The Word of the Cross”

Mar 17, 2024   Elisha Freeman — n a few weeks, most of the Christian world will focus in on and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. However, the resurrection is stripped of its significance if there is no cross. The Cross is God’s plan to reconcile the world to Himself and He has attached a message to the cross. This morning we will take a look at this message and see the depth of God’s love and mercy towards humanity.

Our God has Remembered Us: Christmas 2023

Dec 17, 2023  Elisha Freeman — The birth of Jesus is paramount to the Biblical narrative. If there is no virgin birth, then there is no life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. In our text this morning, the Apostle Paul via inspiration of the Holy Spirit, will remind us that the birth of Jesus happened at the right time and was for the right reason.

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 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.

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.

A Crossed Shaped People: Sacrifice

Mar 13, 2022  Elisha Freeman — Oswald Chambers once said ‘All heaven is interested in the cross, all hell is terribly afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning.’ We continue with our series that focus’ on the disciples of Jesus who are committed to following Him. If we are going to follow Jesus then a cross is the path. How can we become a cross shaped people? This morning we will explore this question and have Jesus’ answer challenge us.

The Kingdom: A Cross Shaped People

Mar 06, 2022 Elisha Freeman — Building on the previous month’s series, the kingdom of God is unique from all other kingdoms due to its focus on the cross. The Cross of Christ is the central theme and message of the Bible. This morning we will be reminded what the cross means for the world and how followers of Jesus must become a cross shaped people.

Upside Down: Following Jesus

Apr 19, 2020 – Elisha Freeman — Today our concept of following falls in the realm of social media. Unique to this is that we are able to follow at a distance. For one to be with Jesus, they must follow Him. However we cannot follow Jesus from a distance, nor can we follow Jesus without cost. Our lesson will cover a passage that is easily one of Jesus’ hardest teachings.

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross—Scandal

Apr 14, 2019 — Elisha Freeman

The earthy life of Jesus is hemmed in by scandal. From a human point of view, his birth was scandalous and so was his death. The Apostle Paul tells us that the Cross of Jesus is a “stumbling block” an “offense” or a “scandal” to those who hear about it. Today, the cross is still a scandal that reveals God’s love, forgiveness, and path to salvation.