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Acts of the Spirit: The Spirit of Sacrifice

Andy Tilsley |

When the disciples were filled with the Holy Spirit, they began living for something greater, even being willing to lay down their lives for others. In the final talk of this series, Andy Tilsley considers how the Holy Spirit causes...

Meet The Thatchers: Marriage Preparation

ChristChurch London |

We caught up with Liam and Helen Thatcher about all things marriage-related, how they negotiate living and working together, bad hairstyles, and the trouble with clingfilm… How and when did you both meet, and how long have you married? Helen:...

Summer of Love: Love Overcomes (1 John 5:1-12)

Tim Frisby |

As John brings his letter to a close he shows how faith in Jesus gives us the motivation and the means to overcome the world’s divisions and love all of God’s children. Tim uses this as an opportunity to talk...

Summer of Love: Love Made Visible - 1 John 4:7–21

Liam Thatcher |

John argues that ‘God is love’ and yet he also says that ‘nobody has seen God’. In a world so in need of love, where can we find it? And how can we see love if we cannot see God?...

Summer of Love: Love Does - 1 John 3:11-24

Chris Bull |

Love is not just a sentiment – a nice feeling that we possess towards others. Love results in action. Love does. In this talk Chris looks at how we should lay down our lives in love for one another.

Summer of Love: Love Does - 1 John 3:11-24

Vicki Cavolina |

Love is not just a sentiment – a nice feeling that we possess towards others. Love results in action. Love does. In this talk Vicki looks at how we should lay down our lives in love for one another.

Summer of Love: Love Does - 1 John 3:11-24

Adam Purcell |

Love is not just a sentiment – a nice feeling that we possess towards others. Love results in action. Love does. In this talk Adam looks at how we should lay down our lives in love for one another.

Summer of Love: Family Resemblance - 1 John 2:28-3:10

Marc Howells |

What difference does the love of God make to our lives? In this talk, Marc looks at the theme of adoption, and considers how God’s love transforms us to look more and more like Him.

Summer of Love: Family Resemblance - 1 John 2:28-3:10

Joel Wade |

What difference does the love of God make to our lives? In this talk, Joel looks at the theme of adoption, and considers how God’s love transforms us to look more and more like Him.

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.

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...

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, 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...

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...

Stand Alone Talks: Let the little children come to me

Amy Howard |

Is it possible to find happiness and meaning in life? Where should we be looking for it? In this talk from our dedication and baptism service, Amy Howard looks at Jesus’ invitation for the little children to approach him.

Multiplicity: Galatia – A Welcoming Church

Andy Tilsley |

The church at Galatia started well; breaking down barriers, welcoming everyone. But over time things began to get fragmented, and Paul had to write some challenging words to them. In this talk Andy Tilsley considers how we can build a church that...

Holy Week: Weeping over Jerusalem - Matt 23:37-39

Angie Catlett |

In Matthew 23, Jesus weeps over Jerusalem. In this talk, on Mothers’ Day, Ang Catlett looks at the love of God for His people, and considers what God’s compassion towards us can teach us about the way we should treat...

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...

ChristChurch London: Our People

ChristChurch London |

What is ChristChurch London? Perhaps more than anything else, it is a community – a group of people seeking to work together for the good of the city that they love. This video offers a snapshot into some of the people...

Core Habits: Love - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13

Andy Tilsley |

Love is the first fruit that Paul lists in Galatians 5, and it is the characteristic that undergirds all of the others. In week two of our new series, Andy Tilsley will look at love – what it is and...

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...

Faith Conversations: Is God Love? - 1 John 4:7-19

Michael Ramsden |

For many, the idea of a God of Love stands in sharp contrast to a God who would judge. But in this talk, guest speaker Michael Ramsden considers how love and judgment work together, and shows the powerful implications of...

Cross Roads: Luke 6:27-42

David Stroud |

What does it look like for the church to be an inclusive community in a pluralistic world? This week, David Stroud looks at Jesus’ challenging teaching on loving enemies, speaking well of others, and resisting the temptation to be judgmental.

Global Cities: Friday Session 1: Knowing and Seeing God - John 17

Liam Thatcher |

What is eternal life? How do we know God, and how does our knowledge lead us to worship? In this talk, Liam Thatcher looks at Jesus’ prayer in John 17 and considers the awesome invitation to see and savour Christ. Click here...

GOD: Is Father - Romans 8:14-17

Liam Thatcher |

We’ve seen that God is Love, but He is not simply ‘loving’ in a vague or impersonal sense. The Bible describes Him as our Father. In this talk, Liam looks at how we relate to God as Father, and what...

Love is a Verb: Questions and Answers

ChristChurch London |

At the conclusion of our Love is a Verb sermon series, we put some of your questions on relationships to a panel of leaders in ChristChurch London. David, Caroline, Andy and Joy, and Charlie and Laura tackled a range of questions on...

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: Family Matters - Jeremiah 29:7

David Stroud |

The Bible has a good deal to say about the value of community, parenting and family life. But for some the idea of building a family in the city seems daunting and unfeasible. Here we look at the importance of...

Love is a Verb: Free Love? - 2 Samuel 11

David Stroud |

Sex is everywhere. Some people see it as a commodity. For many, Free Love is the ideal; however, whenever and with whomever they want. Others have been taught to view it as something dirty, shameful or taboo. In this talk...

Love is a Verb: Love is a Verb

Andy Tilsley |

How can we take relationships with friends, family, colleagues, neighbours and partners beyond superficiality and towards something life-giving and lasting? Andy Tilsley looks at what it takes to build and sustain great relationships. Love is not an abstract feeling; a...

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...

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...

LittleBig Church: Brand New You - Ephesians 4:17-32; Ephesians 5:2

Liam Thatcher |

Many of us want to change, putting our old habits behind us, but we just don’t know how. In this week’s talk, Liam looks at Paul’s strategy for how to break old habits, and live a life of love that...

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: Blessed Beyond Belief - Ephesians 1:1-14

David Stroud |

Today we launch into a series on the book of Ephesians, with a breathtaking look at the enormous string of blessings that are available for disciples of Jesus.

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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