Ash Lane United Methodist Church

Ash Lane United Methodist Church
Sermons delivered by Pastor Lee Trigg at Ash Lane United Methodist Church in Euless, TX.

We Pledge Our Gifts
Oct 19 • 64 min
Join Pastor Lee Trigg of Ash Lane United Methodist Church in Euless, TX as we explore what it means to pledge our gifts to the furtherance of the Kingdom of God. Text is Luke 12:14-21.
For A Time Such As This
Sep 6 • 16 min
What can we learn from Esther’s example of faith? Perhaps that God has brought us to this point for a reason.
Remnant Blessing
Aug 30 • 16 min
Join Pastor Lee Trigg as we explore the Old Testament prophets’ notion of a remnant people — and how we are called to be that remnant today.
Making God a Priority
Aug 23 • 13 min
As we settle into our new normal, what does it look like to really make our relationship with God a priority in our lives?
Midweek Check-In — Aug. 19, 2020
Aug 19 • 5 min
Join Pastor Lee Trigg for a midweek spiritual check-in. Today we explore the nature of God’s unending love.
We Believe in God, But Don’t Share Our Faith
Aug 16 • 18 min
Pastor Lee Trigg’s message from Aug. 16, 2020 exploring the real nature of evangelism.
Midweek Check-In — Aug. 12, 2020
Aug 12 • 4 min
Join Pastor Lee Trigg for a midweek spiritual check-in. Today we explore why God allows us to live in the midst of sin.
We Believe in God, but Pursue Hapiness at All Cost
Aug 9 • 15 min
Join Pastor Lee Trigg as we explore together the role of the church in tending the soil of our lives.
Midweek Check-In — Aug. 5, 2020
Aug 5 • 3 min
Join Pastor Lee Trigg for a midweek spiritual check-up. Today we explore how we experience God in the midst of struggle.
I believe in God, But Not The Church
Aug 2 • 16 min
Sermon by Rev. Lee Trigg for Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020.
I believe in God, But I Struggle With Prayer
Jul 26 • 16 min
Welcome to worship at Euless First United Methodist Church for Sunday, July 26, 2020. Pastor Lee Trigg explores the intricacies and challenges of prayer for followers of Jesus Christ.
I Don’t Think God Loves Me
Jul 21 • 15 min
Rev Lee Trigg Sermon July 19,2020
Sermon 7.5.20
Jul 6 • 12 min
Rev. Lee Trigg
Worship 6.14.20
Jun 17 • 31 min
Norma Lively and Jimmy Payton share their memories and history of Euless First United Methodist Church.
Worship 6.7.20
Jun 10 • 22 min
This is Us: Episode One God’s Love
Pentecost 2020
May 31 • 15 min
As followers of Jesus, we are partners with God in sharing the good news of Jesus. Paul says we are “ministers of reconciliation.” Today we celebrate Pentecost, one of the high holy days of the church, and the giving of the Holy Spirit.
Transformation Sunday
May 26 • 18 min
What is the intersection of Ascension Sunday and Aldersgate Day? We are calling it Transformation Sunday!
Senior Sunday
May 18 • 19 min
We take the opportunity of Senior Sunday to explore how we can reach people who feel “far from God,” or even people who we feel are far from God. And, of course, to honor our graduating seniors.
Finding Comfort in Our Safe Place
May 11 • 22 min
Rev. Rachel Heyduck’s final message as an Associate Pastor at Euless First United Methodist Church. For Mother’s Day, Rev. Heyduck shares some insights on how to maintain and persevere during the pandemic, and how she draws insight for this from Acts 7…
Preschool Appreciation Sunday
May 4 • 20 min
This year is the 50th anniversary of our church’s preschool. We are blessed to be able to offer the preschool to our community, and are excited for the opportunities it has given and will give us to follow Jesus better today and in the future.
Repenting beyond religion
Apr 27 • 17 min
Christians in America (I don’t know about the rest of the world) ues the word repent as though it is some high, holy word that is particular to the Christian faith. Or maybe to religion. It isn’t. Repent means “Change your heart and life.” Following Jesus…
Credible Witness
Apr 20 • 13 min
What’s Next part 1: Credible Witness. Want to help others follow Jesus? What is one thing about your life that you could tell someone to show them that following Jesus is worthwhile?
