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St Andrew's Church, Enfield
St Andrew's Church, Enfield
Practical Christian thinking for everyday life
Apr 6, 2020
Psalm 27 - Finding God when life is tough
How do we find God when life is tough? In this episode, we consider Psalm 27 to draw out 2 principles that can be helpful when we are struggling in life.
Mar 25, 2020
Matthew 18:10-14 - Faith and the Coronavirus 2
We continue thinking about how we can respond in faith to the growing Coronavirus crisis. In this episode, we think about Jesus' parable of the lost sheep, and how God is there for us as a Good Shepherd to care for us when we are feeling lost and afraid.
Mar 18, 2020
Psalm 121 - Faith and the Coronavirus 1
How are we to hold on to faith in the midst of the Coronavirus crisis? Where is God? What assurance can we get from Scripture that God is with us? In this episode, we look at Psalm 121 to be assured of God's presence and keeping power in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 13, 2020
Mark 2: 23-28 - How to observe the Sabbath
Observing the Sabbath is such an important spiritual discipline. But what is the Sabbath? How does it relate to Sunday? How should we observe it as Christians? All these questions, and more, are addressed in this episode as we look together at a passage from Mark 2.
Mar 4, 2020
Luke 18:35-43 - How to approach God in prayer 1
In this episode, we look at the story of Jesus healing the blind man in Luke 18:35-43. The way in which the blind man approached Jesus can teach us four valuable lessons about how we might approach God when we come to pray.
Feb 18, 2020
Matthew 6:24-34 - Coping with worry and anxiety 2
In the second of a 2-part podcast series, we revisit Matthew 6:24-34 to see what Jesus has to teach us about coping with stress, worry and anxiety in our lives
Feb 12, 2020
Matthew 6:24-34 - Coping with worry and anxiety 1
In the first of two related podcasts, we think about Jesus' teaching on how to cope with stress, worry and anxiety in life. In this first part, we think about two basic principles that Jesus teaches in Matthew 6
Feb 4, 2020
1 Peter 4:1-11 - How to resist peer pressure
Peer pressure is a problem for adults just as much as for children and young people. In this episode, we explore 1 Peter 4:1-11 to consider some principles about how we can resist peer pressure and stay disciplined in our Christian faith
Jan 29, 2020
Exodus 33:12-23 - Clinging to God in life's struggles
In this episode, we consider a story from the life of Moses in which he had to cling on to God, despite his struggles and doubts. We all face times like that in life - and this story from Exodus gives us some lessons about how to cling on to God in the midst of life's struggles.
Jan 21, 2020
2 Timothy 2:1-10 - How to leave a good legacy
We all leave an imprint on the world with every social interaction, with every word we speak, and with every action we do. In this episode, we look at Paul's teaching in 2 Timothy 2:1-10 to think about how we can leave a good legacy and make the world a better place.
Jan 16, 2020
John 20:19-31 - A fresh start with God
In this episode, we use the story in John 20:19-31 - Jesus meeting with the disciples in the Upper Room - to think about how we can always have a fresh start with God; that he doesn't hold our past mistakes and failures against us but is always willing to forgive and help us move on to a better future with him.
Jan 10, 2020
Luke 17:11-19 - Showing gratitude to God
Looking at the story of Jesus healing the ten lepers - and how only one of them returned to say 'thank you' - we think about the importance of showing gratitude to God
Aug 9, 2019
Joshua 3:1-9 - How to develop as a disciple 2
Despite our best intentions to become more faithful in our discipleship, we sometimes struggle to overcome particular obstacles; a state of mind, an inability to forgive, a particular sin that we fall into time and time again. In this podcast, we think about the story recorded in Joshua 3:1-9 and consider lessons that we can learn from that to help us overcome those obstacles and grow in our discipleship.
Jul 17, 2019
Psalm 2 - Praying for our political leaders
Politics across the world is going through a major cultural transformation. There is a lot of fear and anxiety across the globe, and real uncertainty about the future. As Christians, we must be praying for our political leaders. In this episode, we explore Psalm 2 to find out why we should be praying and what we should be praying for.
Jul 1, 2019
Exodus 17:8-16 - How to pray in a crisis
All of us face crises in our lives. It is part of the human condition to do so. But when we are going through difficult times, it is hard to know how to pray, or even how to begin approaching God with our situation. In this podcast, we explore a story from the life of Moses recorded in Exodus 17:8-16 to see how we can pray when we are facing a crisis in our lives.
