All posts by Pastor Rabon

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OCT
04

As we celebrate sixty nine years of ministry as a church, my heart is filled with thanksgiving and praise for our wonderful and marvelous Lord!  I think back to those beginning days when a few men and women began our church in downtown Raleigh.  Had it not been for the faithfulness of those members in … Read More

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SEP
16

In Colossians 1:28, Paul uses the phrase “every man” three times.  As we prepare for our annual World Missions Conference, that phrase stirs my heart as I realize that we have a responsibility both personally and corporately to reach “every man” with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This responsibility begins right here at home.  You … Read More

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JUL
03

As we approach Independence Day once again this year, I am glad to say that I am thankful to be an American.  I am thankful for the freedoms we enjoy in our blessed country concerning our worship, speech, and press.  I am thankful that I can still live for the Lord, rear my family according … Read More

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JUN
19

As a Christian father, I realize that I have the opportunity to impact and influence the lives of generations to follow through the life that I live and the instructions that I give. In the book of Proverbs, Solomon used the phrase, “my son,” twenty-three times. It was absolutely clear to him that he had … Read More

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MAY
09

As we pause this month to celebrate Mothers’ Day, I think of the influence that each and every mom has over the lives of her children. When we think of our mothers, love, patience, care, tenderness and faithfulness flood our minds. The affection of friends and family may ebb and flow, but the love of … Read More

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APR
06

Our Lord said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die” (John 11: 25, 26a).  The good news of the Gospel is that Jesus Christ is alive!  The resurrection of Christ is not … Read More

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MAR
06

The psalmist declared in Psalm 119:105, “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”  One of the synonyms for God’s Word is “light” in the Scriptures.  Light dispels darkness.  Light reveals what is ahead.  Light directs our steps. We may not have all the details of the path just … Read More

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JAN
23

The African impala can jump to a height of over 10 feet and cover a distance greater than 30 feet. Yet these magnificent creatures can be kept in an enclosure in any zoo with a three foot wall. Why? The animals will not jump if they cannot see where their feet will fall. They will … Read More

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JAN
12

This January as every January for the past 40 years here at our church is set aside as our Stewardship Emphasis month.  This is the time of the year that we talk about the subject of our stewardship as individual believers and as members of our church. I am afraid that most of us think … Read More

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NOV
21

We are now entering the hustle and bustle of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.  It does seem like only yesterday we were celebrating in 2015.  Time does fly and it has seemed to pick up speed the older I get.  Sometimes I just stop and think, “Where has this day, week, month, or year gone?”  … Read More