Many of us take the new year to think about changes that we want to make to our lives. But what about when we need more than just a change, but we need a new beginning, we need to start over? What does the Bible say about beginning again? Does it have examples of new beginnings that can help us?
With Christmas just around the corner, we look at what the Bible really does have to say about Christmas and how it's not the same as what some of our traditions tell us! There are going to be a few surprises in this one so come and join the conversation, it will be great to see you! And merry Christmas!
It's coming up to Christmas, and angels seem to play a big part in the Christmas story so this week we look at what does the Bible say about Angels? Who are they and want is their purpose? Are they even real? All great questions...so come and join in the conversation.
What does the Bible say about Children? This week, Phil shares his learnings from the bible about what it means to be a kid, what responsibilities we have for our kids, about what it means to be childlike, as well as what it means to take care of the orphan.
What does the Bible Say about money and work? This week, James and Hannah share their thoughts around this topic and ask questions like what should I do with my money? Can I work too hard? It's a big topic, so come and join in the conversation.
This week, we look at what the Bible says about marriage and relationships. This topic of relationships is hugely emotive. We can experience all sorts of pain in our relationships and all kinds of joy. So this week, we look at how our relationship with God shapes our relationships with people. We look at some of the wrong ideas taught about relationships and marriage and what the Bible has to say about singleness.
With COP26 in the news where world leaders are supposed to talk about climate change with many of us sceptical that politicians are not the answer to the environmental issues that we face, it seems a reasonably good time to look at what the Bible has to say about the environment? Does God care about climate change? Does it tell us how to be good stewards for our world today?
Thanks to the pandemic, it seems that we have a bit of a sleep crisis at the moment, so what, if anything, does the Bible say about sleep? In this video, we take a quick look at the whole topic of sleep and even ask what do we do if we cannot sleep?
Dr Will Sopwith looks at the two huge topics of faith and science and asks what, if anything, does the Bible have to say about science? He also will look at if science and faith can co-exist? And, why do some people think that they are opposed to each other.
What does the Bible say about the afterlife? Today we start a new series called "What does the bible say about..." and we dig into the Bible to see if has answers to key questions we face in life. Today we talk about the afterlife, around the topic of heaven and what happens when we die?
In our final week of working through the Online Alpha Course we ask the big question - what about the church? Is it still relevant, or is it just an outdated idea? What is the purpose of the church? And should I attend church? This week Tony Uddin, a Pastor from the East End of London starts to take a deep dive into this crucial topic.
Does God still heal us today? Or is this something that you only read about in the gospels? On this week's Livestream, we tackle the topic head-on. We hear stories from people that have experienced God's healing and also from those who haven't yet been healed by God.
Evangelism is sharing our Christian faith, but should we do that? Should we talk about our Christian faith? Should we be prepared to give an answer questions that people have? And what about those Christian that are too insensitive, too brash, too clumsy? What if you are not comfortable sharing your faith? We cover all of these questions and more in this weeks Livestream as we carry on our look at the Alpha series.
Dealing with evil. That's this week's topic. This week we ask how can we chat through the idea of evil. Is evil real? Does satan or the devil exist? And how can i resist that evil? What are the signs of evil? In this week's Alpha talk we get to tackle what can be quite a tricky topic for many people.
This week we ask how can we make the most of the rest of our lives? Life is short, filled with wonder and opportunity so does God have any thoughts or ideas on how to get the most out of it? Join us as we dig into this topic. This is part 10 of our online Alpha Course series.
Who is the Holy Spirit? This is a great question especially as Christians believe that He is as much part of the Trinity as God the Father and Jesus, yet He is also the least understood part of the Trinity. Today, John is going to kick start a two part mini series in our Alpha Course, looking at the Holy Spirit. This is part 8 of the Alpha Series.
What does it mean when God guides us? It's a question we all want to know the answer to. In this weeks online church livestream we hear four stories that highlight four different ways that God guides us as we dig deeper into this whole topic in conversation street.
This week we look at how to read the bible. The bible is one of those books that we all know about but where do we begin? In the talk, we tackle one of the most common questions we are asked: how to study the bible? After the talk, we chat about your questions about this whole topic including the important question we all have: is the bible reliable? Is it really the word of God?
It's week five of our Alpha series and we're asking the questions like How and Why do we pray. Prayer is normal for a lot of people, even those that don't really have a faith but why do we do it? We'll be hearing from some friends who will be sharing their experiences of prayer and how this builds their relationship with God.
