The Kingdom of God has come near – Nov. 15, 2015

Duane speaking at RMC on Oct. 11, 2015Duane spoke from 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 this Sunday. He reminds us that Love + Forgiveness = Reconciliation.  As ambassadors we “re-present” Christ and the ministry of reconciliation, helping bring about the Kingdom of God in many small ways.

As part of his sermon, Duane went through the church directory and shared ways RMCers are being ambassadors in the community, beyond the church. Because many of the things he pointed out were personal in nature, we are not posting the message publicly this week. If you are a part of the RMC community, feel free to reach out to Stan and he’ll share the MP3 file with you.

Confession: Turning Towards Love – Sept. 20, 2015

Duane preaching June 7,2015.Duane started his “serminar” by asking for a volunteer to hold out a 15 lb. weight with one hand and a coffee mug in another. There are “heavy” sins and “lightweight” sins, but carrying around lightweight sins add up. How do we go about confessing our sin? Duane provided some examples and illustrated them with a few slides.

Based loosely on the parable of the seeds from Mark 4:26-29.


Is Our God an Enabling God? – Aug. 23, 2015

Duane preaching June 7,2015.Prophets often make us uncomfortable. Hosea was no different as he spoke about the evil around him. Duane spoke from Hosea 11:1-11.

Evil is a slippery slope. Initially it masquerades as “a good thing,” can often be further rationalized as good, leads to a progressively downward spiral, and ultimately leads to death.

Following Duane’s sermon, new attender Devon Bates shared with us a poem he wrote this week based on the scripture for the week.


Compromised Faith – Aug. 16, 2015

Duane preaching June 7,2015.Duane preaches from Micah 6:6-16. Micah, like other old testament prophets, was not very politically correct; he told it like it was.

He uses, among other things, the backpack buddies program sponsored by the Inter-Faith Food Shuttle at Hope Elementary and the issue of affordable housing in Raleigh as areas that provide us a way to live out our faith. What does the Lord require of us?  To do justice, love kindness,
and walk humbly with our God.