Trent Vineyard Talks
John Wright 6th July 2014
The Gospel - Part 3 - Its Outworking
In this, the last in the series, John looks at the ongoing impact of the Gospel in our lives and further afield.
John Wright 29th June 2014
The Gospel - Part 2 – Good News
Beginning with the problem of separation from God, John unpacks what God did through His Son on the cross to enable us to know Him intimately.
John Wright 15th June 2014
The Gospel part 1 – The Story of the Gospel
Based in the first five verses of Paul's letter to the Romans, John looks at the foundational, unique, comprehensive, Christ-centred story of the gospel into which we are invited to embed our lives.
John Wright 25th May 2014
A Sent People
Jesus told his disciples "that they might be with him and that he might send them out" (Mark 3:14). His invitation to come to him was to everyone, and his call to each of us who have responded is to go.
John Wright 4th May 2014
Living life God's way
Expounding passages from the Message translation in Ephesians and Galatians, John unpacks Paul's exhortations to live the kind of life God created us for, and the 'open secret' which empowers our efforts.
John Wright 13th April 2014
The 'Hour' of the Cross
Following the account in John's gospel, this talk brings out the reality of Jesus' divinity and amazing authority in implementing God's plan to save us.
John Wright 6th April 2014
The Triumph of the Cross
In the lead up to Good Friday, John unpacks the victory Jesus achieved through His one perfect sacrifice.
John Wright 23rd February 2014
John reviews the past year with stories and new videos celebrating what the Lord has done among us and talking about the emphases for the coming year.
John Wright 19th January 2014
The Meaning of Life
In this talk John opens up the book of Ecclesiastes, addressing the symptoms of not knowing the purpose and meaning of life, and lands with the answer to people's greatest question.
John Wright 12th January 2014
Why be part of the Church?
John talks about the most precious thing in the world – the Church of Jesus Christ – and unpacks five benefits of belonging to a local church family.
John Wright 1st December 2013
Treasure: Part 4 - The Blessings of Generosity
In this final talk in the series John unpacks some of the ways in which God blesses generous people, with a couple of film clips and some amazing stories.
John Wright 24th November 2013
Treasure: Part 3 - Giving back to God
John answers the questions, "of all God entrusts to us is there a Biblical guideline on how much we should give back to God?" and "Now that we are freed from the law, what does giving under grace look like?"
John Wright 10th November 2013
Treasure: Part 2 - Who owns 'our' treasure?
While on one level we know that God owns everything and entrusts treasure to us to steward, John opens up 'the parable of the bags of gold' and helps us apply it in practice.
John Wright 3rd November 2013
Treasure: Part 1 - Where is our treasure?
In this first talk in the series John looks at Matthew 6: 19-24, encouraging us to 'store up treasures for yourselves' - but to store it up in the right place.
John Wright 13th October 2013
Unity - Part 2 of 2
John focuses in on unity within the church and encourages us to make every effort in our relationships.
John Wright 29th September 2013
Unity - Part 1 of 2
Unpacking the rich word-pictures in Psalm 133, John encourages us to live together in unity with other churches and within our own.
Rick Warren 4th August 2013
How We're Getting Through
The message on Sunday 4th of August was an edited version of Rick & Kay Warren's talk 'How We're Getting Through' given the previous Sunday at their own church following the tragic death of their youngest son. The full talk can be accessed at saddleback.com
John Wright 28th July 2013
The Apostle Paul
John looks at the Apostle Paul, whose goal was to please God as an ambassador of Jesus, encouraging us to keep going in hard times.
John Wright 7th July 2013
The Apostle's Creed - Part 7
I believe in the Church - In this, the last of the series, John unpacks a passage from Ephesians 2 on just what an incredible thing the Church of Jesus Christ really is.
John Wright 23rd June 2013
Apostle's Creed - Part 6
I believe in the return of Christ - John looks at what the Bible tells us about the second coming and the day of judgment, with the encouragement to 'be prepared.
John Wright 16th June 2013
The Apostle's Creed - Part 5
I believe in the Ascension - John unpacks what an encouragement it is to know that Jesus Christ is sitting at the Father's right hand interceding for us.
John Wright 19th May 2013
The Apostle's Creed - Part 4
I believe Jesus rose from the dead - John answers the question: 'Is belief in the resurrection of Jesus a leap of faith, or is it actually the most reasonable conclusion given the overwhelming evidence.
John Wright 5th May 2013
The Apostle's Creed - Part 3
I believe in Christ crucified. - John looks at the suffering and death of Jesus under Pontius Pilate, reflecting on its importance for the Christian faith and what it means for us as individuals.
John Wright 21st April 2013
The Apostle's Creed - Part 2
I believe in Jesus - John unpacks who Jesus is, why he is so important, and the implications of him being 'our Lord'.
John Wright 14th April 2013
The Apostle's Creed - Part 1
I Believe in God - In this first talk in the series John unpacks what it means to believe - something far deeper than simply thinking something is true.
John Wright 17th March 2013
He spoke to them in parables - Part 5
John unpacks the story in Matthew 25 known as the parable of the talents, with its challenging implications for how we live in anticipation of Jesus' return.
John Wright 10th March 2013
He spoke to them in Parables - Part 4
"We have left everything to follow you. What do we get out of it?" John unpacks the parable of the workers in the vineyard in Matthew 19&20, looking at motives for obedience.
John Wright 24th February 2013
Vision & Values 2013
In this year's Vision talk, John reviews 2012 and looks forward to the coming year.
John Wright 10th February 2013
He spoke to them in Parables - Part 3
John unpacks the second half of the parable of the lost son, focusing on the older brother.
John Wright 3rd February 2013
He spoke to them in Parables - Part 2
Continuing in Luke 15, John looks at the parable of the lost son, focusing on the younger brother and his father's interaction with him.