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Don’t Go Back

Andy Tilsley 26th June 2022

In this talk, we look at how the mindset of cynicism can prevent us from seeing through the eyes of faith, and make us blind to what God is doing. Andy shares ways that we can move towards faith that opens our eyes to see God’s kingdom and power all around us, and not return to our old ways of thinking.

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The Price for our Attention

Jo Wells 21st June 2022

In the first talk of our series, Jo looks at the power of distraction in our lives, and how it can lead to worry, inertia, or things that aren’t meant for us. We look at the encounter between Jesus and Martha in Luke chapter 10, and how He reminds her of what is important, and realigns her heart with His. We also look at practical habits we can implement that will help us move away from distraction and towards devotion to Jesus.

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Spirit of the Risen King

Hannah Elwyn 12th June 2022

In Acts chapter 2, the Holy Spirit is poured out on followers of Jesus for the first time. In the final talk of our series, Hannah looks at what we can learn from the day of Pentecost, and how the Holy Spirit empowers us for transformation and mission in our lives today.

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Return of the Risen King

Adnan Khan 05th June 2022

In the penultimate talk of our series, we look at Jesus’ promise to return and restore all things in Revelation 21. Adnan looks at the difference that Jesus’ return in the future makes to how we live in the present.

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Spirit of the Risen King

Kenny Crawford 05th June 2022

In Acts chapter 2, the Holy Spirit is poured out on followers of Jesus for the first time. In this talk, Kenny looks at what we can learn from the day of Pentecost, and how the Holy Spirit empowers us for transformation and mission in our lives today.

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Ascension of the King

Adam Purcell 29th May 2022

When Jesus ascended into heaven, He left His disciples with the promise of His presence, and the promise of power. In this talk, Adam considers what the ascension of Jesus means for us today – that rather than going far away, Jesus has come close.

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Spirit of the Risen King

Catherine Ishola 29th May 2022

In Acts chapter 2, the Holy Spirit is poured out on followers of Jesus for the first time. In this talk, Catherine looks at what we can learn from the day of Pentecost, and how the Holy Spirit empowers us for transformation and mission in our lives today.

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Guest Speaker – Phil Moore

Phil Moore 22nd May 2022

In John’s gospel, Jesus says that whoever comes to Him, He will never turn away. In this talk from our Sutton service, guest speaker Phil Moore shares about the radical love of God and invites us to receive again all that Jesus has promised us.

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Joyful Generosity

Lars Due-Christensen 22nd May 2022

The Bible teaches that God loves a cheerful giver. In this talk from our Gift Day, Lars talks about the principles of joyful generosity – trust, obedience, sowing, and reaping.

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Gift Day

Andy Tilsley 15th May 2022

In this talk from our Sutton service, Andy shared from 2 Corinthians about the ways that our giving can bless the local church and beyond.

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Gift Day

Joel Wade 15th May 2022

This Sunday, Joel helped us prepare for our Gift Day by looking at our Generosity Liturgy. This prayer shows us how giving shapes our hearts – it’s an act of worship, a way to resist temptation, a choice to be generous, and a process of becoming more like Jesus.

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Give Your Heart to God

David Stroud 15th May 2022

This Sunday, David helped us prepare for our Gift Day by looking at the story of Elijah and the widow at Zarephath found in 1 Kings. We’re encouraged to learn from the widow’s example – to give out of faith rather than fear, to trust God with our future, and to give our whole hearts to Him.

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Believing the Risen King

Lars Due-Christensen 08th May 2022

Thomas struggled to believe when the other disciples told him about Jesus’ resurrection. But Jesus revealed Himself to Thomas, and invited him to come close. This encounter shows us a picture of how Jesus meets with us in our own times of questioning. In this talk, Lars looks at how we can stay close to Jesus and trust Him even amidst our doubts.

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Encountering the Risen King

Jo Wells 01st May 2022

On the road to Damascus, Saul had a powerful encounter with Jesus that completely changed the course of His life. In this talk, Jo looks at how we can continuously encounter Jesus in the normal, everyday moments of our lives – and as a result, continue to become more like Him.

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Sent by the Risen King

Andy Tilsley 24th April 2022

The resurrection of Jesus changes everything. After He rose from the dead, Jesus breathed on His disciples, filling them with His Holy Spirit and sending them out to share the gospel. In this talk, Andy looks at how Jesus frees us from fear and empowers us to make disciples.

