All posts by Pastor Rabon


What is fasting?  To fast simply means to voluntarily abstain from eating for an extended period of time. Biblical fasting is a discipline of abstinence from food that you are to spend time seeking the Lord in Bible study, prayer and meditation. Please be sure that you are medically sound before you decide to fast. … Read More


A man was driving through the countryside when the beauty of a certain farm caught his eye. The fences, house, and barn were clean and painted. A row of shade trees led from the road to the house, which was encircled by a green, freshly cut lawn, lush shrubs, and colorful flowers. The fields were … Read More


When I think of Beacon Baptist Church, one of the first things that comes to mind is a giving church.  You give to meet the budgeted need.  You give sacrificially to Faith Promise and each Wednesday we receive an Others offering that goes to various needs around the world. Giving is a part of our … Read More


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


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


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


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


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


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


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