Trinity Community Church

Trinity Community Church - Knoxville, TN

TCC exists to glorify God, follow Jesus, and make disciples. Loving God, and Loving People. Here, you can find sermons, audio of classes, and more. Located in Knoxville, Tennessee, we serve the greater East Tennessee region and internationally through our mission partners by equipping and severing our communities and ultimately directing people to Christ. Learn more at tccknox.com read less
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Episodes

Grace Under Fire - A Proper View Of Authority
05-05-2024
Grace Under Fire - A Proper View Of Authority
Join Pastor Tyler in his enlightening sermon "A Proper View Of Authority" from our "Grace Under Fire" series, where he explores the challenging balance between respecting earthly authorities and remaining steadfast in our divine allegiance. Drawing from 1 Peter, Tyler provides profound insights into how believers can navigate authority with grace and conviction.In this sermon, Tyler discusses the biblical perspective on authority, starting with the earliest examples of Adam and Eve, and extending to modern-day challenges like the radicalization seen in various societal segments, including on college campuses. He addresses how these issues reflect a deeper spiritual struggle and emphasizes the need for Christians to engage thoughtfully and peacefully in societal discourse.Tyler also explores the role of communication in overcoming rebellion against authority. He illustrates how Christ's life and teachings offer a blueprint for handling conflicts and disagreements, advocating for a balanced approach that involves supporting leaders through prayer and peaceful activism.The sermon goes further to dissect the nature of civil disobedience from a Christian perspective, discussing when and how it aligns with God's mandates. Tyler encourages active participation in the church's mission as part of a 'holy priesthood,' challenging listeners to transcend the traditional clergy-laity divide and embrace a more active, service-oriented faith life.This session is not just a theological discourse but a practical guide on living as Christians in a complex world. It invites viewers to deepen their understanding of biblical authority, enhance their spiritual journeys, and apply these lessons in everyday interactions to reflect Christ's message of peace and grace.Tune in to "A Proper View Of Authority" for a transformative look at how Christians can lead lives of meaningful engagement and faithful submission, guided by the wisdom of Scripture and the example of Jesus Christ.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Grace Under Fire - Living Like Stones
28-04-2024
Grace Under Fire - Living Like Stones
Join Pastor Neil Silverberg in the enlightening sermon "Living Like Stones," part of the "Grace Under Fire" series, which offers a profound exploration of spiritual growth modeled in 1 Peter chapter 2. This sermon guides us through the transformation of believers from spiritual infancy—craving pure spiritual milk—to becoming living stones, integral to the spiritual building with Christ as the cornerstone.Neil draws vivid parallels between our spiritual development and the physical growth of a newborn, emphasizing the necessity of craving the word of God to mature in our salvation. He explores how this individual growth aligns with and supports the church's collective mission, forming a dynamic, interdependent community of faith.The concept of believers as living stones illustrates our role within the church. Just like stones in a building are set by the cornerstone, Christ, each believer is placed precisely where they can best contribute to the strength and beauty of the church. This metaphor encompasses our calling to live out a holy priesthood, actively engaging in spiritual sacrifices and ministering to one another in love.Neil challenges listeners to shed personal sins and embrace a life of holiness and honor, reflecting God's glory in every action. He encourages us to adopt a mindset of active engagement over passive church attendance, embodying the New Testament's vision of a priesthood of all believers.This sermon is not just a call to personal growth but an urgent push towards collective action. As living stones, we are urged to support one another, share the gospel courageously, and prepare ourselves for the adversities we might face, armed with the strength and resilience Peter calls for in his epistles.Tune in to "Living Like Stones" for an inspiring sermon that promises not only to deepen your understanding of your spiritual journey but also to equip you with the tools to actively participate in God's grand design. Whether you are starting your faith journey or seeking to deepen your role within your church community, this sermon offers valuable insights into becoming a robust, active participant in the body of Christ.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Grace Under Fire - Gospel Motivated Behaviors
