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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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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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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