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.
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.
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.
Nov 20, 2022 — Elisha Freeman Feeling grateful but not expressing it is like wrapping a present but never giving. (William Arthur Ward) This week begins the thanksgiving holiday. Many of us are planning for family and friends, we are planning menus and schedules, and will be busy. Among the the hustle, we will pause and give thanks to God and count our blessings. One blessing we need to have at the top of the list in which we are thankful is the people God has brought into our life. Our lesson this morning comes from 2 Corinthians 8:16-24 where the Apostle Paul stops and expresses thanks to God for Titus.
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.
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.
Nov 07, 2021 Elisha Freeman — We continue on with part two of our series of lessons centered on ‘Thanksgiving’. What would you say are some barriers to Thanksgiving? This morning we will look to Leviticus to see two specific Barriers and how thanksgiving helps us to overcome them and live a life of gratefulness.
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.
Jan 06, 2916 — Elisha Freeman
Raleigh Church of Christ has been blessed by God with men who have heard the call of the Bible and accepted roles as Elders and Deacons. As our Elders install six new deacons this morning, we must ask a question: “What do our church leaders needGod, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Elders, Deacons, Leaders, Leadership, Servants, Grace, Peace, Prayer, Thanks, Partnership, Gospel, Growth from us as members?” Our answer will come from the Apostle Paul in the opening verses of his Philippians letter