Aug 7, 2022 Elisha Freeman — Thomas Merton said, ‘Useless and hateful in itself, suffering without faith is a curse.’ Our series brings us to a top five promise made by God in the entire Bible. Considering the backdrop of this promise, a strong, steadfast faith is required for it to have an effect in and our life. What does this promise due in the midst of suffering and how does it help bring about the purpose of God?
Jul 17, 2022 — Elisha Freeman Tim Keller is quoted as saying ‘[Suffering] enables us to learn a very valuable lesson and that is: You don’t realize that Jesus is all you need until you know that Jesus is all you have.’ Suffering is one of the most complex and uncomfortable realities in this life. It affects everyone no matter how hard we plan and work to prevent it. When it arrives at our door step, how is the Christian to respond? We seek to answer this question and more this morning.
Jul 10, 2022 Elisha Freeman Romans 8 is summed up with one word: struggle. We struggle against sin, suffering, and for our text this morning we struggle agains the flesh. We have desires and passions that can easily lead us down a path away from God and living for Him. How do we have overwhelming victory when our desires and passions have so much power? We seek our answer this morning from Romans 8:4-14.
Jul 03, 2022 — Elisha Freeman The book of Romans is considered the cathedral of the Christian faith. If this is the case, then Romans 8 is the sanctuary of the cathedral. It is the Bible chapter of the NT that provides instant comfort, strength, and encouragement. This morning we begin a two month walk through this powerful chapter for timely lessons.
Jun 26, 2022 Adam Hudson —
Why is it so difficult for many Christians to develop a strong faith in God? The one thing that is so essential for every Christian is having a strong faith in God and Jesus Christ. My goal today is to try and provide us with an understanding of the things that hampers the growth of our faith in Jehovah God and His Son Jesus Christ. And provide the things that increase our faith.
Jun 19, 2022 Elisha Freeman — As we arrive to the final lesson in our series entitled ‘Divergent: A Study through the Sermon on the Mount’, we come to the most challenging and convicting of Jesus’ teachings: loving our enemies. If we are to make a difference that God intends for us to make, then it will begin and end with love. Love for each other, love for others, especially love for enemies. This morning Jesus will remind us of the power placed in our hands to make a difference if we so choose.
Jun 12, 2022 Elisha Freeman — What are the most quoted Bible verses from people? Did you know that ‘Judge not’ is in the top five of most lists and polls conducted. This statement made by Jesus has been used to extremeness. Some use it to eliminate all judgment and free themselves from correction offered in love and truth others have used to discredit the Bible in some places citing ‘contradiction’. What does Jesus actually mean with this statement and how can we learn to be different when it comes to exercising judgment?
Jun 05, 2022 –Elisha Freeman Today, we will recognize and honor our four high school seniors who have worked hard to achieve a milestone in their lives. Many of us will give them ‘best wishes’ and offer prayers for ‘success’ in their future endeavors. What makes for success in this life? Is it a diploma? Is it a college education? Is it a career? This morning we turn to a familiar text in the Old Testament and hear what God has to say to Joshua at a pivotal moment in his life and how he will have success moving forward.