April 26, 2020: The Journey of Joy (Livestream)

A month before we found ourselves in this unusual shut down, I announced to our communications director this spring sermon series. Little did I know how authentic that would be. What if God did have other plans? How do we

How Do You Find Peace?

There is nothing in this life that we can acquire that will bring us peace and contentment. True peace and contentment only comes from a relationship with Christ. How do you find that peace? Pastor Kip offers four action steps

Need to Hear from God? Then Ask the Right Questions.

Why is this happening? Where is God right now? When will the suffering end? People everywhere, during every difficult time in history, have asked these common questions but they are unanswerable, says Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson. In Isaiah 43, we’re

The Middle – Post 4

Those of you who are a regular part of The Bridge (our contemporary service at Asbury UMC) have most likely heard me talk about my paternal grandmother, Bessie. Nearly every Sunday from the time I can remember until I was

Sunday, April 19: The Leverage of Love (Livestream)

A month before we found ourselves in this unusual shut down, I announced to our communications director this spring sermon series. Little did I know how authentic that would be. What if God did have other plans? How do we

When Life’s Not Fair, Turn to Prayer

We’re on a detour during this time of pandemic. But we mustn’t feel discouraged, says Rev. Dr. Kip Laxson. Listen to words from Paul in Philippians 3:10-14 and then learn five short prayers to say each day.

The Middle – Post 3

As a pastor, I get the privilege of officiating at weddings. It is such a joy to be a part of a wedding ceremony, especially if I have a relationship with the couple. In the opening of the ceremony, it

April 12, 2020: Easter Sunday (Livestream)

Last words are always important, but surely there can be no last words as significant as those of Jesus on the cross. In these final cries, the humanity and holiness of Christ are there for all to see. This is

Holy Week Is Upon Us

Pastor Kip walks us through the final week of Jesus’ life on earth. During his trials, Jesus’ friends abandoned him, yet he laid down his life for them. What can we learn about friendship? Why is friendship more important now than

The Middle – Post 2

We have all been in “The Middle” of something, where one way of living has ended and another way has just begun. However, it is rare that we are all in “The Middle” together like we are now with the COVID-19