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!

 

Salt & Light

Sermon on the Mount Series Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church July 8, 2018 Matthew 5:13-16 We’re studying the Sermon on the Mount this summer, the most famous sermon ever preached. We said last week that some scholars believe that the Sermon on the Mount is really a collection of Jesus’ most often repeated teachings, […]

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Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church July 1, 2018 Matthew 5:1-12 This summer we’ll be studying the most famous sermon ever preached, Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Much of the sermon is familiar to those of you who’ve been in church for years. These chapters in Matthew’s gospel contain some of Jesus’ most important teachings. […]

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Taming the Tongue

   Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church June 3, 2018 James 3:1-12 I’m thinking about preaching through the Letter of James this summer. It’s one of the most practical books in all the Bible. So that book of the Bible has been on my mind this week, and then following the events in the news […]

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Homosexuality and the Bible

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church May 27, 2018 This year we’ve been studying the issue of “Open & Affirming” and the church, as it relates to our LGBTQ sisters and brothers. How welcoming should Christians be? Aren’t we already welcoming of all? Or, should we make a specific invitation to a group that […]

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Are the Gospels Reliable?

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church May 13, 2018   Our theme this morning is this: Can you trust the Gospels? Are they reliable? You’ve probably seen some documentaries on the Discovery Channel or the History Channel, and you know there’s lots of speculation being thrown around and there has been for years. I […]

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  On Confirmation Sunday, May 6,  excerpts from the Confirmands’ final papers were read during the service. They reveal the faith, sincerity and thoughtfulness of these young men. Enjoy! To have faith in God means to pray and help others in times of need.  By praying you are assuring your faith in God by asking […]

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Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 22, 2018 Luke 6:12-19 You’ll notice in the passage a distinction made between the words, “disciple” and “apostle.” Apostle means, one who is sent. Even though Jesus is selecting the disciples to be with him, to learn and serve with him, Christ’s ultimate purpose for them is to […]

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Healthy vs Unhealthy Religion

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 15, 2018 Acts 17:16-34 In this passage, Paul is in Athens, a very cosmopolitan place in the First Century. It was also a place where people liked to debate and discuss the great issues of the day. Paul has been causing some commotion in the city by his […]

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Fully Alive on Easter Sunday!

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 1, 2018 John 20:1-18 In the passage you’ll hear the phrase, “first day of the week.” That was Sunday. In ancient times, people worked Sunday through Friday. Saturday was their Sabbath, their day off, making Sunday the “first day of the week.” Our calendars today still reflect this. […]

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He was a Dangerous Man!

Palm Sunday Sermon Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church March 28, 2018 Matthew 21:1-17 Jesus chose this day to ride into Jerusalem. You’ll hear in the account that he carefully orchestrated it. One of the reasons he likely chose this day was that Jerusalem would have been filled with people – because Passover was approaching […]

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