Series Finale: Comments & Questions

Series Finale: Comments & Questions

The 6
Finishing the series with a Q&A session recorded live at the 6pm, Richard talks to an audience of mainly young adults and youth about Tinder, dating, sex, sexuality, God’s plans for us in creation and eternity, and how God still pursues us when it all goes wrong.

1 Corinthians 6:12-20, 2 Samuel 11:1-5

Porn Again / Redeeming Love

Porn Again / Redeeming Love

The 9
Richard finishes the series at the 9am service with a message about God’s redeeming love covering a multitude of sins. Wherever we’ve been, whatever we have done God continues to seek after us as our lover. Includes insights from the life of David, Bathsheba, Hosea, Jesus and 1 Corinthians 5-7.

2 Samuel 11:1-5, Job 31:1-4

The mess we are in

The mess we are in

Turnham Green
Richard continues our series on sex, sexuality and relationships with a look at life out of Eden.

Genesis 3, Romans 1-5

Holding Hands in Heaven?

Holding Hands in Heaven?

Turnham Green
Richard begins a 3 part series on sex, sexuality and relationships with a look at the beginning and end of the Bible and what that says to us about sex / relationships as originally intended and sex / relationships in eternity. Next week: 'the mess we are in' and the final week will look at 'redeeming love'. Study notes for the series available at christchurchw4.com/study

Genesis 1:26-31, 2:18-25, Matthew 22:23-33

Beauty will save the world

Beauty will save the world

The 6
Azariah explores how we often find it difficult to accept our God-given beauty. The message of God's love and desire for us is so often overridden by painful voices of the past. In this talk we are encouraged to hear God's voice of love through the voice of the lover to his beloved. Could the garden in the love poem be a new beginning? Could we look in the mirror and see beauty staring back?

Song of Songs 6:4-7:13

His desire is for me

His desire is for me

Turnham Green
A look at what we can learn about sex and beauty from Song of Songs 7 and an exploration of what it means for God to be our lover.

Song of Songs 6:4-7:10

Radically loved, reacting to Grenfell

Radically loved, reacting to Grenfell

St. Alban's
Does the Church, as the ‘bride of Christ' realise just how radically loved we are? How might a church secure in that react to disasters like the Grenfell Tower fire?

Song of Songs 4:1-16

Beauty without flaws

Beauty without flaws

Turnham Green
Can we let God love us and truly see us, trust him to search us deeply? Can we let this true love, perfect, flawless love brighten our hearts, lives and our faces?

Song of Songs 4:1-16

Hope in the midst of suffering

Friday Communion
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Richard talks on Revelation 21.

Revelation 21:1-4

The Divine Romance

The Divine Romance

St. Alban's
Why is the metaphor of marriage so often in the Bible when it describes the relationship between God and His people? What if sex is the only thing in our human experience of relationships that comes close to expressing the power and intimacy and love that is supposed to be at the heart of our relationship with the divine love-giver?

Song of Songs 1:8-2:2

Love Poetry

Love Poetry

Turnham Green
The unsung 'Song of Songs' as a resource for intimate faith

Song of Songs 1:1-2:2

What we master brings us joy

What we master brings us joy

St. Alban's
In this sermon on the final chapter of Justin Welby's book Dethroning Mammon, Stuart shows us how we need to focus more on enthroning Christ as he is "standing at the door knocking".  If we do we will dethrone Mammon and bring greater joy.

Revelation 3:14-22

What can we say to society?

What can we say to society?

Turnham Green
Richard looks at Revelation 3 in the light of the attacks on London and events in Manchester and asks what can we say to society now?

Revelation 3:14-22

You cannot out-give God

You cannot out-give God

The 6
Tracking the journey of Nicodemus in John's Gospel, we see what it is that frees him to stand for Jesus and give lavishly to him, the moment he realises he'll never be able to out-give God.

John 19:38-42

A people of hope

A people of hope

Turnham Green
Death is not the end. There is hope in even the darkest of places.

John 19:38-42

What we give we gain

What we give we gain

The 9
If we can be alive to the ways Mammon operates in our society and can dethrone him by not falling for it but putting our resources at God's disposal, those assets can give us peace, life and joy.

John 19:38-42

How to pray

Friday Communion
Richard gives a guide on how to pray as we begin the Kingdom Come week, with an inspiring testimony from Valerie.

Luke 11:1-13

The chair of the Redeemer

The chair of the Redeemer

The 6
The chair of the Redeemer, when offered to the redeemed gives them value. How does Jesus' washing of the disciples' feet tell us of our value? What responsibility are we given as those whose body and feet are washed by the King of kings?

John 13:1-11

What we receive we treat as ours

What we receive we treat as ours

Turnham Green
Ruth looks at the relationship between money and power and how Jesus calls us to live with power, then challenges us to explore what radical act of giving or 'foot washing' Jesus is calling us to in our everyday lives.

John 13:1-11