Grow Up: Scripture Corrects Us

    by Tom Harrison

    Vacation Bible School starts a week from today. This is one of our congregation's golden moments - to instruct and mentor young people. For the first time ever, I’ll have grandchildren present. This should be fun for me, personally. Thank you, Asbury, for offering life in Jesus’ Name to little children. “Kids come first.”

    Our June sermon series, “Grow Up,” emphasizes Scripture. In particular, we’ve been looking at Paul’s writing to Timothy, the young man he was mentoring. He told Timothy how God has “breathed out” all Scripture. Scripture is profitable for us. It is a wonderful return on investment. It teaches us truth about what to believe and how to live. We benefit when we maintain a teachable spirit.

    This week, we will examine three things Scripture teaches us: “reproof, correction and training in righteousness.” I feel I’ve learned a lot more from my mistakes than from my successes. I can also learn from the mistakes of others. As such, we all need counsel on how to change course, improve and go in a new, better direction. This is a “Win-Win.” We need ears to hear, so we won’t be foolish (or even worse... evil). We want to learn to be wise. The daily readings speak to this:

    Monday: 2 Timothy 3:10-17
    Tuesday: 2 Kings 20:12-19
    Wednesday: Proverbs 8
    Thursday: Proverbs 12
    Friday: Acts 18:24-28 
    Saturday: 2 Timothy 4:1-8  

    See you Sunday,

    Tom Harrison
    Senior Pastor

    P.S. We have improved our check-in system. Wireless carriers are phasing out support for shared shortcodes, including our 484848 number. Some have started receiving unwanted advertisements, too (unrelated to Asbury). The new system is better and easier to use. Here is a video that explains:

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