With great power there must also come – great responsibility!

May 28, 2023  Jonathan Holland — Many of us have heard the quote, “With great power there must also come – great responsibility!”  We may not have comic book super powers or the responsibilities they carry.  However, as Christ teaches in Luke 12, we learn much has indeed been given to us and also – much is required.

Mothers Day 2023

May 14, 2023  Elisha Freeman — Today we honor our mothers, grand mothers, aunts, and other influential women in our life. This morning we turn our attention to the Old Testament’s most pious woman, Hannah. Hannah’s piety and faith shine through immense external and internal adversity. How is she able to maintain this faith and continue to follow the Lord? What can we learn from her that can be applied to our spiritual lives? We will seek to answer these questions today.

Living the Word: On to Maturity

May 07, 2023  Elisha Freeman — Maya Angelou once said, ‘Most people don’t grow up, most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.’ God’s plan for the disciple of Jesus is grow and too mature. The same plan exists for a local church. Yet, why do many of us age in the faith but not mature? Our passage this morning provides us a warning in staying immature as well as offers ways for us to fulfill God’s expectation of growth.

Living the Word: On to Christian Maturity

Apr 30, 2023   Elisha Freeman — In every part of our life, growth is expected. If we are not growing, there are concerns as to what is wrong. The same is true for us spiritually. We are to grow and mature in our faith. Why does God expect maturity? How do we mature? These questions and more will be answered as we start a two week sermon series on maturity.

Lessons from a Camp Counselor

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.

Living the Word: Old to New

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.

Jesus and His Resurrection: A Good Morning

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’.

Jesus and His Cross

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.