This week we are looking at the evidence for believing in Christianity. It's week 4 of our Alpha series, and Matt takes the perspective of a person who has decided to believe the claims of Christianity and asks "How can I be sure they I made the right decision?" If you have been a Christian for a while, or if you are just exploring the Christian faith - this will be a great livestream to explore some of life's more meaningful questions.
This week, Pete looks at one of the most asked questions about the Christian faith - why do we always talk about the death of Christ? Why is it so important that He was hung on a cross? Why do Christians wear a cross around their neck? Isn't it all a bit morbid? Or is there more to it than that?
This week, Sharon asks who is Jesus? What evidence do we have for Jesus? What claims did Jesus make about Himself? And, should we actually care if He was just a historical figure? Sharon also tells her own story of how she had to come to a point to make her own mind up about Jesus.
There are questions about life we all share (‘Is this it? Where have I come from? Where am I heading? Who am I? What’s the point of my life? Is there any real meaning and purpose to life?’). There are common objections to / preconceptions about Christianity (it is boring, untrue, irrelevant, dangerous). Anna is kickstarting a new Alpha series for us this week and starts by looking at all of these questions.
Can we talk about Father's Day? For some, it is a day of celebration. For some, it is a time of sadness or regret or loss. So what role does faith play in Fatherhood? Does it make a difference? Do these two things mix? Does faith make a difference to being a Dad? What about when things go wrong, or when our Dads are far from perfect? On this week's Livestream, we hear the stories from everyday Dads and chat about Fathering and God's role as the ultimate Father.
We are looking at the difficult topic of the crucifixion of Christ. This was an incredibly dark time for Jesus, a shameful time that He despised. So what did Jesus think about to get through this? What helped him endure? And what are some of the lessons we can learn from this?
We are looking at the trial of Jesus and see how people pleasing pleasing caused men to abandon their values, destroyed the leadership of one man and caused hundreds of people to be manipulated in to doing stuff that was fundamentally wrong.
In a short message, Matt will be unpicking the story of the first Easter, when two ladies called Mary and Mary went to visit the tomb of Jesus only to find it empty. We look at the extraordinary events that followed and ask how it impacts us today.
This week's Church Livestream focuses on the common question - how is God seemingly so different in the Old Testament (first part of the Bible) to the New Testament (the second part of the Bible)? How can God be Loving when He seems so Angry?
In a short message, Sally will be unpicking the topic of betrayal and abandonment by sharing her own, difficult story as well as looking at how Jesus dealt with being betrayed and abandoned by His closest friends.
Faith and motherhood. Do these two things mix? Does faith make a difference to being a Mum? What about when things go wrong? Here are the stories from everyday Mum's and their journeys of faith and motherhood.
There is a story in the Bible where Peter, one of the most ardent disciples of Jesus, ends up denying Jesus - the very person Peter swore he would never deny. It is easy to look at Peter and think that was just Peter. But Peter is a lot like the rest of us (it's one of his most redeeming features). So this week, James Sloan is going to look at this story and looks at the lessons we can learn.
Where do you currently get your sense of meaningful connection and belonging from? It's a great question to ask yourself. Let's look at the Last Supper, a meal Jesus has with disciples and look at some amazing promises He makes about how we can belong, how we can find meaningful connection.
Do you see others in life as the Villain in the story, the villain in your story? Do we see ourselves as victims? In this blog, John Harding dives deep on the topic and the character of Judas, the villain in the story of Jesus and asks what lessons we can learn for our own lives.
How do we get the most out of reading Scripture? Can the Bible be trusted? What can the Bible teach us? These are all great questions. Christians talk a lot about the Bible, so how do we go about reading it? This week we are going to look at a Story with Jesus and Mary and look at how we can get the most out of reading the Bible.
One of the big problems that those outside the church have with those who profess to be Christians is the level of hypocrisy that they see. Christians are hypocrites. They say one thing but then do something completely different. Why do they not simply practice what they preach? Well, that is what we are going to get into today. Are Christians hypocrites? And is it hypocritical to call someone a hypocrite? (There’s a question that is a head spinner!) And the only person really qualified to answer it is Jesus, which is exactly what He does in today’s passage. He is going to accuse the religious of being hypocrites and then explain why they are hypocrites...
Ever been so tunnel-visioned on something, so focused in on the detail that you didn't see the bigger picture? In this week's Livestream, Jesus meets a group of people who had done just that...and as a result, they missed the most important lesson of all.
This week we will be hearing from James Sloan, who is the Chief Exec of Imagine If Trust who will be talking about what it means to Love your neighbour as well as introduce to us Imagine If Trust - part of our church's social outreach.
