Lie 3- God is not entirely trustworthy

The Lies we tell ourselves Part 3 January 17, 2021             We are part way into titled “The Lies we tell ourselves.” Last week we looked at the lie that says God blesses me when I am good and punishes me when I am bad, so if something is wrong in my life God must be punishing me.”             Today …

The Lies we tell ourselves – Part 2

January 10, 2021 Lie 2 – “God blesses me when I am good, and he punishes me when I am bad. So, when a bad thing happens to me, I must have done something wrong.”                Last week we stared a new series titled the lies we tell ourselves. We looked at how our lives and our behaviour is shaped …

Lie 1 – We change by the power of our will

The lies we tell ourselves Part 1 January 3rd, 2021 Matthew 4:17, Romans 12:2                It is a little weird talking to an empty room, except for the worship team and production people. By the way, we are conforming to the health guidelines in creating this service. We are allowed up to 10 people in the church, socially distancing. We …

Fostering Peace

Asbury Free Methodist – December 6, 2020 John 14:26-27, Philippians 4:6-7                The theme of this second Sunday of Advent is peace. The angels sang Luke 2:14 (NIV) “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”                The question I want to look at this morning is how to have …

Fostering Hope

November 29,2020                This morning we are starting a new advent series that follow the themes of advent. This morning we will be looking at Fostering Hope, Next week we will be looking at fostering Peace, and then fostering Joy and fostering love.                This morning – fostering hope.                You will remember 1 Corinthians 13 1 Corinthians 13:13 (NIV) …

Practicing the Presence of God

Asbury Free Methodist – November 22, 2020 Discipleship Skills               This is our last in the series of discipleship skills – at least for a little while. Next week is the first Sunday of Advent – and in a way I will be giving some discipleship skills through the advent series. Next week I am going to be talking about …

Practicing the Presence of God

Discipleship Skills                Most followers of Jesus understand the importance of bringing Jesus into every part of their life. The questions is, how do we do that? We read verses that tell us to “pray without ceasing,” (1 Thes. 5:17) or that we are to “pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests … …

Dealing with Anxiety and Fear

Philippians 4:6-9 Discipleship Skills Part 3 –November 15, 2020                Over the past couple of weeks, I have been trying to give you some discipleship skills. These are practices that you can use to connect to God, accessing his power and grace for your life. The last two Sundays I have talked about different ways to pray the word of …

How to deal with Anxiety and Fear

               Fear and anxiety are a human condition, but we live in a culture that fosters it and feeds it. Everything from social media which fosters FOMO (Fear of missing out) to our news feeds which sensationalizes all the bad thing that have happened and could happen, foster fear and anxiety. We also know that the world we live in …

Praying the Word of God – Part 2

November 8, 2020 Colossians 3:14-17                Last week we started a new series on discipleship skills. I want to give you a toolbox of practices that will help you through the pandemic and beyond. These are things, that if you put them to work, will allow you to persevere, and maybe even thrive, when others around you are not.                …