Paul continues his letter to the Philippians by reminding them of the need to live what they speak as he encourages them to live lives worthy of the gospel. This week, Jonny reminds us that following Jesus involves a transfer of allegiance from one kingdom to another. What follows this change of identity is a transformed life, marked by integrity, perseverance and unity. This kind of life makes God's kingdom available to people today.
This week Ken Costa reminded us that the kingdom of God is like a seed. Speaking from Luke 13.18–20, Ken encouraged us that our big dreams for the city will be fulfilled as we each start small, taking the seed that God has given us and planting it in the place God has placed us.
Jonny continued our series in Philippians by teaching from chapter 1, verses 12–26. Here we see a picture of Paul as a man who knows his 'why?'. This clarity enables him to find joy in a time of great difficulty. What is his 'why'? Simply this: the good news about Jesus Christ. Paul offers an example for us to follow. The deepest experience of life comes as go on the journey of discovering Jesus as our motivation for all things.
Will continues our series in Philippians by taking us through chapter 1, verses 1-11. Paul speaks about a confidence he has that “He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion…”. Will reminds us that God is working in each of us to bring us closer to true freedom, and we can have confidence that He will finish what He has started. This work is for each of us individually, but also for the Church: God is working to achieve something incredible in and through us.
In this week's sermon, guest speaker David Shearman speaks from Ezekiel 2 and Philippians 3. He reminds us that we become fully human when we're possessed by God. It's as we learn to stand up and take hold of God that we grow into all that He wants us to be, as we are set on fire for Him.
This week Jonny completes this vision series by taking a closer look at what it might look like for us to see the city come alive. He suggests that it is by keeping in step with God's Spirit that we bear the kind of fruit that brings hope and life to others. Amongst these God-breathed gifts are compassion and thanksgiving.
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.