21-04-2024
Grace Under Fire - Gospel Motivated Behaviors
In "Gospel Motivated Behaviors," the latest sermon from the "Grace Under Fire" series, Pastor Scott Wiens offers an engaging exploration of how the Gospel shapes our conduct. Drawing on Peter's letters, Scott presents a spiritual blueprint for Christian living that is responsive to God's grace rather than striving for its attainment.Through cinematic illustration from "Saving Private Ryan," Scott discusses the concept of sacrifice and duty from a Christian perspective, contrasting it with the transformative power of living a life underpinned by the Gospel. He urges us to 'prepare our minds for action' and be 'sober-minded,' adopting a mindset ready for spiritual battles that require both the vigor of a disciplined warrior and the wisdom of scriptural truths.Scott uses the metaphor of 'girding up the loins of our minds,' emphasizing the importance of a fortified intellect in our spiritual endeavors. With insights from 2 Corinthians to Romans, we're reminded to don the full armor of God—intellectually and spiritually—and be prepared for the challenges that test our faith.Through the sermon, Scott calls for a transformation that transcends mere behavior, aligning with Jesus's deep desires for us. He discusses the imperative of sober-mindedness, steering clear of distractions with the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The series underscores the six behaviors that emerge from a heart changed by Christ's love—a heart that acts not out of obligation but out of the overflow of divine grace.We delve into the past, present, and future manifestations of grace that define our Christian journey. Grace past is seen in God's eternal plan for redemption, grace present in the salvation we enjoy today, and grace future in the hope of Christ's return. This comprehensive understanding of grace emboldens us to live with purpose and expectation.Holiness is presented not just as moral conduct but as a distinct calling to live for Godly purposes, impacting every facet of our lives. Scott challenges us to embrace a holy life pleasing to God, a life that is a testament to the transformative impact of genuine faith.The sermon concludes with a heartfelt invitation to love earnestly from a pure heart, reflecting the love Christ has for us in every interaction. This message, rich with personal stories and scriptural depth, calls us to action—a transformation that is both inward and outward, motivated by the Gospel and evidenced in our everyday behaviors.Join Pastor Scott in this compelling sermon and be inspired to embody the principles of the Gospel with clarity and conviction as we navigate through life's complexities with the grace freely bestowed upon us.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Grace Under Fire - Living Well In A Culture Of Chaos
14-04-2024
Grace Under Fire - Living Well In A Culture Of Chaos
Dive into "Living Well in a Culture of Chaos" with Pastor Kelly Kinder, as he launches the "Grace Under Fire" sermon series. Kelly presents a stirring look into the life of the Apostle Peter, whose transformation from a denier of Christ to a stalwart of faith provides a template for navigating today's tumultuous world with divine grace.In this opening sermon, we explore the intriguing identity of believers as 'elect exiles' and the tension it creates—being chosen by God yet often feeling on the fringes of society. This tension serves to strengthen our resolve and mold our character in the likeness of Christ.Kelly examines the essence of Christian hope, drawing from Peter's first letter to illustrate how we are reborn into a living hope that far surpasses the temporary assurances of this life. This living hope is underpinned by the resurrection of Jesus Christ, promising an inheritance that is eternal and unblemished.The sermon series confronts the majesty of salvation, inviting us to reflect on this grace that even the prophets longed to understand and into which angels desire to look. It's a call to root our lives firmly in the gospel, using our faith as both a shield against trials and a restorative force for our internal divisions.Kelly's teachings guide us through the realities of new birth, the certainties of real faith, and the privileges of amazing grace. We are encouraged to see our trials as opportunities for our faith to be tested and refined, emerging more precious than gold."Grace Under Fire" promises to be a beacon of hope, inviting you to strengthen your spirit and inspire a faith that, like gold refined by fire, emerges stronger through adversity. Whether you're seeking understanding, comfort, or encouragement, this series offers a rich trove of spiritual wisdom for living well, even in the most challenging times.Embrace this opportunity to fortify your faith with Pastor Kelly, as we learn to navigate the cultural chaos with the grace and assurance that come from a life rooted in Christ.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Grace Under Fire - Introduction To Peter
