Welcome to TLC Raleigh. This past Sunday we held our final service at the Brier Creek Community Center. Here is a message from our Evangelist Bebe Isrel:
Growth occurs in many ways. Sometimes it is steady, like a tree; up, and up, and up. But sometimes, it is a metamorphosis. It is like the butterfly, who first grows steadily as a caterpillar, but reaches a stage where further growth can only be achieved in a new environment. We at the Lord’s church in Raleigh have decided it is time to fly.
We have been in the cocoon now for a year and a half. We have grown immensely from the caterpillar we began as; not as much in number, though we have grown there. More-so, though, in spirit. We explored God and His son and found them maybe even more than we thought before; His spirit more powerful; His freedom even greater. As with the caterpillar, it took most of all we had to nourish ourselves. Though we ventured out on the limb some to others, it took most of our energy to change ourselves into the butterfly God wanted us to be.
But the cocoon that was our protection and our nourishment now constrain us. We have newfound knowledge that needs to be shared with fellow butterflies. We want to go to a world desperately needing the spiritual beauty that Jesus has so richly blessed us with. And we just can’t get there from this cocoon. So we each leave the cocoon that was the Lord’s church in Raleigh and fly to where God leads us.
We are excited, we are scared, we are hopeful. We are grateful beyond words for the butterfly that God made of us from the caterpillar that we were.
And we will always, always, thank God for the cocoon.
Welcome! TLC Evangelist Bebe Isrel delivered his second sermon of a 3 part series tackling the subjects that most congregations stay away from. Last week Bebe looked at the Silence issue and this week his lesson looked at binding examples. At first glace, you may think the lessons are what you have heard before but take a moment to listen and you will most likely find something totally different. Bebe looks at the issues from a different angle and gives plenty of “examples” to ponder. You can find the lessons in the sermon library or click one of the links below to listen.
- Silencing The Law of Silence
- Examples Yes! Binding? I Think Not
- Why Don’t You Wash My Feet? Commands and Principles