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The Loneliness of Convenience

Elise Lamsdale |

We all know that the best part about Christmas is the food, right? Sure, spending time with family, sure, all the presents, sure, celebrating the Saviour of the world, but really I’m here for the food coma and I don’t...

Guest Speakers: Pete Greig

Pete Greig |

Pete Greig is one of the founders of 24-7 Prayer, and leads Emmaus Rd church in Guildford. He is also the Director of Prayer for HTB and Alpha International and the author of numerous books on prayer.

O Come, Emmanuel

Liam Thatcher |

At our Carol Services on Sunday we reflected on the name of Jesus – Emmanuel: God with us. And we took a moment to pray for our city, our nation and our world, asking that we would know Jesus as God...

When God came to the Wrong Place

Liam Thatcher |

I saw some people walk into a shop the other day. A parent and his child. As they came face to face with a gleaming display unit, I heard a word spill from their mouths in unison. Only one expression...

Holidays are coming…

Liam Thatcher |

Christmas can be a bewildering time of year, where everything we think we know gets turned on its head. Trees are uprooted from forests and planted indoors; Starbucks swaps their customary white cups for a festive shade of red; and...

Advent: A Light to the Nations - Luke 2:22-38

Joel Kendall |

In the final week of our series, Joel looks at the story of Simeon and Anna and their joy at meeting the baby Jesus. We see that this child’s birth is the answer to ancient promises, and the hope for...

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.

Advent: Peace on Earth

Liam Thatcher |

Many details of the Christmas story are well known: no room at the inn, the child born in a stable and laid in a manger. But is it possible that we’ve become so familiar with the Christmas Card portrayal that...

Advent: The Son of David - Matthew 1:1-21

Andy Tilsley |

A young carpenter from a royal line hears some puzzling news about his virgin fiancée. This week Andy Tilsley looks at the story of Joseph, and how he would become the father to the promised Son of David.

Advent: A King of Justice

David Stroud |

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...

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