Messages by Amy Becker
Be strong! Show no signs of weakness! These are the messages we hear that lead us to believe that showing weakness is always a bad thing. However, when you look at Jesus, we see the one who created everything with a spoken word and was still broken on the cross. Join Pastor Amy as she looks at how those who follow Jesus can live in the tension of being weak, yet still, be strong.
One sure way to find out what someone treasures is to look at how they spend their time and money. Often we are surprised at how what we say we value doesn’t get the most or bets of our attention and resources. Pastor Amy Becker looks at the Sermon on the Mount and how Jesus challenges us to see those things we invest in the most are the things we truly care about and value and how your heart follows…
Someone cuts you off in traffic. Someone speaks ill of you or spreads lies about you. Someone hurts someone you love. All of us could fill pages of actions and incidents that cause us to get angry. But what does our anger and more specifically how that anger manifests itself say about our hearts? Pastor Amy continues looking at Jesus’ words in the Sermon on the Mount to see how closely our anger is tied to murder and how those…
Pastor Amy looks at the empowering of the Holy Spirit in our lives and how our belief in the Spirit is essential to living as God desires his people to live. Discussion Questions How do you think your introduction to the Holy Spirit (as a child or as a new believer) impacts how you view the Holy Spirit today? Where do you see the fruit of the Spirit growing in your life? If you don’t see growth, why do you…
Pastor Amy discusses how our restoration isn’t only for our own good but is so that we go into the world and seek the restoration of others as well. Discussion Questions Why do you think your ability to love others is so connected to your love of God? How is your relationship with God impacted when you fail to love others well? What’s one tangible way you can love others this week?
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.
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 Amy Becker visits with Sherami Hinders, Regional Coordinator for Spiritual Formation and Prayer with InterVaristy Christian Fellowship, about how to establish new rhythms of soul care in our COVID-19 world.
Pastors Brent, Ryan and Amy discuss the continued changes in the world and how the new normal could impact Ashworth Church
Pastors Brent Clark and Amy Becker discuss the story of Mary and Martha in Luke 10 to see how the tension between the urgent and the important can pull us away from the better things and balance is needed between the two.
The pastors of Ashworth Church respond to common questions they’ve seen on social media regarding faith and the coronavirus.
Pastor Amy Becker kicks off the Imagine series by asking the question how would life be different if we all acted justly, loved mercy and walked humbly with our God. From Micah 6:8.