Tagged with: faith

The myth of conflict

Chris Oldfield |

My name’s Chris. I have developed a sense of vocation to give what I’ve got to remedy the poverty of public understanding about science and religious faith in our culture. There is a wealth of misunderstanding, both within and without...

Certainly Uncertain

Elise Lamsdale |

Uncertainty. It’s a word we’re hearing a lot these days. Some of us are feeling uncertain about the current political climate, or about the potential dangers of being in the city on a Saturday night, or the economy, or possibly...

This Ship is Sailing Forward

Elissa Day |

Elissa Day, one of our prayer team members, explains how a little prayer has been going a long way at the South Service. In the last few months at the South Service, we’ve been experiencing exciting moments as we pray...

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...

Abraham: The Father of Faith: Faith for Provision - Genesis 22

Tim Frisby |

Finally Abraham is given a son, and then God asks him to do the unthinkable – offer him up as a sacrifice. In this talk Tim looks at the sacrifice of Isaac in Genesis 22 and considers how we can...

Abraham: The Father of Faith: Faith for the Impossible - Genesis 18:1-15

Lars Due-Christensen |

When God told Sarah she would have a child, she laughed, discounting herself on the basis of her age and physical ability. But what seems impossible to us is possible to God. In this talk, Lars considers how we can...

Abraham: The Father of Faith: Faith for the Future - Genesis 17

Jo Wells |

God’s promises to Abraham are not just for his generation, but for many generations to come. In a world where church attendance seems to be in decline, how can we have faith for the future?

Got The X-Mas Factor?

Liam Thatcher |

52 sleeps until Christmas! Unless you take a siesta in the middle of your working day, in which case it’s more like 89. Or if you’re an insomniac – hey rejoice, only one sleep until Christmas! But more excitingly, it’s...

Abraham: The Father of Faith: Faith and Patience

Andy Tilsley |

Eager to see the promises of God fulfilled, Abraham and Sarah take a shortcut, with disastrous consequences! In this talk Andy looks at the story of Hagar and Ishmael and considers how we can live patiently, with faith in God’s...

Abraham: The Father of Faith: Faith and Finance - Genesis 14:17-24

David Stroud |

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.

Abraham: The Father of Faith: Faith to be a Blessing - Genesis 12:1-3

David Stroud |

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...

What’s My Life All About?

Andy Tilsley |

This is the question that used to haunt me – like Private Ryan wondering if his life was good enough. I’m clearly not alone in this, having just been invited to speak at a central London event on ‘The Quarter...

Abraham: The Father of Faith: Faith to Follow (Genesis 12:1-9)

Andy Tilsley |

At the age of 75 Abraham was called to leave his country, his people and his household and follow God into the unknown. Andy Tilsley opens this new series by looking at how we can live with faith to follow...

Jesus’ Heart for Refugees

Hannah Joy |

I was reminded recently, in the most unlikely situation, of Jesus’ immeasurable love for people. I was staring in horror at an anti-immigration poster which showed a photograph of hundreds and hundreds of people walking across Croatia into Slovenia, fleeing...

A-Level Results Day

Andy Tuck |

I remember the moment I opened my A-level results. The nerves, the excitement, the expectation. The fear. My hopes and dreams seemed to be contained within one small white paper pocket. As I slowly opened the envelope I was opening...

Summer of Love: 1 John

Liam Thatcher |

Summer of Love: 1 John If you’ve been with us over the past few months, you’ll know that we’ve been preaching a series entitled The Heart of the Matter. It’s been a rollercoaster ride through various subjects to do with...

International Justice Mission

Tim Frisby |

This last Sunday we remembered the life of William Wilberforce, someone who spent his life working alongside people around the world to see slavery and the slave trade abolished throughout the British Empire. We then announced that we have made...

Oh Joy!

Aisha Noble-Clarke |

Repetition is a common literary device used by poets and authors to draw emphasis to something in particular. I’ll say that again… When a writer uses a word or phrase more than once, especially in close proximity to each other,...

