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God bless you on your sacred journey!

 

Check Your Gauges!

Check Your Gauges! Series: Mindful Christians Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 15, 2019   Mark 12:28-34 28One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, he asked him, “Which commandment is the first of all?” 29Jesus answered, “The first is, ‘Hear, O Israel: […]

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Mindful Christianity

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 8, 2019 Isaiah 6:1-8   Our scripture lesson this morning is from the Prophet Isaiah. Many of the books of the prophets contain a “Call Story”, a time in their lives when God spoke very clearly to them that they had a special job to do. Let’s […]

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                Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 1, 2019 Deuteronomy 6:4-9 Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God, the Lord alone. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. Keep these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. Recite […]

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Francisco’s “Farewell Sunday”

Tributes for Francisco Fernandez & Taide Prieto  Aug. 25, 2019   Pastor Rich Knight Ginnie Hall asked me if I was going to preach this Sunday. I told her that I would be giving a very short message. She then suggested that I get the word out about that, because it might be a drawing […]

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Series: “Going to the Beach with God” Because big things happen on beaches in the Bible!   Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church July 7, 2019 Exodus 14 The traditional date for the Exodus is around 1450 BC., Although many scholars today favor a later date. 13th Century BC. Some scholars believe the body of […]

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Where’s the Beach?

Series: “Going to the Beach with God this Summer” Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church June 30, 2019 Genesis 6:5-22   We’re going to look at the story of Noah this morning. It’s of course one of the most famous stories in all the Bible, and for children, it’s likely to be their best-known story […]

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The Blessing

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church June 16, 2019 Genesis 27:1-4, 24-29   Our passage this morning comes from the Old Testament story of Isaac blessing his son, Jacob. If you know the story, you know that it’s a fascinating story that is strange and troubling to our ears. But let’s start with this truth: […]

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You Shall Be My Witnesses

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church June 2, 2019 Acts 1:1-11 The Book of Acts was written by Luke. Luke was not one of the 12 disciples. He was an early convert to Christianity and became a travelling companion to St. Paul, and because of that he would have spent a great deal of […]

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The Prophets and My Uncle Jack

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church May 26, 2019 Isaiah 58:1-14  I want to talk with you this morning about Old Testament Prophets and my Uncle Jack. If he were still alive and here, he’d say in his mid-Western, southern Illinois drawl, “Son, I don’t reckon I know what those two things could possibly have […]

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Imagine

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church May 19, 2019 Acts 2:17 Luke 10:27  Acts 2:17 – ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall […]

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