In the Meantime: Making the Most of Opportunities

Dec 03, 2023 Elisha Freeman — The Bible teaches that life right now is in between two major events, the birth of Jesus (that has already happened) and the return of Jesus. So while we wait for His return, what are we to be doing? This morning we will look at 3 parables Jesus tells in succession to help us realize the importance of seeing and acting on opportunities while we wait in the meantime.

Living the Word: On to Maturity

May 07, 2023  Elisha Freeman — Maya Angelou once said, ‘Most people don’t grow up, most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.’ God’s plan for the disciple of Jesus is grow and too mature. The same plan exists for a local church. Yet, why do many of us age in the faith but not mature? Our passage this morning provides us a warning in staying immature as well as offers ways for us to fulfill God’s expectation of growth.

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.

Living the Word by Humbling Ourselves

Jan 15, 2024  Elisha Freeman  — Someone once said that ‘Pride is one of the few diseases where people get sick except for the one who has it’. What is the key for us to hear/read God’s word and translate it into action so that life can be lived well? Our Scripture text will remind us that the key lies with an attitude and mindset that God highly favors in those who would follow Him.

Divergent: Learning the Way of the Kingdom

May 01, 2022 — Elisha Freeman  Jesus’ kingdom on this earth has been fully established with His resurrection, the arrival of the Holy Spirit in Acts 1-2, and the preaching of the Gospel that led to 3000 being baptized. What happens now? The next several weeks we will undertake a journey through the Sermon on the Mount to answer this question.

Remember God in a Time of Scarcity

Oct 31, 2021  Elisha Freeman — As we enter into the holiday season, we begin a series of lessons focused on helping us develop a heart, mind, and life of gratitude. For our first lesson, we go to a familiar passage in Deuteronomy where Moses reminds Israel and us that the source of all blessing is the Lord. We are to remember Him, not forget Him, and ultimately listen to Him in all circumstances.

Faith in Action – 1

Apr 11, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — the Bible emphasizes the importance of faith in the life of a Christian in Hebrews 11:6. However, faith is not designed to be stagnant. Faith is to grow and it is to act. In the first lesson of our new sermon series, we turn our attention to the book of James and are challenged to by him to move our faith from a place of stationary to a place of action.