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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Judgment Day

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Nov. 14, 2021   We’re studying the book of Revelation this Fall because it was written during a very trying time in the history of the early church. I think you’d agree with me that we are currently living through very trying times.   The earliest Christians refused […]

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The Marriage Supper of the Lamb

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Nov. 7, 2021 Revelation 19:3-9   First, I’d like to comment on Three Fairly Well-known and often Misused Details from the Book of Revelation.     The Number “666” Revelation 13:18 “This calls for wisdom: let anyone with understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is […]

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Christmas on Patmos

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church, UCC October 31, 2021 Revelation 12   I had a Professor in College who spent Easter weekend on the island of Patmos, where John was when he wrote the Book of Revelation. My professor said that when the clock struck midnight Saturday night, the night before Easter Sunday, […]

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The Two Worlds Unite!

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Oct. 24, 2021 Revelation 10 & 11 Book of Revelation Sermon Series – A Crazy Book for Crazy Times (then & now) Our passage this morning features an angel. Angels are often pictured today as cute chubby infants with harps. The Book of Revelation has fierce angels who do […]

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Silence in Heaven

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church, UCC Oct. 17, 2021 Revelation 8 & 9   We’re studying the Book of Revelation this Fall – “A Crazy Book for Crazy Times.” Last Sunday we looked at the 7 Seals – they were attached to a scroll that unfolds the End Times as each seal is […]

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The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

  Pastor Rich Knight Oct. 10, 2021 Revelation 6:1-8, 7:9-17    We’re studying the Book of Revelation this Fall. I’m calling this series, “A Crazy Book for Crazy Times.” Revelation was written during crazy, tumultuous times, and the times we’re living in are certainly beyond the bounds of normal. As we’ve said before, Revelation was […]

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Heavenly Worship

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church, UCC Sept. 26, 2021 Revelation 4 “Until now the symbols in Revelation have been relatively straightforward and their meaning relatively easy to understand. From here onward they become more difficult and complex. Nevertheless, by using a disciplined imagination one can follow the author’s meaning, at least to some […]

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The Love We Had at First

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church, UCC                                                  Sept. 19, 2021 Revelation 2:1-7   Last Sunday: Title: “Revelation” not “Revelations” Vs. 1:1 – “The revelation of Jesus Christ” Author: traditional view, most likely John the Apostle, the only disciple to live into old age.  Date: written late First Century during persecution under Emperor […]

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Job’s Trauma and Ours

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church, UCC Sept. 5, 2021  Job 1:13-22 One day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the eldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were feeding beside them, 15 and the Sabeans fell on them and carried them […]

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