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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The Purposes of Prayer

Series: “Let Us Pray” Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church March 10, 2019 Psalm 141:1-5   Matthew 6:7-13   We’re starting a series of sermons this morning, entitled, “Let Us Pray.” – each Sunday during Lent we’ll delve into this essential Christian practice. We’ll look at various ways to pray, and we’ll practice different forms and […]

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The Lake Wobegon Effect

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church March 3, 2019 Romans 12:1-3        I appeal to you therefore, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the […]

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Tackling Racism

 Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Feb. 24, 2019 Gospel Music Sunday   I want to briefly highlight 3 scriptures that are extremely important for us today. Genesis 1:26-27 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness . . . . So God created humankind in his image, in […]

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Do Your Job!

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Feb. 3, 2019 – Super Bowl Sunday! I Corinthians 12:4-31 I Corinthians 12 reads like a pep talk at a staff meeting, combined with a Personnel Manual. It’s very organizational. As you listen to it, think how far the early Christians have come. They started as a Band of […]

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 Pastor Rich Knight Jan. 13, 2019 Psalm 19:7-11 II Timothy 3:15-17 Psalm 19:7-11 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the […]

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