Himalaya-The Podcast Player

4.8K Ratings
Open In App
title

Christ Church Selly Park

Christ Church Selly Park

0
Followers
0
Plays
Christ Church Selly Park

Christ Church Selly Park

Christ Church Selly Park

0
Followers
0
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

Christ Church Selly Park sermons

Latest Episodes

The God who is all-powerful

John Lanchbury | Isaiah 40:12-31The Bible leaves us in no doubt about the absolute sovereignty of God: that he is the Creator of the universe and he can choose to do anything he wants. But in that case, why doesn't he step in and prevent many of the bad things that happen in our world? John discusses this question from his own experience as well as from a biblical perspective.The book John mentions in his talk is Where is God in a coronavirus world? by John Lennox.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection, including music, can be viewed on YouTube. The recording is introduced by Dan Parnell.Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel,'My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God'?Do you not know? Have you not heard?The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.

18 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The God who is all-powerful

The God who is all-knowing

Chris Turner | Psalm 139:1-6You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.If God knows us completely, why would anyone try to hide from him? Yet, says Chris, our shame makes us fearful to open up to him and, indeed, others. Chris has a challenge for us as a church.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection, including music, can be viewed onYouTube. The recording is introduced by Bobbie Frere and includes an interview with Chris Chalmers as she leaves us to begin ordained ministry.

17 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The God who is all-knowing

The God who never changes

Allan Bartlam | Psalm 62 | Matthew 7:24-27The events of the first few months of this year have been a painful reminder that we live in a fast-changing world. People and communities change too as we grow and learn. Yet, as Allan reminds us, God does not change. We can rely on his nature and promises, just as a house built on a rock is secure. How can we put that into practice in our daily lives?The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection, including music, can be viewed onYouTube. The recording is introduced by Susan Haynes and includes other voices from Christ Church.Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall not be shaken.My salvation and my honour depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.[Jesus said,] 'Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.'

18 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The God who never changes

The God who is everywhere

Chris Chalmers |Psalm 139:7-12Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there... If I say, 'Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,' even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.If God is everywhere, that includes our darkest places - even when he feels furthest away - as well as the times when we really feel his presence. Chris describes some occasions when this has been true in her life, and encourages us to think of our own examples.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection can be viewed onYouTube. The recording is introduced by Susan Haynes and includes a reading from Ann Fasham and contributions from many more Christ Church people and families. This is an online version of an All-In Service, with a range of activities for us to continue the theme in different ways. All the details are in the YouTube video description.

15 MINJUN 8
Comments
The God who is everywhere

Pentecost Sunday

Graham Romp |Acts 2:1-12When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.Within just a few weeks Jesus had died, been raised again and ascended into heaven. What now? Uncertain and anxious, Jesus' disciples are waiting as he had commanded them. Suddenly, the Holy Spirit comes and gives them power to proclaim the Good News to everyone. Graham reminds us that the Holy Spirit is still working in us, making God known and breaking down barriers even as we continue to experience physical lockdown.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection, including music, can be viewed onYouTube. The recording is introduced by John Lanchbury and includes a...

17 MINMAY 31
Comments
Pentecost Sunday

The God of eternity

Susan Haynes |Ecclesiastes 3:1-8|Revelation 21:1-7God is not bound by times and seasons as we are. He existed before time and will exist for ever - and he wants to share that eternity with us. But as Susan explains, eternal life is very much about what happens here and now, and we have a part to play in bringing heaven to earth.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection can be viewed onYouTube. The recording is introduced by Bobbie Frere and includes prayers from the members of her home group.There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Look! God’s dwelling-place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.'

17 MINMAY 24
Comments
The God of eternity

The God of provision

Chris Turner |Genesis 22:9-14|Acts 17:24-28The angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, 'Abraham! Abraham!... Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.' Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place "The Lord Will Provide". And to this day it is said, 'On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.'[Paul said,] 'The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. "For in him we live and move and have our being."'Abraham's journey of faith, of learning over many years to wait for God to keep his promises, is put to the supreme test when it appears that his son Isaac - thr...

