A Spirit-led journey – walking with Jesus through the wilderness


This sermon is part of the series Jesus in the wilderness – a Lent Journey. Bible readings: Deuteronomy 8:1-5 & 15-18 (NIVUK) Do not forget the Lord 8 Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land that the Lord […]

Honest questions: Where is God in this pandemic?


Resources and more information about the “honest questions” sermon series can be found on our website. Bible reading: John 11:1-45 (NIVUK) The death of Lazarus 11 Now a man named Lazarus was ill. He was from Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (This Mary, whose brother Lazarus now lay ill, was the same […]

Honest questions: Is the Bible still relevant?


Resources and more information about the “honest questions” sermon series can be found on our website. Bible reading: 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 (NIVUK) 8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part […]

Episode 9 – Is it ok to question and doubt God?

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In this latest episode of Learning to Live the Life the podcast, Rev Aidan and Anita meet to discuss questions around our current sermon series considering Honest Questions. As part of the episode, Anita interviews her friend Rosie Button, a former missionary who has been teaching at Redcliffe College, now part of All Nations Christian […]

Honest questions: What’s the point of praying?


Resources and more information about the “honest questions” sermon series can be found on our website. Psalm 62:5-8 (NIVUK) 5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God;     my hope comes from him. 6 Truly he is my rock and my salvation;     he is my fortress, I shall not be shaken. 7 My salvation and my honour depend on […]

Why does God allow people to suffer and die? Honest Questions


In this service Paul and Aidan recommended a series of resources for people to discover more and engage further with the series. These resources and more information about the series can be found by following this link: http://christchurchdownend.com/asking-honest-questions/ Bible Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:12-26, 50-58 12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from […]

Honest questions: Why does God allow so much suffering?


Bible readings: Psalm 13 (NIVUK) For the director of music. A psalm of David. 1 How long, Lord? Will you forget me for ever?     How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts     and day after day have sorrow in my heart?     How long will my enemy triumph […]

New Year’s resolutions


There is a video recording of this service on our YouTube channel. Bible readings: Genesis 1:1-5 (NIVUK) The beginning 1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. 3 And […]

Ep. 8 – Pick up your cross and follow Jesus – lockdowns and racial inequality


If you enjoyed this episode of Learning to Live the Life, please do subscribe, share it with your friends and rate us 5* so that more people get recommended it! In this very special episode of the podcast, Rev Aidan is joined by Rev Denis Adide. Denis is the vicar of St Stephens and St […]

What is God like?


Bible Reading John 1:10-18 (NIV) 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become […]