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 life together in Christ. There is no prescribed meaning to […]

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 who based the ideas for this series on a recent book titled The Redemption […]

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 to think that it was that […]

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 lasting fruit, […]

Life from Connections

The interaction between the causes of life described in the book that I am using for our teachings for our current worship series fascinate me.* Each cause generates other causes as life itself is a tapestry of connections. What we do matters and has consequences for others and for all of creation. Living in harmony […]