Easter 2020
Apr 13 • 14 min
Thanks to the pandemic, we can maybe grasp a bit of the anxiety and uncertainty Mary, Mary, and the disciples likely felt that first Easter. Matthew tells us Mary and Mary felt “fear and great excitement.” May you feel the excitement of knowing the Risen…
Palm Sunday: Giving Up Giving Up
Apr 5 • 12 min
Why were the people celebrating that first Palm Sunday? Because they didn’t realize the path Jesus was actually on. Why do we celebrate today, in the midst of a pandemic? Because we don’t know the path Jesus is on in our midst, either. Take a moment to…
Giving Up Control
Mar 30 • 16 min
You never really had control anyway, why do we fight so hard to give up what we don’t have?
For Good - We are giving up For Good
Mar 23 • 19 min
A friend recently tweeted, “I gave up sweets for Lent. I gave up Lent for coronavirus.” This pandemic has changed all our lives. But it has not stopped, and nothing can stop, our mission of helping others follow Jesus better today than yesterday. We pray…
What do you do when you are thirsty?
Mar 16 • 17 min
The sound quality isn’t quite as good on this one as usual; this was our first live-streaming worship experience, and we pulled this from that! Today’s readings are Exodus 17:1-7 and John 4:5-15. What these have in common is water. Thirsty people. What do…
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Mar 9 • 17 min
God has called you. God is calling you. God will call you. A God who calls is a God who is close enough for us to hear, close enough for us to feel God’s breath. Like God’s call of Abram in Genesis 12, God is calling you and me to be part of blessing all…
Mar 2 • 16 min
Much of American Christianity is cynical about sin. We don’t believe, or act like we don’t believe, in the transformative power of God in our lives, specifically over and about sin. Take this definition of sin from John Wesley, “sin is a willful violation…
Giving up for Good
Feb 27 • 11 min
Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, a season which many Christians observe by giving up something. This year, we are focusing on “giving up for good;” whatever we give up, we do so because we want it to strengthen our connection with and deepen our…
Lost & Found
Feb 24 • 17 min
Have you ever lost something? Ever felt lost? We want you to know that God is always looking for the lost. Walk with us through the parable of the Prodigal Son.
Jesus and the Law
Feb 17 • 16 min
Christians may be tempted just to ignore the Old Testament, or set it aside. Jesus didn’t do so; in fact, he said in Matthew he came to fulfill the law. What does that mean? What does it look like for us? Take a listen.
I am a sheep
Feb 10 • 23 min
Psalm 23 is one of the most widely recognized sections of scripture. Let’s think about it together, and see what life and encouragement it offers.
It’s Rocky
Feb 3 • 17 min
Rev. Rachel Heyduck preaches this morning, answering the question, “How is your relationship with the Bible?” This message includes a helpful and interesting illustration for how to read and interpret the parts of the Bible that you feel give you the most…
Are you sure that’s in the Bible?
Jan 27 • 25 min
Turn with me to Acts 8:37. Oh, wait - Help! There are verses missing from my Bible! In a Christian subculture that tries to maintain that the Bible we have now is exactly the Bible that believers have always had, how do we deal with textual variations?…
Reading Scripture about Reading Scripture, part 3
Jan 21 • 19 min
How is your relationship with the Bible? For the 3rd week in a row, we have read scriptures about people reading scriptures. First, Jesus, then King Josiah, and now this week, an Ethiopian Eunuch. Don’t know what a eunuch is? Go ask your dad. What each of…
What is the Bible?
Jan 13 • 23 min
The Bible we use is the Bible we inherited from our parents, our parent’s parents, and our parent’s parent’s parents. The Bible we use is NOT the collection of writings Jesus knew as sacred scripture or even the collection that all Christians everywhere…
How Jesus Read the Bible
Jan 6 • 16 min
We start our “Focus on the Bible” series with Luke 4:14-30, a splendid example of how Jesus read the Bible. Jesus was offered the Isaiah scroll, and choose to read from what we know as chapters 61 and 58. This reading refers trained listeners to Leviticus…
After: ending 2019 right
Dec 30, 2019 • 18 min
What did you do after you were born? Everything. Everything you have done you did after you were born. As we draw 2019 to a close, you are invited to consider how you are going to live your life AFTER 2019. Leave behind what you need to leave behind.…
Christmas Eve: the Advent of Light
Dec 30, 2019 • 23 min
I thought about learning physics to prepare this Christmas Eve message, but then I remembered why I never took Physics in the first place. Instead, think with me about the value of light, the difference it makes to you and me, and how what we all know…
Joseph did you know?
