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 Love We Had at First

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church, UCC                                                  Sept. 19, 2021 Revelation 2:1-7   Last Sunday: Title: “Revelation” not “Revelations” Vs. 1:1 – “The revelation of Jesus Christ” Author: traditional view, most likely John the Apostle, the only disciple to live into old age.  Date: written late First Century during persecution under Emperor […]

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Job’s Trauma and Ours

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church, UCC Sept. 5, 2021  Job 1:13-22 One day when his sons and daughters were eating and drinking wine in the eldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were feeding beside them, 15 and the Sabeans fell on them and carried them […]

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Can Christians Ever Love Too Much?

    Aug. 29, 2001 Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church, UCC Matthew 10:5-16                                                                 5 These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: “Go nowhere among the Gentiles, and enter no town of the Samaritans, 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The […]

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   Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church May 16, 2021   I’m very grateful to our staff, our leaders, all our committees, all our members and friends who participated in the church and its ministries this past year. It was a year we’ll never forget. It’s easily been one of the most meaningful, challenging and […]

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Thankful for the Scars

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church May 9, 2021   Psalm 119:71-72 It is good for me that I was humbled so that I might learn your statutes. The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver pieces.   II Corinthians 12:6-10 But if I wish to boast, […]

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Why Did Jesus Keep His Scars?

    Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church May 2, 2021   John 20:24-29  But Thomas (who was called the Twin), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails […]

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“Standing on the Promises” 

   April 25, 2021 Pastor Rich Knight                                                                          Central Congregational Church   Holy Scripture: Matthew 28:20 – Remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” I John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he who is faithful and just will forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all […]

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God’s Garden Need Gardeners

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 18, 2021   Scriptures about Caring for God’s Creation   In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth . . . God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.        – Genesis 1   The heavens are telling the glory of God; […]

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  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 4, 2021 – Easter Message   Matthew 28:1-10 After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came […]

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The Christian Literacy Project

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Feb. 21, 2021   II Peter 1:16-18 (Some parts of scripture are stories that were told and retold over many, many years and eventually written down by those with no firsthand knowledge of the events. Notice in this passage that it’s written by an eyewitness, Peter.)  For we did […]

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