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Where is God in a Suffering World?

Alanzo Paul 20th November 2022

In this talk from our Sutton service, we heard from guest speaker Alanzo Paul from the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics.

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Formed by the Word

Joel Wade 20th November 2022

The Bible is God’s living word, and has the power to renew and transform our minds. In this talk, Joel looks at how we can practice habits that help us to be shaped and formed by the word of God, rather than the world.

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Formed by the Cross

Raphael Arthur 13th November 2022

Suffering was part of Jesus’ experience on earth, and is also part of what forms us as His disciples. In this talk, Raph looks at how we are not to idolise or ignore suffering, but allow it to lead us closer to Jesus. Being formed by the Cross means our wounds and scars can help us meet others in their suffering and together embrace healing.

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Guest Speakers Makoto and Haejin Shim Fujimura

David Stroud 13th November 2022

At our Central service, David Stroud interviewed leading abstract artist and popular speaker Makoto Fujimura and his wife Haejin Shim. Makoto is also a well-known expert in Kintsugi, the Japanese art of restoring broken pottery in such a way that the repaired piece is more beautiful and more valuable than the original.

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Formed by the Cross

Catherine Ishola 13th November 2022

Suffering was part of Jesus’ experience on earth, and is also part of what forms us as His disciples. In this talk, Catherine looks at how we are not to idolise or ignore suffering, but allow it to lead us closer to Jesus. Being formed by the Cross means our wounds and scars can help us meet others in their suffering and together embrace healing.

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The Transfiguration

Andy Tilsley 06th November 2022

The transfiguration is one of the most awe-inspiring moments of Jesus’ life on earth. How does it speak to our lives and our church community today? In this talk, Andy unpacks Mark chapter 9, and talks about the vision for the Sutton service, and what our vision as disciples of Jesus should be.

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Formed by the Word

Natalie Powell 06th November 2022

The Bible is God’s living word, and has the power to renew and transform our minds. In this talk, Natalie looks at how we can practice habits that help us to be shaped and formed by the word of God, rather than the world.

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Formed by the Rhythms and Habits of Jesus

Philippa Long 06th November 2022

When Jesus lived on earth, His life was full but not ‘busy’. He was able to sustain His ministry and continue to follow the Father, in part because of the rhythms and habits in His life. He modelled something incredibly precious for us. In this talk, Philippa looks at the power of habits in forming us to be more like Jesus.

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Formed by the Word

Helen Marasha 06th November 2022

The Bible is God’s living word, and has the power to renew and transform our minds. In this talk, Helen looks at how we can practice habits that help us to be shaped and formed by the word of God, rather than the world.

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Formed by the Rhythms and Habits of Jesus

Lou Richards 30th October 2022

When Jesus lived on earth, His life was full but not ‘busy’. He was able to sustain His ministry and continue to follow the Father, in part because of the rhythms and habits in His life. He modelled something incredibly precious for us. In this talk, Lou looks at the power of habits in forming us to be more like Jesus.

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The Gift of Humility

Adnan Khan 23rd October 2022

Stewarding the gift of humility is one of the ways we can grow as followers of Jesus. It’s also a counter-cultural way to live! In this talk, Adnan considers how we can walk in humility before God, and as a result, grow in confidence, authority and love.

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Formed by the Rhythms and Habits of Jesus

James Copeland 23rd October 2022

When Jesus lived on earth, His life was full but not ‘busy’. He was able to sustain His ministry and continue to follow the Father, in part because of the rhythms and habits in His life. He modelled something incredibly precious for us. In this talk, James looks at the power of habits in forming us to be more like Jesus.

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The Gift of Community

Natan Mladin 16th October 2022

Living in community is one of the gifts that forms who we are as followers of Jesus, and it’s also one of the ways we can follow Jesus’ example. In this talk from our Mile End service, Natan shares about the gift of living in community with one another.

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The Gift of Humility

Helen Marasha 16th October 2022

Stewarding the gift of humility is one of the ways we can grow as followers of Jesus. It’s also a counter-cultural way to live! In this talk, Helen considers how we can walk in humility before God, and as a result, grow in confidence, authority and love.

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We are Seen

Ellen Udall 09th October 2022

In a culture where fame is sought for the sake of fame, and followers are amassed as validation, knowing we are seen by our Heavenly Father is a counter-cultural way to live. In this talk, Ellen considers how we can live secure in the truth that God sees us.

