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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, 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...

The refugee crisis, the church and the coming Christmas time

Johan Eldebo |

Over the last three years I have met families who have fled conflicts, in Lebanon, South Sudan, Congo, the Central African Republic, Burundi and Mali. I have spent time with parents who have had to leave their children behind as...

Prayer for Paris

ChristChurch London |

In light of the horrific events in Paris on Friday night, we took a moment on Sunday to reflect and pray for all those affected by the terrible loss of life, for all those injured and traumatised by the terrorist...

Prayer for Tunisia

Tim Frisby |

On Sunday we prayed for those affected by this week’s attack on the beach in Sousse, Tunisia, which killed 39 people and has injured at least 36. Below is the prayer we wrote, which you may find helpful in fuelling...

Prayer for Nepal (update)

ChristChurch London |

As you are probably aware, this week Nepal experienced another earthquake; the second in two weeks. The first was a 7.9 magnitude earthquake; the worst the nation has seen for 80 years. The UN has estimated that 8 million people have...

Holy Week: Gethsemane - Matthew 26

Liam Thatcher |

In the final hours before his arrest, trial and execution, Jesus found himself alone in a garden, wrestling in prayer whilst his disciples fell asleep around him. This talk looks at the events in Gethsemane and considers what it was...

Joseph: Fragile Dreams that changed the world: Keeping the Dream Alive - Genesis 39:20-40:22

Andy Tilsley |

Once again, Joseph is taken off-course. This time it is not a pit he’s thrown into but a prison cell. Yet even in this dark place, God is able to use him for good. In this talk, Andy explores how we can...

Joseph: Fragile Dreams that changed the world: From Riches to Rags - Genesis 37:12-36

David Stroud |

Joseph’s story quickly unravels, and shortly after sharing his dreams with his family, Joseph finds himself thrown in a pit by his brothers. The dreams that were previously so vivid, must suddenly have felt distant and unreachable. In this talk, David will...

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...

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...

Habakkuk: The Answer - Habakkuk 1:12-2:20

David Stroud |

God answers Habakkuk’s second complaint by assuring him that He sees all that is going on, and will hold man to account for his actions. This talk addresses the dangers of pride, violence and injustice, looks forward to the day...

Habakkuk: The Complaint - Habakkuk 1:1-11

Andy Tilsley |

Who was Habakkuk? Why was he writing? And why are we spending four weeks reading about him? In this talk we explore the context behind the book of Habakkuk and consider how to understand what is going on when it...

Saturday: Waiting in the Silence

ChristChurch London |

Why do bad things happen and bad people get away with it? Where is God in times of darkness, silence and pain? The story of Easter Saturday explores some of these questions: ‘Do not fret because of those who are...

I Am: The Resurrection and the Life - John 11:1-44

David Stroud |

We live in a broken world, full of sickness, suffering and death; and where is God? Is He indifferent, or simply impotent to do anything about it? In this talk, David will explore Jesus’ claim to be the resurrection and...

Teach Us To Pray: Cry, Wait, Hope - Psalm 130

Andy Tilsley |

Isn’t the church full of hypocrites? Why is life just so busy? Why hasn’t God answered that prayer? What is there in life to look forward to? And what on earth does any of that have to do with prayer?...

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