Sermons

Below you can find links to sermons from Trinity Church offered as streaming audio, and text in PDF format (not all sermons may have audio).

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Spiritual Worship B

Recorded on Sunday, January 24, 2010

In this sermon Francis seeks to peel back the centuries of focus on the forms of worship and refocus on the role of the Holy Spirit in enabling believers to offer spiritual worship.  A 3 minute Mr Bean video clip is used to show how bad it can be!  This is available on this site.  With htis in view we follow the second Part of 1 Cor 12 where Paul picks up the metaphor of the Body and applies it to the way people filled with the Spirit of Jesus belong to Christ and each other. 

Spiritual Worship, Getting Started

Recorded on Sunday, January 17, 2010

This is the first in a short series of three sermons on Spiritual Worship.  God is spirit and desires worship in spirit and truth.  In this sermon Francis launches the series by exploring some of the essential rethinking required to get worshippers facing in the direction God desires.  The main difficulty is seen as ignorance which scatters worshippers from the key notes of Truth and Spirit as described by Jesus to the Woman at the well in John 4.  Paul's opening words to the Corinthians in 1 Cor 12 are also explored and drawn on for their teaching. 

Unwrapping Jesus For Christmas

Recorded on Sunday, January 3, 2010

By the second Sunday after Christmas most people will have opened their Christmas presents and even begun to use or enjoy them.  God's biggest Christmas present was Christ and in him so much was given for us to enjoy.  Francis gets into the spirit of Paul's celebration of grace through Christ and rejoices in the Gospel of how every blessing in the heavenlies has been given.  We are left to unwrap and digest the enormity of God's grace.