Have you been thinking about your New Year’s Resolutions for 2021? Got your new diary and goal-setting mindset? Most of us do. It’s a New Year. It’s a New Start, and given the strangeness of 2020, we are hoping that 2021 will be a lot better. Well, as we carry on our Bible Study of Mark’s Gospel, we have a chap who goes to Jesus and basically asks Jesus to summarize everything down to a simple point that he can both understand and apply to life. It’s as if this chap goes to Jesus and says to Jesus, “Listen - I am planning for 2021 - what’s the most important thing that I should focus on this year?” And this answer Jesus gives him won’t just set us up well for the new year, but also for life.
Thinking and planning for 2021? The new year is fast approaching and this week's story from Mark's Gospel is so timely for us as we think about and plan for 2021. This week, Jesus is talking to a group of leaders, smart well-educated people about the root cause of a serious mistake that they are making, a mistake that we don't want to carry into 2021 that is for sure.
The Christmas season is special here at CROWD Church! Whether you’re exploring Christianity for the first time, or whether it’s been a part of your life for many years, we invite you and your family to join us for our online Christmas Services. Come & join us to celebrate the miracle of Christ together!
Wherever Jesus went, it seems crowds would gather around him. The crowds could be small, or they could be large but the folks that made up the crowd were all divided in their opinion about this Godman. So how did Jesus deal with the crowd? What was his MO? And what can learn from that for our own digital church? Well, this week, Matt unpacks why we changed the name to CROWD church, what the purpose of the church is and what some of the core principles are.
In this week's Livestream Jenny Mariner tackles the topic of politics! Oh yes! Very apt at moment given the recent US elections that is for sure. Jenny will carry on our journey in Mark's gospel and looks at how Jesus deals with this topic of politics, asks should we mix religion and politics, and how should Christians approach the topic of politics?
The parable of the talents ask us lots of questions about stewardship and leadership. How well do we steward the gifts that we have to help those around us grow and develop? How well do we steward the gift of life that God has entrusted to us? What is our response to that? Join in our Church Livestream as John Harding looks at the Parable of the Talents and digs into these questions and much more.
Have you ever had to deal with difficult people? They look to build themselves up at your expense, maybe even ridicule you. They are ... well, just plain old difficult to deal with. Well, you are not alone. Jesus had the exact same problem. So how does He deal with them, and what can we learn from that? What can we learn about how to deal with criticism, how to deal with haters and how to deal with difficult people?
Overcoming adversity - part 4. The power of forgiveness is something that we talk a lot about in the Christian church. Christ forgave us, so we can and should forgive others. And it is no coincidence that Jesus talks about forgiveness at the end of our mini-series on Overcoming Adversity.
Overcoming adversity - part 3. When it comes to overcoming adversity, we often find ourselves praying and asking God for help. But does that make sense? Does God even care about my prayers? Does He even listen? And if He hears me - will he actually do anything? This week we take a look at what Jesus says about prayer, and how we can know what God's plan for our lives is.
Overcoming adversity - part 2. If positive thinking isn't the answer (what we talked about last week), then what is? What is Jesus' strategy for overcoming adversity and obstacles? This week we carry on looking at Mark 11, where Jesus tells about mountain-moving faith...but it's not what you'd expect!
We all have obstacles and adversity to deal with - heck, we are in the middle of a pandemic that is affecting us all. So how to do we overcome such things? Well, the standard answer is just to think positively, be optimistic, see the glass as half full..but does that really work? Or does Jesus have some other advice to give us?
We all face situations which make our blood boil. How are we to respond and did Jesus really get angry? As we look at this encounter with Jesus clearing the Temple, we see that even Jesus gets angry and yet never sinned. Indeed it is not our reaction that matters but how we respond that's important. This week, Jack Mariner deals with this subject of Anger. Is it OK to get Angry?
We are all leaders, irrespective of our job title - which is handy, as this week we are talking about Transformational Leadership and how Jesus brings out 4 unusual lessons that will really help us take our place and lead. For instance, we see what Jesus and the Friends TV set have in common, as well as why, in this instance, talking to the plants didn't actually help them grow faster (it had the opposite effect!). As I said, unusual lessons...
Who were the greatest rulers in history? Google throws out some interesting answers, but what about you? What does a great King look like? What does their Kingdom look like? If you were to write a novel chronicling the journey of that King, what would be included in the story arc? This week, we look at how Jesus entering Jerusalem turns all of those ideas upside down, signalling to the world around that he is a new kind of King, starting a new kind of Kingdom.
