Where is God When I am Anxious?

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Addison, our oldest child, is starting Kindergarten this year. She’s so excited, but her mom and dad are more of a mix between excited and anxious. Until now, her only school experience has been First Trinity’s Preschool. The school was only 2 houses down the street from where we lived, and about 50 steps from […]

Is Christianity Dead in America?

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One of the things I love about baptisms at First Trinity is when Sue speaks to the child directly. She lights the baptismal candle from the altar, walks over to the baby, and proclaims Scripture to the child: In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good […]

The Lord’s Supper

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Several years ago now, our family largely gave up eating out. We did it because we were trying to be financially responsible, but there was a huge health benefit as well. Rather than eating from various fast food or dine-in restaurants, we would cook more meals at home and pack lunches for work. At first, […]

Why Did God Give Us Free Will?

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Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. So ends the poem The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. The author was faced with two divergent paths and forced to make a choice. It’s well known and quoted, probably because we […]

How Do I Get to Heaven?

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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 […]

Revelation Mysteries

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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 […]

Angels and Demons

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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 […]

Heaven is for Real

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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 […]

Can We Trust the Bible?

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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 […]