Talks

Mary: Ordinary Woman, Extraordinary Faith

Andy Nunn 29th January 2023

Mary was an ordinary, unknown girl from an obscure part of Nazareth. Yet God chose her to bear His son, Jesus! In this talk, Andy considers what we can learn from Mary’s response to this astonishing calling. We too can choose to respond to God in joyful obedience and extraordinary faith, even in the smallest moments of our every day lives.

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Upside Down Kingdom

Simon Mackenzie 29th January 2023

In Luke chapter 2 we see the secret working of God’s providence. God uses ordinary people and ordinary means to bring about His extraordinary purposes in the world. In this talk, Simon considers how we can respond to God with an open heart of obedience and faith, and be expectant for Him to use us in our every day lives.

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Upside Down Kingdom

Lou Richards 29th January 2023

In Luke chapter 2 we see the secret working of God’s providence. God uses ordinary people and ordinary means to bring about His extraordinary purposes in the world. In this talk, Lou considers how we can respond to God with an open heart of obedience and faith, and be expectant for Him to use us in our every day lives.

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Mary: Ordinary Woman, Extraordinary Faith

Lars Due-Christensen 29th January 2023

Mary was an ordinary, unknown girl from an obscure part of Nazareth. Yet God chose her to bear His son, Jesus! In this talk, Lars considers what we can learn from Mary’s response to this astonishing calling. We too can choose to respond to God in joyful obedience and extraordinary faith, even in the smallest moments of our every day lives.

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Zechariah: Echoes of the past

Helen Marasha 23rd January 2023

The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth shows us that God often does His most amazing work in the context of impossibility. In this talk, Helen looks at how we can trust God even when our circumstances seem impossible, and how we can find hope in God when the things we long for feel far away.

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An Evening with Jackie Pullinger

Jackie Pullinger 18th January 2023

We were delighted to have guest speaker and missionary Jackie Pullinger speak to our Sutton community. In this talk she shares stories from her ministry in the Walled City of Hong Kong, and the countless miracles and healings she has witnessed as God continues to transform people’s lives with His love.

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Waiting for God

David Stroud 15th January 2023

In this talk from our Central service, David looks at the story of Abraham and Sarah from Genesis 18, and how we can trust God even when we are waiting for the longings of our hearts to be fulfilled.

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There is no one like Jesus

Ben Parsons 15th January 2023

In this talk from our Sutton service, guest speaker Ben Parsons, who leads United Life church in Sutton, shares about the amazing person of Jesus Christ.

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Zechariah: Echoes of the past

Joel Wade 15th January 2023

The story of Zechariah and Elizabeth shows us that God often does His most amazing work in the context of impossibility. In this talk, Joel looks at how we can trust God even when our circumstances seem impossible, and how we can find hope in God when the things we long for feel far away.

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Gospel of Luke: How to Read the Gospels

Adnan Khan 08th January 2023

In the first talk of our series on the Gospel of Luke, Adnan looks at who Luke was and why he was writing. Understanding how to read the gospels is vital for our relationship with Jesus. Through studying the historical accounts of Jesus’s life on earth, we can be drawn to the beauty, power, and truth of who Jesus really is, and our lives can be transformed.

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Gospel of Luke: How to Read the Gospels

James Copeland 08th January 2023

In the first talk of our series on the Gospel of Luke, James looks at who Luke was and why he was writing. Understanding how to read the gospels is vital for our relationship with Jesus. Through studying the historical accounts of Jesus’s life on earth, we can be drawn to the beauty, power, and truth of who Jesus really is, and our lives can be transformed.

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Advent: Love

John Goddard 18th December 2022

This Advent theme reorients us to the greatest gift of Christmas: the love of God. In this talk, John looks at the way Advent draws us back to this rhythm of life; to remember and receive the love of God, and then to look for ways to live this love out amongst our neighbours.

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