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June 4 – The Next Step

June 4 - The Next Step

Listen to Sermon Audio Faith isn’t a simulated exercise. It’s a living and breathing transformation from where we’ve been to where the Spirit of God leads us. This message explores Spirit’s movement within us, taking our faith beyond a set of hypothetical beliefs into the awakening of flight and practice. Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… Jesus replied, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not love me will not obey my teaching. These words you hear are not my own; they belong to the Father who sent me. All this I have spoken while still with you.

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May 28 – The Observer Effect

May 28 - The Observer Effect

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch the Sermon Video It was the last thing Jesus said to His disciples before He Ascended into heaven, and it changed forever the way people of faith engage with the world around us. If the world is our enemy, not only do we miss out on what’s good and beautiful in God’s Creation, but we also miss out on being what’s good and beautiful in God’s creation… Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… [Jesus said,] “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” After he said this, he was

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May 21 – Prayer & Incantation

May 21 - Prayer & Incantation

Watch the Sermon Video “I will give you whatever you ask in my name,” Jesus says in the New Testament too many times to count. And anyone who’s prayed deeply; who’s dropped prayers as coins into a vending machine only to shake it unstuck in frustration would add, “unless He doesn’t…” This message takes an honest and vulnerable look at why God seems so crazy inconsistent answering our prayers… Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… [Jesus said,] “Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” ~ John 16:23b ________________________________ About the Author Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and Senior Pastor of Historic Trinity Lutheran Church –

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May 14 – Generation Loss

May 14 - Generation Loss

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch the Sermon Video The God of Heaven and Earth has created you to be one of a kind. There’s nobody to compare yourself to. Besides, nobody posts pictures of themselves covered in spit-up and crying in a corner on Instagram… Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… [Jesus said,] “You are filled with grief because I have said these things. But very truly I tell you, it is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Advocate will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you… I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the

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May 7 – The Only Way to Move a Mountain

May 7 - The Only Way to Move a Mountain

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch the Sermon Video We are a people called to live in the space between submission to every authority established by God and the call to obey God rather than human institutions. It’s a delicate balance; one that requires of us a posture of constant prayer and a spirit of deep humility. In that space between, we find both our hope and our archetype in Christ Jesus. Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. For it is

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April 30 – Love as a One Way Road

April 30 - Love as a One Way Road

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch the Sermon Video We may not know where we are, or where we’re going. Sometimes it may not feel as though God knows where we are, or where we’re going. But through it all, we are His sheep and He, our good shepherd. Everything God does, every way He moves within the universe is for our ultimate good. May we be open enough to go along for the ride. Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me – just as the Father knows me and I know the Father – and I lay down my life for the sheep”. ~ John 10:14-15

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April 23 – Peace & the Pursuit

April 23 - Peace & the Pursuit

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch the Sermon Video At the intersection of Stress and Peace, it’s the Spirit of the Living God who breathes new life into our lungs.  He speaks peace in the middle of chaos, telling us again that we are safe, and we are loved. Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!” After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.   ~ John 20:19-20 ________________________________ About the Author

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April 16 – The Re-Birth of Stars

April 16 - The Re-Birth of Stars

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch the Sermon Video Resurrection isn’t a one-time event, it’s the recurring pattern of Creation.  This message explores the connection between the Resurrection of Jesus and the Resurrection Life He calls us into; one that finds its beginning and its continuation in Him. He asked her, “Dear woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” ~ John 20:15 ________________________________ 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

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April 9 – The Unstoppable Movement of God

April 9 - The Unstoppable Movement of God

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch the Sermon Video When Jesus rides into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the streets are lined with souls who’ve been swept up in the vortex of His movement throughout Israel. It’s a microcosm of the movement of God throughout history; a movement that begins with love before the foundation of the world. This message explores love He set on us before Creation to give us a share in His Trinitarian life. Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing

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April 2 – The Course of Love and of Rivers

April 2 - The Course of Love and of Rivers

Listen to Sermon Audio Watch the Sermon Video God is a relationship.  When a river gets disconnected from its source, its water becomes stagnant; it becomes toxic and unable to support an ecosystem of life.  In order for a stream to stay healthy, it has to be connected to its source. This message explores the many ways we stay connected to the Source of all that there is; the One God who wants us to know Him, and to awaken to the reality that we are loved by Him… Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… [Jesus said,] “If I glory myself, my glory means nothing.  My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.

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