Practicing the Presence of God

Asbury Free Methodist – November 22, 2020 Discipleship Skills               This is our last in the series of discipleship skills – at least for a little while. Next week is the first Sunday of Advent – and in a way I will be giving some discipleship skills through the advent series. Next week I am going to be talking about …

Practicing the Presence of God

Discipleship Skills                Most followers of Jesus understand the importance of bringing Jesus into every part of their life. The questions is, how do we do that? We read verses that tell us to “pray without ceasing,” (1 Thes. 5:17) or that we are to “pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests … …

Dealing with Anxiety and Fear

Philippians 4:6-9 Discipleship Skills Part 3 –November 15, 2020                Over the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to give you some discipleship skills. These are practices that you can use to connect to God, accessing his power and grace for your life. The last two Sundays I have talked about different ways to pray the word of …

How to deal with Anxiety and Fear

               Fear and anxiety are a human condition, but we live in a culture that fosters it and feeds it. Everything from social media which fosters FOMO (Fear of missing out) to our news feeds which sensationalizes all the bad thing that have happened and could happen, foster fear and anxiety. We also know that the world we live in …

Praying the Word of God – Part 2

November 8, 2020 Colossians 3:14-17                Last week we started a new series on discipleship skills. I want to give you a toolbox of practices that will help you through the pandemic and beyond. These are things, that if you put them to work, will allow you to persevere, and maybe even thrive, when others around you are not.                …

Praying the Word of God.

Asbury Free Methodist -November 1, 2020 – Anniversary Sunday 2 Corinthians 1:3-4                So, I may have bit off more than we can chew today. I wanted to teach two the discipleship skills – one was the symbol of the chair – because you need to talk to a God who is near. We also wanted to celebrate our 66th …

Five Steps to Praying God’s Word

November 2020                Over the next while we at Asbury will be looking at some discipleship skills that will help us walk well in the coming months.                The writer to the Hebrews tells say in Hebrews 4:12 (NIV)  For the word of God is alive and active.. Hebrews 4:12 (NLT)  For the word of God is alive and powerful.. …

The Parable of the Cloth and the Wineskins

October 25th, 2020 Mark 2:18-22                This fall we have been looking at the stories that Jesus told, – his parables. In the book of Mark, only four parables are recounted. We are looking at two of them today, the parable of the unshrunk cloth and the parable of the wineskins.                There are some core truths in this passage …

The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector

October 11, 2020 Luke 18:9-14                We have been working our way through a series on the stories that Jesus told. So, as I was planning ahead, I looked for a parable that would fit the thanksgiving theme. While there is a lot in the bible about giving thanks, that theme is not covered in the stories that Jesus told. …