Tagged with: forgiveness

David: The Flawed King - 2 Sam 11-12

Jo Wells |

David’s encounter with Bathsheba demonstrates that he was far from being the perfect king! But God extends a surprising amount of grace to him, offering forgiveness, in a way that points to our need for a Saviour.

Encounters with Jesus: Peter - John 13:1-17

Liam Thatcher |

As Jesus shares a final meal with his disciples, he surprises them by washing their feet. In this talk, Liam considers our need to be made clean, and shows how God subverts our expectations and lowers himself to raise us up.

Encounters with Jesus: The Woman Caught in Adultery - John 8:1-11

Liam Thatcher |

The religious leaders try to trap Jesus, by presenting a ‘sinner’ for him to condemn. But Jesus’ response turns the tables back on them in a surprising way. In this talk, Liam looks at how Jesus exposes ‘bad religion’ and...

The Psalmist’s Guide to Saying Sorry

Jack Wells |

Apparently, the average British person says sorry eight times a day. Apologising is something of a national sport for us. And like all our other national sports, while we devote a lot of our time and attention to doing it,...

Wednesday: Showdown in the Temple

ChristChurch London |

‘Listen! Your watchmen lift up their voices; together they shout for joy. When the Lord returns to Zion, they will see it with their own eyes. Burst into songs of joy together, you ruins of Jerusalem, for the Lord has...

A Prayer for Young People

Tim Frisby |

Following reports of the serious child abuse cases in Rotherham and Oxford, we took a few moments on Sunday to highlight the important and vital work that those working with young people in front line services do, and to pray...

Joseph: Fragile Dreams that changed the world: Learning to Forgive - Genesis 45

David Stroud |

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...

Joseph: Fragile Dreams that changed the world: The Transformation of Judah - Genesis 44

Liam Thatcher |

As Joseph tests his brothers, Judah pleads for mercy and offer his own life as a substitute for his brothers. This seems vastly different from the Judah we saw in chapter 37; the brother who masterminded the betrayal of Joseph. Why...

Joseph: Fragile Dreams that changed the world: The Transformation of Joseph - Genesis 42-43

David Stroud |

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...

The Cross of Christ: Forgiveness - Isaiah 53-53

David Stroud |

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...

Songs in the Key of LIfe: Anger - Psalm 109

Tim Frisby |

There is a lot in the world worth getting angry about: injustice, pain, violence and hatred. But anger is a tough emotion to harness; it can so easily consume us. What should we make of the psalms that express anger...

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 13

David Stroud |

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...

Faith Conversations: Real Transformation - Luke 7:36-50

Michael Ramsden |

In Luke 7 a woman kisses Jesus’ feet, washes them with her tears, and anoints them with oil; a strangely extravagant action. In this talk, Michael Ramsden looks at what this story teaches us about love and forgiveness, and what...

Thursday: A Tale of Two Fires

ChristChurch London |

On the evening Jesus was betrayed, he shared a meal with his disciples, and Peter declared his total allegiance to Jesus. Jesus replied ‘truly I tell you, before the rooster crows you will deny me three times’ (John 13:38). After...

Global Cities: Friday Session 2: Making Disciples

Jon Tyson |

What does it mean to be a disciple in twenty-first century urban life? And how can we help people to become passionate and effective followers of Jesus? In this talk from the Global Cities Conference, Jon Tyson unpacks the discipleship strategy from...

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...

Love is a Verb: Broken Sex - Psalm 51

David Stroud |

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?...

Guest Speakers: The Grace of God - Romans 5:17

Terry Virgo |

Guest Speaker Terry Virgo preached on the Grace of God from Romans 5:17, and how a proper understanding of how God sees you, frees you from condemnation, guilt, and the need to work hard to please Him.

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