Heaven Bound

Aug 28, 2022 — Tom Shamblee  Do we dream? If so, what do we dream about? Many studies have pointed out that dreaming in so many ways leads to success. They sight some reasons such as it is the first step of achieving goals, helps us find meaning and purpose in life, gives us a sense of accomplishment and that those who dream are generally happier people. In John 14, after Jesus had shocked His disciples about what was about to happen to Him and to them, He wanted them to dream of Heaven, of that place He was preparing for them and that He would return for them so they could once again be with Him where He would be. Today we will discuss how our dreams of Heaven can motivate us and help us get though each day as wait for Him to return for us and take us Home.

House Rules: Love One Another

Aug 21, 2022  Elisha Freeman  This morning we are starting a series of lessons entitle ‘House Rules’. God has been adding to our number in a variety of ways: baptisms, babies being born, new members from those moving into the area, and new members from those seeking and finding a church home. With this growth comes the need for us to stretch and accommodate. To that end, what do we, as a church, live by to ensure that the purpose of the church is met? This morning our first house rule is: Love.

More Than Conquerors Because of God’s Love

Aug 14, 2022 — Elisha Freeman  One commentator approached Romans 8:31-39 with these words, ‘[This section] demands reflection and not interpretation.’ In one of the most joyful conclusions of any chapter in the Bible, God’s goes to great lengths to remind us of the depth, width, and height of His love for us. Today, we will reflect on this.

More Than Conquerors Because God Works

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?

More Than Conquerors over Suffering

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.

More Than Conquerors against the Flesh

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.

 

More Than Conquerors Against Sin

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.