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Holy Week Sermon Series: The Will of God

April 9, 2023

How do we make sense of a world that crucifies God? And how do we understand a God who submits to crucifixion? Rector Morgan Allen will draw on the work of English theologian Leslie Weatherhead and explore God’s will in three Sunday sermons:

Sun., 4/2 (Palm Sunday): “The Intentional Will of God”

Watch the recording or read the first sermon in the series here.


Thurs., 4/ 6 (Maundy Thursday): “The Circumstantial Will of God”

Read the second sermon in the series here.


Sun., 4/9 (Easter Day): “The Ultimate Will of God”

Watch the recording or read the last sermon in the series here.

The Rev. Leslie Weatherhead served as minister of City Temple, London, from 1936-1960. During World War II, Weatherhead wrestled with the collision of a loving God and the reality of war, and he published The Will of God in 1944. 

Recordings of the Sermon Series will be posted to trinitychurchboston.org/sermons, and linked here, when they are available. You can also download a PDF of all three sermons in one file here.



Sermon Series Discussions
Sundays, 11:15 am, Forum
Building on our Holy Week sermon series, join us in the Forum and Commons on Easter Sundays for small-group discussions of The Will of God:

on Sun., Apr. 23: The Intentional Will of God
on Sun., Apr. 30: The Circumstantial Will of God
on Sun., May 7: The Ultimate Will of God
and on Sun., May 14: Discerning the Will of God

Following presentations by Trinity’s Rector, Morgan Allen, we will gather at round tables for prompted conversations.

PDF copies of Leslie Weatherhead’s The Will of God can be found online, and many versions of the text are in print. Presentation page numbers and references will be drawn from Abingdon Press’ 1999 edition.