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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                Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 1, 2019 Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite […]

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Francisco’s “Farewell Sunday”

Tributes for Francisco Fernandez & Taide Prieto  Aug. 25, 2019   Pastor Rich Knight Ginnie Hall asked me if I was going to preach this Sunday. I told her that I would be giving a very short message. She then suggested that I get the word out about that, because it might be a drawing […]

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You Shall Be My Witnesses

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church June 2, 2019 Acts 1:1-11 The Book of Acts was written by Luke. Luke was not one of the 12 disciples. He was an early convert to Christianity and became a travelling companion to St. Paul, and because of that he would have spent a great deal of […]

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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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