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!

 

Christmas Eve Message Dec. 24, 2018 Pastor Rich Knight   It’s hard to think of anything else the church does that’s more beautiful than a Christmas Eve Candle-light service. Isn’t that true? There’s a radiance, a sparkle, a warmth, a vibrancy, a genuine aliveness to it all. So simple and yet captivating. Inviting and inspiring. […]

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Pastor Rich Knight Dec. 23, 2018 The world’s most famous Christmas carol debuted 200 years ago tomorrow night. The year was 1818. The town was Oberndorf, Austria – 11 miles north of Salzburg, Austria. (Salzburg is the birth place of Mozart, and also where most of “The Sound of Music” was filmed.) Oberndorf, Austria today […]

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Pastor Rich Knight       Central Congregational Church                                                                         Dec. 9, 2018 I want us to think for a few moments about the purpose of Christmas. Why was Christ born? What was the purpose of Christmas? Why did God send God’s uniquely divine Son? The Christmas passages themselves give us insights – He called, “Savior,” a “King,” the […]

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Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Dec. 2, 2018 Luke 1:26-38 The Christmas story is found in Matthew & Luke. John begins his gospel with a poem about the Incarnation, but doesn’t tell us any of the story. Mark skips the birth and jumps right in with John the Baptist. Luke 1:26-38           In the […]

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The Heart of God

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Nov. 25, 2018 Exodus 34:6 One Verse Wonder Series This Fall we’ve been learning the Bible one great verse at a time. My theory is that in persuasive writing and persuasive speech – and the Bible is both – it was written to be heard – in persuasive writing […]

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What Does God Require of Us?

One Verse Wonders Series Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Nov. 4, 2018 Micah 6:6-8 Intro to the passage.  Micah was a prophet. He lived 8th C. BC. 740 BC – 690 BC. He was a contemporary of Isaiah, Amos & Hosea. This passage will be even more meaningful if I tell you a little […]

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Come unto Me

   One Verse Wonders Series Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Oct. 21, 2018 Matthew 11:25-30        At that time Jesus said, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the intelligent and have revealed them to infants; yes, Father, for such was your gracious […]

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One Word: Abide

Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church October 7, 2018 John 15:1-15 One Verse Wonders Series This Fall we’re studying “One Verse Wonders.” These are verses that teach a lot in just a single sentence. “One Hit Wonders” in music are one and done, and the artist is never heard from again. “One Verse Wonders” continue […]

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Jesus Wept

One Verse Wonders Series Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 23, 2018 John 11:1-44 We’re looking at “One Verse Wonders” this Fall. These are one sentence statements that teach us about the wonders of our faith. They’re verses that have had a lasting impact upon our faith. They have shaped our faith and countless […]

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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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