May 2, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — If you were asked the following question, ‘What are the core elements of a local church?’ what would your answer be? During the month of May, with the exception of Mother’s Day, we are going to take a look at the core elements of a local church from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Colossians.
Apr 04, 2921 — Elisha Freeman — Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven” ends with the author acknowledging the futility of the loss and the realization of hopelessness. Many of us know this feeling and reality very well as we battle hopelessness as a constant companion. The resurrection of Jesus reminds us that while the believer battles hopelessness there is not such thing as having no hope. Easter is about the revival of hope.
Mar 38, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — We reach our final lesson in our series entitled ‘Oneness’ which is a focus on unity, Our Scripture text brings the longest recorded prayer of Jesus to our attention. In this prayer Jesus makes a request for unity. If unity was important enough for Jesus to pray, it should be important to us to maintain.
Mar 21, 2021 == Elisha Freeman — We continue our sermon series entitled ‘The Power of Oneness’. The main focus being on unity in the Church. This morning we turn our attention to a very challenging and familiar passage. A passage that emphasizes the need for humility to be embraced by all members of the church. If we can/will embrace humility, unity in the church can prevail and the mission of the church can be accomplished.
Mar 14, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — God creates unity in the local church through Jesus. Once unity is created, it becomes the responsibility of the members to maintain that unity. In the final chapters of the Roman letter, the Apostle Paul teaches how we can maintain this unity. We do so with the transformation of our mind and our commitment to love.
Feb 14, 2021 –Elisha Freeman — According to Jesus, love is the greatest command and virtue of them all. However, it is easy for us to lose sight of that. In 1 Corinthians 13, the Apostle Paul goes through a 16 point inspection with the church to show them what godly love is all about and their and our responsibilities to love.
jan 17, 2021 –Elisha Freeman — We continue our sermon series in the Book of Revelation. In this lesson, we will cover Revelation 8-11. Throughout, we will be reminded that God takes rebellion and sin seriously, that when things get difficult the church must remember the power of prayer, and that God designed the church to be the witness to a lost world.
Jan 10, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — We resume our sermon series through the Book of Revelation with this letter. It is easy to get caught up with images and symbols of the letter and miss the overall points. In this lesson we are going to examine the source of war, pestilence, famine, death, and have two vital questions asked: 1) How long will God allow these to go on? 2) When the end comes who can stand before God?