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

Waiting for the power of God

Friday Communion
Waiting for God to show up in power is one of the hardest things we encounter in our faith journeys. Emma and Richard give encouragement and testimonies about seasons of waiting.

Acts 1:1-11

What we have we hold

What we have we hold

Turnham Green
How is it that some perfume, feet and hair show us one of the purest and most beautiful examples of what it means to be a Christian in all scripture? See what Mary sees and become free from the lies that Mammon sells us.

John 12:1-11

What we measure controls us

What we measure controls us

Turnham Green
Zacchaeus gave everything to follow Jesus, but others invested wisely and gave him the profits. How do we know the right response to God?

Luke 19:1-10

When a spa break won't fix it

Friday Communion
Cleopas and his unnamed partner are on a journey to a place known for its warm baths. Trying to get over the death of their friend Jesus, they have a strange encounter on the way to Emmaus. Sometimes you need more than a rest... Richard takes you through the treatment, Jesus style.

Luke 24:13-35