Jun 19, 2019
Luke 5:33-39 - New wine needs new wineskins
Whether it's the church or our own personal lives, we cannot just treat Jesus as an add-on to the old way of doing things. We must find a way of holding in tension all that is good from the past with the new wine of God's love in us. In this podcast, we explore Jesus' parable about new wine and the wineskins to think about how God wants to completely transform us and renew us - and our churches - so that we can experience fullness of life.
Jun 6, 2019
Psalm 141 - The world needs kindness
In a world where unkindness is the social norm, there is a deep need for a counter-cultural approach in which kindness is lived out through words and actions. Through this reflection on Psalm 141, we think about how we can live more kindly and transform our communities and the lives of others through that kindness, compassion and love.
May 16, 2019
Psalm 1 - Finding a happiness that lasts
We are all pursuing happiness. It is the one thing that unites us all as human beings. But where do we find a true happiness that lasts? In this episode, we explore Psalm 1 to find the answer...
Apr 17, 2019
John 20:1-18 - How to develop as a disciple 1
Growing as a disciple is a process - a journey that we go on through life. In this podcast, we look at the resurrection story, as told in John's Gospel, to learn lessons about how we actually grow in our understanding of God and as disciples of Jesus.
Apr 10, 2019
1 Kings 19:1-9 - Coping with depression and burnout
Many of us have personal experience of depression and/or burnout, either ourselves or someone we know. In this podcast, we consider a story from the life of Elijah, recorded in 1 Kings 19:1-9 and how he coped with his own burnout - and crucially, how God brought him healing and restoration. We consider some practical ideas about how we can move forward through such times towards our own healing.
Mar 29, 2019
Acts 17:16-32 - How to be effective in mission 1
The Church is called to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word as well as in actions. In this episode, we consider Paul's approach to mission in Athens, recorded in Acts 17. From it, we learn three principles that will underpin an effective approach to mission in our own churches.
Mar 14, 2019
Mark 7:24-37 - How to live compassionately
In this episode, we think about three principles for living compassionately, based on Mark 7:24-37.
Feb 28, 2019
Genesis 1 - Finding meaning in life
What is the meaning of life? Why were we created? What are we here for? These are the most basic questions that we all ask ourselves at one time or another. In this episode, we look at Genesis 1 to discover what the meaning of life really is and how we can live life to its fullest potential.
Feb 14, 2019
Ephesians 4:17-32 - How to resolve conflict
All of us face conflict in life - and the world seems to be in a constant state of conflict. So how do we resolve conflict when we encounter it? What lessons can we learn from the Bible about how to combat conflict with wisdom, kindness and compassion?
Jan 31, 2019
John 14:15-21 - The Holy Spirit and you
Who is the Holy Spirit? How does the Holy Spirit impact on our lives? How are we to relate to the Holy Spirit? In this episode, we explore some of these ideas as an introduction to the place of God's Holy Spirit in our lives.
Jan 17, 2019
Ephesians 5:15-20 - How to live a wise life
Wisdom is a wonderful thing! How good it would be to have a bit more wisdom so that we can live a better, and more effective, life! In this Podcast, we explore Ephesians 5:15-20 to discover some lessons about how to live life wisely.
Jan 3, 2019
Psalm 137 - How to pray when you are angry
All of us get angry at times. Some of us live our lives with anger eating away at us. It is often difficult to know how to pray when we are angry; how honest we can be to God about how we feel, and what language is acceptable to God when we pray in anger. In this episode, we think about how we can pray when we are angry, using Psalm 137 as a guide to our thinking.
Dec 20, 2018
Luke 2 - Christmas and Community Transformation
What can we learn from the Christmas Story about how to work for the transformation of our local community? Using Luke 2 as our text, we explore how God can use the marginalised and the young people in our community to build a better society. We also think about how love and kindness are at the heart of local community transformation.
Dec 10, 2018
John 8:12-20 - Learning to love ourselves
It is sometimes easier to love other people than to love ourselves. This episode explores what it means to learn to love ourselves. Exploring Jesus' words in the Gospel of John - "I am the light of the world" - we draw practical lessons on what that may mean for us to be more self-accepting, and to celebrate who we are as a child of God