Mindfulness in Christ

  Series: Mindful Christians Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church September 22, 2019   Ephesians 2:1-10 You were dead through the trespasses and sins 2in which you once lived, following the course of this world, following the ruler of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work among those who are disobedient. 3All […]

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Check Your Gauges!

Check Your Gauges! Series: Mindful Christians Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 15, 2019   Mark 12:28-34 28One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: […]

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Mindful Christianity

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 8, 2019 Isaiah 6:1-8   Our scripture lesson this morning is from the Prophet Isaiah. Many of the books of the prophets contain a “Call Story”, a time in their lives when God spoke very clearly to them that they had a special job to do. Let’s […]

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Series: “Going to the Beach with God” Because big things happen on beaches in the Bible!   Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church July 7, 2019 Exodus 14 The traditional date for the Exodus is around 1450 BC., Although many scholars today favor a later date. 13th Century BC. Some scholars believe the body of […]

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Where’s the Beach?

Series: “Going to the Beach with God this Summer” Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church June 30, 2019 Genesis 6:5-22   We’re going to look at the story of Noah this morning. It’s of course one of the most famous stories in all the Bible, and for children, it’s likely to be their best-known story […]

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The Blessing

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church June 16, 2019 Genesis 27:1-4, 24-29   Our passage this morning comes from the Old Testament story of Isaac blessing his son, Jacob. If you know the story, you know that it’s a fascinating story that is strange and troubling to our ears. But let’s start with this truth: […]

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The Prophets and My Uncle Jack

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church May 26, 2019 Isaiah 58:1-14  I want to talk with you this morning about Old Testament Prophets and my Uncle Jack. If he were still alive and here, he’d say in his mid-Western, southern Illinois drawl, “Son, I don’t reckon I know what those two things could possibly have […]

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Imagine

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church May 19, 2019 Acts 2:17 Luke 10:27  Acts 2:17 – ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall […]

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God Loves Like a Mother

 Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church May 12, 2019   Mother’s Day  Two passages this morning from the Prophet Isaiah”  Isaiah 49:13-17 13Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his suffering ones. 14But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, my […]

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The Faith of Our Confirmands

Excerpts from Confirmation Papers – 2018-2019   To have faith means to believe God has a presence in your life. Every day I am inspired to serve God because I know that this world was created to spread His kindness and love to others through us. So I serve in order to do God’s work […]

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