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Compassion: Stories from Rwanda

Tim Frisby |

In September Tim Frisby, our Social Action Coordinator, and Joel Wade, our East Service leader, travelled to Rwanda to visit the Compassion projects that ChristChurch London support. We asked Tim to tell us about the trip. My wife Jacs and...

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,...

Holy Week: The Resurrection

Tim Frisby |

On the third day, the crucified king overturned the verdict of his enemies, rising again from the grave. This Easter Sunday we will celebrate the resurrection, and consider its implications for our lives 2,000 years on.

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 4:10-23

Andy Tuck |

We live in a world where so many people seem discontented. Everyone longs for the next thing, and few feel they have as much as they would like. In the final talk of this series, Andy Tuck considers how, like Paul, we...

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 4:2-9

Hannah Elwyn |

As his letter draws towards its close, Paul gives some practical advice to the church at Philippi, to help them learn to resist anxiety and trust in God.

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 3:12-4:1

Tim Frisby |

Where is this world heading? What does God have in store for His creation? And how does that affect the way we should live now? In this talk, Tim looks at Philippians 3:12-4:1 and considers how a vision of God’s future can...

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 2:12-18

Chris Oldfield |

How can we be a source of hope in a broken world? In this talk, Chris Oldfield looks at Paul’s answer in Philippians 2:12-18 and considers what he means when he tells us to ‘shine like stars.’

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 2:1-11

Liam Thatcher |

Philippians 2 opens with an ancient hymn, beautifully expressing how the humiliation of Jesus led to his exaltation. In the third week of our series, Liam looks at this well-known passage and considers how the humility of Jesus should function as a...

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 1:15-30

Andy Tilsley |

How can we live in such a way as to encourage and bring out the best in others? How can the way in which we handle difficult circumstances enhance the joy that others experience? In the second week of our series, Andy...

Philippians: Finding joy in all of life: Philippians 1:1-14

Liam Thatcher |

Sitting in a prison cell, imprisoned by Roman guards, the Apostle Paul writes a letter to a young church in Philippi. In the opening week of this series, Liam looks at the background to Paul’s letter and considers how he...

Philippians: Finding Joy in all of Life

Liam Thatcher |

Some people are happy all the time. You know the kind of person I mean; always smiling, always bright, never frowning. The glass is never any less than half-full. I knew a girl a few years ago who was one...

Songs in the Key of LIfe: Worship - Psalm 95

David Stroud |

Worship is a universal human impulse. All of us are worshippers of something or someone. In this third week of our series, David Stroud looks at Psalm 95 and considers how we can channel our desire and passion to its...

Core Habits: Joy

Liam Thatcher |

One of the fruit of the Spirit is joy. But it’s not just a joy that we experience in the good times, when everything’s going well. The Holy Spirit promises us a joy that transcends our circumstances. In the final...

Empowered: Growing in Character

Andy Tilsley |

What are the characteristics that God wants to develop in our lives, and how does the Holy Spirit help us to grow in these areas? This week Andy Tilsley will look at Paul’s teaching in Galatians 5 about the fruit...

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...

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