Living the Word by Humbling Ourselves

Jan 15, 2024  Elisha Freeman  — Someone once said that ‘Pride is one of the few diseases where people get sick except for the one who has it’. What is the key for us to hear/read God’s word and translate it into action so that life can be lived well? Our Scripture text will remind us that the key lies with an attitude and mindset that God highly favors in those who would follow Him.

Living the Word (RCC Theme for 2023)

Jan 08, 2023 — Elisha Freeman  This morning we embark on a journey to many things. Individually, we have made resolutions with the hopes our spiritual life will be richer and full of meaning. As a congregation, we want to build off the great work that God did among us last year. How will both be accomplished? What is needed to ensure that this year can be the most productive year possible? These questions and more will be our focus during the sermon this morning.

Keep Going

Jan 01, 2023 Elisha Freeman — (T.S. Eliot) ‘For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.’ God in is HIs great mercy has provided a New Year for us. A year with promise, hope, and optimism. It is also a New Year with goals. What goal should occupy the focus and the energy of the Christian? What attitude will it take to see this goal become a reality? This morning we will turn to Philippians 3:12-16 to answer these questions and hopefully, God’s strength, we can make a beginning out of the end.

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.

House Rules: Serve

Sept 18, 2022 Elisha Freeman – In the New Testament, Christians are known by many designations. Christians are called disciples, children of God, and saints among a host of other names. There is one designation that each Christian must be called and must prove with their life and that is designation ‘servant’. This morning with our last house rule, we take a look at Jesus and how He sets the emphasis, example, and expectation that each Christian is to be a servant.

House Rules: Welcome One Another

Sep 11, 2022 — Elisha Freeman  The Lord is adding to our family and for that we are thankful. God’s plan for the local church is to be in unity with one another but not to be in uniformity. How do we approach one another to ensure that no matter what we see or experience, everyone knows their welcome in God’s house? This is our question to explore and allow the Bible to answer in our quest to become God’s house that builds each other up.