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!

 

All are One in Christ Jesus

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 16, 2018 Galatians 3:23-29 We’re starting a series of messages this morning that I’m calling, “One Verse Wonders.” You’ve probably heard the phrase, “One Hit Wonder.” It’s comes from pop music where a singer or group will have one smash it, and then they’re never heard from again. […]

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House Building 101

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 9, 2018  – “Welcome Sunday!” Matthew 7:24-29   This summer we studied the Sermon on the Mount, an amazing collection of some of Jesus’ most important and unique teachings. The parable we’ll study today is how he ends his message. This short parable is a very good example […]

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Storing Up Treasures

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church August 5, 2018 Sermon on the Mount Series Matthew 6:19-24 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and where thieves do not […]

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  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church July 29, 2018 Matthew 6:1-18 We’re studying the Sermon on the Mount this Summer, the most important sermon in the history of our faith. We’ve said that it could very well be a collection of Jesus’ most important teachings. It certainly has played a central role in the […]

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The Ethics of Christ

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church July 15, 2018 Matthew 5:17-48 We’re studying the Sermon on the Mount this summer.  It’s found in Matthew 5-7. So far we looked at the Beatitudes and the images of Salt & Light for Christian discipleship and for the church. This next section contains some of the most unique […]

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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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