Either/Or  vs  Both/And

    Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 6, 2020   Mark 9:38-41 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.”  But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power […]

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“O What a Friend”

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church August 30, 2020   John 15:12-15  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command you.  I do not call you […]

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Help for Covid-Depression

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Aug. 23, 2020 Psalm 42 Philippians 4   I want to talk briefly about Covid-Depression this morning.     Covid-Depression can take many forms – from general sadness, like a mild depression, to profound feelings grief & loss, as we’re reminded of death every night on the evening […]

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Easter Means Hope!

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 12, 2020 – Easter Message I like for us to think about hope this morning. Hope is essential in our lives. Everything that gets done in this world starts with hope. Hope is the ignition, the spark that gets things moving. With hope, almost anything is possible. […]

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The Way, the Truth & the Life

  Series:  The Teachings from the Upper Room   Pastor Richard Knight Central Congregational Church March 15, 2020 John 14:1-10   You’re familiar with the saying, “Saving the best for last.” It seems that Jesus did that the night of the Last Supper. Some of his most powerful words and most memorable and important teachings […]

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“It’s All About Love”

  The Teachings of the Upper Room Series   Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church March 8, 2020 John 13:34-35, John 15:9-12 The setting for these words is the night of Last Supper, Thursday night of Holy Week. It’s the night before the Cross. The disciples and Jesus are in Jerusalem, the holy city, but […]

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Sometimes It Takes an Artist

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church March 1, 2020 John 1:1-18   It’s well known that there are 4 accounts of the life of Jesus Christ. The 4 Gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. Each begins in a unique way. Matthew begins with a genealogy to establish Jesus’ Messianic credentials as a descendent […]

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The Power of We

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Feb. 2, 2020   Genesis 1:26-28 26Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals […]

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The Power of Empathy

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Jan. 12, 2019 Romans 12:9-21 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lag in zeal, be ardent in spirit, serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere […]

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