Nov 14, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — As we continue our Thanksgiving series, we turn our attention to an attitude and lifestyle that benefits us greatly. The attitude of contentment. When it comes to our material goods and blessings, how do we remain content in a society that tells us we do not have enough or that we need the latest and greatest item? The Apostle Paul answers our question in a text to the young minister Timothy.
Sept 19, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — “History repeats itself but in such a cunning disguise that we never detect the resemblance until the damage is done.’ (Sydney J. Harris) This morning we continue with our series God’s grace poured out when we fail and fall short of His ideal and ours. What happens when our failure is not new, rather it is a repeat of a previous failure. What happens when we fail to learn rom history? Is God’s grace there to meet us and help us when we did not learn our lesson? This morning we will discover the answer to this probing question.
Sep 05, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — Failure. What a powerful word and reality. Nothing stings harder and lingers longer than failing at something. A great truth about the Bible is that it records the success and failures of those who followed God. In our series entitled “Grace Poured Out” we will examine some key individuals from the Old Testament, highlight their failure, and learn this powerful truth: When we fail, God is there to meet us with Grace.
Aug 22, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — It has a been a tough week. We have seen the heartbreaking images out of Afghanistan and Haiti, here at home our country finds itself with rising Covid cases. Many are angry , frustrated, disillusioned, disappointed, and discouraged. What is the response that we can give in the face of these things and what is the response that we can give to people around us? This morning we will turn to God and His word for our answer.
Aug 15, 2021 — Elisha Freeman – Each of us share a quality that we wrestle with each day, that quality is control. We all struggle with letting go and allow Jesus to lead in the way that is best. This morning we will look at a familiar passage and learn how we can let go and allow Jesus to take us where we desire to go.
Jul 25, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — President Franklin Roosevelt took office as President on March 4, 1933. The next 100 days set the tone for his presidency and what he hoped to do to meet the challenges of the time. Since then, every President has used the ‘first 100 days’ to set forth a vision and plan for the country under their leadership. Jesus did not wait 100 days to set forth His plan and mission for His church. This morning we are going to allow Jesus’ words, recorded in the Scripture, to remind us of our purpose and mission.
Jul 04, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — After 18 long months, RCC is back to ‘normal’. All Bible classes have resumed, the assemblies are back to their normal times, and most importantly members and families are slowing returning. All of this is great but reminds us of one great truth: now the real work begins. As we have returned from our pandemic exile, what is the current spiritual condition of our congregation and more importantly, what can I do about it? Today we start a brand new series based on the truth of the OT books of Ezra and Nehemiah to answer our questions,
Jun 13, 2021 — Elisha Freeman – All things considered, the Raleigh Church of Christ is fully open. Several have worked hard in classrooms, studying for lessons, planning for evangelism, benevolence, and other great works. This morning we are going to take a brief look at Psalm 126 and reflect on God’s grace that has carried us through a great ordeal and made things possible for us to be here.
May 16, 2021 — Elisha Freeman — We continue with our series entitled “DNA: The Core of the Local Church’. We turn our attention to the Gospel. The Gospel is the building block of the local Church. This is because Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross makes the things possibly by removing sin and creating reconciliation with God.