A Recipe for Good Success

Jun 05, 2022 –Elisha Freeman  Today, we will recognize and honor our four high school seniors who have worked hard to achieve a milestone in their lives. Many of us will give them ‘best wishes’ and offer prayers for ‘success’ in their future endeavors. What makes for success in this life? Is it a diploma? Is it a college education? Is it a career? This morning we turn to a familiar text in the Old Testament and hear what God has to say to Joshua at a pivotal moment in his life and how he will have success moving forward.

Divergent: Learning the Way of the Kingdom

May 01, 2022 — Elisha Freeman  Jesus’ kingdom on this earth has been fully established with His resurrection, the arrival of the Holy Spirit in Acts 1-2, and the preaching of the Gospel that led to 3000 being baptized. What happens now? The next several weeks we will undertake a journey through the Sermon on the Mount to answer this question.

A Crossed Shaped People: Sacrifice

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.

The Kingdom: A Cross Shaped People

Mar 06, 2022 Elisha Freeman — Building on the previous month’s series, the kingdom of God is unique from all other kingdoms due to its focus on the cross. The Cross of Christ is the central theme and message of the Bible. This morning we will be reminded what the cross means for the world and how followers of Jesus must become a cross shaped people.

We do not lose heart

Jan 23, 2022 — Notre Dame Football coach Knute Rockney is credited with saying, ‘When the going gets tough, the tough get going’. This proverb speaks of being resilient in the face of adversity and challenges. What happens when the tough cannot get going? What happens when our strength has failed us or is failing us? How do we respond? We turn to a powerful passage that reminds us that our strength is found in the ‘surpassing power of God’.

Get Moving with an Effective Example

Jan 09, 2022 — Elisha Freeman  At the first of the year, one of the prominent resolutions is to get health. At the top of the list or near the top of the list to make this happen is to ‘Get Active’ or ‘Get moving’. Exercise increases the probability of accomplishing the goal to get health. The NT emphasizes that Christians and their faith need to be living and active. In short, we need to ‘Get Moving’. Over the next few weeks, we will take a good look at how we can get moving and be effective for the mission of God for the Church.

Starting Over by Starting Strong

Jan 02, 2022 — Elisha Freeman  The New Year has arrived and we are full of optimism, hope, and resolutions. We are eager to start fresh, learning from the past and moving into the future. When it comes to our spiritual lives, what can we learn from the beginnings of Jesus’ ministry so that we can start strong and finish strong? This is the question we seek to answer with our lesson this morning.