Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Memory Keepers – Oct. 14, 2018

Telling and rewriting the story of Joshua from Joshua 24:1-15, Melissa shared about her experiences of visiting border communities in Arizona and Mexico to learn more about the current immigration situation.

Memory Keepers – Oct. 14, 2018

 
 
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Angel Cruz speaking at RMC Oct. 7, 2018

The Ten Commandments – Oct. 7, 2018

Angel brought the message on this World Communion Sunday. The lectionary reading was from Exodus 19:3-7, 20:1-17. How do the Ten Commandments speak to us today?

The Ten Commandments – Oct. 7, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Waiting for God – Sept. 30, 2018

Melissa brought the message from Exodus 14 about Moses and the Israelites being delivered out of the land of the Egyptians and crossing the sea.

Waiting for God – Sept. 30, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Living in the Empire – Sept. 23, 2018

Today’s lesson from Genesis 39:1-23 about Joseph and Potiphar’s wife was particularly salient given the week’s current events. Melissa asks, “How is the empire we can’t help but be a part of controlling our lives? Where is our allegiance?” As Ta-Nehisi Coates has said, “You are called to struggle, not because it assures you victory but because it assures you an honorable and sane life.”

The service was also live-streamed and the video is available on RMC’s YouTube channel.

Living in the Empire – Sept. 23, 2018

 
 
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Gifted, Called & Blessed – Sept. 16, 2018

As a result of some last minute storm-related changes, Melissa and Hans provided a Bible study for today’s message based on Genesis 12:1-9 and Hebrews 11:8-16. Their interactive review, including a discussion of Abram’s blessings, was followed by Sri Mayasandra who shared about his life and current ministry as the Asia regional peace resource coordinator with Mennonite Central Committee.

The service was also live-streamed and the video is available on RMC’s YouTube channel.

Gifted, Called & Blessed – Sept. 16, 2018

 
 
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Donna Battle preaching Sept. 9, 2018

The Cost of Covenant – Sept. 9, 2018

Donna Coltrane Battle joined us this Sunday and provided a riveting message based on the story of Noah from Genesis 6-9.  Covenants are birthed out of pain. Recovery, or salvation, requires sacrifice. On this side of the covenant, we must press for ongoing justice.

Dr. Battle currently serves as the chaplain at Meredith College.

The Cost of Covenant – Sept. 9, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching May 6, 2018

God’s Gift of Grandeur – Sept. 2, 2018

This Sunday marks the beginning of a new study of Genesis. Prior to Melissa’s message from Genesis 1, Pam read a poem, “God’s Grandeur” by Gerald Manly Hopkins.

There is mystery in the creation story. Everything in the world is a pure gift, an unmerited pure act of God’s love that somehow has intersected with time. You are a sign of God’s love enfleshed.

God’s Gift of Grandeur – Sept. 2, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Lineage – Aug. 26, 2018

Melissa finishes up her series on the book of, and the person, Ruth. But Ruth shows up another time, at the beginning of the New Testament. The genealogy listed in Matthew 1 mentions three very unique women, including Ruth. Remnants of Ruth show up in Jesus generations later.

Ruth 4, Matthew 1, Matthew 9:20-38

Lineage – Aug. 26, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Remade by Courage – Aug. 19, 2018

Melissa continues her series on Ruth, focusing this Sunday on Ruth 3:1-18. We join the message a few minutes in.

Remade by Courage – Aug. 19, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

As It Happened – August 12, 2018

Melissa continues her series on Ruth, focusing on Ruth 2.

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As It Happened – August 12, 2018
Raleigh Mennonite Church Sermons

 
 
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Melissa preaching at RMC June 10, 2018

Ruth – July 29, 2018

Ruth leaves what she knows and follows Naomi back to Bethlehem. Ruth arrives in Bethlehem, a land she doesn’t know where they worship a God she doesn’t know. Ruth 1

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Ruth – July 29, 2018
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Anali reflecting on her cross cultural experience, July 22, 2018

Reflections on Cross Cultural Encounters with Social Justice – July 22, 2018

Anali provided the message this morning, reflecting on her spring semester spent along the Mexico/US border, in Guatemala and in Cuba as part of her cross cultural experience studying at Eastern Mennonite University. Her talk included sharing a number of pictures from her experiences (PDF).

During sharing time this Sunday, Leah shared live from Alamosa, Colorado, about the start of her year serving with Mennonite Voluntary Service.

Reflections on Cross Cultural Encounters with Social Justice – July 22, 2018

 
 
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Rachel Taylore preaching at RMC July 15, 2018

Loving by Overcoming Our Fear – July 15, 2018

Rachel preached from I John 4:7-21. We’re not alone on our journeys. Together, we encourage each other, share resources, catch each other when we fall, and simply enjoy each other. As our journeys become real and we’re brought to the edge of ourselves, we’ll encounter God’s love there too. Through loving each other and through discovering God’s love at the deepest part of who we are, we are given what we need to do the impossible.

Loving by Overcoming Our Fear – July 15, 2018

 
 
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Melissa preaching May 6, 2018

Factions in the Church – July 8. 2018

Using I John 2:7-15 Melissa shows that factions in the Church are nothing new.  As the Church was starting, there were different understandings of the Gospel message.  How do we handle this?

Factions in the Church – July 8. 2018

 
 
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What do retired apostles do? – June 24, 2018

Zinith talks about his own experience as a retired person, comparing that with the Apostle John, being banned to the Island of Patmos.

What do retired apostles do? – June 24, 2018
Raleigh Mennonite Church Sermons

 
 
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