Tagged with: grace

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.

David: The Gracious King - 2 Samuel 9

Adnan Khan |

Saul’s Kingdom has come to an end. But instead of gloating and vanquishing his enemies, David extends mercy to Mephibosheth. In this talk, Adnan Khan looks at the theme of grace.

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...

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...

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...

Prayer for Orlando

ChristChurch London |

This weekend saw the worst mass shooting in the US for the past 25 years, when a gunman opened fire in The Pulse Club, Orlando, leaving 49 dead and at least 53 wounded. Would you join us in prayer this...

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...

Moses: The Golden Calf - Exodus 32

Chris Oldfield |

Whilst Moses is up a mountain, meeting with God, the people are down below crafting a golden statue to worship! In this talk, Chris Oldfield looks at how we try to make gods in our own image, and how God...

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  

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...

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.

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...

Core Habits: Self Control - Titus 2:1-14

Andy Tilsley |

Many people think of religion as being all about dulling the passions and removing all fun from life. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Paul intends for us to be passionate people, but also people who are able to...

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.

LittleBig Church: God Gives Gifts - Ephesians 4:7-16

David Stroud |

In Ephesians 4, Paul speaks about gifts that God has given for the strengthening of the church. What are apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers? Do these roles still exist today? And what difference do they make to the way...

LittleBig Church: Dead Men Walking - Ephesians 2:1-10

Liam Thatcher |

Ephesians two opens with three vivid pictures of man’s predicament without God, and three ways in which the good news of Jesus meets our deepest needs.

Guest Speakers: The Lost Son - Luke 15

Matt Chandler |

Guest speaker Matt Chandler takes a look at the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15.

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