07-04-2024
Grace Under Fire - Introduction To Peter
Join us for Pastor Mark Medley's sermon "Introduction To Peter," the opening of our profound new series, "Grace Under Fire." In this series, we delve into the life of the apostle Peter, a man whose journey exemplifies faith's trials and triumphs. This first sermon sets the stage for a deep exploration of how the epistles of Peter speak to our experiences today, offering wisdom to navigate life's fiery trials with grace.Mark guides us through Peter’s transformation from an everyday fisherman to a cornerstone of the early Church. He portrays Peter's story not only as an historical account but as a dynamic lesson on growth and perseverance relevant to every believer. We are reminded that our own flaws and missteps, much like Peter's, can be used by God to forge a path of profound spiritual significance.In this series, we address how 1 Peter offers comfort and guidance akin to the steadfastness of Job, encouraging believers to continue in the way of Jesus amidst adversity. The endurance that Peter embodies and calls for is a model of the true perseverance that God expects from His people.Mark touches on the array of themes in 1 Peter, from fostering unity within the church to answering the call to holiness, and gracefully interacting with the world. He draws special attention to how believers can share the gospel even with those who oppose them, underlining the timeless significance of Peter’s teachings.The sermon emphasizes that Peter's life was not one unmarked by failure; instead, it was punctuated by moments of uncertainty and missteps. Yet, through divine grace, his failures became stepping stones to a greater destiny. This message of redemption and purpose rings true for us, offering a potent reminder that our greatest trials can lead to our most profound growth.We invite you to join us in this transformative journey with Pastor Mark. Whether you are facing personal challenges, seeking spiritual depth, or simply looking for guidance in these turbulent times, the "Grace Under Fire" series promises to reignite your faith and inspire resilience.Discover the living hope that empowers us to stand firm in our faith through the exemplary life of Peter. Embrace the insights from this sermon as we, together, grow in the knowledge and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Jonah - One Greater than Jonah
31-03-2024
Jonah - One Greater than Jonah
Join Pastor Tyler Lynde in the riveting conclusion of our series, "Jonah - Embracing God's Mission." In this final sermon, Tyler masterfully explores the deep connections between the ancient story of Jonah and the transformative resurrection of Jesus Christ. Delve into the narrative of Jonah, a prophet who initially fled from God's call, and see how his journey dramatically contrasts yet parallels the path of Christ.Tyler elucidates how Jonah's reluctance and eventual submission to God mirrors our own spiritual journeys. As we explore Jesus's unwavering obedience and ultimate sacrifice, we're invited to reflect on our responses to divine callings in our lives. The resurrection of Jesus is not only a cornerstone of Christianity but also a beacon of hope and renewal for all believers, challenging us to live lives of profound faith and sacrificial love.Throughout the discussion, Tyler confronts the hypocrisy and self-righteousness that Jesus faced from the religious leaders of His time. These leaders, fixated on outward legalism, failed to embody the true essence of obedience to God—a theme that is critically examined through the lens of both biblical figures.As we wrap up this enlightening exploration, Tyler extends a heartfelt invitation to all listeners. Whether you're seeking a spiritual home or looking to deepen your faith, our community stands ready to welcome you. Let the stories of Jonah and Jesus resonate within you, inspiring a transformative rebirth into a life marked by obedience and sacrifice.This sermon not only serves as a capstone to our series but also as a call to action for all who wish to embrace the life-changing presence of God's salvation. Join us in living out the transformative power of the resurrection, and let these ancient tales inspire a contemporary awakening in your spiritual journey.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Jonah - I Need God's Heart
24-03-2024
Jonah - I Need God's Heart
