Responding to Worry

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.

He is Alive Easter 2022

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.

He is Alive: The Resurrection and the End

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.

We do not lose heart

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’.

Go: A Lesson on Evangelism

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.

 

Risen Savior – Easter 2021

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.