Seeing with Your Eyes

Seeing with Your Eyes

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Kenneth Franklin

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  1. Revival
    15 Nov, 2018
    Revival
    Lord, I have heard the report about You; Lord, I stand in awe of Your deeds. Revive [Your work] in these years; make [it] known in these years. In [Your] wrath remember mercy!—Habakkuk 3:2 Only God can restore life to something that has died. If you find that your heart has grown cold to God, that the spiritual life of your family or church has waned, call out to God to revive you, for only He can give life. It is not your activity but your relationship with God that brings life! Spiritual
  2. Dedicated to Love
    08 Aug, 2018
    Dedicated to Love
    My heart’s desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they may be saved. Romans 10:1 As a convert to Jesus Christ, Nabeel Qureshi has written books to help his readers understand the people in the religion he left. His tone is respectful, and Qureshi always displays a heart of love for his people. Qureshi dedicated one of his books to his sister, who has not yet put her faith in Jesus. The dedication is brief, but powerful. “I am begging God for the day that we can worship him
  3. What's In Your Hand?
    14 Mar, 2018
    What's In Your Hand?
    Motivational experts sometimes encourage us to write eulogies for ourselves. Looking at life from some imaginary time in the future can help us order our priorities and focus on the things most important to us. During the Wesley Pilgrimage in England, participants pause before the tomb of John Wesleylocated in a quiet spot behind Wesley’s Chapel, London. The epitaph of this founder of the early Methodist movement contains a lesson etched in stone as poignant today as it was in the days
  4. Elvis Presley’s Methodist Moment
    08 Jan, 2018
    Elvis Presley’s Methodist Moment
    By the start of 1956, Elvis Presley and his recording career had found a new place to dwell. It wasn't at the end of Lonely Street, but in a building bustling with Methodists. Presley at that point had only regional hits to his name. The giant RCA Records had gambled on the young singer and bought his contract from the small Sun Records. The sounds of the South — rhythm & blues, country and rock — were starting to transform American airwaves. However, RCA did not yet have a studio of its own in
  5. Memorial for Simmie Danner
    12 Dec, 2017
    Memorial for Simmie Danner
    It is always a bittersweet moment to announce the passing of a friend and family member, and especially today as we share the homegoing of our dear Simmie Danner. Simmie and his family have made many vital contributions to Asbury's ministries over the years, and his sunny smile and cheery disposition will be sorely missed. Our prayers and condolences go out to Marquita and her family at this difficult time.
  6. The Greatest Gift
    11 Dec, 2017
    The Greatest Gift
    Key Verse 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails." Can you come up with a definition for love (that accurately describes what love is) in two or three sentences? It’s not an
  7. Managing Un-expectations (Hope Is On The Way, Part 1)
    05 Dec, 2017
    Managing Un-expectations (Hope Is On The Way, Part 1)
    Key verse: Matthew 24:44 "[Jesus says] Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an unexpected hour." Right away in this season of Advent, our seasonal narrative truly begins to unfold with Jesus prophesying his own coming. That's right. Jesus, the Word made flesh, among his followers is telling them to be watchful, to be ready, because they have no idea when the savior will come again. That's something that only God knows, and it's in God's time. It seems very backward,
  8. 25 Traits of The Beloved Community
    19 Nov, 2017
    25 Traits of The Beloved Community
    “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice, and justice at its best is power correcting everything that stands against love.” Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King’s beloved community exhibits agape love, which, as the love of God operating in the human heart, seeks to “preserve and create community.” Christ’s mature followers love each other as well as those who persecute or
  9. Being the “Blessed” Amidst Violence
    17 Nov, 2017
    Being the “Blessed” Amidst Violence
    We are witnessing  escalating violence in word and deed from brother to brother and sister to sister. And we experience fear and pain. We mourn and sorrow. We wonder if there is hope for righteousness and justice. We question, “Will there be peace among us? When?” In the midst of our questions and uncertainty, we hear the words of Jesus reminding us who we are and what we are about as followers of Christ. Matthew 5:3-12 (NRSV) Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of