The Wisdom of Bartimaeus

By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist Church April 03, 2022 Mark 10:46-52                             We are deep into the season of Lent. Next Sunday is Palm Sunday – where the crowds shouted, “Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.” The Friday after that is the Friday we call good because it was the …

Fasting For Life

By Rev. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist March 20, 2022 Matthew 6:18-23                I know that Lent has not been a tradition that many of you grew up with. We are learning to celebrate it here at Asbury because traditionally, the historic church has found it a helpful discipleship tool. As you know, one of the main features of …

Contentment and Generosity

By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist March 13, 2022 Philippians 4:10-23             Today we are coming to an end of our walk through Philippians. In some ways, although we have been in this series since January 1, it has felt like a jog through Philippians. But it has been a good run. I know that God has …

Praying through Anxiety

By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett Asbury Free Methodist March 6th, 2022 Philippians 4:1-9             Today we’re continuing our series “a walkthrough Philippians;” We are going to look at the first nine verses of chapter 4. As I was looking at these nine verses, there were about 6 sermons that I wanted to preach. But that would take us well past …

Stand Firm!

By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett – Asbury Free Methodist February 27th, 2022 – Philippians 3:15-4:1             We are continuing our walk-through Philippians.             Another week, another world crisis. Russia has invaded Ukraine. The prognosticators are trying to predict what it will mean for us. Probably higher prices for gas and bread. That is the best-case scenario.             It seems that …

Spiritually Mature Attitude

Rev. Dr. Brent Russett — Asbury Free Methodist February 20, 2022 — Philippians 3:7-15             We are continuing our walk through Philippians today by looking at Philippians 3:7-15.             I love to hear testimonies of how God has worked or is working in a person’s life. I love to hear how God met a person and turned their life around. …

It’s about Jesus

Asbury Free Methodist – February 13, 2022 By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett Philippians 3:1-8             When I originally planned this series, I had planned to preach the whole passage that was read to you. As I got into it, however, I thought that his passage deserves at least two sermons – So, this morning, we are only going to look …

The Uncertain Future

By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett @ Asbury Free Methodist February 6th, 2022 Philippians 2:19-30             We have been working our way through Paul’s letter to the Philippians. Today we come to the logistical part of the letter. It is the kind of letter I might receive from my sister when she comes to visit from New Zealand. I am planning …

Grace to be Well in a World that isn’t

By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett @Asbury Free Methodist January 30, 2022, Philippians 2:12-18             We have been talking a walk through Philippians to begin this new year. Today we are only going to look at five verses, but they are so full of truth and power that they will change your life if you let God use them.             One …

Relationship Attitudes

By Rev. Dr. Brent Russett @Asbury Free Methodist January 23, 2022 Philippians 2:1-11             I have spent a lot of time mentoring other pastors. One of the top five challenges pastors face is conflict in the church; Some people don’t get along with other people in the church. This is nothing new.             As you probably know, we have been …