Asbury United Methodist Church
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July 28, 2017

This morning I was reading what is generally called The Great Command in the Bible and a modern hymn started to play in my head: You put Your love on the line, To bear the weight of sin that was mine. Washing my river of wrongs, Into the sea of Your infinite love. With arms held high, […]

July 27, 2017

I think I shall borrow a slogan from an old Microsoft Windows commercial this morning, “Where do you want to go today?”             That old slogan popped into my head while I was reading Acts 10 earlier this morning.  There is a shocking verse that opened the windows of my mind:             “The Jewish believers who […]

July 26, 2017

Recently I read a quote by Billy Graham that caused me to wake up and smell some coffee. Graham wrote, “It is the Holy Spirit’s job to convict, God’s job to judge and my job to love.”             Graham’s words are in a sense paradoxical. His statement is at the same time simple but difficult. […]

July 25, 2017

This morning for some strange reason I thought of a funeral that I attended a few years ago for a former coworker by the name of Julius.  A very large crowd was in attendance that day, paying their respects for this man’s life.             In some ways it was like Old Home Week. In other words […]

July 14, 2017

This morning the Apostle Peter unlocked my imagination as I read his first letter, “To God’s elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling […]

July 13, 2017

This morning I woke up with another hymn playing in my head: Far be it for me to not believe,             even when my eyes can’t see. This mountain that’s in front of me,             will be thrown into the midst of the sea. So, let go my soul and trust in him,             the […]

July 12, 2017

Not long ago I ran across a poem that haunted me. It still does. See if it haunts you too: The house was built in ’98,             prior to my arrival.   And a big maple tree at the corner of the             porch was run over and buried lots of time by             wagons […]

July 11, 2017

This morning I woke up with the modern hymn, I Surrender playing in my head. I thought that maybe this meant something.             You can take a listen if you’d like: Lord you find me here as you draw me near,             Desperate for you… Drench my soul as mercy and grace unfold,             I […]

July 6, 2017

Oddly, I woke up with a forty-year-old song playing in my head this morning. It was Life in the Fast Lane as recorded by the Eagles.             The song sings of a young couple pushing life to the limit, living on the raw edge of things. But in a comical twist the song ends with: […]

July 5, 2017

Have you ever considered that at times it is difficult to be a follower of Christ?  Jesus himself sort of spells this out, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the […]

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