Messages on John
Pastor Brent examines the importance of the essential belief in Jesus, who Jesus thought and said he was, and what those closest to Jesus believed about him. Discussion Questions How different would your life be if Jesus were not real or never existed? What does that indicate about your spiritual life? What do Jesus’ statements about himself and his actions show us about who he thought he was? (John 10:30, John 14:1, Luke 5:20-24, John 5:24-25) If asked by a skeptical friend, “Who…
Pastor Brent traces the importance of light from the beginning to the end of the biblical narrative and how Christmas is a reminder of the light of Jesus that has dawned to overcome the darkness.
Pastor Amy wraps up the Unpause series by looking at the importance of abiding in Jesus so that we might show the fruit of the Spirit in our lives. Discussion Questions How connected have you been to the vine in 2020? What’s keeping you from remaining? Where have you been fruitful in 2020? Continue the practice of Lectio Divina with Matthew 6:33. Read through the passage four times. Read and listen. Read and reflect. Read and respond. Read and rest.
Pastor Ryan looks at John 14 and how God was and is still at work all around us in our world today. Discussion Questions Why do you think it is so hard for people to see the work of God in life? Where have you see God at work in your life since this pandemic began? What action can you take this week to join where you see God moving in your life or around you?
Pastor Ryan takes a look at how truth has become relative, but that objective truth is difficult to find when we are all looking through our own lenses but can still be found in Jesus.
Pastors Brent Clark, Ryan Lenerz, and Amy Becker look at how Christianity needs to stop looking for easy answers that don’t exist to the pain and suffering in the world and learn to lament as many in the Bible did, including Jesus.
Pastor Brent Clark interviews Melissa Dale with Celebrate Recovery at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines about the impact of COVID-19 on addiction and how there is help and hope for any dealing with habits, hurts, or hangups. Ashworth@Home As you meet as Ashworth@Home groups or maybe just have conversations with friends and neighbors about the new normal we are all facing, here are some questions you can use to have a spiritual discussion. DISCUSSION GUIDE TO CONTINUE…
Pastors Brent and Ryan discuss the questions Jesus was asked about why he and his disciples were not observing the Sabbath and how the legalism of the Sabbath isn’t what is important but finding rest is.
Pastor Brent looks at three gospels to see three questions surrounding the empty tomb.
Pastor Brent wraps up the We Are Ashworth series by looking at how unity is the glue that holds the church together, and how the unity of the church can be a powerful witness to our divided world.
Pastor Brent continues looking at what makes the church the church and how connecting with God in community is what distinguishes the church from every other organization.
Pastor Brent looks at John 1 to see how the incarnation of Christ is crucial to the essence of Christmas.