Tagged with: gospel

Acts of the Spirit: The Spirit of Boldness

Jo Wells |

Jesus promised that the Holy Spirit would fill the disciples with boldness. In this talk, Jo looks at the story of Philip, who unexpectedly found himself sharing the good news about Jesus through a divine encounter.

Pockets of Peace

Rich Butt |

There I am, stood on the edge of a cliff, feeling the gentle hug of the wind and watching the crystal blue sea crash against the rocks. As I take in the beauty of the scene unfolding before me I’m...

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...

Summer of Love: A New Old Commandment - 1 John 2:3-14

Alicia Humphreys |

John writes a new commandment to his readers. And yet, the new commandment looks surprisingly like an old one! In this talk Alicia looks at John’s instructions to live in love.

Summer of Love: A New Old Commandment - 1 John 2:3-14

Joseph Mukungu |

John writes a new commandment to his readers. And yet, the new commandment looks surprisingly like an old one! In this talk Joseph looks at John’s instructions to live in love.

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: Life, Love and Light - 1 John 1:1-2:2; 5:13

Liam Thatcher |

What is God like and how can we know Him? In the first talk of this new series, Liam looks at the opening of John’s letter and considers what it means for God to be life, love and light.

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,...

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’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...

Saturday: God in the Grave

ChristChurch London |

‘He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished. He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence,...

Friday: Pierced for our Transgressions

ChristChurch London |

‘Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us...

Tuesday: Beautiful Feet

ChristChurch London |

‘How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, “Your God reigns!”‘ (Isaiah 52:7) If you were asked to suggest one...

Joshua: The New Covenant

Liam Thatcher |

The book of Joshua ends with a poignant ceremony in Shechem, a place with a rich history. Yet there is an elephant in the room! Even as the covenant is renewed, Joshua knows the people will be unable to keep it. This...

Moses: The Bronze Serpent - Numbers 21:4-9

Joel Wade |

The Israelites complain against God again and are afflicted with poisonous snakes. But God provides a miraculous way out, which is a beautiful foreshadowing of the gospel.

Moses: The 10 Commandments - Exodus 20

Tim Frisby |

How can we live a life that pleases God? And what lasting relevance do the 10 Commandments have for us today? In this talk, Tim Frisby looks at the giving of the law and considers what it can teach us about the...

Moses: The Passover - Exodus 12

Liam Thatcher |

After a series of gruelling plagues, God tells His people to get ready to leave Egypt for good. In this talk, Liam looks at the symbolism of Passover, and the promise of freedom.

Theology Matters: The Gospels: Session 8 – Symbols: Temple and Torah

Liam Thatcher |

In this seminar, Chris Oldfield and Liam Thatcher look at how Jesus treated the central symbols of Judaism. In particular, they consider what he had to say about the Temple and the Law Download the handouts that accompany this session  

A cancelled wedding, where all are welcome!

Liam Thatcher |

Atlanta, August 2013. Tamara Fowler’s wedding day was fast approaching. The venue was booked, the catering arranged, the guests invited. Her parents were putting the final touches to this lavish event. Then 40 days before the wedding, Tamara called the...

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...

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.

Faith Conversations: What is the Gospel?

Liam Thatcher |

Christians talk about the death of Jesus as ‘good news.’ But how is the violent death of one man 2,000 years ago good news for us here and now? In the penultimate talk of our Faith Conversations series, Liam will...

Faith Conversations: Dressed for the Occasion

David Stroud |

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...

Cross Roads: Luke 7:18-28

Liam Thatcher |

John the Baptist, imprisoned by Herod, sends his disciples to find out if Jesus is the real deal. This week, Liam looks at the theme of disappointment in discipleship and considers how Jesus offers hope to those facing struggles.

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...

Cross Roads: Luke 5:1-11

Andy Tilsley |

After an unsuccessful night of fishing, Peter has an encounter with Jesus, which changes the trajectory of his life. This week, Andy Tilsley looks at what it means to take a step of faith and become a disciple of Jesus.

Theology Matters: Resurrection: Resurrection in the Epistles

Liam Thatcher |

In this, the third and final week, we look at the theme of resurrection in the New Testament letters, and try to piece together a picture of what life after death might look like. Download the handouts.

Theology Matters: Resurrection: Resurrection in the Gospels and Acts

Liam Thatcher |

This week, we look at the Gospels and the book of Acts and consider how the resurrection of Jesus affected the way people thought and preached about him. Download the handouts.

Theology_Matters_Revelation: The Woman and the Dragon - Revelation 12-13

Liam Thatcher |

Revelation 12 and 13 are some of the most confusing verses in Scripture. Winged-women, multi-headed beasts and a cryptic number: 666. What do these pictures mean, how on earth are they relevant to us, and what sort of hope should...

Theology_Matters_Revelation: The Lamb and the Throne - Revelation 4-5

Liam Thatcher |

John’s first glimpse into heaven is a dazzling picture: strange creatures, precious jewels, and a dramatic scene with thousands of worshippers. Here we look at the Lamb on the Throne in Revelation 4 and 5, learn to interpret the symbols...

DNA: Devoted - Philippians 2:1-18

Andy Tilsley |

What does it mean to be devoted to Christ? In this talk, Andy Tilsley will unpack Paul’s song in Philippians 2, looking at the character of Jesus, and the kind of attitudes disciples should seek to develop in their own...

Esther: Scene IV Rest - Esther 7-10

Liam Thatcher |

The story of Esther reaches its climax with a battle of epic proportions. As Esther seeks a way to save the Jewish people from destruction, we learn about the theme of rest, and get a glimpse of a day to...

LittleBig Church: Wives and Husbands - Ephesians 5:21-24; Ephesians 6:1-4

David Stroud |

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.

LittleBig Church: The Wisdom of God - Ephesians 3:1-13

David Stroud |

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...

LittleBig Church: One New Man - Ephesians 2:11-22

Simon Ash |

The good news about Jesus breaks down division and mends broken relationships. This talk will look at how the gospel has overcome the divisions between Jew and Gentile, and man and God, making us into a family, and a dwelling...

Guest Speakers: Four Hidden Themes in the Life of a Culture Maker

Andy Crouch |

This week our guest speaker Andy Crouch looked at four themes that feature in the life of culture makers; people who are fully alive.

Guest Speakers: Baptism

Amy Orr-Ewing |

Amy is the Training Director of the Ravi Zacharias Trust and Director of Programmes for the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics. She speaks at many universities, churches, and conferences, has written several books and lectures on Christian apologetics worldwide.

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