May 29, 2022 — Elisha Freeman Someone once said ‘That we live our lives crucified between two thieves—the regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow.’ How true that statement is for many of us. Worry is a powerful emotion and vice we contend with every day. How do we respond to worry when it rises? This morning Jesus will provide three gentle reminds of ways we can handle worry.
May 15, 2022 Elisha Freeman — What does the life of the disciple of Jesus look like after the Beatitudes? What is the power of this life? What is the importance of this life? Jesus would sum up the answers to these question with one word: Influence. This morning, Jesus will remind us our the importance and the power of our influence.
Apr 17, 2022 Elisha Freeman — It has been at least two weeks since Jesus has been resurrected and Peter has not had an opportunity to speak with him. Does this mean Jesus is done with Peter? Can Peter return from his denial of Jesus when he was arrested? Does this mean the things that Jesus promised Peter in Matthew 16:15-18 are now going to someone else? Is there any hope for Peter? This morning we will read through the third resurrection appearance to answer our questions.
Apr 10, 2022 — Elisha Freeman Most of the recorded sermons found in the Book of Acts focus on the resurrection of Jesus. The resurrection is the bedrock of the Christian faith and the Bible provides evidence that it did happen. What practical implications should the resurrection have on our lives today and for the future? What decisions should we make today? We will seek to answer these and more in this morning’s lesson.
Jan 23, 2022 — Notre Dame Football coach Knute Rockney is credited with saying, ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’. This proverb speaks of being resilient in the face of adversity and challenges. What happens when the tough cannot get going? What happens when our strength has failed us or is failing us? How do we respond? We turn to a powerful passage that reminds us that our strength is found in the ‘surpassing power of God’.
Jul 25, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — President Franklin Roosevelt took office as President on March 4, 1933. The next 100 days set the tone for his presidency and what he hoped to do to meet the challenges of the time. Since then, every President has used the ‘first 100 days’ to set forth a vision and plan for the country under their leadership. Jesus did not wait 100 days to set forth His plan and mission for His church. This morning we are going to allow Jesus’ words, recorded in the Scripture, to remind us of our purpose and mission.
May 16, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — We continue with our series entitled “DNA: The Core of the Local Church’. We turn our attention to the Gospel. The Gospel is the building block of the local Church. This is because Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross makes the things possibly by removing sin and creating reconciliation with God.
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.