This week Jonny continues our vision series by looking at what it might take for a church on fire to see a city come alive.
This week we continued our vision series by looking in more depth at what it might mean to be a church on fire. Jonny's message focuses on the next stage of the church's journey, which will involve building on the foundations that have been laid so far, both spiritually and physically. At the heart of this sermon is a powerful testimony of prayer, which continues to inspire us as a church.
In week two of our vision series, Jonny and Amy look back over the last year at Trinity Church Nottingham, share stories from the journey so far, and look ahead to what the next years might hold for us.
Bishop Paul begins our vision series with a message on the enduring value of pursuing the presence of God. The only way to become a church on fire with love for the city is to become the kind of community who do this.
In the final week in our Ancient Paths series, Will explores the concept of Sabbath by looking at God’s command to His people, the Israelites. He explains how the Sabbath is an image of what God wants to do in us and in the world. Sabbath is a gift and a command: given by God to help us take seriously our identity as beloved.
After two weeks looking at praise, this week we look at lament. Around 1/3 of the Psalms are laments, yet Christians often miss out on this invaluable prayer. Here Jonny shows that it's essential to rediscover lament if we're going to follow Jesus on the ancient path.
This week Jonny picks up from where we left off last week in our Ancient Paths series, continuing to teach on praise. This week he unpacks Psalm 84, a song of praise, and shows that praise has some key benefits which no-one should miss out on.
This week Jonny continues our series in Ancient Paths by looking at one of the central themes of the Psalms; praise. This week he teaches what praise is by unpacking the seven Hebrew words for praise. He shows that praise is something that we offer God for who He is and what He has done.
One of the three practices we have adopted at Trinity is to read a Psalm each day. In this sermon Will gives an overview of the book of the Psalms. He outlines how the psalms are given as a gift to help shape our praying and worship. They teach us words and ideas to pray and they deal with the full range of human experience, from joy to pain and from hope to despair. Ultimately the psalms are ‘praises’: Will explains how we need an understanding of praise that is putting the whole of our selves before our Loving Father.
This week Josie continues our series on the Ancient paths as she looks at the second of our three practices; the Lord’s Prayer. She outlines what it means for us that Jesus wanted to teach his disciples not about prayer, but how to pray. The key to Jesus' prayer is the the truth that God is our Father, and Josie unpacks how this core reality is the basis of of each line of the prayer.
This week we begin a new series called Ancient Paths, in which we'll be taking a look at some of the practices that shape us at Trinity Church. In this first sermon in the series, Will looks at Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount about two paths and a tree. He explains how getting on (and staying on) the path that leads to life is a matter of the heart more than the head. Ultimately, it's about being captivated by a vision of God.
We're taking a break from our series in Acts over the summer, which gives us a chance to celebrate the contribution of our three interns as they prepare to move on from the Trinity internship. We asked them to share with us one thing that God has taught them this year. They each shared something profound. Enjoy!
In this week's sermon on Acts, we look at a snapshot of the internal life of the early church. We see that this Spirit-filled church lived lives of extravagant devotion to God, and generosity with each other. They had become a learning, loving and worshiping community, so compelling that God 'added to their number daily those who were being saved.'
This week Jonny continues our series in Acts by looking at chapter 4:23–31, Jonny looks at what it means to become an unshakable church, resilient and courageous in the face of opposition.
In this week's sermon on Acts 4.1–22, Jonny speaks about what marks people out as followers of Jesus. He suggests that Jesus' followers should be known for creating a disturbance–just as Peter and John did amongst the Sadducees–and that their lives should also be characterised by power and courage. These markers will be found in increasing measure in Jesus' followers as they understand that Jesus is with them wherever they go.
This week Jonny and Amy interview Keri Fox, who leads Commonwealth Church, San Diego with her husband Nick. With Acts 3 still in view, Keri shares about her own journey of faith, as well as the early days of Commonwealth, a community that pursues both the proclamation and demonstration of the kingdom in San Diego.
In the fourth week of our series in Acts, Jonny asks what the church might have to offer a world in a time of shaking, preaching on the healing of the man at the Beautiful Gate (Acts 3.1–10). He suggests that we learn from Peter that we can only give to others what we already have, and what we have is Jesus.
In the third part of our series on Acts, Will talks about Peter’s explanation to the crowd about Pentecost. Peter gives the message - Jesus, who was dead, has been made alive and is Lord and Saviour - and the response that follows from this: Repentance. Will explains that Repentance is about putting Jesus’ agenda ahead of our agenda, and explores what this means for us as individuals and as a Church.
In the second week of our series on Acts, Bishop Paul spoke about the impact that Pentecost had on the early church, and the impact that the Spirit of God might have on us. Rather than being a church that runs and hides, we are to wait for the power of God to come upon us, so that we can do all that God intends for us to do, and face the challenges ahead of us without fear.
Our new Acts series begins with the same question the disciples posed to Jesus after his death and resurrection, and before his ascension; when is God's kingdom going to come, and what will it look like when it does? As usual, Jesus' kingdom vision is very different to his disciples'. The primary characteristic of his kingdom is that it will enable first-hand knowledge of God, and that those who experience it will become witnesses to others. This is good news to us today, because this same Jesus still enables us to know God and to share His love with others.