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Believing the Risen King

James Copeland 24th April 2022

Thomas struggled to believe when the other disciples told him about Jesus’ resurrection. But Jesus revealed Himself to Thomas, and invited him to come close. This encounter shows us a picture of how Jesus meets with us in our own times of questioning. In this talk, James looks at how we can stay close to Jesus and trust Him even amidst our doubts.

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The Risen King

Natalie Powell 17th April 2022

Jesus revealed Himself as the risen king to Mary, who was the first person to witness His resurrection. As we read about this encounter, how can our eyes be opened once again to the glory of our risen king?

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The Risen King

Simon Mackenzie 17th April 2022

Jesus revealed Himself as the risen king to Mary, who was the first person to witness His resurrection. As we read about this encounter, how can our eyes be opened once again to the glory of our risen king?

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The Prayer of the King

Philippa Long 10th April 2022

In the garden of Gethsemane, we get a unique glimpse into Jesus’ relationship with the Father as He cries out to God in prayer. Even amidst betrayal and suffering, Jesus drew close to God and ultimately trusted in His plan. In this talk, Philippa looks at how prayer is an act of trust and surrender to God.

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Living with Difficulty and Delay

David Stroud 03rd April 2022

How do follow God well in times of difficulty, or when it feels like the things we long for are delayed? In this talk, David looks at the life of Joseph, who responded to challenges by seeking God for three things: discernment, wisdom, and to be filled with the Holy Spirit.

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The Temple of the King

Joel Wade 03rd April 2022

In the temple, Jesus overturned the tables of the traders and declared it a house of prayer for all nations. Today, we are all temples of the Holy Spirit, called to worship Jesus with our whole lives. In this talk, Joel considers how we can live lives of holiness that honour God.

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The Servant King

Lars Due-Christensen 27th March 2022

When Jesus washed His disciples’ feet, He demonstrated that in God’s love for us, He embraces every part of our humanity – even our mess. In this talk, Lars encourages to ask the questions: what dust are we carrying on our feet, and will we let Jesus come and wash us clean?

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The Feast of the King

Nicole Lewis 20th March 2022

The Passover meal that Jesus ate with His disciples was full of symbolism. It reminded the Israelites of how God had saved them from Egypt, and it pointed forwards to Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, and to the day when He would be reunited with His people in eternity. In this talk, Nicole looks at what it means to be invited to feast at the table with Jesus.

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The Knowledge of God

Hannah Elwyn 13th March 2022

In this talk from our Stockwell service, Hannah Elwyn reminds us how to hold on to the promises of God during challenging times, and looks at the practical ways we can grow in knowing Him – not just in our heads, but in our hearts.

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The Temple of the King

Shaninga Marasha 13th March 2022

In the temple, Jesus overturned the tables of the traders and declared it a house of prayer for all nations. Today, we are all temples of the Holy Spirit, called to worship Jesus with our whole lives. In this talk from our new series, Shaninga considers how we can live lives of prayer that honour God.

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We are Strong

Jo Wells 06th March 2022

Peter reminds us that as followers of Jesus, our battle is not against our neighbours or earthly authorities, but against spiritual forces. In this talk, Jo encourages us to hold on to God through suffering because in our weakness, He gives us the strength to stand.

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We are Empowered

Adnan Khan 06th March 2022

Our culture idolises comfort and safety. But as followers of Jesus, the Bible tells us that we will experience suffering. In this talk, Adnan considers our living hope that suffering is not the end. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can walk through suffering and our identity won’t be shaken, but strengthened.

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Vision Sunday: Mile End

Joel Wade 27th February 2022

In this talk from our Mile End services, Joel helps us to look back with thankfulness at all God has done in our community, and to look forward with faith for what is next.

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We are Ready

Andy Tilsley 27th February 2022

In our culture today, there can often be an absence of hope. But the Bible calls us to be people of hope – to understand the times, serve others and stay faithful in doing good. In this talk, Andy considers what it means to be ready to answer for the hope we have in Jesus.

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We are Empowered

Simon Gibbes 20th February 2022

Our culture idolises comfort and safety. But as followers of Jesus, the Bible tells us that we will experience suffering. In this talk, Simon considers our living hope that suffering is not the end. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can walk through suffering and our identity won’t be shaken, but strengthened.

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