We Agree on One Baptism

Nov 06, 2022 — Elisha Freeman    As we continue our series entitled ‘We agree’, we come to the subject of baptism. A subject that comes with many questions and some confusion. What is baptism? Why is it important? What does it accomplish? Is baptism worth giving time and attention? This morning we will seek out the answers to these questions as we focus on the ‘One baptism’ of the New Testament.

Meditations on Raleigh

Oct 16, 2022 — Elisha Freeman  Our city was shaken with the tragedy that took place on Thursday. Familiar feelings of breaking hearts, anxiousness, fear, disappointment, and anger were produced. As followers of Christ, how do we respond? What do we say? Where is God? These and so many other questions flood our mind. This morning let’s meditate on God’s Word and on our city.

We Agree on One Word

Oct 02, 2022  Elisha Freeman — This morning we embark on a three month series that is entitled ‘We Agree”. Unity among Christians in the local church is essential and vital. Unity was of such great importance that in John 17, Jesus prays for it. What exactly are we to have unity on? On what things must we agree? This morning we start the journey by focusing on God’s word that is known as the Bible.

More Than Conquerors Because God Works

Aug 7, 2022   Elisha Freeman —  Thomas Merton said, ‘Useless and hateful in itself, suffering without faith is a curse.’ Our series brings us to a top five promise made by God in the entire Bible. Considering the backdrop of this promise, a strong, steadfast faith is required for it to have an effect in and our life. What does this promise due in the midst of suffering and how does it help bring about the purpose of God?

Divergent: Loving like God

Jun 19, 2022  Elisha Freeman — As we arrive to the final lesson in our series entitled ‘Divergent: A Study through the Sermon on the Mount’, we come to the most challenging and convicting of Jesus’ teachings: loving our enemies. If we are to make a difference that God intends for us to make, then it will begin and end with love. Love for each other, love for others, especially love for enemies. This morning Jesus will remind us of the power placed in our hands to make a difference if we so choose.

Divergent: Learning to Be Different from the Sermon on the Mount

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?

Responding to Worry

May 29, 2022 — Elisha Freeman  Someone once said ‘That we live our lives crucified between two thieves—the regrets of yesterday and the worries of tomorrow.’ How true that statement is for many of us. Worry is a powerful emotion and vice we contend with every day. How do we respond to worry when it rises? This morning Jesus will provide three gentle reminds of ways we can handle worry.