Feb 18, 2024 Elisha Freeman — Our passage of Scripture this morning contains one of the more memorable statements made by Jesus concerning life. Jesus came to give abundant life to all who would submit their lives to Him. How is this abundant life accessed? This morning Jesus, in his third ‘I am’ statement, will answer this for us.
Feb 11, 2024 Elisha Freeman — In our current sermon series, we are seeking to find the answer to the question ‘Who is Jesus?’ And we are turning to the seven ‘I am’ statements to allow Jesus to speak for himself. This morning we arrive at the second statement that Jesus makes that speaks to our current spiritual condition and how He, being the light of the world, has come to set us free from sin and darkness.
Feb 04, 2024 Elisha Freeman — As we move into the month of February, we launch into a a new sermon series entitled “I am”. This series starts with the question “Who is Jesus?” and will Jesus to answer this question with seven distinct statements all beginning with the phrase ‘I am’. This morning we being with Jesus’ statement “I am the bread of life’.
Jan 14, 2024 Elisha Freeman — Today, our theme for 2024 is unveiled. Why a theme? A theme serves several purposes, among which is to remind us that our faith is not accidental. If we are to grow and mature then we must be intentional. A yearly church theme raises awareness to this and motivates us work together to see it accomplished.
Dec 10, 2023 Elisha Freeman — We reach our final message in the series entitled ‘In the Meantime’. As we await the second coming of Jesus, who and what kind of people are we to be? This morning the Scriptures remind us of a worth while life to aspire to live that will have a great impact on those who are not Christians.
Dec 03, 2023 Elisha Freeman — The Bible teaches that life right now is in between two major events, the birth of Jesus (that has already happened) and the return of Jesus. So while we wait for His return, what are we to be doing? This morning we will look at 3 parables Jesus tells in succession to help us realize the importance of seeing and acting on opportunities while we wait in the meantime.
Nov 19, 2023 Elisha Freeman — Thanksgiving is a great time of year as we gather with family to celebrate each other and give thanks to God. However, many of us can struggle to have a heart of gratitude due to circumstances. When this struggle for gratitude appears, what can be said, done, and remembered that will help us have thankfulness for who is with us and for what we have? We will explore these questions this morning.
Oct 15, 2023 Elisha Freeman — A few weeks ago the Scriptures reminded us of what real love is; that Jesus sacrificed himself for our sins. What about real love in the church? What about real love among brothers and sister? What about real among the disciples of Jesus? The Holy Spirit will inspire the Apostle John to write to remind us that real love among each of us is not word but action and that our love for each other can and does impact our confidence.
Oct 08, 2023 Elisha Freeman — It is a momentous day when the local church establishes leadership or adds to its existing leadership. Today, our elders start the process of adding deacons to our existing leadership. This means that the Raleigh Church of Chris tis growing and that men are maturing to step into these roles. This morning we will review key New Testament passages concerning deacons that will help us in this selection process.
Sept 17, 2023 Elisha Freeman — Many of us are Christians. In and through faith, we repented of our sin and were baptized to have that sin washed away. Through those responses, God calls us His children. What happens when God’s children sin? What do we think? What do we believe? What do we do? The Apostle John will remind us and encourage us that even when we sin, our Heavenly Father created and maintains the opportunity to be forgiven.