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We are Led

Angie Catlett 09th October 2022

As disciples of Jesus, we are led by His presence in our lives. We’re not leading our relationship with Him – we’re following, for He is the good shepherd of our souls. In this talk Angie looks at what it means to trust in God’s leadership and follow Him daily.

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The Gift of Community

Lars Due-Christensen 02nd October 2022

Living in community is one of the gifts that forms who we are as followers of Jesus, and it’s also one of the ways we can follow Jesus’ example. In this talk from our Sutton service, Lars shares about the gift of living in community with one another.

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We are Created

Joel Wade 25th September 2022

Learning to be loved by God is trusting that He created us, and that He knows us better and loves us more than anyone. In this talk Joel considers that just as God created us, He is also continuing to create: redeeming and restoring our lives. Love, as a creative force, is always at work in our lives, if we let Him.

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We Are Led

Catherine Ishola 25th September 2022

As disciples of Jesus, we are led by His presence in our lives. We’re not leading our relationship with Him – we’re following, for He is the good shepherd of our souls. In this talk Catherine looks at what it means to trust in God’s leadership and follow Him daily.

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Community Sunday

Adnan Khan 18th September 2022

In this talk from our Mile End service, Adnan shares from Acts chapter 2 on the gift of following Jesus as a community, as part of our Community Sunday.

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Zacchaeus

Andy Tilsley 11th September 2022

In our new teaching series we are delving into what it means to be followers of Jesus – in other words, the daily journey of being loved by Him, learning from Him and living like Him. In this first talk, Andy kicks us off with the story of Jesus meeting Zacchaeus, and inviting him to be His follower.

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Stockwell Vision

Lars Due-Christensen 11th September 2022

In this talk from our Stockwell service, Lars shares an encouragement from Matthew’s gospel about the gift of meeting together as a community in South London in this next season.

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God Behind the Scenes: Scene 4

Shaninga Marasha 04th September 2022

When we face difficult times, or when God feels far away, we can be tempted to rush through those times to get to the blessing. But there are things that God can teach us, and ways that He wants to form us, that can only come through challenges. In the final talk of our Esther series, Shaninga looks at how we can trust God during difficulty, and prepare for times of blessing.

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God Behind the Scenes: Scene 3

Justin Eniola 04th September 2022

How can we trust God when we’re facing difficult times? In Esther chapter 5, we see the ways in which God remembers those who are faithful to Him, and is in charge of even the smallest details of our lives. In this talk, Justin looks at the ways that God is not only in control, but is always working for our good.

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Summer Retreat: He Gives Life, Breath and Everything Else

John Mumford 28th August 2022

In Acts chapter 17, Paul gives a powerful sermon about the nature of God and the power of Jesus’ resurrection. In this talk from our Summer Retreat, John Mumford reminds us to fix our eyes on the beauty and wonder of God, who “gives everyone life and breath and everything else.”

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Summer Retreat: What happens when the Spirit is poured out?

David Stroud 28th August 2022

In the final talk of our Summer Retreat, David spoke from Acts 2 about what we can expect when the Spirit is poured out, and what we’re trusting God to do through Christ Church London. Spirit-filled churches are started, we grow in conviction and boldness, many people come to faith, and much more!

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Summer Retreat: How Much More?

Ele Mumford 27th August 2022

In this talk from our Summer Retreat, guest speaker Ele Mumford invited us to wonder again at the beauty of our God: the purity of the Father, the presence of the Son, and the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Summer Retreat: But God, I’m Regular

Catherine Ishola 27th August 2022

In the second talk from our Summer Retreat, Catherine shared that God wants to use each one of us for His kingdom – as regular as we are! We looked at how God can set us free from feeing inadequate, and empower us to boldly live for Him.

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God Behind the Scenes: Scene 3

Jo Bird 21st August 2022

How can we trust God when we’re facing difficult times? In Esther chapter 5, we see the ways in which God remembers those who are faithful to Him, and is in charge of even the smallest details of our lives. In this talk, Jo looks at the ways that God is not only in control, but is always working for our good.

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God Behind the Scenes: Scene 2

Taiwo Otaiku 21st August 2022

In this talk, Taiwo looks at how, like Esther, we can display courage even in the most difficult of circumstances.

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