Dec 23, 2019 • 18 min
Mary plays a much larger role in the Christmas story than Joseph, and for good reason. But this Sunday’s lectionary Gospel reading is about Joseph. So, let’s take a moment and learn what we can from Joseph about following Jesus. Joseph displayed great…
Let Your Light Shine
Dec 9, 2019 • 16 min
Jesus said both “I am the light of the world” (In John 12) and “You are the light of the world” (in Matthew 5). In Matthew 5, after telling his listeners they are the light of the world, he tells them to let their light shine. We believe Jesus tells us to…
Pay Attention to the Light!
Dec 2, 2019 • 18 min
If Jesus had spoken his words we find in Matthew 24 today, he very well might have mentioned the Zombie Apocalypse. He didn’t but, like some post-apocalyptic literature and media today, Jesus spoke those words to offer hope. Jesus offered then and offers…
Getting Perspective on Giving Thanks
Nov 25, 2019 • 19 min
Have you ever had the experience of seeing something from someone else’s perspective? There may not be much difference. I’m the only one in my family who can see on top of the refrigerator without a stool. Of course, perspective is not only what we see…
Giving Thanks Makes Things New
Nov 18, 2019 • 30 min
This week our Lay Leader Alan Moffatt fills in and invites us to think about, and practice, actually giving thanks. Being thankful is good, and good for you, but actually actively giving thanks is even better!
You can be Right or Thankful
Nov 11, 2019 • 17 min
According to Torah, a man whose brother dies married but childless is to marry the widow and provide a child to the brother’s lineage. What happens if there are 7 brothers and all die before a child is born? To whom is the 7X widow married in eternity?…
Giving Thanks Is Life Changing
Nov 4, 2019 • 22 min
First in our “In Everything Give Thanks” series, we face the challenge of learning to give thanks IN all things rather than FOR all things. We trade in our desire or expectation to know and understand everything learning to trust in God’s faithfulness to…
Oct 28, 2019 • 20 min
Concluding our Upon This Rock Series, we present Josiah, King of Judah and Peter and John. Josiah attempted to restore God’s people to their former faithfulness after the Instruction Scroll was found in the Temple. Peter and John didn’t have the gold a…
Oct 21, 2019 • 18 min
“Give thanks in every situation,” the bible says. It’s not always easy. Giving thanks is good for us, but only if and when we give thanks out of genuine gratitude, not for being shamed into it. Stewardship starts with thanksgiving; with the recognition of…
Oct 15, 2019 • 22 min
How do you make sense out of the story in Genesis 31 where Jacob and his father-in-law Laban part ways sharing a trust in God but without trusting each other? But considering Peter’s confession of Jesus as the Messiah. Witnessing helps us move part…
Bonus! World Communion Sunday
Oct 15, 2019 • 10 min
A brief reflection on symbols of power and communion
Oct 8, 2019 • 13 min
We start our annual stewardship series with “Remember,” looking back at Jacob’s dream of the stairway to heaven and Jesus’ call of Peter.
Whose Neighbor Am I?
Sep 30, 2019 • 24 min
Concluding our Love Where You Are: The Art of Neighboring Series brings us back to the story of the Good Samaritan. Jesus “flipped the script” on the legal expert, and how Jesus flips the script on us.
Our Invisible Neighbors
Sep 23, 2019 • 21 min
We have to see our neighbors to love them. Who are the people around you that you most easily overlook or see right through? Who blends into the background? Even these are our neighbors. And followers of Jesus are commanded to love our neighbors as we…
What does it mean to LOVE my neighbor?
Sep 16, 2019 • 25 min
In the first 4 sermons of this series, we focused on various answers to the “who is my neighbor” question. Today we look at what it means to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Love Where You Are
Sep 9, 2019 • 46 min
Some of us want to be or live or worship someplace beside where we are. Sometimes this is because we feel out of control or unappreciated. The world around us doesn’t seem to value what we believe God calls us to value. Into this situation, the prophet…
Do I have to be a neighbor?
