Thankful in All Circumstances

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.

Deacons

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.

With great power there must also come – great responsibility!

May 28, 2023  Jonathan Holland — Many of us have heard the quote, “With great power there must also come – great responsibility!”  We may not have comic book super powers or the responsibilities they carry.  However, as Christ teaches in Luke 12, we learn much has indeed been given to us and also – much is required.

The Secret to Contentment

Nov 21, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.” (Jeremiah Burroughs) In our final lesson in our series of “Thankfulness” we reach a familiar text this discusses contentment in circumstances. In our text, the Apostle Paul reveals the secret to remaining content no matter the situation. This morning we will examine this secret and apply its timeless principles to our life.

Remember God in a Time of Scarcity

Oct 31, 2021  Elisha Freeman — As we enter into the holiday season, we begin a series of lessons focused on helping us develop a heart, mind, and life of gratitude. For our first lesson, we go to a familiar passage in Deuteronomy where Moses reminds Israel and us that the source of all blessing is the Lord. We are to remember Him, not forget Him, and ultimately listen to Him in all circumstances.