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REVIVE - Hope West Des Moines

Lutheran Church of Hope - West Des Moines

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Hope’s Young Adult Ministry, REVIVE, serves the young adult population of the Des Moines area. REVIVE is so much more than a weekly worship gathering. At REVIVE we connect with people through music, God's Word, community and serving others together. We are a welcoming, relevant, passionate, and Spirit-led community, focused on developing followers of Jesus. All young adults in their 20 & 30s are welcome!
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Politics consume us. They tend to inform the way we see ourselves, our neighbors, and the world around us. What does Jesus have to say about our political leanings, though? Was Jesus even political? Listen as Pastor Brent shares about this divisive subject, teaching us that no political party or politician can save the world—only Jesus can do that.…
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Following Jesus isn’t easy. It’s not just about believing the “right” thing or praying the “right” thing. It’s about relationship, one that takes time and effort to cultivate. Hear from several people in our congregation who are trying their best to cultivate their faith—not from a sense of guilt or obligation, but from a desire to know God and be …
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Our faiths weren’t meant to be lived inside a bubble. Throughout Scripture, Jesus encourages us to go—to be His hands and feet throughout the world. Pastor Brent shares what it means to have compassion for our neighbors, rooting ourselves in the places we live, work, and learn as we seek to reveal the Kingdom of God in the world around us.…
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The story of Daniel in the Old Testament teaches us what it means to pursue God in daily, consistent prayer. Daniel knew that prayer is real, powerful, and the anchor of a life devoted to God. Pastor Brent encourages us that there’s not a wrong way to pray. Each prayer matters, whether we’re at the pit of a lion’s den or going about a typical day.…
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If King David’s life teaches us anything in Scripture, it’s that there’s redemption and freedom found in bringing our deepest failures, sins, and regrets before God. Pastor Brent explores the power of confession demonstrated in Psalm 51 by David. Here, we find that the paradox of confession is that what should should repel us from God (our sin in l…
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In Galatians, Paul encourages the Jewish community to remove the ethnic, racial, economic, and gender barriers they’ve placed on others in order to see God and His people in a more realistic way. Here, we learn that our identity isn’t based on information or the social constructs placed on us. Its based on intimacy with a Father who adopts us into …
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It’s the start of a new school year and, with it, the anticipation of the big day when everyone gets a yearbook. Yearbooks can be fun to look at and sign, but what about when someone tells you, “Don’t ever change!” Pastor Brent looks at how this is often used as a negative but when people say, ‘You’ve Changed,” it actually means we are growing. And…
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Join us for the conclusion of our sermon series, where we’ve embarked on a journey to find God in the every day—the “In Plain Sight” series wraps up with a powerful message. Throughout this series, we’ve uncovered the subtle ways God manifests in our lives, even in the ordinary. As we looked for God, we discovered something profound: our intrinsic …
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What is it with the current cultural fascination with all things British? THe Bake Off? Dr. Who? Downton Abby? In this message titled “The British Invasion (and Other Signs We Need Other Cultures),” Pastor Brent explores the cultural fascination with British influence and how it intersects with our faith. From the timeless allure of the British Inv…
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Pastor Brent examines reality talent TV shows as a mirror to our search for significance. He observes how these shows reflect our innate desire for validation in a world where recognition is often paramount. Brent redirects the focus by highlighting that genuine significance rests in our relationship with God rather than external acclaim. He reinfo…
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Welcome to “In Plain Sight: Theology All Around Us.” In this sermon, Pastor Amy Becker dives into the world of true crime podcasts, exploring how they offer an escape and satisfy our justice-seeking hearts. Join us as Pastor Amy unveils the allure of true crime narratives, delving into why we’re drawn to these stories as a break from our own lives …
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Pastor Brent takes a deep dive into our relentless search for love, using modern reality TV shows as a cautionary backdrop. He shows how these shows often lead us astray, presenting love as a mere spectacle rather than a genuine connection. Drawing from biblical teachings, Pastor Brent guides us toward recognizing the pitfalls of seeking love in su…
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In the late 60s and early 70s, something started happening among the hippies, druggies and that society rejected. Their quest for meaning and purpose that involved drug trips and LCD left them searching for more. Enter the Jesus Revolution of the late 60s, where hippies and drug addicts found hope and purpose by following Jesus. Witness the powerfu…
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Social media makes great promises and claims of connections and friends yet leaves many feeling empty and wanting more. More and more studies highlight the dangers of this technology on kids’ and adults’ mental health. Where is God in social media? And how can those who follow Jesus use social media to see and help meet our human desire for connect…
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Sometimes movies are only about the entertainment they can bring. We watch that show or movie and enjoy our time with little to no impact on us going forward. But every once in a while, there’s a movie or show that gives us a glimpse of the story of God. Pastor Brent shares how the 2016 movie Arrival caught him off guard with a beautiful, 21st-cent…
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Recent media stories about failures within the global church, a docuseries highlighting the rules-based religion, and denominational decisions about the role of women in the church can stir up many emotions. Anger. Disappointment. Confusion. Is this what following Jesus is supposed to look like? Join our panel as they discuss the pitfalls of legali…
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As children, The Wizard of Oz can be quite frightening as we watch the evil Wicked Witch of the West go after sweet Dorothy and her misfit friends. And even Dorothy’s encounter with the great and powerful Oz can be disconcerting. As adults, we can still be tempted to allow our fears of what’s behind the curtain to shape our lives and behavior. Join…
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