Sunday, Jul 18, 2021
This is a rich passage. The source of our unity is the grace of Jesus Christ which was given to us freely. We must always begin with Jesus...
We are followers of Jesus who want to help others follow Him, too. The Scriptures were written with this in mind. “Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:30-31)
The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, gave us a great tip when he said, “I am a man of one book.” Scripture was the governing authority for his life and should be for every true follower of Jesus. A key part of the “method” of Methodism is developing the habit of reading, understanding and applying biblical truth. If we don’t read it, it has no value. If we don’t understand what we read, it is irrelevant. James 1:22 tells us, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
The Sermon Journal’s daily reading plan is to support a core habit and positive addiction for us—feeding ourselves so we can lead others. The journal is tied to our weekly sermon. The reading on Monday is the preaching text for the following Sunday. The daily texts support the main sermon theme. The Sermon Journal and daily reading plan is an effective discipleship tool that Asbury provides for individuals, families, small groups and communities. We pray the Holy Spirit will use these to help you follow Jesus so that you can help others follow Him, too.
The Sermon Journal’s daily reading plan is to support a core habit and positive addiction for us—feeding ourselves so we can lead others. -Pastor Tom Harrison