March 12 – Prayer as Argumentation

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You’re put on hold and the music starts. The soothing voice repeats itself over and again, reminding you that your call is important. Please don’t hang up. This message shines light on our life of prayer; the hold God places us on when He’s not as quick to answer as we’d like, and the blessing behind His silence for the faithfully argumentative.

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A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment. ~ Matthew 15:22-28

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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 eclectic ministry in the heart of the Soulard neighborhood of St. Louis.

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  • Phil says:

    Pastor Josh,

    Tonight’s Easter VIGIL was the most moving service I have been to in my 54 years and my son Zachary said the same for his 25 years.

    The Remembrance of Baptism was wonderful.
    We are truly blessed.

    ALLELUIA! He has risen indeed!

    Thank you,

    • Josh Hatcher says:

      Thanks, Phil; it was great to see you both on Saturday! That service gets me every time, and I’m glad you and Zachary were moved as well. He is risen indeed! Alleluia! ~ JMH

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