“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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

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 […]

Continue reading

Receive, Believe, Become

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Dec. 22, 2019 John 1:1-14   Intro to the passage: the word, “Word” is prominent in this passage. “In the beginning was the Word,” echoing Gen.1. The Greek word here translated “word” is Logos.  Logos – in the Hebrew Scriptures it meant, “God in action.”   “And the Word […]

Continue reading

“Glory to God in the Lowest”

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Dec. 8, 2019   Isaiah 9: 2, 6-7 The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep darkness— on them light has shined.  For a child has been born for us, a son given to us; authority rests […]

Continue reading

The Already and the Not Yet

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Dec. 1, 2019   Luke 17:20-21 20Once Jesus was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God was coming, and he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with things that can be observed; 21nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There it is!’ For, […]

Continue reading

An Invitation to Thankfulness

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Nov. 24, 2019   Psalm 100 1Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth. 2Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. 3Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 4Enter […]

Continue reading

On Oneness

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Nov. 17, 2019   John 17:20-26    (Setting = The Last Supper)   ”I ask not only on behalf of these, but also on behalf of those who will believe in me through their word, 21that they may all be one. As you, Father, are in me and I am […]

Continue reading