Clever Cloggs

Emma Sawers |

I believe that when children receive a solid education, they have the opportunity to achieve their potential in later life. There seems to be so much inequality in education at the moment and often children from refugee families or from...

Week of Prayer, Friday: The Nations

ChristChurch London |

As we finish our week of prayer in this city, let’s pray for the cities of nations around the world that are experiencing extreme loss, pain, confusion or fear at this time. Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank you that you...

Week of Prayer, Thursday: New Vision

ChristChurch London |

After the results of the EU referendum, Justin Welby and John Sentamu released a statement, part of which said: ‘The vote to withdraw from the European Union means that now we must all re-imagine both what it means to be...

Week of Prayer, Wednesday: Government & Leading Institutions

ChristChurch London |

Our nation is shaped by many people from different sectors of society. Today let’s pray for all those who have influence, not only as they seek to work out the best way forward in their own sector, but also the...

Week of Prayer, Tuesday: Leadership

ChristChurch London |

We are advised in the Bible to pray for those who lead us, and so today we focus our prayers in that direction. Join with us as we pray for those in leadership across our nation. Prayer: Heavenly Father, you...

Week of Prayer, Monday: Peace

ChristChurch London |

Today we pray for peace. If you were with us in church yesterday, we prayed the ancient prayer of St. Francis of Assisi. Today we continue to pray for peace; for ourselves, our communities and our nations. Peace is a...

What Should The Church Say About Brexit?

Andy Tilsley |

Judging by the fear, anger and insecurity across the United Kingdom right now, it’s a brave person who writes about Brexit. Passions are running high amongst everyone I come across, and there is no place for the disgusting racism that’s...

God is in Charge: A Prayer for our Nation

ChristChurch London |

Last week saw the UK voting in favour of leaving the European Union. For many this has been a difficult decision. Whilst some consider it to be a great new opportunity for us, others have expressed fear, disappointment and anger...

Friendships & Vulnerability

Charlotte Watson |

What does the word ‘friend’ mean to you? Would you call the 200… 500… 1000 people you have on Facebook your friends? It seems that in this technology-obsessed world we have lost the meaning of friendship; true companionship. Last September,...

What’s the Point in Morning Devotionals?

Aisha Noble-Clarke |

I opened my eyes and it had happened again. My morning devotional turned into an extra 45 minutes sleep, which left me frantically running around trying to get ready for work. And so the cycle of guilt continued. Morning “quiet...

The Power of a Whisper: Following the Whisper

Jo Wells |

It’s one thing to hear a whisper from God. It’s another to respond. In this final talk of the series, Jo considers how we can put faith into action, responding to the things God is asking us to do.

Joshua: Rahab and the Spies

Andy Tilsley |

The spies cross over into the Promised Land and encounter a lady named Rahab, who offered them help in order for protection. In this talk, Andy looks at how the church should be a place of refuge, where people can experience the...

Walker with Dinosaurs: On Creation and the BBC

Liam Thatcher |

Few things make me involuntarily spit out my coffee. The taste of bad coffee is one. Reading this article was a second. The BBC has announced that after 15 years, Bill Turnbull is giving up his seat on the BBC...

Put a spring in your step: student events

Andy Tuck |

The Spring Term always feels like the hinge of the academic year. It’s when the serious work is done and thoughts stretch forward towards exams and the Summer. So this term we’ve planned some student events that provide space to...

Joshua: The Fall of Jericho

Tim Frisby |

As the people face their first major battle, God instructs them to overcome by slightly unusual means! This talk looks at how we can trust God, even if His methods seem foolish, and how faith, worship and prayer strengthen us...

My Experience of Alpha

Warwick Sharp |

I live in London and have worked in a range of areas from teaching, to working in a bank, to now working in education policy. I was brought up in a Christian family, but over time drifted away from Christianity...

Faith, Science and the Master of Silly Walks

Andy Tilsley |

‘I would like 2016 to be the year when people remembered that science is a method of investigation and NOT a belief system.’ So reads the first tweet of the year from the masterful John Cleese which, at the time...