17 MINMAY 17
Comments
The God of provision

The God of creativity

Allan Bartlam | Genesis 1:1-5 | John 1:1-4 | Psalm 8:1-5 | Revelation 4:11We go on location this week as Cathie introduces our weekly reflection, accompanied by the sound of birdsong. The signs of God's creative power are all around us, says Allan, and even within us because God has given the gift of creativity to each of us. The recording ends with our musicians demonstrating their creativity by singing and playing "How great Thou art" in virtual choir fashion.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection, including a slideshow of photos to accompany the song, can be viewed onYouTube.In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light.In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars, which you...

20 MINMAY 10
Comments
The God of creativity

The God of mystery

Bobbie Frere | Isaiah 40:10-14 | Romans 11:33-35 | Jeremiah 9:23-24This week we begin a new series thinking about who God is. His nature is unchanging, beyond all that we can imagine, a rock on which we can stand in a time of crisis. Bobbie and Peter lead this reflection, which also includes readings and prayers from Graham and Jacky Romp and a song from our "virtual" musicians.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection can be viewed onYouTube. The Tearfund article "Decoding coronavirus" that Bobbie refers to in her talk can be found here.Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!'Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counsellor?''Who has ever g...

20 MINMAY 3
Comments
The God of mystery

On the road to Emmaus

Chris Chalmers | Luke 24:13-35[Jesus] said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.What a Bible study it must have been for these two travellers on the dusty road out of Jerusalem. Heartbroken at Jesus' death, and now bewildered by reports of his resurrection, the mysterious stranger starts to make sense to them of all they have been through. As Chris explains, we may not even be aware of the risen Jesus walking with us, but he is there, through the highs and lows of life, speaking truth and encouraging us.This is a slightly edited version of our Sunday morning reflection, introduced by Peter Frere with a reading from Trevor Whitehouse and prayers from Dan Parnell. The full video version can be viewed onYouTube. The song referred to by Chr...

17 MINAPR 26
Comments
On the road to Emmaus

Latest Episodes

The God who is all-powerful

John Lanchbury | Isaiah 40:12-31The Bible leaves us in no doubt about the absolute sovereignty of God: that he is the Creator of the universe and he can choose to do anything he wants. But in that case, why doesn't he step in and prevent many of the bad things that happen in our world? John discusses this question from his own experience as well as from a biblical perspective.The book John mentions in his talk is Where is God in a coronavirus world? by John Lennox.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection, including music, can be viewed on YouTube. The recording is introduced by Dan Parnell.Why do you complain, Jacob? Why do you say, Israel,'My way is hidden from the Lord; my cause is disregarded by my God'?Do you not know? Have you not heard?The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.

18 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The God who is all-powerful

The God who is all-knowing

Chris Turner | Psalm 139:1-6You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.If God knows us completely, why would anyone try to hide from him? Yet, says Chris, our shame makes us fearful to open up to him and, indeed, others. Chris has a challenge for us as a church.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection, including music, can be viewed onYouTube. The recording is introduced by Bobbie Frere and includes an interview with Chris Chalmers as she leaves us to begin ordained ministry.

17 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The God who is all-knowing

The God who never changes

Allan Bartlam | Psalm 62 | Matthew 7:24-27The events of the first few months of this year have been a painful reminder that we live in a fast-changing world. People and communities change too as we grow and learn. Yet, as Allan reminds us, God does not change. We can rely on his nature and promises, just as a house built on a rock is secure. How can we put that into practice in our daily lives?The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection, including music, can be viewed onYouTube. The recording is introduced by Susan Haynes and includes other voices from Christ Church.Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I shall not be shaken.My salvation and my honour depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge.Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.[Jesus said,] 'Everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.'

18 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The God who never changes

The God who is everywhere

Chris Chalmers |Psalm 139:7-12Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there... If I say, 'Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,' even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.If God is everywhere, that includes our darkest places - even when he feels furthest away - as well as the times when we really feel his presence. Chris describes some occasions when this has been true in her life, and encourages us to think of our own examples.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection can be viewed onYouTube. The recording is introduced by Susan Haynes and includes a reading from Ann Fasham and contributions from many more Christ Church people and families. This is an online version of an All-In Service, with a range of activities for us to continue the theme in different ways. All the details are in the YouTube video description.

