Apr 26, 2020 – Elisha Freeman – Soon after the Civil War ended, Abraham Lincoln was once asked how he would treat the “rebellious” southerners. Lincoln responded, “I will treat them as if they never left.” Our lesson today focuses on the treatment of Jesus to sinners. How and why does He treat them the way He does? The story of Luke 15:11-32 is the answer to our question.
Feb 09, 2020 — Elisha Freeman — What does love mean? This question was posed by several professionals to gain insight and perspective. How would you answer this question? Where would you point someone as the basis for your answer? This morning Jesus reminds us that love means loving God and loving our neighbor through words and actions.
Jan 12, 2020 – Elisha Freeman — Jimmy Houston is credited with saying ‘Every choice we make in lief has the possibility of changing our lives forever.’ Many of us have made spiritual resolutions for the New Year that we hope bring us closer to God and deepen our relationship with Him. What if I were to tell you that all of this depends on a choice you can make today? This morning one of the great the leaders of the OT will challenge us to make a decision that will impact our life from this day forward.
Nov 17, 2019 — Elisha Freeman — As we bring our series to a close, we turn our attention to the event of Jesus’ in the upper room. This event takes place in the last night of Jesus’ life before His death. It is here that Jesus teaches us to love one another as He has loved us. This morning Jesus will remind us that in order to love like Him we must be willing to lay aside those things that stand in the way of love and take up the attitude and action of His type of love.
Nov 10, 2019 — Elisha Freeman — Now the Israel has been saved by God from Egyptian slavery and has been given the Ten Commandments through Moses, the next step in her maturity is that of relationship they are to have with each other. This morning we are going to be reminded of the scope and the challenge of what will become the second greatest command.
Nov 03, 2019 — Elisha Freeman — We start a new sermon series today entitled “Messy: Loving My Neighbor”. This series centers on the command to ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’ and the times that we find it in the Scripture. Ours is a society that struggles with loving ourselves the way God loves us and this morning we are going to take a look at some Scriptures that remind us how God loves us and the lengths that God goes to show us His love.
Sep 15, 2019 — Elisha Freeman — Anger is an emotion given to us by God that has use in certain situations. However, when the Bible present humanity struggling with anger it is from the point of view of anger out of control. This morning we are going to visit a familiar event in the OT between two brothers and how one brothers anger led him to ruin his life and the life of his brother.
Apr 14, 2019 — Elisha Freeman
The earthy life of Jesus is hemmed in by scandal. From a human point of view, his birth was scandalous and so was his death. The Apostle Paul tells us that the Cross of Jesus is a “stumbling block” an “offense” or a “scandal” to those who hear about it. Today, the cross is still a scandal that reveals God’s love, forgiveness, and path to salvation.
Nov 18, 2018 — Elisha Freeman.
One the most powerful phrases in the English language is ‘Thank You’. The discipline behind the thankfulness is thought and meditation. This morning we are going to study from Psalm 107 and notice that “Thankfulness is the heart’s memory of God’s presence, love, and work in our lives’.