Who is Jesus? I am the Light of the World

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.

Who is Jesus? I am the Bread of Life

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’.

Jesus: The Eternal One

Jan 21, 2024  Elisha Freeman — Who is Jesus? A question that had to be answered in Jesus’ day and needs to be answered in our day. Is He just a great moral and ethical teacher, a religious guru who had some good things to say, or is Jesus more? He and the writers of the Gospel’s will answer that Jesus is more; in fact Jesus is God! This morning we are going back to one of these writers and see why these claims were made and how they help us answer our question.

Our God has Remembered Us: Christmas 2023

Dec 17, 2023  Elisha Freeman — The birth of Jesus is paramount to the Biblical narrative. If there is no virgin birth, then there is no life, death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. In our text this morning, the Apostle Paul via inspiration of the Holy Spirit, will remind us that the birth of Jesus happened at the right time and was for the right reason.

In the Meantime: Making the Most of Opportunities

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.

Living the Word: The Satisfied Soul

Nov 05, 2023 Elisha Freeman — If asked, ‘What is the key to happiness and joy?’ What would your answer be? The Bible lifts up two attitudes for our consideration: thanksgiving and contentment. This morning we are going to examine the attitude of contentment (also known as satisfy in the OT. This attitude is one that God desires us to cultivate and promote in ourselves and in others.

Confident to the End

Oct 29, 2023  Elisha Freeman — Our series from 1 John entitled ‘Confidence’ comes to an end this morning. There are so many circumstances inside and out that, if we allow, can shake our confidence. The Apostle John  knowing this writes several ways for our faith to be empowered to endure all that comes our way and at the end, allows us to meet Jesus with confidence.

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.