Jun 12, 2022 Elisha Freeman — What are the most quoted Bible verses from people? Did you know that ‘Judge not’ is in the top five of most lists and polls conducted. This statement made by Jesus has been used to extremeness. Some use it to eliminate all judgment and free themselves from correction offered in love and truth others have used to discredit the Bible in some places citing ‘contradiction’. What does Jesus actually mean with this statement and how can we learn to be different when it comes to exercising judgment?
May 15, 2022 Elisha Freeman — What does the life of the disciple of Jesus look like after the Beatitudes? What is the power of this life? What is the importance of this life? Jesus would sum up the answers to these question with one word: Influence. This morning, Jesus will remind us our the importance and the power of our influence.
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.
Mar 13, 2022 Elisha Freeman — Oswald Chambers once said ‘All heaven is interested in the cross, all hell is terribly afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning.’ We continue with our series that focus’ on the disciples of Jesus who are committed to following Him. If we are going to follow Jesus then a cross is the path. How can we become a cross shaped people? This morning we will explore this question and have Jesus’ answer challenge us.
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.
May 16, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — We continue with our series entitled “DNA: The Core of the Local Church’. We turn our attention to the Gospel. The Gospel is the building block of the local Church. This is because Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross makes the things possibly by removing sin and creating reconciliation with God.
Apr 18, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — We continue our series entitled ‘Faith in Action’ with the core point being that authentic Christian faith is a faith in action. As our faith mature and takes on action it is important to realize that there is a receiving end of our actions and that end is another person. Our faith in action is best realized in our approach to and treatment of other people. This morning we will be reminded that all of this is founded on love.
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.