This week Jonny concludes the lent series by looking at Jesus’ arrival into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. He explains that what enabled Jesus to hear his Fathers voice above the noise of the crowd was a deep conviction that He was unconditionally loved by Him. This same conviction is available for each one of us, and it’s part of God’s good news for us.
This week Will looks at the third and final temptation Jesus faces in the wilderness. The devil offers Jesus the same thing that God has offered Jesus. The temptation then is for Jesus to take it for himself, now. Will explains how the story shows us two different ways of living life: grasping, or receiving. According to Jesus, we find peace and freedom when we live our lives worshipping God: one long, continual receiving from Him.
This week Jonny looks at the first temptation Jesus faces in the wilderness; the temptation to make bread out of a stone. Behind this temptation is a challenge to Jesus' identity and purpose. Will he fall into it or overcome? Jonny shows that each of us faces this same temptation every day, and suggests that living lives of greater simplicity can help us as we try to respond to this temptation as Jesus did.
This week Jonny starts our Lent series by exploring what it looks like to be in the wilderness and how it can be a gift.
This week George finishes our series on Jonah, looking at Jonah chapter four. In this passage we see that God’s compassion towards Nineveh results in Jonah’s anger towards God. We are called to look afresh at the scandal of God’s grace and his offer of forgiveness to all who turn to Him. Ultimately we see this grace in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.
Bishop Paul Williams joins us at Trinity Church Nottingham to talk on the glory of God.
The glory of God in the place of children in the heart of God.
Jonny continues to look at the story of Jonah. We see as Jonny unpacks the story that it is through going backwards that we move forwardl.
This week George looks at Jonah’s prayer from the belly of the whale. In this passage we see that it is at rock bottom (literally) where Jonah encounters God by crying out in prayer. When we pray even our places of greatest failure & difficultly can become places of encounter with God.
What is it possible for God to salvage in your life? Jonny continues to look at the story of Jonah and we see that with God all things are possible and we are reminded that with God salvation is possible.
This week Jonny continues our series in Jonah by looking at the storm that follow’s Jonah as he runs from God’s presence.
This week Jonny begins our series in Jonah by looking at Jonah’s call as a prophet. Jonah hears the voice of God, but does not heed it, choosing instead to run from God in outright rebellion. What follows in the story of Jonah is a salvation story, where God will bring a lost man, and a lost people, home to himself.
This week we are joined by Sam Miller of Open Doors, who shares with us about the reality of life for over 250 million Christians across the world.
As we approach the new year, Will explores the idea of home. He shows how to be human is long for home; a sense of comfort, safety and foundation. He shows how the invitation to come home is one of the big themes of the Bible. Finally, Will speaks about the lengths God went to to get us home: He became homeless so that each person could be with Him, at home, for ever.
In our last service before we celebrate Christmas, Will explores one of the great themes of this season: God’s faithfulness. He shows how Christmas reveals that God is endlessly singing a song of faithful commitment and love over his world. Through the story of Simeon and Anna holding the baby Jesus, Will explains that faith looks like tuning in to this song above all others.
George continues in our preparing the way series by looking at what it means for God to be with us. In Jesus, we know that God comes close and longs to speak to us.
Jonny continues to look at how we prepare the way for the coming of Jesus by focusing on the Magi. These Eastern Astronomers show us something important about how God works; Jesus’ life is about including outsiders even from the very beginning. Those gathered around this baby aren't the powerful or religious, but those who were willing to say ‘yes’ to the invitation to come and worship.
Jonny and Amy share what it looks like to prepare for Christ's coming. This looks like allowing God to use us in our everyday lives and surrendering to the goodness of God. As a church and community what does it look like to say yes to God and see his kingdom come.