In the compelling sermon "I Need God’s Heart," part of the "Jonah - Embracing God's Mission" series, Pastor Scott Wiens takes us on a deep dive into the heart of the biblical story of Jonah and the city of Nineveh. This sermon goes beyond the familiar tale, exploring the nuanced dynamics of mercy, justice, and the human tendency towards judgment. Scott expertly navigates through Jonah's emotional journey and confrontation with God's boundless compassion, offering profound insights into our own lives.Scott's reflections prompt us to consider our responses to God's calls for mercy over vengeance. He challenges us to examine our own hearts, asking whether we, like Jonah, have ever wished punishment over forgiveness. Through a blend of biblical scripture, personal anecdotes, and a closer look at Jonah's reluctance to accept Nineveh's repentance, Scott encourages a shift from judgment to empathy.This sermon is not just a recounting of a biblical story; it's an invitation to transformation. Scott calls us to witness the power of God's mercy in our lives and to extend the same grace to others, even when it's most challenging. As we conclude the "Jonah - Embracing God's Mission" series, let's take this opportunity to reflect on how we can embody God's expansive love in a world that's all too quick to condemn.Join us for this moving sermon to explore how the themes of redemption, judgment, and grace are as relevant today as they were in Jonah's time. Let's learn together how to mirror God's mercy and love as Scott Wiens leads us through this spiritual journey.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Jonah - The God of the Second Chance
17-03-2024
Jonah - The God of the Second Chance
Dive deep into the transformative story of Jonah with Pastor Kelly Kinder in "The God of the Second Chance." This sermon, a key part of the "Jonah - Embracing God's Mission" series, explores the profound lessons embedded in Jonah's journey from disobedience to redemption, offering insights into the nature of divine intervention and the power of second chances.Kelly expertly navigates the narrative of Jonah, a prophet who flees from God's call only to find himself in the depths of a great fish. This pivotal moment of adversity is revealed as a merciful act of divine redirection, leading Jonah—and us—to reconsider our path and realign with God's will. Through the sermon, Kelly draws parallels to our lives, suggesting that our greatest trials may serve as divine interventions aimed at our spiritual growth and transformation.The story of Nineveh's unprecedented response to Jonah's message of impending doom serves as a powerful example of collective repentance and spiritual renewal. Kelly's insightful analysis of this ancient city's turnaround prompts us to examine the authenticity of our repentance and the depth of change required for true revival.As Kelly unwraps the layers of Jonah's tale, he challenges us to reflect on our own lives. Are we open to the second chances God offers? Do we recognize His compassionate discipline as an invitation to return to the right path? Through a blend of scriptural teaching and relatable anecdotes, Kelly encourages a deeper, more genuine connection with God, highlighting the endless opportunities for renewal and growth that lie in embracing His call.Listen to "The God of the Second Chance" and embark on a journey of reflection, repentance, and revival. Let Pastor Kelly Kinder guide you through Jonah's story to discover the transformative power of God's mercy and the true meaning of a second chance.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Jonah - A Song From The Belly
10-03-2024
Jonah - A Song From The Belly
Join Mark Medley in a compelling journey through "A Song from the Belly," part of our "Jonah - Embracing God's Mission" series. This sermon dives into the heart of Jonah's narrative, a story of running from and ultimately embracing the divine call. Mark, with profound insight, unfolds the tale of Jonah—a prophet who, swallowed by a great fish in his flight from God, finds himself in a darkness that becomes the birthplace of transformation.Mark guides us through Jonah's prayer, a heartfelt cry from the depths, revealing the power of vulnerability before God. He draws attention to Jonah's use of the Psalms, showing us that in our lowest points, scripture offers a beacon of hope and guidance. This sermon is not just about Jonah's journey; it's an invitation to reflect on our own paths, the resistances we face, and the missions we might be hesitant to accept.What makes this narrative so compelling is its universal resonance—Jonah's story is our story. It's about facing our fears, overcoming bias, and stepping into the missions God has for us with courage and faith. Mark's exploration of Jonah's prayer from the belly of the fish serves as a powerful reminder: we don't need to reach a certain condition to seek God. In any state, God's mercy and love are waiting to envelop us.This exploration of Jonah's story encourages us to consider our own spiritual journey. Where are we resisting God's call? How can we move from a place of defiance to one of surrender and devotion? Mark's insightful teachings urge us to embrace the paths we've avoided, fortified by the knowledge that God's presence is a constant source of strength and transformation.Watch/listen to this sermon to embark on a journey of spiritual discovery and awakening. Let "A Song from the Belly" inspire you to embrace your divine mission, reminding us all that salvation belongs to the Lord.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Jonah: Embracing God’s Mission - I Am Jonah