Sep 3, 2019 • 20 min
If you are a follower of Jesus you have no choice but to be a neighbor to others. To everyone. The bible teaches that God’s people are commanded to “love your neighbor as you love yourself.” As a result, people ever since have been choosing who they have…
Have you met MY neighbor?
Aug 30, 2019 • 16 min
Some neighbors are harder to love than others. For some people, we are the hard to love neighbors! Followers of Jesus don’t just love the easy-to-love neighbors, though.
Who Is My Neighbor?
Aug 19, 2019 • 21 min
A ‘legal expert’ asked Jesus “Who is my neighbor?” trying to catch him saying something wrong. Jesus answered with the story we know as the Good Samaritan. Jesus taught 2 things with this story: that your ‘neighbor’ may not be who you think it is and that…
Hymn of Promise
Aug 13, 2019 • 19 min
Rachel Heyduck preaches on how one of her favorite hymns, Hymn of Promise, gives her hope and assurance in challenging times of life.
Where is the love?
Aug 5, 2019 • 18 min
I quoted the Black Eyed Peas’ “Where is the love?” on social media a few years back, and instantly received replies from people offering encouragement. I wasn’t depressed; I was empathizing with the message of the song. On this Sunday morning when we…
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Jul 29, 2019 • 21 min
A little of the story of why I burned all my secular music as a teen, and how I have learned to tell that story now. Mostly, how I have learned to interpret this phase of my life in terms of some truth offered by Sam Shoemaker.
Music Is Sacred
Jul 29, 2019 • 26 min
Music is as old as human civilization. Maybe older, depending on how you define civilization. Like God created us in God’s own image, there is goodness, evidence of God, in music - not just religious music. Music itself is sacred.
Why Me, Lord?
Jul 23, 2019 • 27 min
Jim Van Rite is our guest preacher this week, and shares the story of 2 songs, “Why Me, Lord?” and “One Day at a Time,” and how their intersection offers us all hope.
The Songs We Sing for Joy to the World
Jul 22, 2019 • 19 min
Joy not based in understanding. We sing Joy to the World - the hymn and the version we all know from 3 Dog Night - for the way we feel more than for the lyrics. God’s love for us is not dependent on our understanding. A God we could wrap our minds around…
The Songs We Sing about Mr Jones
Jul 15, 2019 • 23 min
How does the song “Mr. Jones” help us follow Jesus? Here’s how.
The Songs We Sing the Comfort they Give
Jun 24, 2019 • 21 min
Some of our most-loved songs are sings often sung at funerals. Why are music and singing important for helping us face death?
The Songs We Sing; the Amazing Grace we live
Jun 17, 2019 • 16 min
We open our “The Songs We Sing” summer series with a message about one of the most popular hymns ever written. Amazing Grace was written in 1772 by John Newton. At the time he was an Anglican Priest, but he had served for years on slave ships. He didn’t…
Rise Holy Spirit
Jun 9, 2019 • 20 min
We conclude our “Rise” series on Pentecost, with a message about the Holy Spirit and God’s power showing up in our lives.
Rise Now
Jun 2, 2019 • 22 min
You get what you incentivize. Listen to this account of John 11 - the story in which Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead. Hint: Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead isn’t the most significant part of the story
Rise Nimble
May 28, 2019 • 24 min
Rahab lived inside the wall - IN the wall of the city of Jericho. This put her in a perfect place to maximize her availability to do what she did, and also to be available to help the spies Joshua sent. Like Rahab, we can learn to live nimbly so that…
Rise Above Expectationa
May 20, 2019 • 16 min
May 19th was Senior Sunday, so, in honor of our seniors, this week’s episode of the Rise series is about rising above expectations. What can we learn from Ignaz Bosendorfer, Keith Jarrett, Vera Brandes, Philip, and the Ethiopian Eunuch. Listen and find…
Rise Faithful
May 13, 2019 • 16 min
Thanks to the resurrection of Jesus, God’s utter defeat of death, we can live lives that rise above the everyday. This week, we learn about faithfulness from the Book of Ruth and from a local Subway that practices faithfulness.
