service 2013

Andy Tilsley |

In this talk, from ChristChurch London’s Christmas Carol Service, Andy Tilsley looks at the joys and challenges of Christmas and what the birth of Jesus has to teach us about God’s love for mankind.

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Stand Alone Talks: Love London Sunday 2013

David Stroud |

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 us to love and serve our city.

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Stand Alone Talks: Vision Sunday 2013

David Stroud |

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 the vision of ChristChurch London and give us a taste of what we can expect in 2013.

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Stand Alone Talks: An Invitation to Discipleship - Mark 1:14-17

David Stroud |

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 to exchange our story for his.

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Stand Alone Talks: Christmas Carol Service 2012 - Luke 2:8-14

David Stroud |

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.

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Stand Alone Talks: Love London 2012

David Stroud |

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, and we are committed to doing all we can to work for its spiritual, social and cultural renewal. Listen to David Stroud speak at our Love London Sunday 2012.

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Stand Alone Talks: Seven Words from the Cross

Tim Frisby |

Drawing on Philip Greenslade’s ‘Voice from the Hills’, Tim uses the seven last words Jesus spoke from the cross to remind us of the meaning of Good Friday and what the events of that day teach us about God.

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Stand Alone Talks: Vision 2012

David Stroud |

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 the vision of ChristChurch London and give us a taste of what we can expect in 2012.

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Stand Alone Talks: Immanuel – God With Us - Isaiah 7:14

David Stroud |

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 be put to rights.

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Stand Alone Talks: Love London Sunday

David Stroud |

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 God is doing and everything we love about the city.

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Stand Alone Talks: Tassels, Touches, and Transformed Lives - Mark 5:21-43

Tim Frisby |

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: Interview with a recently baptised Christian.

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Stand Alone Talks: A Little Girl and a Poor Frail Lady - Mark 5:21-43

Tim Frisby |

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.

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