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April 1 – What it Means to Rise

April 1 - What it Means to Rise

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Alleluia, Christ is Risen and so are we. This Easter message explores what it means for Jesus to shatter the chains that bind Him in a rock-hewn tomb; the Resurrection that breaks every chain that binds us as well… Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!”  ~ John 20:1-2 ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is

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March 18 – Testing // Temptation

March 18 - Testing // Temptation

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video And Abraham said, “God Himself will provide the lamb…” Sacrifice is synonymous with the season of Lent. It’s costly. Through seasons where our faith, where our resting in God’s promises is tested; Christ Jesus sits always with us, echoing the same eternal promise, “God Himself has provided the lamb…” Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. ~ Genesis 22:13 ________________________________ About the Author Steve Albers is a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and Assisting Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically

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March 11 – Newness in the Sunrise

March 11 - Newness in the Sunrise

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Each new day brings inner renewal; the grace of God moving within us, allowing us to begin again. Like manna in the wilderness, we trust Him daily. This message explores our cyclical need for God’s daily provision, and finds new possibility in every new day as we walk with Him… Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions.” ~ Exodus 16:4 ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior

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March 4 – Division in the Family of God

March 4 - Division in the Family of God

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Division is contagious. Every divided group subdivides within itself until ultimately the only one left standing is us. Jesus says it almost as a throw-away: “A house divided cannot stand.” This message stands as a prayer for unity within ourselves, within our families, within the Church, and within the world. Download Sermon Notes Jesus knew their thoughts and said to them: “Any kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and a house divided against itself will fall.” ~ Luke 11:17 ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply sacramental and sometimes

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February 18 – Who We Are in the Wilderness

February 18 - Who We Are in the Wilderness

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video In the desert, there’s no one around to tell you who you’re supposed to be. Who you’re related to is inconsequential when there’s no one to impress. In the end, we are who we are to God; nothing more and nothing less. As we begin our slow march to the Cross and the Empty Tomb of Jesus, this message lays bare the illusions of who we’re ‘supposed to be,’ and makes room for who we’re called to be in Christ Jesus… Download Sermon Notes Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, left the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.  ~

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February 11 – Culture of Care

February 11 - Culture of Care

Watch Sermon Video Part 5: The Caring Church We aren’t devoted to any Church. We ARE the Church, devoted to a very specific list of practices: to faith itself, to each other, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer (Acts 2:42). This message – the final of five – lays the foundation of what it means to be Church together in the 21st century… They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. ~ Acts 2:42 ________________________________ About the Author Steve Albers is a devoted husband, father and grandfather, and Assisting Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry

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February 4 – Certainty & Potential

February 4 - Certainty & Potential

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Part 4: The Discipling Church We aren’t devoted to any Church. We ARE the Church, devoted to a very specific list of practices: to faith itself, to each other, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer (Acts 2:42). This message – the fourth of five – lays the foundation of what it means to be Church together in the 21st century… They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. ~ Acts 2:42 ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply

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January 28 – The Health of Growing Trees

January 28 - The Health of Growing Trees

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Part 3: The Missional Church We aren’t devoted to any Church. We ARE the Church, devoted to a very specific list of practices: to faith itself, to each other, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer (Acts 2:42). This message – the third of five – lays the foundation of what it means to be Church together in the 21st century… They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. ~ Acts 2:42 ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply

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January 21 – Prayer in the Language of God

January 21 - Prayer in the Language of God

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Part 2: The Praying Church We aren’t devoted to any Church. We ARE the Church, devoted to a very specific list of practices: to faith itself, to each other, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer (Acts 2:42). This message – the second of five – lays the foundation of what it means to be Church together in the 21st century… They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. ~ Acts 2:42 ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply

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January 14 – An Object of Devotion

January 14 - An Object of Devotion

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch Sermon Video Part 1: The Devoted Church  We aren’t devoted to any Church. We ARE the Church, devoted to a very specific list of practices: to faith itself, to each other, to the breaking of bread, and to prayer (Acts 2:42). This message – the first of five – lays the foundation of what it means to be Church together in the 21st century… They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. ~ Acts 2:42 ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, radically Christ-centered, deeply

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