Author archives: Steve Lindsley

  • Grace Lindvall (Matthew 1: 18-25) Will you pray with me? God of advent waiting, of hope, and expectation. Sit with us in this time of waiting and preparing, open our hearts to hear your word and open our hearts to receive your presence with us. Move your spirit through our hearts that we wou... [read more]
  •   Hey everyone, this is Steve Lindsley, Senior Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Charlotte North Carolina, and I want to welcome you to the On The Way Podcast.  On The Way is a spiritual pilgrimage that our church is embarking on in 2019 that’s going to focus on spiritual growth a... [read more]
  • On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother and they knelt down in homage. Then, opening their treasure-chests, they offered him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Matthew 2:11 Scripture tells us that the Wise Men brought their very best to baby Jesus “in homage.” The word... [read more]
  • https://vimeo.com/302756986 In the Gospel of Mark, the writer refers often to "the way" - not just as the road one walks on, but the course one's life takes as they follow Jesus. Our goal as people of faith is to traverse this particular "way" with intentionality and with each other. In 2019, ... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Luke 1: 5-20; Isaiah 2: 1-5) When I started seminary, I lived for the summer with some friends in their spare bedroom.  Their apartment was in Vinings, outside Atlanta, up I-75 in the far northwestern corner of the city.  The seminary was way over in Decatur, due east of Atla... [read more]
  • Dear Trinity family, As you have likely seen and felt, many exciting things are taking place in the life of our congregation these days. God is at work in our church and our community, and I have loved watching the church respond to God’s call for renewal, service, and faithfulness. I write to s... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (John 18: 33-38a; 2 Samuel 23:1-7) Are you King of the Jews? It’s a simple enough question, right?  There are two possible answers: yes or no.  You either are, or you aren’t.  It’s simple. Are you King of the Jews?   Unless….unless it isn’t simple.  Unless it’s more t... [read more]
  • Grace Lindvall (Isaiah 6:1-9; Psalm 139) Will you pray with me? God of abundant grace, your presence is with us wherever we go, and yet, we pray that you would surround us, be with us, make your presence apparent to us so that through our recognition of your presence, we might grow stronger ... [read more]
  • Psalm 137: 1-9; Mark 11: 15-18(Steve Lindsley)So let’s not mince words, shall we?  The writer of the 137th Psalm certainly doesn’t.This is a hard Psalm.  And that last verse is reprehensible.  And there’s really no rationalizing away these words.  The Psalmist certainly doesn’t.  There’s no redempti... [read more]
  • I'm pleased to share that Jodi Martin has been unanimously approved by Session to be our new part-time Director of Christian Formation and Youth! Jodi brings three decades of experience in Christian Formation and Youth ministries with churches in Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia. She holds a Maste... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Psalm 42: 1-3, 7-11) We continue this morning our sermon series on the many voices of the psalms.  Last week, we looked at the voice of lament, and the words of Psalm 13 - How long, O Lord, how long??  The ache and pain of not being seen, and our calling as the community of f... [read more]
  • Steve Lindsley (Psalm 13) It happens so often that we barely even notice it. You meet someone in the course of your day. You make eye contact.  They ask, how are you doing?  And you say, Fine! It’s the standard exchange, right?  How are you doing?  Fine.  Even if you’re not really “fine.”... [read more]