Sermon Videos

11-29-20 “Watch!”

We begin the season of Advent today by watching and anticipating the return of Jesus Christ.  How might we prepare our hearts and minds and souls to receive the Lord anew?

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11-22-20 “Thanks Be to God”

Thanksgiving is quite different this year due to the pandemic.  This morning we will take a moment to be intentional about identifying those things for which we should be thankful.

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11-15-20 “Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant”

Jesus shares the Parable of the Bags of Gold with his disciples and teaches them about what God expects from us when we are granted blessings. Do we work to add to the gifts God grants?

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11-8-20 “The Cry at Midnight”

Rev. Stan Curtis delivers the Message

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11-1-20 “Til We Meet Again” All Saint’s Sunday

We honor and celebrate the lives of our church’s saints who have gone on to glory.  Since this year’s event needs to be virtual, we will invite you to light a candle in your homes, as Pastor Will lights a candle on the alter, in memory of our departed loved ones.

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10-25-20 “A Mighty Fortress is Our God”

Hear what Martin Luther discovered that changed his life forever.  Maybe it will change yours too!

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10-18-20 “You’ve Been Chosen”

Paul celebrates those in the church and reminds them that they have been chosen by God.  How might we approach life as chosen people of God?

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10-11-20 “Thinking of Such Things”

Paul encourages the Philippian faithful to focus on things of holiness.  Discover how a positive outlook on life can change us and those around us for the better.

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10-4-20 “Jesus is the Answer”

Paul was a man with all the “right” bloodlines, yet he discovered that none of that mattered.  His lineage meant nothing.  He discovered it is faith in Christ that counts.  Learn how faith makes us equal.

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9-27-20 “Imitating Christ”

Love, joy, tenderness, compassion, humility…All these and more are traits of our Lord.  Paul calls us to imitate Christ in our lives.  Are these traits people see in us?

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9-20-20 “God Will Provide”

The story of Manna and Quail demonstrates God’s love and deliverance for struggling people.  God provides!  How is God providing for us today?  Are we grateful or do we continue to grumble?

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9-13-20 “Forgiving from the Heart”

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant drives home the message of forgiveness.  Forgiveness is at the center of our faith.  Are we actively striving to be a forgiving servant?

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9-6-20 “Praise is a Way of Life”

The Psalmist sings a hymn that tells of the breadth of praise. Praising God is a lifestyle and is all encompassing.  How might we live the life of praise?

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8-30-20 “Sent By God”

The Call of Moses to save the Israelites was neither sought nor welcomed.  God’s work can be difficult and thankless.  Yet, when God walks with us, there is no limit to what might be accomplished.  To what mission is God calling you?

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8-23-20 “Who Holds the Key?”

Peter is awarded the keys of the kingdom of heaven after declaring that Jesus is the Messiah.  You, too, can be a key holder.  Learn what it takes and what responsibilities go with it.

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8-16-20 “The Quest for Forgiveness and Reconciliation”

Joseph’s family saga takes a turn for the better as he is reunited with the brothers who sold him into slavery.  Forgiveness and Reconciliation is God’s desire for all who experience broken families, broken friendships, and broken dreams.

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8-9-20 “Take Courage! Don’t Be Afraid!”

It took great courage for Peter to “walk on the water” as Jesus did.  But by trusting in the Lord, he was able to share in a miracle of God.  What might put us on the path to a miracle?

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8-2-20 “Wresting With God”

The story of Jacob at the Jabbok demonstrates that there are times in life when we seem to “wrestle with God.”  Sometimes our struggles bring unexpected blessings.  What blessings have you experienced in our recent challenges?

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7-26-20 “The Kingdom is Like…”

Jesus teaches his followers about the Kingdom of Heaven.  We take a peek at that which awaits…

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7-19-20 “Seeds and Weeds”

The parable of the Weeds is as applicable to today’s world as it was to the first century world of Jesus.  How can we become “healthy seeds” in a world full of weeds?

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7-12-20 “Finding Our Roots”

The parable of the Sower emphasizes the need for healthy roots grounded in good soil.  So, it is with our lives of faith.

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7-5-20 “Finding Comfort In Jesus”

With all the demands which COVID-19 has placed on us, it is important to remember that Jesus is with us. In him, we find “rest for our souls.”
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6-28-20 “John Wesley’s Birthday”

Travel again to Bristol, England, with Pastor Will as we did in May of 2018 to celebrate the birthday of Methodist founder John Wesley.  Pastor Willl had the honor of preaching from the very pulpit that Wesley did in this “New Room.” Read more…

6-21-20 “Living Under God’s Grace”

What does it mean to live under God’s grace?  Experience the freedom granted to each of us through the gifts of God’s mercy, forgiveness, and grace.

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6-14-20 “Suffering to Hope: A Journey of Faith”

Paul writes, “Suffering produces perseverance, character, and hope.”  This is in all too familiar journey for many these days.  What might we discover on this path to hope?

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6-7-20 “Worship with the Bishop and Cabinet”

Worship with the Bishop and Cabinet.  “In Home Communion”

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12-15-19 “Celebrating the Traditions of Christmas”

The Sunday School students present “Celebrating the Traditions of Christmas.”  We celebrated in remembering the meaning of the many traditions we share this time of year.

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3-10-19 Pastor Will’s Thoughts on General Conference

12-23-18 “Broadcasting Christmas”

Asbury’s Children’s Christmas Play “Broadcasting Christmas” is a play of a 1940’s radio broadcast for children. Read more…

12-2-18 Rich Rubietta

Worship Leader Rich Rubietta will lead this special service.  Rich is a United Methodist Evangelist from the Northern Illinois Conference who travels from church to church offering a high energy praise experience.  His ministry combines Christ-centered preaching with creative praise music.  A great way to kick off Advent at Asbury!

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8-12-18 Vacation Bible School Skit – “Riding With Wesley”

Vacation Bible School Children’s Skit – “Riding with Wesley” during our Children’s Moment.

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8-12-18 Asbury’s 60th Anniversary Celebration “Memories, Ministry, & Mission”

Sermon by District Superintendent, Rev. Forrest Wells.  A special celebration of the “Memories, Ministry and Mission” of Asbury Church.  This service will utilize many elements of Asbury’s Inaugural Worship Service of July 29, 1958.

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6-24-18 A Celebration of Our Methodist Heritage – Part 3

Remembering and Reliving the Camp Meeting experiences of the 18th and 19th Century Circuit Riders.

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6-24-18 A Celebration of Our Methodist Heritage – Part 2

Remembering and Reliving the Camp Meeting experiences of the 18th and 19th Century Circuit Riders.

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6-24-18 A Celebration of Our Methodist Heritage – Part 1

Remembering and Reliving the Camp Meeting experiences of the 18th and 19th Century Circuit Riders.

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