Rise Together
May 13, 2019 • 20 min
“We shouldn’t create problems for Gentiles who turn to God,” said the Apostle James in Acts chapter 15. This is a good starting place for us, as Christians, to think about how we treat other people. We shouldn’t create problems for people who turn to God.…
Rise above Comparison
Apr 28, 2019 • 15 min
Jacob is an example for us; sometimes a good example, sometimes a bad one. Jacob shows a different side when he meets up with Esau after so many years away. I believe Jacob is able to present himself to his brother this way because, through good and bad,…
I Will Rise
Apr 25, 2019 • 17 min
Jesus rose from the dead to defeat death. God’s defeat of death doesn’t just mean “getting to go to heaven when you die,” but also that fear of death, and thus all fear, has been conquered. We can live risen lives now! Let’s get started!
I Will Follow
Apr 16, 2019 • 20 min
This is the 6th sermon in our Lenten Series, “I Will.” This is also Palm Sunday, so our topic is “I Will Follow.” Following Jesus is what we are all about at Euless First United Methodist Church, so, on Palm Sunday, we ask, “If Jesus sent you into town…
I Will Give
Apr 8, 2019 • 14 min
“Giving” is one of our core values at Euless First United Methodist Church. We give because God has so generously given to us! We take very seriously Jesus’ words that “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
I Will Reach
Apr 1, 2019 • 24 min
Our Core Values Are Worship, Grow, Serve, Reach, and Give. During the season of Lent, we are preaching through these. This week: I Will Reach. God has reached to us, and has reached us! Because God has reached to us, we reach out to others, to connect…
I Will Serve
Mar 25, 2019 • 23 min
Our Church’s core values are worship, grow, serve, reach, and give. This week’s message is “I Will Serve.” We understand following Jesus to include, even require, that we serve others. Our motivation for serving others is that God has blessed us. In fact,…
I will grow and help others grow in Christ
Mar 17, 2019 • 22 min
2nd in our “I WIll” series, today we read 1 Peter 2:1-10. This message is about growth as individuals and as a church.
Vision - Ash Wednesday
Mar 11, 2019 • 10 min
Ash Wednesday’s message is an introduction or pre-launch for our Lenten Sermon Series, “I Will.”
I Will Worship
Mar 11, 2019 • 18 min
First message in our Lenten series which is also our capital campaign series. The first and most important of Euless First United Methodist Church’s core values is worship, so we start with worship. What is worship, and why is it important? Scriptures:…
A Heaping Dose of Self Control
Mar 11, 2019 • 16 min
We conclude the “Reboot” series with the final Fruit of the Spirit, self-control. This sermon suggests that self-control is the summation of the previous 8: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and gentleness. Self-control reminds…
Living with Gentleness
Mar 4, 2019 • 21 min
Sermon number 8 in the 8 week Reboot Series. This series is intended to be a fresh look at the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23. This is not exhaustive or definitive, but we hope you find the perspective on each of the fruit helpful to your walk…
Never Failed Me Yet
Feb 28, 2019 • 16 min
Reverend Beverly Springer on Faithfulness, number 7 of 9 in Paul’s list of Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23
Your Irrational Advocate - Goodness
Feb 25, 2019 • 17 min
6th message in the Reboot series, a fresh look at the Fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23
Are you nice or kind?
Feb 20, 2019 • 14 min
Kindness is a Fruit of the Spirit; niceness is not. What’s the difference?
Patience: I’m out of control and I think I like it
Feb 7, 2019 • 20 min
What does Jesus’ experience praying and having his disciples fall asleep teach us about patience?
Peace is better than understanding
Feb 7, 2019 • 23 min
How do you find or make peace in your life? Can you be a less-anxious presence for others, or maybe even a non-anxious presence for others?
How to experience joy
Feb 7, 2019 • 20 min
second in a series about the Fruit of the Spirit titled “Reboot.”
Love needs a reboot
Jan 15, 2019 • 16 min
God’s people are commanded to love. How can we love God, love our neighbors, and love ourselves better than we are doing right now?
Attributes of God: Eternal
Nov 27, 2018 • 24 min
just trying out Anchor for posting sermons as podcasts