Apr 23, 2023 Charlie Vasquez — Church camps are special places to many Christians. It is not the campgrounds that make camps special but rather it’s the Camp Counselors. They make camp a place where people are able to connect deeper with God. This morning we look at lessons that we can learn from camp counselors. These lessons will hopefully make our churches, our homes, and our world places where people can connect deeper with God.
Apr 16, 2o23 — Elisha Freeman The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus are the cornerstone elements of the Gospel. Jesus dies for our sin to offer the opportunity of forgiveness and is resurrected to provide hope and victory. However, the Gospel is more than a feel good story. The Gospel is God’s good news of life. Life in the present and in the future. The New Testament describes life in the present as ‘new life’. What is this new life? This morning we will turn to Ephesians 4:17-24 for our answers and our challenge to live this new life to the glory of God.
Apr 09, 2023 — Elisha Freeman When the resurrected Jesus encountered the woman in the garden, he greeted them with the equivalent of a ‘Good Morning’. After the events of Friday that resulted in Jesus’ death and burial, what made this a good morning? How can it be a good morning when there is so much grief, fear, and uncertainty? Our lesson this morning focus’ on these questions and more so that our faith and hope can be strengthened with the reality of the angel’s words: ‘He is not here, He is risen’.
Apr 02, 2023 Elisha Freeman — Throughout the years, there have been stories of great rescue stories; from minors in Chile to ‘Baby Jessica’. Each story containing elements of tragedy of an accident to the triumph of a great rescue. Did you know that the Bible contains the world’s greatest rescue story? This morning we will cover Romans 3:21-31, breakdown, and be reminded how Jesus went to the cross and offers rescue from sin and death to the whole world.
Mar 26, 2023 — Eric Howell
In the parable of The Good Samaritan, Jesus compared the actions of the Priest, the Levite, and the Samaritan, in response to the religious law expert’s question about “our neighbors.”
Our discussion focuses on who our neighbors are, how we are to love our neighbors, and what causes us to sometimes “look the other way”.
Mar 19, 2023 Elisha Freeman — Judith Viorst is the author of the children’s book ‘Alexandar and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.’ In this book, everything goes wrong for Alexandar and his solution is to move to Australia. So many of us have souls that have been in a terrible, horrible, no good condition. Sometimes these happen to us through events out of our control. What does Jesus teach us that enables us to handle and respond in positive ways? We will seek these answers this morning in our lesson.
Mar 12, 2023 Elisha Freeman — When asked ‘How are you?’ Many of us has said and received, “I am doing good, just busy.” Many believe and wear busyness as a badge of honor, equating busyness with productivity. What if being busy isn’t productive? What is being busy is to be unhealthy? What if being busy is to put our soul in a toxic condition? This morning we will learn from our good Shepherd, Jesus, on how to respond to being busy and allow for more healthy rhythms to be cultivated for our lives.
Mar 05, 2023 Elisha Freeman — The term ‘soul’ is found 271 times in our English Bibles. The soul is the most valuable and precious gift given by God to a human being in this life. Yet, how many of us this morning would say our soul is good? Healthy? In good condition? Truth is that many would admit that it is not well with my soul. This morning we launch our March sermon series with a focus on our souls and getting healthy.
Feb 12, 2023 Elisha Freeman — As we consider living out the teachings of Jesus as his disciples, we must remember two truths: Discipleship requires commitment and discipleship means that I will be uncomfortable. This morning Jesus will challenge us to rise to these expectations knowing that what lies beyond this is a deep faith.
Feb 05, 2023 Elisha Freeman — We all follow someone, the questions is which someone is it? Jesus, in one of his hardest teachings, brings to light and poses the challenge to healthy, vibrant discipleship. That challenge self. Which leads to this questions about my discipleship, has it been Jesus centered or self centered?