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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Easter People

      Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 28, 2019 Romans 6:1-11 I Peter 1:1-9   During the week after Easter and on the Sunday after Easter I like to reflect upon these type of questions:  – What difference does it make? -What difference does the Resurrection of Christ make for our lives?  […]

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Surveying the Wondrous Cross

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 14, 2019  Palm Sunday I Corinthians 1:18-25 For the message about the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment […]

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All Kinds of Prayers

“Let Us Pray” Sermon Series Pastor Rich Knight Central Cong. Church April 7, 2019 Ephesians 6:18 (NRSV) Pray in the Spirit at all times in every prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert and always persevere in supplication for all the saints.   NIV –  And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of […]

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Be Still and Know

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church March 31, 2019 Psalm 46 Notes before the passage: The Book of Psalms is the prayer book of the Bible. It was the hymnal of the Israelites. It’s written in poetry. So instead of saying, “When your world is falling apart,” the poet writes – “Though the mountains […]

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Unanswered Prayer

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church March 24, 2019   Psalm 13 How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I bear pain in my soul, and have sorrow in my heart all day long? How long shall my enemy be exalted […]

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Prayer on the Run

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church March 17, 2019 Nehemiah 1:1-11 The historical setting for Nehemiah is the Babylonia Exile. In 587 BC the Jews were conquered and taken off Babylon, which is in modern day Iraq, some 600 miles from Jerusalem. This was an horrific experience for them in every way. Things got […]

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