03-03-2024
Jonah: Embracing God’s Mission - I Am Jonah
Step into "I Am Jonah," the compelling kickoff to "Jonah: Embracing God's Mission," presented by Pastor Tyler Lynde. In this deeply insightful series, we traverse the stormy seas and the profound depths of Jonah's narrative, uncovering the rich tapestry of themes such as obedience to God's call, navigating through life's tempests, and the transformative power of divine grace and mercy. Pastor Tyler delves into the heart of Jonah's story, revealing it as a mirror to our own spiritual journeys — a testament to the challenges we face in answering God's summons and the relentless love God has for each of us, relentlessly pursuing us even as we stray.Through a blend of personal reflections, drawing from experiences as varied as high school popularity contests to the tempests that shape our faith, Pastor Tyler crafts a relatable and poignant exploration of what it means to truly embrace God's mission. Jonah's flight from Nineveh and the consequential storm he faces are dissected as metaphors for our own evasion of divine assignments and the corrective storms that realign us with our purpose.As we navigate this series, we're invited to contemplate our roles in God’s grand design, inspired by Jonah’s eventual submission to God's will and the ultimate example of obedience demonstrated by Jesus Christ. This journey with Jonah is more than a biblical recount; it's an opportunity to reflect on our resistance to God's call and the pathways to redemption and fulfillment found in surrendering to His will.Join us for a voyage of discovery, where we'll explore the depths of our own "Jonah moments" and the awakening they provoke towards a deeper, more committed walk with God. Listen as Pastor Tyler shares insights that bridge the ancient world of Jonah with the immediate reality of our daily lives, encouraging us to face our storms, extend God’s compassion to the lost, and live out a mission-focused existence illuminated by the light of Christ.Embrace this invitation to spiritual growth and renewal as we delve into "I Am Jonah," understanding that within each of us lies a Jonah, called to extraordinary tasks by an extraordinary God. This is not just a story from the past; it's a narrative alive with the potential to inspire a spiritual renaissance in all who dare to listen and embrace God's mission for their lives.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Encounter - Encountering God Through Generosity
25-02-2024
Encounter - Encountering God Through Generosity
Join Pastor Derrick Overholt in "Encounter - Encountering God Through Generosity," a compelling sermon that delves into the heart of generosity as a fundamental aspect of Christian life. Drawing from the early church's practices and the teachings of Scripture, Derrick unveils the profound connection between generosity and spiritual growth.This sermon explores how generosity encompasses much more than financial contributions, touching on the sharing of time, talents, and resources as expressions of God's love. Derrick challenges common misconceptions about money and materialism, presenting a biblical perspective on stewardship that celebrates God's generosity towards us.Highlighting personal testimonies and biblical examples, Derrick demonstrates how acts of generosity reflect God's character and foster a spirit of unity and growth within the community. He shares insights from both secular and religious research, illustrating the positive impacts of generous living on personal well-being and spiritual fulfillment."Encounter - Encountering God Through Generosity" is an invitation to experience the joy and blessings that come from living a life marked by generosity. It's a call to action for believers to reevaluate their approach to stewardship, encouraging them to trust in God's provision and embrace a lifestyle that honors Him in every aspect.Watch and listen to this inspiring sermon and be motivated to deepen your relationship with God through the transformative power of generosity. Discover how embracing the discipline of giving can lead to unparalleled spiritual breakthrough and bring you closer to God.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Encounter - Encountering God Through Prayer
18-02-2024
Encounter - Encountering God Through Prayer
