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Listen to weekly sermons from the United Church of God congregation in Raleigh NC. We observe the 4th commandment to conduct a sacred assembly on the 7th day of the week to worship God and receive instruction in the word of God.

Listen to weekly sermons from the United Church of God congregation in Raleigh NC. We observe the 4th commandment to conduct a sacred assembly on the 7th day of the week to worship God and receive instruction in the word of God.
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Listen to weekly sermons from the United Church of God congregation in Raleigh NC. We observe the 4th commandment to conduct a sacred assembly on the 7th day of the week to worship God and receive instruction in the word of God.








Examine Yourself in Preparation For the Passover

1 Corinthians 11:27-32 It is possible to take the Passover in a manner that is unworthy… to take it in an irreverent way, with a wrong attitude. The immediate example we have is of the Corinthians. They were keeping the Passover as if it were a Greco-Roman dinner party, with preferential seating and separate rooms for members based on social status. The wealthy among them would get served first, they would get better food, better drink etc. Some had scraps while others indulged themselves...


What is the New Covenant?

To understand the New Covenant we begin with the Old Covenant. Summary: the Old Covenant was an agreement [a deal] between the God of Creation and Israel [the descendants of Abraham]. God promised to protect, to provide for, and to give honored status to Israel. Israel promised to obey God’s commandments, laws and judgments. If Israel failed to obey… blessings from God would stop and instead they would receive curses [punishments]. Deuteronomy 5:29 God knew Israel would not be able to...


Baptism as Practiced in the Church of God

A review of scriptural examples of baptisms in the gospels and Acts and an explain how we use these to inform our current best practices and procedures for baptism in the Church of God The Baptism of John Mark 1:2-5 it was a baptism of repentance for the remission of sin Matthew 3:6 repentance involves an acknowledgment of personal sins and a conviction to make changes in what we do. Matthew 3:7-9 repentance involves making personal changes in your life. To acknowledge sin, to be...


Video Message: Is There Racism in the Bible?

The basis for charges of racism made against God and His word come from many different directions but revolve around a common theme: the establishment of Israel as God’s chosen people. In this way, critics portray the entire bible as based upon God’s favor of one race over others. Specific examples often cited include: ➤ God’s command to wipe out the Canaanites Deuteronomy 20:16-17 ➤ Religious exclusivity and forbidding intermarriage with other nations Numbers 25:1-3, Nehemiah...


The New Covenant Feast of Unleavened Bread

How do we arrive at our New Covenant model for observing the DOULB? How does the Church of God what to do and what not to do when observing the festival. Where do we get our New Covenant understanding of the Festival of Unleavened Bread and their spiritual implication for us today? The Model For DOULB Begins in Exodus In Exodus we learn that the feast is 7 days long and begins on the 15day of Abib (the day after Passover). The first day is an annual Sabbath on which we do no work and...


What Was The Old Covenant?

The old covenant was an agreement made between God and Israel. If Israel would agree to keep His commandments, statutes and judgments. He would be their God and bless them with land, physical well-being, abundant crops, and protection from their enemies, He would give them special status among the nations. A covenant is a deal, a formal agreement. It can take the form of a treaty, an alliance, a marriage, or a will of inheritance. What is commonly called the old covenant is a deal that...


The Resurrections - From Here to Eternity

Will science ever find a way to allow us to live forever? With all that humanity is able to accomplish the hope that we may one day eliminate death seems almost possible. Each year new breakthroughs and technologies are introduced in our search for ways to prolong life and perhaps even to live forever. The dream of living forever is part of how we humans think. Our creator has put this notion of eternity into our minds. But He has not built into us the knowledge or power to make eternal...


How Can We Be Sure The Sabbath is the Seventh Day?

How Can We Be Sure The Sabbath is the Seventh Day? If you are simply wondering which day of the week is the seventh day you’ll find the answer on most printed calendars in the U.S.. The 1stday of each week is Sunday and the 7thday of each week is Saturday. Note: In 1988 the ISO 8601 calendar was introduced to provide a universal method for transferring date and time information digitally. Graphically, the ISO 8601 presents the week as beginning on Monday and ending on Sunday. This has...

Video Message: How Can I Forgive Myself?

When God your creator forgives you for whatever you might have done… it is to Him as if it never happened. That forgiveness is yours for the asking because Jesus Christ gave his life to pay the penalty for your actions. Still, some of us have a hard time putting our past behind us. ----------------------------- FREE eBook -------------------------------------- If you want to explore this subject as a personal study of your own, request a copy of FORGIVENESS IS POSSIBLE to start...


Listen to Message: Is Lighting a Fire on the Sabbath Forbidden?

