The Heart of Prayer

   Pastor Rich Knight July 10, 2022 Luke 6:12-16   Sabbatical Thoughts This message was given the day before the start of sabbatical time off. The standard contract for UCC pastors provides for a 3 month sabbatical after 5 years of service. Last summer I took 2 months of sabbatical time, and tomorrow starts the […]

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So You Want to Go Back to Egypt?

  Pastor Rich Knight June 26, 2022 Numbers 14:1-10a   I changed the scripture lesson and sermon for this morning.  I’ve had a message churning around in my mind, and this week brought some clarity. The Context for Numbers 14: The story of the Israelites escaping slavery in Egypt is well known. Moses led them […]

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    April 24, 2022 Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church   John says this is the third time John tells us about a post-resurrection appearance of Christ; twice in the Upper Room and now here on the beach. Let’s take a look. John 21:1-14 After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples […]

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On the Path of Love on Palm Sunday

  April 10, 2022 – Palm Sunday                        Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church   Before the passage: you’ll notice in the passage that Palm Sunday was carefully planned by Jesus himself. He would have known the prophesy that Margie read from Zechariah 9, that one day the Messiah would enter Jerusalem in a very humble […]

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When It’s Hard to Love

              “When It’s Hard to Love” Series: “Living Lent with Love” April 3, 2022 Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church   We’ve been talking about love this Lent. It’s our true & central calling as Christ followers. To do justice to this topic, I believe we need to think […]

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Job and Trust

    Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Feb. 6, 2022 Selections from Job   An Outline of the Book of Job Prologue – Job Is Tested (1-2 written in prose) Job’s Soliloquy (3) The Great Debate: 1st Cycle of Speeches (4-14) The Great Debate: 2nd Cycle of Speeches (15-21) The Great Debate: 3rd Cycle […]

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No Room in the Guest Room?

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Dec. 26, 2021   Luke 2:1-7  In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration and was taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. All went to their own towns to be registered. Joseph also went from the […]

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“What Christmas Reveals”

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Dec. 5, 2021   Please turn to the Book of Revelation, Ch. 27. Just kidding! The longest sermon series I’ve ever done (the Book of Revelation) has finally finished! Just in time for Christmas!    Luke 2:8-20  In that region there were shepherds living in the fields, keeping […]

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From the First Words to the Last Words

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church                                               Nov. 28, 2021 Genesis 3:8-13 This passage includes the first words spoken to God in the Bible. They heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden at the time of the evening breeze, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God […]

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A Glimpse of Heaven

    Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church November 21, 2021 Revelation 21   We’ve been studying the Book of Revelation this Fall because it’s a crazy book written during crazy times. The early church was being hit with challenges, difficulties, and persecution from all sides.  It must have seemed like the world was off […]

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