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!

Jesus – In His Own Words

    Dec. 27, 2020 Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church   On this Sunday after Christmas, I thought it would be meaningful for us to look at the purpose of Christmas, according to Christ himself. Why was Jesus born? What was the purpose of his life and ministry? Jesus, in his own words.   […]

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Christmas Eve Homilies

  Christmas Eve – Dec. 24, 2020  7:00 pm   You know, 2020 has been a year we’ll never forget – as hard as we might try! Have you ever longed for a New Year the way you long for 2021? But before we turn the page, before we hang up our new calendars and […]

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Gratitude and Wellness

    Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Nov. 22, 2020 Matthew 18:21-33     You know that there are scientifically proven ways to live healthier and longer lives. Exercise helps a lot. Weight management is important. Eating right can’t be overlooked, especially vegetables.  It’s important not to smoke. And getting enough sleep is quite good […]

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Either/Or  vs  Both/And

    Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Sept. 6, 2020   Mark 9:38-41 John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.”  But Jesus said, “Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power […]

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“O What a Friend”

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church August 30, 2020   John 15:12-15  “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. No one has greater love than this, to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  You are my friends if you do what I command you.  I do not call you […]

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Help for Covid-Depression

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church Aug. 23, 2020 Psalm 42 Philippians 4   I want to talk briefly about Covid-Depression this morning.     Covid-Depression can take many forms – from general sadness, like a mild depression, to profound feelings grief & loss, as we’re reminded of death every night on the evening […]

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The Grasshopper and the Maker

  Alisa Knight, M.Div. August 9, 2020   I Kings 19:1-13 Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me, and more also, if I do not make your life like […]

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Easter Means Hope!

  Pastor Rich Knight Central Congregational Church April 12, 2020 – Easter Message I like for us to think about hope this morning. Hope is essential in our lives. Everything that gets done in this world starts with hope. Hope is the ignition, the spark that gets things moving. With hope, almost anything is possible. […]

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The Way, the Truth & the Life

  Series:  The Teachings from the Upper Room   Pastor Richard Knight Central Congregational Church March 15, 2020 John 14:1-10   You’re familiar with the saying, “Saving the best for last.” It seems that Jesus did that the night of the Last Supper. Some of his most powerful words and most memorable and important teachings […]

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