Trent Vineyard Talks
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.
Justin Welby 27th January 2013
An evening with Justin and Caroline Welby.
John Mumford talks to Archbishop of Canterbury Elect, Justin Welby, and his wife Caroline. They discuss their faith, the 'journey to Canterbury', and their hope for the Church.
John Wright 13th January 2013
He spoke to them in Parables - Part 1
Delving into the 2 parables in Luke 15:1-10, John gives us a glimpse of the incredible love God has for those who are lost.
John Wright 25th November 2012
Suffering - Is God to blame?
John looks at the reality of suffering, and how our perfectly loving and powerful God could allow it.
John Wright 18th November 2012
Be Filled with the Holy Spirit' Part 3: 'Breathed upon and anointed'
In this final part of the series John unpacks the remaining 3 physical symbols of the Holy Spirit – Wind, Oil and the Dove.
John and Debby Wright 4th November 2012
Generous Giving: Why We Give
John & Debby pull back the curtains on their own convictions about giving, and share 10 reasons why they give.
John Wright 21st October 2012
'Be filled with the Holy Spirit' Part 2: 'Ablaze by the Spirit'
Focussing on the symbol of fire, John looks at the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and paints a vision of a church on fire for God.
Helen Murphy 14th October 2012
An inspiring service during which Helen communicates the vision and passion we have for those in the city, through the work of the Arches.
John Wright 16th September 2012
'Be filled with the Holy Spirit' Part 1: 'Drinking and overflowing'
Focusing on the symbol of water, John looks at the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost and how we can go on being filled with the Spirit.
John and Debby Wright 2nd September 2012
As John and Debby return from their three month sabbatical, they share a few highlights from their time away.
John Wright 27th May 2012
Many people find they tend to lurch from high to low as they experience life's elating and devastating circumstances. John contrasts the lives of Israel's first two kings and draws out the secret to living with 'spiritual equilibrium'.