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How Do I Get to Heaven?

It took us a long time to figure out how to manage the resources that God had given to us in a God-pleasing way. For years, we spent more than we earned, living on credit, and going farther and farther into debt. After much hard work and sacrifice, we were able to turn things around and are much better at managing our finances. One common regret I have is this: “If only I had known what I know now when…

Revelation Mysteries

I was vacationing in Cleveland last week. Normally, when we go into Cleveland it’s for a specific event or activity. We come into town, do what we came for, try to squeeze in all our family members, then jet out of town to get home. This time, however, we were intentional about doing the stuff we don’t normally get to do. There was a trip to Columbus to visit Jaime’s brother. We met up with two different sets of friends…

Angels and Demons

Editor’s Note: While we are focusing on the topic of “Angels and Demons” in worship this week, we are also celebrating Sue Steege’s 30th Anniversary at First Trinity. We asked Sue to write the announcements article as part of the celebration. You can read her article below the sermon audio. Sermon Audio So teach us to number our days, that we may get a heart of wisdom. -Psalm 90:12 My dad died at 52 and was just coming up on his…

Heaven is for Real

It’s been about a month since we moved from our old house next door to the church to one a few blocks away. After an initial crazy period of trying to get everything set up, hosting a baptism party, fixing some outstanding maintenance issues and other odd jobs, we’re finally settled. Moving into a new house can be a lot of fun, especially after it moves from being a house to a home. Our kids especially love the new place.…

Can We Trust the Bible?

What is truth? Many people today decide what’s “true” based on what they want to be true. Truth is changing and fluid. In the past, what used to be “true” about marriage is that it’s between a man and a woman. But today, the “truth” about marriage has changed. The problem with this system is that nothing is absolute. Don’t like the current “truth”? Just change it! Re-define what’s true until it fits your desires. Keeping track of what’s true…