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 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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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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    Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church November 10, 2019   I Corinthians 13  (used at many weddings, but written to a congregation of Christ-followers) If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have […]

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Word of God, Word of Men?

     Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Oct. 27, 2019   II Timothy 3:14-17 14But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it, 15and how from childhood you have known the sacred writings that are able to instruct you for salvation through faith in Christ […]

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On Faith/Doubt

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Oct. 20, 2019 John 20:19-31   This passage tells of the very first Easter Sunday. Sunday is called here, “The first day of the week.” In ancient days it was. People worked 6 days, rested on Saturday and went back to work on Sunday.  Our calendars today still […]

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