Advent 1 – Overcoming Fear

By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist November 27th, 2022 Zachariah and Fear Today is the first Sunday of Advent. Advent looks forward to Christmas when we celebrate the coming of Jesus. It is a season where we prepare our hearts to meet Jesus in fresh and new ways. I am hoping that this season encourages you to …

Spiritual Formation Part 8

Jesus is Lord By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist November 20th, 2022             This is the last day of our Spiritual Formation series. Some of you have told me that it has been helpful in your journey. I am thankful for that. It is always good to be encouraged in your spiritual life.             If we were …

Spiritual Formation Part 6

Spiritual Disciplines – 1 By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist October 23, 2022             We have been working our way through a series on Spiritual Formation – how God transforms us. Let me lay a few verses from 1 Peter on your mind. 2 Peter 1:5–8 (NIV) 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to …

The Stages of Spiritual Growth – Part 2

Spiritual Formation – Part 5 By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett Asbury Free Methodist October 16, 2022 – Galatians 5:13-26             I wish that the older we became, the more spiritually mature we would become. I wish it were automatic. But life doesn’t work that way. That is why I want to talk to you about the stages of spiritual growth. …

Part 4 – The Stages of Spiritual Growth (1)

Rev. Dr. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist October 9, 2022 Ephesians 4:17-5:2             Thanksgiving weekend is an opportunity to be reminded to give thanks. We have celebrated God and his goodness in our lives this morning. I am going to continue our series on spiritual formation: how God transforms us. In it, we will see much to give thanks …

We are all Different

By Rev. Dr. Brent RussettAsbury Free Methodist September 30th, 2022 Ephesians 4:1-16             We have been talking about Christian spiritual formation for the last couple of weeks. We have been looking at how God transforms us after we choose to follow Jesus. Today I want to look at something that you probably haven’t heard too many sermons on. You heard …

Spiritual Formation – Part 2

By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist September 25th, 2022             Last week we started a series called spiritual formation: how God transforms us. I am assuming that since you are here, you are interested in discovering who Jesus wants you to be. Most of you are interested in becoming who Jesus wants you to be. That process …

Spiritual Formation – Part 1

An Introduction By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist September 11, 2022             What kind of person do you want to be? When I am sitting with Young Adults, that is a question that I sometimes ask. When I am coaching people, that is a question that I will ask. What kind of person do you want to …

Following Jesus

By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist September 4, 2022 – Matthew 16:21-28             Have you ever been reading scripture and you start to see yourself in one of the biblical characters? You’re reading along, and then you think – that guy reminds me a lot of myself.             I see that when I read the story of …

Who is Jesus

By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist August 28, 2022 – Matthew 16:13-20             The scripture we are looking at this morning causes us to ask the question, “Who is Jesus?” It is one of the most important questions to get the right answer. For our salvation is tied to the answer to that question. Romans 10:9–10 (NIV) …