Vision #3

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.  

Ancient Paths #3

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.

Ancient Paths #2

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.

Ancient Paths #1

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. 

Acts: the church that disturbs

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.

Acts: the church that repents

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.

Acts: the church that witnesses

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.