Messages & Audio Teachings

Superpower: Join the faith hall of fame

Superpower: Join the faith hall of fame

Have you ever visited a “hall of fame” such as the one dedicated to people who played a prominent role in rock-and-roll located in Cleveland, Ohio? It must be quite an honor for your name to appear there. There is a link on their website for the 2019 inductees. You...

Home Alone: What Smoking and Loneliness Have in Common

Home Alone: What Smoking and Loneliness Have in Common

The last time I visited my doctor I was handed a form to fill out while I waited. The form asked a bunch of questions about my feelings. I presumed that this particular clinic is on the outlook for problems that I may be experiencing that could affect my health. I...

Catty: Who do they say I am?

Catty: Who do they say I am?

One of the many treasures that I receive whenever I read scripture, particularly the stories told by and about Jesus, is I frequently learn something new. The subject of what I learn varies from new insights about God to insights about others, to insights about...

Flight School: Teaching Others to Fly

Flight School: Teaching Others to Fly

I was a young adult when I first attended flight school. Learning to fly consists of both in the air learning and instruction while safely on the ground. Learning to fly begins with actually experiencing the thrill of taking the controls of an airplane to make sure...

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 persons do at that age. Later,...

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...