Join Pastor Scott Wines in "Encounter - Encountering God through Prayer," a compelling sermon that unveils the transformative power of prayer. Drawing parallels between the early Christian church and modern-day testimonies like Lee Strobel's journey from skepticism to faith, Scott illuminates the profound impact of prayer in connecting us with God.Scott delves deep into the Apostle Paul's letters, penned from confinement but brimming with spiritual freedom, to explore the essence of prayer. He highlights the importance of thankfulness and joy in our prayers, taking cues from Paul's own words, and urges us to bring these elements into our own spiritual practices.This sermon challenges us to view prayer not just as a ritual but as a heartfelt conversation with God, filled with gratitude for our faith community, despite its imperfections. Scott emphasizes the power of intercessory prayer, inspired by genuine love and the unyielding truth of the gospel, to deepen our connection with the divine.As we navigate the complexities of prayer, Scott invites us to infuse our prayers with joy, thankfulness, and the gospel's truth, drawing on the early church's devotion to prayer as our model. This sermon is a call to action for both longstanding believers and those new to faith, urging us to embrace prayer as a means to encounter God in a transformative way.Listen to this inspiring sermon and be encouraged to enrich your prayer life, allowing joy, gratitude, and the gospel to guide your conversations with God. Let's come together in prayer, asking for God's presence and strength in our lives, and commit to a journey of joy and transformation through prayerful reflection.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Encounter - Encountering God Through Baptism And Communion
11-02-2024
Encounter - Encountering God Through Baptism And Communion
Dive into "Encountering God through Baptism and Communion" with Pastor Tyler Lynde, as he guides us through the transformative power of these sacred rituals. Drawing from Acts 2:37-42, Tyler connects us with the early church's profound experiences of God through these practices, emphasizing their ongoing relevance and depth in our spiritual journey today.Baptism, as Tyler elucidates, is more than a mere tradition; it's a public declaration of a private miracle, symbolizing our rebirth and cleansing through faith in Jesus. He ties this act back to the day of Pentecost, inviting us to join the ranks of those early believers who boldly stepped into a new life in Christ.Communion, or the Lord's Supper, is presented with deep affection and reverence. Tyler unpacks the layers of meaning behind the breaking of bread and sharing of the cup, inviting us to remember and celebrate Jesus's sacrifice for us. This ritual, as he explains, is a call to unity among believers and a personal reminder of the love and grace we've been given.Throughout the sermon, Tyler weaves personal anecdotes with scriptural insights, challenging us to approach baptism and communion with a renewed heart and mind. He confronts the varied interpretations and practices surrounding these rites across different denominations, advocating for a return to their scriptural roots and their essential role in our walk with God.This message is not just a sermon; it's an invitation to rediscover the heart of our faith through baptism and communion. Watch and be inspired to deepen your own encounters with God through these time-honored practices, embracing the transformative power they hold for your spiritual life.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Encounter - Encountering God Through Fellowship
04-02-2024
Encounter - Encountering God Through Fellowship
Join Pastor Tyler Lynde in a transformative journey as he explores "Encountering God through Fellowship," inspired by the practices of the early church in Acts 2:42-47. In this standalone sermon, Tyler illuminates the critical role of authentic fellowship in our spiritual lives, urging us to seek connections that go beyond digital interactions.Tyler delves into the essence of Christian fellowship, highlighting the importance of apostolic teaching, communal meals, and shared prayers. He draws a compelling parallel between the unity of the early believers and the challenges we face today, amidst a world dominated by technology and fleeting connections.Addressing the root of disconnection, Tyler points to sin's disruptive role in our relationships, from the historical fall in Eden to contemporary issues within the church. He courageously tackles the tough topics of gossip, unforgiveness, and the need for genuine reconciliation, all while pointing to the hope and redemption offered through Jesus Christ.Through a blend of biblical teachings and relatable insights, Tyler encourages us to engage in meaningful fellowship, akin to that of the first Christians. He emphasizes the beauty of face-to-face communication and the transformative power of shared lives, rooted in the love of Christ.As we navigate the complexities of modern communication, Tyler's message serves as a beacon of hope, calling us back to the foundational elements of our faith. He invites us to experience the profound impact of true fellowship, not only within our church community but also in our personal walk with God.Listen to this heartfelt sermon and be inspired to deepen your connections, embrace the unity Christ prayed for, and encounter God through the beauty of fellowship.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Encounter - Encountering God Through Scripture
