Messages & Audio Teachings

Welcome Home

Francis Chan shares a personal story in his book Forgotten God about his spiritual journey. Francis shares that growing up in a Christian home he accepted Christ while in high school but fell away for a period of time, like so many young...

Altars Everywhere

How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies. I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow builds her nest...

Just, Merciful & Humble

No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NLT) This text from Micah is among the most recognizable from among the prophets, perhaps because it...

The Candles of Advent

They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. Luke 2:9b-10 Asbury celebrates the four Sundays before Christmas by lighting one candle for each Sunday that signifies our...

Peace to those God Favors

Our worship series for Advent and Christmas is titled God Bless Us Everyone. Our series is based on the classic story by Charles Dickens about a character named Ebenezer Scrooge. A lot of our ideas come from Marcia McFey of WorshipDesignStudio.com who based the ideas...

Holy Ground

Moses may have learned more that day when he came face to face with God than we may ever realize. “Take off your sandals, for you are standing on holy ground" God said to Moses through the burning bush (Exodus 3:5b NLT). Ever since then it seems we have found reason...

Breaking News

Cyndi and I try to catch 30 minutes of national and world news each night. Without fail the anchor begins with some form of "Breaking news!" The words and tone of voice aim to build tension. Hopefully, to bring us to the edge of our seats and keep us there through the...

Let Your Life be about Life

For the past six weeks we have talked about life. Not the sort of life that is too often found among friends, families and strangers where death is at the centerfold of their conversations and actions. Rather, we talked about allowing our lives be about living life in...

Alive in Us

"You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce...

Gifts of the Dark Wood - The Gift of Uncertainty

1 Corinthians 13:11-12 (Uncertainty) and Matthew 14:22b-31a (Sinking)