Tagged with: relationships

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:...

The Heart of the Matter: Resisting the Forbidden Fruit

Andy Tilsley |

How do the decisions we make affect us over the long haul? How should we resist temptation? And why do many people struggle with the idea of commitment? In this talk, Andy looks at lessons from the life of Samson.

The Heart of the Matter: Modern Romance

Liam Thatcher |

Despite being one of the oldest passages in the Bible, Genesis 29 has some brilliant insights to offer about modern relationships. In this talk, Liam looks at the story of Jacob, Rachel and Leah and considers how (not) to find...

The Heart of the Matter: Let’s Talk About Sex

Andy Tilsley |

Sex is everywhere. Advertising, film, TV, music are all saturated with it. In this talk, Andy looks at many of our culture’s assumptions and considers some key elements that make up a healthy view of sex.

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, 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...

Friendships & Vulnerability

Charlotte Watson |

What does the word ‘friend’ mean to you? Would you call the 200… 500… 1000 people you have on Facebook your friends? It seems that in this technology-obsessed world we have lost the meaning of friendship; true companionship. Last September,...

The Heart of the Matter

Liam Thatcher |

I brush my teeth at least twice a day. I shower daily. I wash my hands countless times. I use the odd hair product and skin product – thanks for noticing! I don’t do as much exercise as I probably...

Simplify: Simplify your Relationships - Luke 6:12-19

Andy Tuck |

Relationships take time, effort and work to maintain. Deep friendships don’t just happen; they need to be invested in. In this talk, Andy Tuck looks at the relationships that matter most and offers some principles for how to maintain and strengthen...

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.

Nehemiah: Nehemiah 10:28-39

David Stroud |

The people of God make a commitment to honour God through the way that they live and how they use their resources. In this talk, David looks at the challenge of using our relationships, our time and our resources to...

Marriage Preparation: Recommended Resources

Ross Bull |

Couples often ask us if there are any books that will help them as they consider marriage, so below are a few books that Joy and I have found to be helpful for strengthening marriages and relationships. We hope that...

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: The Single Issue - 1 Corinthians 7

Andy Tilsley |

Around 50% of Londoners between the age of 20 and 59 are single. Some see singleness as liberating, others as a chore. What are the particular challenges and opportunities that single people face? What advice does the Bible have to...

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?...

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...

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: 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...

LittleBig Church: The Head and the Body - Ephesians 1:15-23

Andy Tilsley |

In the second week of our new series, Andy looks at Paul’s prayer for the Ephesian church, considering what it means for us to be called the body of Christ.  

Guest Speakers: Effective Leadership

Mal Fletcher |

This week, guest speaker Mal Fletcher challenged us to think about the way we prepare for the future, in order to be effective leaders and influencers.

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