28-01-2024
Encounter - Encountering God Through Scripture
In the heart of every believer lies a yearning for a deeper, more intimate encounter with the divine. Kelly Kinder, in his profound sermon, illuminates this path by inviting us to delve into the depths of scripture, not as a mere routine, but as a transformative journey that shapes our very essence and how we interact with the world.Drawing from the early church's practices, as depicted in Acts, Kelly emphasizes the pillars that sustained their spiritual vitality: devotion to the apostles' teaching, fellowship, breaking of bread, and prayers. This model, he argues, holds the key to revitalizing our modern faith experience, urging us back to basics, to the core of what it means to live a Christ-centered life.Kelly's narrative is not just about individual transformation but extends to the communal aspect of faith. He paints a vivid picture of a community united in love and purpose, embodying Jesus's teachings through acts of kindness, generosity, and unwavering support for one another. This, he posits, is where the essence of the church—beyond the physical walls—truly comes to life.The sermon intricately ties the concept of grace to service, illustrating how our encounters with God's grace fuel our desire to serve and uplift others. It's a cycle of spiritual nourishment that feeds both the giver and the receiver, creating ripples of divine love that extend beyond our immediate circles.Kelly doesn't shy away from addressing the challenges of the modern world, the distractions that pull us away from our spiritual focus. He calls for a deliberate, conscious effort to engage with scripture, to let it guide our decisions, shape our thoughts, and anchor us in times of turmoil and uncertainty.Inspired by Kelly's insights, the Sermon serves as a beacon for those navigating the complexities of faith in today's world. It's an invitation to rediscover the joy of scripture, to immerse oneself in the living Word, and to experience the profound impact it can have on our lives and communities.Through a blend of personal reflection, biblical insights, and practical applications, this sermon endeavors to reignite the spiritual fervor within, challenging us to read the Word and live it out in every aspect of our lives.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Prepare - Investing in a Few
21-01-2024
Prepare - Investing in a Few
In his inspiring sermon, "Prepare - Investing in a Few," Pastor Neil Silverberg invites us to explore the transformative power of discipleship in the modern Church. Drawing parallels with John the Baptist, Neil emphasizes the Church's role in preparing the world for Christ's return. He shares the impactful story of Gordon, whose commitment to mentoring a few led to a multiplying movement, echoing Jesus' approach to discipleship.Neil elucidates on the Great Commission and challenges us to seize everyday opportunities for mentorship. He stresses that discipleship is not confined to structured programs but is a dynamic part of our daily interactions. Through practical advice, Neil encourages identifying potential disciples in our circles, advocating for a culture of mentorship.The sermon delves into the importance of personal connection in making disciples, as Neil highlights the need for authentic relationships to ignite true transformation. He offers guidance on becoming an effective disciple-maker, focusing on relationships that resonate with Christ's teachings.This sermon is a profound call to introspection and action, urging believers to commit to discipleship and extend its influence beyond church walls. Listen and be inspired to invest in others, multiply devoted disciple-makers, and contribute to the growth of God's kingdom.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Encounter
07-01-2024
Encounter
