Missouri Synod Church in Downtown Memphis

Sermons

April 24 – The Next Conversion

April 24 - The Next Conversion

Conversion isn’t just a one-time experience. Every day we grow closer to the heart of Jesus; every hour His Spirit leads us to die to ourselves and be raised again to follow Him. This message explores the next conversion of Peter, and the outward movement of grace that transcends our tribal tendencies. Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… “Then Peter replied, “I see very clearly that God doesn’t show partiality. In every nation he accepts those who fear him and do what is right.” ~ Acts 10:34-35 ________________________________ About the Preacher Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter

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April 17 – The Art of Listening

April 17 - The Art of Listening

How do you know the voice of Jesus? Follow along with this week’s sermon notes… “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” ~ John 10:27-28 ________________________________ About the Preacher Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Follow on Facebook

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April 10 – Of Sedans and Spaceships

April 10 - Of Sedans and Spaceships

“What is impossible with men is possible with God.” ~ Luke 18:27 ________________________________ About the Preacher Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter

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April 3 – The Ripple Effect

April 3 - The Ripple Effect

Toss a stone into a lake and watch what happens! A series of ever-widening concentric circles spread out from the center, further and further away; farther and farther apart. This is what’s called “The Ripple Effect.” This message takes a look at the biggest splash in the history of the world, and how those ripples have affected all Christians in all places and at all times. ________________________________ About the Preacher Douglas Morrison has served as Deacon at Trinity Lutheran Church since 2012, where he is active in preaching, teaching, pastoral care, and liturgy. He also holds advanced degrees in Music. Like Us On Facebook

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March 27 – Madness!

March 27 - Madness!

Reality Check – n. when something that seems wonderful at first turns out not to be in the real world. At some point another, we all have a reality check experience with our spirituality. When that faith that once seemed so awesome turns out not to be as magical as we’d once hoped. That’s usually when the Risen Jesus brings us through death, through disappointment, into the calm, “new normal” of His accessible life. ________________________________ About the Preacher Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter

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March 25 – Weakness

March 25 - Weakness

Everyone wants to be close to Jesus. Until they’re pointed to the guy having a panic attack in the Garden. Or they’re handed a cross and told, “Here, carry this for a minute. This way. Follow me.” On Good Friday, Jesus bears the full weight of our humanity. He also says to you who are going through your own little piece of hell, “Take a look. I’ve been there, too.” This message brings us next to the Jesus who brings Himself next to us. (Hebrews 4) ________________________________ About the Preacher Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, hopeless wonder-junkie, and the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter

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March 24 – A Sense of the Miraculous

March 24 - A Sense of the Miraculous

Jesus isn’t trapped in heaven. He’s comes to us through His Word, in the waters of Holy Baptism. But in the miracle of Holy Communion, He comes to us in a radical and real; in a physical way. When we start to understand the magnitude of this miracle, we truly get a sense of miraculous. ________________________________ About the Preacher Douglas Morrison has served as Deacon at Trinity Lutheran Church since 2012, where he is active in preaching, teaching, pastoral care, and liturgy. He also holds advanced degrees in Music. Like Us On Facebook

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March 6, 2016 – The Orbital Mechanics of Reconciliation

March 6, 2016 - The Orbital Mechanics of Reconciliation

In the far country, Prodigals who spend a lifetime looking for the right thing in the wrong place tend to come to their senses. All-the-while, their older brothers long for the affirmation that they’re doing the right thing, and scoff when their runaway brother is celebrated as he returns. Both looking for the right thing; both looking in the wrong places. It’s the Father, the Christ-Figure, who runs to both with grace beyond questions; welcome without reserve. This message explores our tendencies to be all three, and finds the Jesus who runs… ________________________________ About the Preacher Devoted husband and father, and the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Like Us On Facebook Follow on Twitter

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February 28, 2016 – The Growth of Flowers and People

February 28, 2016 - The Growth of Flowers and People

Watering plants is a tricky business. There’s a lot of precision that goes into it. If you want a plant to grow, it’s best to put it where the rain falls. (Isaiah 55:10-11) ________________________________ About the Preacher Devoted husband and father, and the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Like Us On Facebook Follow on Twitter

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February 14, 2016 – The Way Here

February 14, 2016 - The Way Here

The Israelites wandered the desert region of the Sinai Peninsula for forty years before they finally made it to the Promised Land. Seems like a long time to roam; a distant, meaningless adventure. But there was a definite purpose, an unseen goal and a collective faith that could only be refined through daily trust in where God was leading them. This messages looks at where we are in our own sometimes-aimless wandering, and finds purpose in our being wherever God puts us in this sacred moment. (Deuteronomy 26:5-10) (Isaiah 58:6-8) ________________________________ About the Preacher Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, and the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter

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February 10, 2016 – The Orbit of Ashes and Dust (Ash Wednesday)

February 10, 2016 - The Orbit of Ashes and Dust (Ash Wednesday)

Life rises from ashes. Over and over again, like a Phoenix, God creates and re-creates in a beautiful dance alternating between dust and breath. Our dust-createdness connects us with the universe that expands beyond our knowing. It connects us with each other. This message explores the beauty of penitent ashes, and breathes life into Lenten journey to the Cross and the Empty Tomb of Jesus. (Isaiah 58:6-8) ________________________________ About the Preacher Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, and the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter

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February 7, 2016 – How to Order Coffee

February 7, 2016 - How to Order Coffee

Jesus’ disciples can sleep through anything. It seems like every time Jesus goes off to pray, they check out, doze off, and miss what Jesus is up to. Even the Transfiguration. This message calls us to relate to three particularly drowsy disciples, and opens up some practical ways for us to wake up and notice what the Lord is up to. (Luke 9:28-36) ________________________________ About the Preacher Josh Hatcher is a devoted husband and father, and the Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church – an open and caring, distinctly Lutheran, deeply sacramental and sometimes eclectic ministry in the heart of Downtown Memphis. Follow on Facebook Follow on Twitter

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