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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Christmas Eve Message Dec. 24, 2018 Pastor Rich Knight   It’s hard to think of anything else the church does that’s more beautiful than a Christmas Eve Candle-light service. Isn’t that true? There’s a radiance, a sparkle, a warmth, a vibrancy, a genuine aliveness to it all. So simple and yet captivating. Inviting and inspiring. […]

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Pastor Rich Knight Dec. 23, 2018 The world’s most famous Christmas carol debuted 200 years ago tomorrow night. The year was 1818. The town was Oberndorf, Austria – 11 miles north of Salzburg, Austria. (Salzburg is the birth place of Mozart, and also where most of “The Sound of Music” was filmed.) Oberndorf, Austria today […]

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Pastor Rich Knight       Central Congregational Church                                                                         Dec. 9, 2018 I want us to think for a few moments about the purpose of Christmas. Why was Christ born? What was the purpose of Christmas? Why did God send God’s uniquely divine Son? The Christmas passages themselves give us insights – He called, “Savior,” a “King,” the […]

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Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Dec. 2, 2018 Luke 1:26-38 The Christmas story is found in Matthew & Luke. John begins his gospel with a poem about the Incarnation, but doesn’t tell us any of the story. Mark skips the birth and jumps right in with John the Baptist. Luke 1:26-38           In the […]

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