Messages from 2021
Pastor Amy looks at the preparation and anticipation of the Christmas season.
Ashworth Church celebrates our 50th anniversary as a church by taking a look at our history, hearing from those impacted by the church, and looking ahead to the next 50 years and beyond.
Knowing and understanding tension exists in faith is a good start, but how do we actually live this out day to day? Pastor Brent concludes the Tension series by looking at how to handle the tension in everyday life.
In an increasingly fractured and permissive world, how can those who follow Jesus possibly pursue unity and holiness? Pastor Brent Clark looks at the tension of unity and holiness and shows how we must not give ourselves over to one side or the other but learn to live in the tension.
Pastors Brent and Ryan look at times in the New Testament when the will of God pulled people in different directions and discuss Ryan’s new calling to First Baptist Church of Chariton, Iowa.
Pastor Ryan digs into the perceived tension between an angry vengeful God of the Old Testament and the loving Jesus of the New Testament. Are they really that far apart?
Let freedom ring! In America we love our freedom so much we look to export it to less free countries around the world. And the thought of every limiting our freedom is blasphemy to our ears. But for those who follow Jesus, is freedom the ultimate value we should seek? Can we ever be truly free and are there times when we might be called upon to limit what freedom we do have for the sake of others. Pastor Brent…
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.
In and of. Prepositions. Two small words. Small words can seem insignificant but can make all the difference in living a faith that follows Jesus. Pastor Brent looks at Jesus’ prayer in John 17 to see what Jesus meant and how we can live both in the world and not of it.
Pastor Ryan unpacks the seeming contradiction in the Bible between human free will and God’s sovereign authority, explaining how the two concepts can both be true and work together.
It’s nice and cozy and all the people look and think just like us. But is this what Jesus envisioned when he established the church? Join Pastors Brent Clark and Ryan Lenerz as they take a look at how the church cannot be all Jesus desires it to be by only gathering together. To really be the church, the church must scatter.
There are a variety of reasons why people go to church. And there are just as many reasons why people do NOT go to church. In our COVID world, does church still make sense? Pastors Brent and Ryan take a look at what brought the 1st century Jesus followers together and how that can still be a motivation for us to gather as the people of God today.