Pastor Trent’s Blog

Reflections from the study

A Tragic Death and a Prayer for Peace

A Tragic Death and a Prayer for Peace

Dear Father, A man died on the street in Minneapolis under the knee of a police officer and we saw it with our eyes. Our nation is in turmoil and our cities are on fire. Oh Lord, there are many emotions we should feel right now: sadness, anger, and grief. There are many things we should pray for this morning—for your justice, your peace, and your healing. There are also many people we should pray for.

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Meet our Spring Intern: Phil Shiver

Meet our Spring Intern: Phil Shiver

We’re committed to investing in the gospel’s advance by investing in men who aspire to serve as vocational preachers and pastors. Remember Paul’s words to Timothy: “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also” (2Tim. 2:2). That’s our biblical strategy for finding and appointing elders here at Heritage, and for propagating the gospel beyond our walls.

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Together Again, this Sunday: Why and How

Together Again, this Sunday: Why and How

Some of you are going to have to start wearing real clothes on Sunday morning again. Some of you kids are going to have to wear a shirt again. Adults, you will now need a lid on your coffee. I’m excited to share that our elders have decided that we will begin...

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Let’s Sing! “Jesus, Strong and Kind”

Let’s Sing! “Jesus, Strong and Kind”

Let’s just go crazy and sing another new song this week. City Alight is a group of song writers out of Australia who keep writing beautiful songs for us. These are the folks who wrote, “Only a Holy God,” “Christ is Mine Forevermore,” and “Yet Not I.” This newer song, “Jesus, Strong and Kind,” is an invitation to find our strength in Jesus, and to come to him through the cross. It’s simple, personal, and biblical. Enjoy. 

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Let’s Sing! “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death”

Let’s Sing! “Christ Our Hope in Life and Death”

The first question of the Heidelberg Catechism is the first question we should ask ourselves, and our children: What is your only comfort in life and in death? Here's the answer: That I am not my own, but belong—body and soul, in life and in death—to my faithful...

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Join us for Good Friday and Easter

Join us for Good Friday and Easter

It occurs to me that the first Good Friday and Easter were not marked by thoughtful gatherings and joyful celebration. That didn’t come until Pentecost when the Spirit came and the church was born. This year we’ll be apart, but it’s not because we’re ashamed of Christ or confused about his death. 
Here are our plans for Good Friday and Easter Sunday.

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Hardship and Church Health: How This Could Be Good for Us

Hardship and Church Health: How This Could Be Good for Us

A few months ago I didn’t know the first thing about the coronavirus. Now, everyone knows the first thing about it. It’s bad. Let’s start there. There are some real ways in which this whole thing is bad for us. It’s a killing machine, especially for our older population. That’s bad. We can’t gather and that’s bad. The economy is halting and that will be bad in ways that we are only starting to understand. Yesterday at 5 p.m., one of our members let me know he was not available Friday night. A friend was getting married. By 6 p.m., he followed up to let me know the wedding was canceled. Just try to imagine being that couple.

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Coronavirus, Community, and the Cross

Coronavirus, Community, and the Cross

Dear Heritage Bible Church,
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. May the peace of Christ rule in our hearts even as the coronavirus rules the airwaves and, to a good extent, our lives for a season.
Yesterday evening we sent you a simple communication regarding our plans for services and ministry programming at Heritage in light of the COVID-19 virus National Emergency.

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Elder Q&A 2019 Recap

Elder Q&A 2019 Recap

On November 24, we hosted our first annual Elders Q&A. You can read about our aims and process in our invitation post. We hope this evening encouraged you and strengthened our church. I’ll probably never forget the words of one sister after the evening closed,...

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