Raleigh Mennonite Church
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Audio from Raleigh Mennonite Church: primarily the sermons from Sunday morning worship, but some other surprises show up occasionally as well.
||CleanFacing Imprisonment for our Beliefs – April 22, 2018||Claire Unruh provided the sermon this Sunday based on the story of Paul and Silas’s imprisonment recounted in Acts 16:16-34. They were jailed after casting out a demon in a slave girl. Claire used the story as a springboard to recount other stories||4/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTwo Conversions – April 15, 2018||Melissa preached from Acts 9:1-19 about Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus. However, it wasn’t only Saul who had an unexpected experience with Jesus. God involves Ananias in Saul’s conversion, even though he really wasn’t n||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Foolishness of God’s Senseless Love – April 8, 2018||This was “holy humor” Sunday and Melissa started out her message with a joke before getting into the story told in John 20:19-31. Just as Jesus met Thomas, Jesus meets us where we’re at. Faith is not something you come to on your own. I||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Contact – April 1, 2018||John 20:1-18 Prior to Melissa’s sermon on this Easter Sunday, Pam read the poem, “Christ as a Gardener” by Andrew Hudgins. Mary returns to the tomb Jesus had been laid in after she and the two disciples found it empty. She’s weepi||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Whole World Has Gone After Him – March 25, 2018||John 12:9-19 and Zechariah 9:9-13 On this Palm Sunday Melissa told us about the Alexamenos graffito. Due to some technical issues, the beginning of her sermon is cut off. Jesus isn’t interested in re-imagining the structures or reinforcing national||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation about Jesus’ Death – March 18, 2018||Melissa changed up the format a little this Sunday for her sermon. Speaking from John 19:1-16a about Jesus’ trial and condemnation to death, she provided an introduction then invited the congregation to help answer the age-old question, “Why||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Banality of Evil – March 11, 2018||Before Melissa’s sermon, we listened to Billie Holiday’s rendition of the haunting song “Strange Fruit.” The sermon was based on John 18:28-40, about Jesus’ trial before Pontius Pilate. Crucifixions were a common thing duri||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Fire of God’s Love – March 4, 2018||Rachel brought the sermon based on John 18:17-27, reflecting on the oft-told story of Peter denying he knew Jesus, his teacher. Peter was later able to take the experience of his failure, look at it with God’s eyes, and use it to imagine something||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking the Ordinary Extraordinary – Feb. 25, 2018||John 13:1-17 – Jesus Washes the Disciples’ Feet The rituals of the Christian life are ordinary things made extraordinary for a moment. Jesus has a knack for this, taking what is ordinary and turning it back for us to look at it again: song, bread,||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean“Remember that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” – Feb. 18, 2018||John 11:1-44 – The Death of Lazarus Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent, a time for prayer as we anticipate with sorrow Jesus’ death. This year Ash Wednesday was marked by the death of 17 students and teachers at the High School in Parkland, Fl.||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|