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The Debate Over Lent - 2019

There are good moments to practice fasting and confession of sin. Lent provides such a time if it can be used as a tool not a rule for your sanctification....

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Thank You for Your Year-End Giving to Trinity

As the end of the year approaches,I want to personally thank you for your generosity to Trinity in 2018. God continues to bless our church and supply our needs. In addition to our general giving needs, we pledged to pay off our land in two years and begin investment into the design of our facility at 7660 N Memorial Dr. What a remarkable and historic year for Trinity! ...

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C. S. Lewis on the Incarnation

As we come to Advent's close, let us be reminded of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus from C. S. Lewis: "The central miracle asserted by Christians is the Incarnation. They say that God became Man. Every other miracle prepares for this, or exhibits this, or results from this. Just as every natural event is the manifestation at a particular place and moment of Nature's tot...

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Community Group Questions | Roots for Making Disciples | Nov 18, 2018

Roots for Making Disciples Rev. Blake Altman God intends to change you by His Word. How is He at work in you to do that? Read the following passage and consider these questions. READ Matthew 28:16-20 [16] Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. [17] And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. [18] An...

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Community Group Questions | The Longing of Laughter | December 9, 2018

Laughter of LongingRev. Scott Mitchell God intends to change you by His Word. How is He at work in you to do that? Read the following passage and consider these questions. Hebrews 11:2328 (ESV) [23] By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king's edict. [2...

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Advent: A Gaze in Two Directions

In the season of Advent*, we celebrate our Lord's coming in the Incarnation and future return in glory. Our celebration of Advent gazes in two directions. In the rear-facing direction, we imagine ourselves to be in the place of those saints who looked forward to the first appearing of the Messiah. A Middle English lyric captures the thrust of this anticipation: Adam la...

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Evangelism and Apologetics Today

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First off, "apologetics"is a reasoned defense of the faith. To teach "apologetically" does not mean to apologize for the Christian faith, but to defend it. Okay, now to the meat of this post. In light of Sunday's sermon on the great commission, I want to link an article that addresses the need for pre-evangelism today. Pre-evangelism is the process of listening to others ...

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Dear Pastor, How Do We Agree on a Pledge Amount?

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How do you suggest handling differences of opinion (in a marriage) about the pledge amount? I know we I need to be on the same page, but I fear we are not... Please advise. And yes, I’m praying....

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Community Group Questions | Roots for Future Generations | Nov 11, 2018

Roots for Future Generations Rev. Blake Altman God intends to change you by His Word. How is He at work in you to do that? Read the following passage and consider these questions. READ Deuteronomy 32:7 (ESV) [7] Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you. Psalm 78:1-8, ...

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Joann DesLauriers Shares How to Involve TrinityKids in ROOTS

"Children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward." Psalm 127:3 I have had the pleasure of working on the children's aspects of the ROOTS campaign.As we approach the time for making commitments for the future growth of Trinity, many of you are making decisions for your families.In this process, please include your children in discussions and develop spe...

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