Oct 10, 2021 — Elisha Freeman Israel finds herself being carried off into captivity and exile. Her city is in ruins and despair is setting in. Her sin is deep, her enemies are powerful, and her challenges are great. What is she to do? How is she to respond? Has God lost because Israel is in such disarray? This morning we are examine a pivotal chapter in the Scripture that reignites the heart and mind of God’s people to the wonders of God’s greatness.
Sept 19, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — “History repeats itself but in such a cunning disguise that we never detect the resemblance until the damage is done.’ (Sydney J. Harris) This morning we continue with our series God’s grace poured out when we fail and fall short of His ideal and ours. What happens when our failure is not new, rather it is a repeat of a previous failure. What happens when we fail to learn rom history? Is God’s grace there to meet us and help us when we did not learn our lesson? This morning we will discover the answer to this probing question.
Sep 05, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — Failure. What a powerful word and reality. Nothing stings harder and lingers longer than failing at something. A great truth about the Bible is that it records the success and failures of those who followed God. In our series entitled “Grace Poured Out” we will examine some key individuals from the Old Testament, highlight their failure, and learn this powerful truth: When we fail, God is there to meet us with Grace.
Aug 22, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — It has a been a tough week. We have seen the heartbreaking images out of Afghanistan and Haiti, here at home our country finds itself with rising Covid cases. Many are angry , frustrated, disillusioned, disappointed, and discouraged. What is the response that we can give in the face of these things and what is the response that we can give to people around us? This morning we will turn to God and His word for our answer.
Aug 15, 2021 — Elisha Freeman – Each of us share a quality that we wrestle with each day, that quality is control. We all struggle with letting go and allow Jesus to lead in the way that is best. This morning we will look at a familiar passage and learn how we can let go and allow Jesus to take us where we desire to go.
Aug 08, 2021 – Elisha Freeman — In our last lesson of our series entitled “Rise and Build” we turn our attention to why Nehemiah and the people were successful in rebuilding the wall. Everyone had a heart and mind to work for God and each other. If the Church is going to be successful in her mission, she must have the same attitude.
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.
Jul 18, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — In Ezra 3, As God’s people gather in a specific place and a specific time, their specific purpose is revealed; to rebuild the national altar and restart the the daily sacrifices. This action, despite much opposition, reveals the spiritual priorities of the people and the importance of sacrifice in Judaism. This morning we will examine these examples to gain the same insights and how they will help us as a local congregation to rise and build.