I am the Door

Feb 18, 2024   Elisha Freeman — Our passage of Scripture this morning contains one of the more memorable statements made by Jesus concerning life. Jesus came to give abundant life to all who would submit their lives to Him. How is this abundant life accessed? This morning Jesus, in his third ‘I am’ statement, will answer this for us.

Jesus: The Eternal One

Jan 21, 2024  Elisha Freeman — Who is Jesus? A question that had to be answered in Jesus’ day and needs to be answered in our day. Is He just a great moral and ethical teacher, a religious guru who had some good things to say, or is Jesus more? He and the writers of the Gospel’s will answer that Jesus is more; in fact Jesus is God! This morning we are going back to one of these writers and see why these claims were made and how they help us answer our question.

Our God has Remembered Us: Christmas 2023

Dec 17, 2023  Elisha Freeman — The birth of Jesus is paramount to the Biblical narrative. If there is no virgin birth, then there is no life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. In our text this morning, the Apostle Paul via inspiration of the Holy Spirit, will remind us that the birth of Jesus happened at the right time and was for the right reason.

Thankful in All Circumstances

Nov 19, 2023  Elisha Freeman — Thanksgiving is a great time of year as we gather with family to celebrate each other and give thanks to God. However, many of us can struggle to have a heart of gratitude due to circumstances. When this struggle for gratitude appears, what can be said, done, and remembered that will help us have thankfulness for who is with us and for what we have? We will explore these questions this morning.

Living the Word: Confident in Love

Oct 15, 2023 Elisha Freeman — A few weeks ago the Scriptures reminded us of what real love is; that Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins. What about real love in the church? What about real love among brothers and sister? What about real among the disciples of Jesus? The Holy Spirit will inspire the Apostle John to write to remind us that real love among each of us is not word but action and that our love for each other can and does impact our confidence.

Living the Word: Confidence, Sin, & Forgiveness

Sept 17, 2023 Elisha Freeman — Many of us are Christians. In and through faith, we repented of our sin and were baptized to have that sin washed away. Through those responses, God calls us His children. What happens when God’s children sin? What do we think? What do we believe? What do we do? The Apostle John will remind us and encourage us that even when we sin, our Heavenly Father created and maintains the opportunity to be forgiven.

Living the Word: Confidence, Fellowship, and Joy

Sep 10, 2023 — Elisha Freeman  The Holy Spirit through John makes a bold statement about the reality of eternal life: Eternal life is accessible and can be lived now not just later. What does eternal life look like now? What is a visible fruit that someone has passed from spiritual death into spiritual life? Our sermon this morning will concentrate on these questions.

Living the Word: Life and Confidence

Sep 03, 2023  Elisha Freeman — What is life? Where is life found? How is life obtained? For hundreds of years, humanity has wrestled with these questions and continues to wrestle. It is into this discussion, that the Holy Spirit inspires the Apostle John to preach a sermon, written in letter format, to instill confidence in the believer and follower of Jesus. Confidence is found in having life only given by Jesus the Christ

Jesus and His Resurrection: A Good Morning

Apr 09, 2023 — Elisha Freeman  When the resurrected Jesus encountered the woman in the garden, he greeted them with the equivalent of a ‘Good Morning’. After the events of Friday that resulted in Jesus’ death and burial, what made this a good morning? How can it be a good morning when there is so much grief, fear, and uncertainty? Our lesson this morning focus’ on these questions and more so that our faith and hope can be strengthened with the reality of the angel’s words: ‘He is not here, He is risen’.

A Soul at Rest

Mar 12, 2023  Elisha Freeman — When asked ‘How are you?’ Many of us has said and received, “I am doing good, just busy.” Many believe and wear busyness as a badge of honor, equating busyness with productivity. What if being busy isn’t productive? What is being busy is to be unhealthy? What if being busy is to put our soul in a toxic condition? This morning we will learn from our good Shepherd, Jesus, on how to respond to being busy and allow for more healthy rhythms to be cultivated for our lives.