Joshua: Joshua 1

David Stroud |

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...

Joshua: Joshua son of Nun

Andy Tilsley |

As Moses’ life draws to an end, he hands over the baton to a young leader named Joshua. In the first talk of this new series, Andy Tilsley looks at Joshua’s story and considers how God prepared him to lead His people...

Moses: The Promised Land - Deuteronomy 34

David Stroud |

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.

My Experience of Alpha

Oriana Langder |

Over 2.5 million people in the UK have been on Alpha. It is a course which is designed particularly for people who wouldn’t normally go to church, but is open to anyone who wants to explore some of life’s biggest...

Moses: Spies in Canaan - Numbers 13-14

Liam Thatcher |

As the people stand on the edge of the Promised Land, they send in a group of spies to check it out. Many of them return fearful and disheartened, but Joshua and Caleb encourage them to trust in God. In this talk,...

Moses: Crossing the Sea - Exodus 13:17-15:21

Jo Wells |

With an impassable ocean before them and an advancing army behind, things look bleak for the people fleeing from Egypt. Yet Moses encourages them to remain still and trust in God. In this talk, Jo Wells considers how we can trust God...

Moses: A new sermon series for the Summer

Liam Thatcher |

Last autumn we preached on the final chapters of Genesis; the story of how Joseph clung on to his fragile dreams, even when life took unexpected turns. This Summer, we want to pick up where we left off, and turn...

Simplify: Simplify your Faith

Amy Howard |

Rest. It sounds simple, basic even. But to many of us, we feel it’s a luxury that we can’t always afford! Rest is actually a radical thing; a statement of trust in God. In this talk, Amy Howard looks at...

Guest Speakers: Has Science Made God Obsolete?

Prof. Ard Louis |

Professor Ard Louis is a Theoretical Physicist and Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Oxford. In this talk, from our recent Alpha Course launch, he considers the relationship between science and faith, and whether science has removed the...

MAGNIFY

Tanya Marsh |

Faith, feminism, fashion. These are the three words that ‘crowned’ the front cover of the first issue of a magazine I’ve been involved with over the past two years. Because these words were given such prominence, I was forced to...

Finding Answers Through Alpha

Gary Cottingham |

Over 2.5 million people in the UK have been on Alpha, a course designed to help people explore many of the biggest questions about life. Our next course begins with two launch nights on January 27 and 28. We caught...

Faith Conversations: Sorry, Thank You, Please

Andy Tilsley |

In the final week of our Faith Conversations series, Andy Tilsley looks at how we can help people respond to the good news about Jesus, and how we get to enjoy the benefits of his life, death and resurrection.

Love is a Verb: Make Love, Not War

Andy Tilsley |

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...

Empowered: Praying for Healing

Liam Thatcher |

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...

Habakkuk: The Promise - Habakkuk 3:17-18

Liam Thatcher |

How can we find sustained joy in difficult times? In this talk we look at Habakkuk 3:17-18 and Deuteronomy 26:1-11 and consider how learning to trust God in the good times prepares us for the difficult times by (i) teaching...

Habakkuk: The Answer - Habakkuk 1:12-2:20

David Stroud |

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...

DNA: Mature - 1 Timothy 4:6-16

David Stroud |

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...

A Message from the Mayor of London

David Stroud |

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...

Guest Speakers: Naturally Supernatural Part 2

Eleanor Mumford |

Guest speaker Eleanor Mumford spoke on the need to live lives empowered by the Holy Spirit. In this talk, she shares her own experience of the Holy Spirit’s work, and challenges us to live faith filled lives, transformed by his...

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:...

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.

LittleBig Church: The Head and the Body - Ephesians 1:15-23

Andy Tilsley |

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.  

Teach Us To Pray: Cry, Wait, Hope - Psalm 130

Andy Tilsley |

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?...

Teach Us To Pray: Wicked Man, Willing God - Luke 18:1-8

Liam Thatcher |

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.

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