Maturity Creates Unity

    Jul 13, 2021 | by Tom Harrison

    Some of you may recall the chorus of the “Cheers” theme song: “Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name, and they’re always glad you came…” It is hard to be in relationship when you don’t know someone’s name. As we grow together, we are asking people to wear their name tags. Wearing a name tag is an act of hospitality and an easy way to be part of the team. You may order one during check-in on Sunday or go to: They will be ready for pick up the following week at the CLC Gallery.

    Grow Together. This is more challenging than “I, me, mine, myself,” but a talented team can accomplish far more than a talented individual. At least that’s what Jesus thought and what Paul wrote about in Ephesians 4:1-17. 

    The first two questions in our sermon journal this week are about Growing Up (in maturity): “How are you maturing in your faith? What are you doing to grow in your understanding of Christian orthodoxy?” The next two questions are about Growing Together: “How are you involved in the ministry of the church? How are you using your spiritual gifts (do you know what they are)?”   

    The first of the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” is: Be Proactive. Don’t be passive or passive aggressive, but be engaged and pursue serving others in the name of Jesus Christ through your church. Asbury is trying to help give you meaningful opportunities to do this.

    Our texts this week are about the church being the Church. We grow together.

    Monday: Ephesians 4:7-14
    Tuesday: Romans 12:3-8
    Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
    Thursday: 1 Corinthians 12:14-31
    Friday: 1 Corinthians 14:1-12
    Saturday: 1 Peter 4:7-11  

    See you Sunday,

    Tom Harrison
    Senior Pastor

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