Why must I rejoice in the Lord always?

Jan 30, 2022 — Adam Hudson  This morning it would be truthful to say that all of us have felt burned out, worn out, stressed out, and just plain tired over the past few years. What I mean is all of us have had all types of ups and downs at some point in our lives during this pandemic. Maybe there were those times when you felt that you just did not want to get out of bed. Then there were those times when maybe you felt what is the uses of living. But, for the most part maybe you felt just like that frog, its not time to give up and you fight for life with all your might. I am sure at times the apostles of God might have felt the same way. I am certain those faithful Christians facing Nero might also have felt that way.

We do not lose heart

Jan 23, 2022 — Notre Dame Football coach Knute Rockney is credited with saying, ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’. This proverb speaks of being resilient in the face of adversity and challenges. What happens when the tough cannot get going? What happens when our strength has failed us or is failing us? How do we respond? We turn to a powerful passage that reminds us that our strength is found in the ‘surpassing power of God’.

Get Moving with an Effective Example

Jan 09, 2022 — Elisha Freeman  At the first of the year, one of the prominent resolutions is to get health. At the top of the list or near the top of the list to make this happen is to ‘Get Active’ or ‘Get moving’. Exercise increases the probability of accomplishing the goal to get health. The NT emphasizes that Christians and their faith need to be living and active. In short, we need to ‘Get Moving’. Over the next few weeks, we will take a good look at how we can get moving and be effective for the mission of God for the Church.

Starting Over by Starting Strong

Jan 02, 2022 — Elisha Freeman  The New Year has arrived and we are full of optimism, hope, and resolutions. We are eager to start fresh, learning from the past and moving into the future. When it comes to our spiritual lives, what can we learn from the beginnings of Jesus’ ministry so that we can start strong and finish strong? This is the question we seek to answer with our lesson this morning.

Immanuel, God with Us

Dec 19, 2021 – Elisha Freeman   While the Christmas season is full of joy, there are many of us who find it to be a time of great struggle. The birth of Jesus is not full of angels singing, wise men searching and worshipping, or a husband and wife being full of faith. There is weeping, lament, hurt, darkness, and other unfortunate realities. What do we learn from this? What is God’s response and answer? These and more we will seek to study and allow the Bible to answer.

My Attitude…My Response

Dec 12, 2021 – Elisha Freeman  The Christmas holiday brings out various attitudes and response from people. For some, there is nothin but excitement, joy, and positivity. For others, there is nothing much to enjoy. For others, they are indifferent towards it all. If we combine Matthew 1-2 and Luke 1-2, there are a variety of attitudes and responses to Jesus. This morning we are going to examine just one of these and how the attitude of one specific group is an attitude that we cannot afford to have when it comes to Jesus and His message.