Nov 19, 2023 Elisha Freeman — Thanksgiving is a great time of year as we gather with family to celebrate each other and give thanks to God. However, many of us can struggle to have a heart of gratitude due to circumstances. When this struggle for gratitude appears, what can be said, done, and remembered that will help us have thankfulness for who is with us and for what we have? We will explore these questions this morning.
Nov 05, 2023 Elisha Freeman — If asked, ‘What is the key to happiness and joy?’ What would your answer be? The Bible lifts up two attitudes for our consideration: thanksgiving and contentment. This morning we are going to examine the attitude of contentment (also known as satisfy in the OT. This attitude is one that God desires us to cultivate and promote in ourselves and in others.
Oct 29, 2023 Elisha Freeman — Our series from 1 John entitled ‘Confidence’ comes to an end this morning. There are so many circumstances inside and out that, if we allow, can shake our confidence. The Apostle John knowing this writes several ways for our faith to be empowered to endure all that comes our way and at the end, allows us to meet Jesus with confidence.
Oct 15, 2023 Elisha Freeman — A few weeks ago the Scriptures reminded us of what real love is; that Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins. What about real love in the church? What about real love among brothers and sister? What about real among the disciples of Jesus? The Holy Spirit will inspire the Apostle John to write to remind us that real love among each of us is not word but action and that our love for each other can and does impact our confidence.
Sep 10, 2023 — Elisha Freeman The Holy Spirit through John makes a bold statement about the reality of eternal life: Eternal life is accessible and can be lived now not just later. What does eternal life look like now? What is a visible fruit that someone has passed from spiritual death into spiritual life? Our sermon this morning will concentrate on these questions.
Sep 03, 2023 Elisha Freeman — What is life? Where is life found? How is life obtained? For hundreds of years, humanity has wrestled with these questions and continues to wrestle. It is into this discussion, that the Holy Spirit inspires the Apostle John to preach a sermon, written in letter format, to instill confidence in the believer and follower of Jesus. Confidence is found in having life only given by Jesus the Christ
Aug 27, 2023 — Tom Shamblee The world we see is not our home and Paul describes our bodies as tents, or temporary dwellings. (Do we see them as such?) Therefore, we are stationed here, in this foreign land, as representatives of God with a specific message He has entrusted to each of us. Today, we will be talking about what it means to be an ambassador of Christ and His representative to the world we live in.
Aug 20, 2023 Elisha Freeman — An unfortunate truth of our lives is that there will be people who will do bad things. Sometimes those things are intentional and sometimes they are unintentional. Either way, when that happens, what do we do? How do we respond? What is the best way to be like God? These are the questions we will seek to answer this morning.
Aug 13, 2023 Elisha Freeman — One aspect of the Biblical faith that is hard to accept, much less live through, is being tested. Sometimes, God allows the testing and sometimes God does the testing. When it comes our way, how do we pass the test? This morning we will take a look at Genesis 22 and Hebrews 11 at the record of Abraham’s greatest test and learn how to pass the test that comes into our faith journey.
Aug 06. 2023 Elisha Freeman — Everyone who is committed to following God must learn a vital lesson, that lesson is waiting. Waiting is hard, long, and challenging. How do we wait well? What reassurances does God provide while we wait? All of these and more will be answered as we examine Genesis 15:1-6 this morning.