God does not forbid you a fire to warm your homes on a cold Sabbath night, nor a cooking fire, nor lighting a lamp in the dark. Let's look at Exodus 35:3. ----------------------------- FREE eBook -------------------------------------- Get our FREE bible study guide on God's holy Sabbath day: http://ucgraleigh.blogspot.com/p/blog-page_9.html ------------------------------- Find UCGRaleigh ------------------------------- Subscribe to this YouTube channel:...


Humble Yourself Today: Day of Atonement

At Christ’s return the people of the earth will not be humble and willing to learn... they will be be angry and defiant. That needs to change If He is to create a joy filled world ruled in peace. But it won't change while the driving force behind their way of thinking is still functioning. The governments, societies, religions, economies, sports of earth are still under the authority of Satan until he is removed. Christ's return begins a transfer of power and authority. Satan is the god...


The Promise of a Coming Kingdom

When scripture uses the phrase “Kingdom of God” not everyone has the same ideas about what the Kingdom of God really is, or when and how it will happen. Some people think the kingdom of God is getting to go to heaven after death… if you have been a good person in this life. I spent an entire sermon about a month ago showing from scripture that this was certainly not the case. I will not go over all that material right now except to remind you that God’s word clearly tells us that no...


The Gospel And The Kingdom of God

How does the message of the rule of God on earth, the establishment of the kingdom of God on earth fit in with the overall message of the bible? How prominent should the kingdom of God and its establishment on earth be in the message God has given the church to proclaim? Is the church’s primary message: Christ’s offering of His life to free people from the penalty of the law? Or, is the primary message: proclamation of the coming Kingdom of God that can only be entered into through the...


A Foundation For Marriage... Good Choices

Marriage is built on choices. A successful marriage is built on making good choices. Even if you have not always made the best choices in the past… maybe not the best choices leading up to marriage… the choices you make from this moment forward can work for you. You can be confident you are making the right choices if you allow God’s word to guide you. It is time to leave the past in the rear view mirror of your life and move into a better future. Ezekiel 18:21-23 you are not trapped in...


How To Honor Your Parents & Why

God our Father has placed the principle of honoring our parents within His 10 commandments Exodus 20:12, Deuteronomy 5:15. So we know it’s a highly important matter to Him. Yet its sometimes hard to be certain of exactly what is expected in fulfilling God’s 5 commandment. We’re going to look at what is expected under ideal circumstances... and why. Also, we’ll look at what might be expected under less than ideal circumstances, even rotten circumstances… and why. If one’s parents are...


Guidelines For Understanding Biblical Prophecy

What is the point of prophecy? On one hand people don’t like uncertainty… where will I get the money for rent next month?... will the stock market crash and wipe out my retirement savings? … will my son get home safely tonight? On the other hand many of us dislike the idea of a future where everything is already decided. Statements like: “I have no choice in the matter”… “its inevitable”… “I can’t change anything”, are statements of despair not confidence. God’s word gives us a way of...


The Enemies of God... Who Are They?

If I ask you, “does God have enemies” you might think first of Satan, who popular imagination presents as God’s arch enemy, but what about people? Are there human beings who are God’s ENEMIES! That might conjure up an image of some fiendish villain like Adolph Hitler, or perhaps an angry atheist media celebrity sputtering forth with accusations, demeaning jokes, or sarcasm. The painful reality is that there are far more enemies of God than you could have ever imagined. Romans 8:7 the...


Career Advice From Scripture

You will spend most of your waking hours working in one form or another. Does the God of Israel have anything to say about work? Does how you approach work affect your spiritual life? Does you spiritual life affect your approach to work? Or are they separate matters? Career Advice From Proverbs Proverbs 6:6-11 the ant is gives us a good example to follow: The Ant Is Self-Motivated [verse 7] No one has to tell the any what to do. There is no boss prodding the ant onward. The ant sees...


Be Reconciled To One Another

Even though we have all rebelled against our Father creator, disregarded His commands… to the point where we all were considered His enemies… God is graciously willing to offer everyone forgiveness and reconciliation. He makes peace with us so we are no longer to be considered enemies, and He grants us access to the divine nature and eternal life. This happens because of God’s forgiving nature and His loving desire to see us develop our full potential: To grow into the fully mature mind...


Jesus' Example of Prayer

I like biographies. I learn about history through the lens of a person’s life. Scripture does not give us much information about people. A few personalities have a fair bit of coverage… Abraham, David, Daniel, Paul. But what we have is bare bones… facts, snippets of dialogue, what was said, record of key actions taken. The scriptures don’t often delve into the motives, emotions of persons and personalities... ex. Why is this incident recorded and many others not? But we can often look at...


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