15 MINJUN 8
Comments
The God who is everywhere

Pentecost Sunday

Graham Romp |Acts 2:1-12When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.Within just a few weeks Jesus had died, been raised again and ascended into heaven. What now? Uncertain and anxious, Jesus' disciples are waiting as he had commanded them. Suddenly, the Holy Spirit comes and gives them power to proclaim the Good News to everyone. Graham reminds us that the Holy Spirit is still working in us, making God known and breaking down barriers even as we continue to experience physical lockdown.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection, including music, can be viewed onYouTube. The recording is introduced by John Lanchbury and includes a...

17 MINMAY 31
Comments
Pentecost Sunday

The God of eternity

Susan Haynes |Ecclesiastes 3:1-8|Revelation 21:1-7God is not bound by times and seasons as we are. He existed before time and will exist for ever - and he wants to share that eternity with us. But as Susan explains, eternal life is very much about what happens here and now, and we have a part to play in bringing heaven to earth.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection can be viewed onYouTube. The recording is introduced by Bobbie Frere and includes prayers from the members of her home group.There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens:a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, 'Look! God’s dwelling-place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.'

17 MINMAY 24
Comments
The God of eternity

The God of provision

Chris Turner |Genesis 22:9-14|Acts 17:24-28The angel of the Lord called out to him from heaven, 'Abraham! Abraham!... Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.' Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place "The Lord Will Provide". And to this day it is said, 'On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.'[Paul said,] 'The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. "For in him we live and move and have our being."'Abraham's journey of faith, of learning over many years to wait for God to keep his promises, is put to the supreme test when it appears that his son Isaac - thr...

17 MINMAY 17
Comments
The God of provision

The God of creativity

Allan Bartlam | Genesis 1:1-5 | John 1:1-4 | Psalm 8:1-5 | Revelation 4:11We go on location this week as Cathie introduces our weekly reflection, accompanied by the sound of birdsong. The signs of God's creative power are all around us, says Allan, and even within us because God has given the gift of creativity to each of us. The recording ends with our musicians demonstrating their creativity by singing and playing "How great Thou art" in virtual choir fashion.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection, including a slideshow of photos to accompany the song, can be viewed onYouTube.In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light.In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,the moon and the stars, which you...

20 MINMAY 10
Comments
The God of creativity

The God of mystery

Bobbie Frere | Isaiah 40:10-14 | Romans 11:33-35 | Jeremiah 9:23-24This week we begin a new series thinking about who God is. His nature is unchanging, beyond all that we can imagine, a rock on which we can stand in a time of crisis. Bobbie and Peter lead this reflection, which also includes readings and prayers from Graham and Jacky Romp and a song from our "virtual" musicians.The full video version of this Sunday morning reflection can be viewed onYouTube. The Tearfund article "Decoding coronavirus" that Bobbie refers to in her talk can be found here.Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance?Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!'Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counsellor?''Who has ever g...

20 MINMAY 3
Comments
The God of mystery

On the road to Emmaus

Chris Chalmers | Luke 24:13-35[Jesus] said to them, "How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Did not the Messiah have to suffer these things and then enter his glory?" And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.What a Bible study it must have been for these two travellers on the dusty road out of Jerusalem. Heartbroken at Jesus' death, and now bewildered by reports of his resurrection, the mysterious stranger starts to make sense to them of all they have been through. As Chris explains, we may not even be aware of the risen Jesus walking with us, but he is there, through the highs and lows of life, speaking truth and encouraging us.This is a slightly edited version of our Sunday morning reflection, introduced by Peter Frere with a reading from Trevor Whitehouse and prayers from Dan Parnell. The full video version can be viewed onYouTube. The song referred to by Chr...

17 MINAPR 26
Comments
On the road to Emmaus
hmly
Welcome to Himalaya LearningDozens of podcourses featuring over 100 experts are waiting for you.