Join Pastor Tyler Lynde in a profound exploration of the Holy Spirit's role in our lives with his sermon, "Encounter." This unique sermon from Trinity Community Church delves deep into the mysteries and transformative power of the Holy Spirit, guiding us towards a deeper communion with God.Tyler begins by reflecting on the prophetic words 'encounter,' 'jubilee,' and 'prepare,' revealed during a retreat. These words serve as a spiritual compass for the year, urging us to engage more deeply with the Holy Spirit's work. He emphasizes that our spiritual journey is not just about seeking miraculous powers but about developing a character that resonates with God's nature.This sermon challenges common misunderstandings about the Holy Spirit, shifting our focus from seeking external manifestations to nurturing a personal relationship with God. Tyler brings clarity to the Holy Spirit's true character and purpose, highlighting its role beyond the church walls, in every aspect of our daily lives.Central to Tyler's message is the experience of divine encounters. He shares moving stories, including a young girl's life-changing encounter with Jesus, showcasing the Holy Spirit's ability to work in unexpected ways. These narratives illustrate how personal worship and openness to the Holy Spirit can transform our faith journey.Tyler draws upon scripture, including John 14:16-17, to shed light on the Holy Spirit as our Helper and Revealer of Jesus. He explores the dynamic unity within the Trinity, emphasizing their collaborative work in creation, salvation, and mission. The sermon invites us to reflect on the Holy Spirit as a present and active force in our lives."Encounter" is more than a sermon; it's a call to action. Tyler encourages us to create spaces in our routines where the Holy Spirit can move freely, leading us to transformative experiences. He urges us to be open to the Holy Spirit's guidance and to expect divine encounters in our everyday lives.Watch this inspiring sermon and be part of a spiritual journey that promises to enrich your relationship with the Holy Spirit. Let this message guide you to a year filled with divine intimacy and transformative encounters with God.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Celebrating 2023 — Belong. Grow. Serve.
31-12-2023
Celebrating 2023 — Belong. Grow. Serve.
In 'Celebrating 2023 — Belong. Grow. Serve.', Pastor Mark Medley reviews a transformative year at TCC. The sermon begins by honoring the spirit of community, exemplified by members like Barry and Kim Cochran, whose story of faith and recovery exemplifies the church's supportive nature.Mark highlights key growth areas, including the successful Trinity Christian Academy homeschool co-op and the inception of new ministries like the Gathering Place. The appointment of leaders like John Grainer and Scott Achele signifies the church's evolving leadership.A significant portion of the sermon is dedicated to TCC's outreach efforts. Mark celebrates the Ellis family's dedication to missionary work and TCC's global impact, with initiatives reaching as far as Tanzania and Ukraine.The sermon concludes with an optimistic look into 2024, outlining TCC's plans for spiritual education and global ministry. Mark expresses heartfelt gratitude for the congregation's financial support, which has been instrumental in the church's numerous activities.This sermon is a testament to TCC's commitment to community, spiritual growth, and serving others. It's a call to action for continued participation and support as the church moves forward into another year of faith and service.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram
Reflection Stories - Christmas Eve Eve at Trinity Community Church
23-12-2023
Reflection Stories - Christmas Eve Eve at Trinity Community Church
Join us at Trinity Community Church for our annual Christmas Eve Eve celebration, a time of joyous gathering and meaningful reflection. This special event, held on December 23th, invites you, your family, friends, and neighbors to come together in a festive and spiritual atmosphere and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.Our evening will blend uplifting music and heartfelt stories with a sense of close-knit community, embodying the true spirit of Christmas. As the culmination of our “Reflection” Christmas Sermon series, the service will offer inspiration and contemplation, highlighting the transformative journey from darkness to light through faith. During the service, we’ll share impactful stories that resonate with the themes of hope and renewal central to the Christmas story. These stories, drawn from various walks of life, will provide insights into the profound influence of Christ’s teachings and the power of faith in everyday life. The service is designed to uplift and connect us more deeply with the real message of Christmas, which is Christ.Following the service, we extend an invitation to everyone for a time of fellowship over hot cocoa and cookies. It is a wonderful way to conclude our evening, allowing us to share stories, laughter, and the company of friends and family in a relaxed and welcoming setting.Come and be part of an evening where faith and fellowship intertwine, creating a truly memorable and heartwarming Christmas experience. We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to Trinity Community Church, where we celebrate the joy, hope, and peace of Christ’s birth together.We are Trinity Community Church in Knoxville, Tennessee.Subscribe to our Podcast & YouTube channel to find past sermons, classes, interviews, and more!Find us on Facebook & Instagram