Have you ever had to deal with seriously negative people, energy vampires that suck life out of your rather than helping you move forward? Well, in this week’s livestream, we are going to look at the story of a blind man and understand his unique approach to dealing such people (spoiler alert…this guy is actually a hero of mine).
The journey with Christ doesn’t always feel safe. There are times when we have to confront the reality of what is in front of us, and we need people to help us find the courage to face our fears. In this weeks message, we look at a pivotal point for Jesus and the disciples. They are about to enter some dark times. They don’t feel safe and they are confronted with the overwhelming reality of what is about to happen. Do they face their fears? Or do they walk away?
A rich man approached Jesus asking Him about heaven and in this week's session, Abi is going to look at the relationship between wealth and the Kingdom of God, and answer the question of why you cannot buy your way into heaven as well as how our money and other idols (gods) can hold us back from all that God has for us.
On the whole, parents want good things for their kids. And we see this in the time of Jesus too - as mums and dads kept bringing their children to Jesus so that He to bless them - a good thing, right? So why did the disciples scold the parents for doing this? What do you do when Christian ministers seemingly are pushing kids away? It’s a great question…so we thought we ask someone, an expert in being a kid, their opinion on the matter.
At the time of Jesus, there were some crazy ideas about marriage and divorce (that often resulted in a bad deal for women). Jesus deals with these issues head-on and talks about what Marriage is actually about, why people get divorced, explains the exceptions to the no divorce rule and validates singleness…it was a busy day for Jesus…and it is just as challenging for us today.
Jesus is getting the disciples ready for the next chapter of their story - leading the church and carrying on the ministry of Christ. Before that can happen though, Jesus needs to help the disciples deal with some key issues in their own lives. And these are character issues that all leaders must deal with. So join us in this week’s Livestream as Dave Connolly leads us through our study in Mark’s Gospel and we see how Jesus gets to the heart of the matter.
Do you want to be the greatest? The greatest spouse? The greatest at work? The greatest at school? Our ambition, our drive to be great is often seen as something dirty, something wrong...but the truth of what Jesus said about this may surprise you. His disciples wanted to be great too - and they wanted to be the greatest disciple. This week’s Sharon looks at the conversation between Jesus and the disciples about who will be the greatest...
Our friends, our inner core, are essential for us to grow in life but all too often our friendships are impacted by the stress of living and work. So what are some of the principles we can learn from the Bible that help us have a better approach to life and to our relationships with folks? Well - that’s what we will uncover as we continue our study in Mark’s Gospel.
This week, Abi looks at Mark 8:34-38 where Jesus says "..if anyone wants to follow me, deny yourself, take up your cross and follow me". Who is Jesus talking to? What does He mean when He tells us to take up our Cross? And What has this got to do with why Abi decided to follow Christ?
This week, Sharon carries on our journey into Mark's Gospel and looks at what happens when God doesn't act or respond as you think He should. What happens when He doesn't something different? What if you don't understand that?
In this service, we look at a conversation that happens between Peter and Jesus, where Jesus asks Peter, "Who do you say that I am?" This is such a powerful question, and Peter's answer, "You are the Christ" holds a lot of amazing truth
In this week's talk, Sarah talks about the story of the feeding of the 4000. It's a story demonstrating Jesus' compassion to the hungry. It's also a lesson in reminding ourselves of what God has done in the past and how that will give us hope and faith for today.
This week, as we carry on our conversations in the Gospel of Mark, Sharon talks about Jesus' encounter with a lady, who wasn't Jewish and looks at how Jesus' response to her was extraordinary and ground-breaking for society.
Even after hanging out with Jesus for three years, and seeing the church grow through the most extraordinary time - Peter still had issues with prejudice, so as we continue our study in Mark, we look at a passage where Jesus talks about our hearts and how it is the key to dealing with our prejudice.
Easter is the best time of the year for Christians. But Why? Why is the resurrection so important and is there any evidence at all to support that it has happened? OR have Christians been caught up in a fairy tale for the last 2000 years?
Welcome to our 2nd Livestream as a Liverpool Church Plant :-) In this weeks video, Abi updates us on all things YWAM and Matt shares the next part of Mark's Gospel - the story of Jesus Walking on Water. This takes place after Jesus feeds the 5,000 (see last week's video for that talk) and there are some key lessons for us here too.
This is our first ever Livestream as a church plant! In the wake of the virus and recent events, we are coming in digitally. In this week's message, we are carrying on our study of Mark's Gospel. Specifically, we are looking at Mark 6:30-44 - the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 and the key principles He outlines that we can use to serve the world today.