Thanks for checking out “Sermon Central,” sermons preached from the pulpit of Central Congregational Church. Remember that a sermon is an oral event. Sermons are written to be heard, not read. So as you read please try to hear the voice of the particular preacher sharing the message. That should help the words come off the page and convey spiritual truth to your heart and mind. Of course many of the sermons are now available as a podcast, so you can actually hear the voice of the preacher. Most of all, may you hear God’s “still, small voice” speaking to you.

God bless you on your sacred journey!

 

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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Out of Your Comfort Zone

  Doug Drake, Ast. Scoutmaster, Troop 74 Feb. 9, 2020 Scout Sunday   Many of you saw the signs on the edge of the pews requesting that you sit alphabetically rather than wherever you might normally sit. How does it feel to be sitting in a different spot? A little unnerving? A little uncomfortable? It’s […]

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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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LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

CCC Open and Affirming (ONA) Continuing Education Thank you to the many people who attended the ONA presentation shared by guest speaker Keith West on Sunday, January 12. There was good information about inclusive language and correct terminology, LGBTQ+ history, Biblical references, and current statistics. Keith was an enthusiastic and engaging presenter! His PowerPoint presentation […]

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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 […]

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“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 […]

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