Messages from a small church seeking the center of God’s heart and will.

March 22, 2020

CASKET: Kings - Delayed Gratification

2 Samuel 7:1-17; 1 Kings 8:20-30, 65-66

Sanctification and transformation 

Come from delayed gratification...

 

Pastor Jenn

March 16, 2020

Pastor Jenn Discusses COVID-19

March 16, 2020

CASKET: Sinai - The People of God

Exodus 1:8-14; 3:1-14; 34:1-8

Sinai is all about identity. It is about who the Israelites are, and about who God Himself is. 

Pastor Jenn

March 8, 2020

CASKET: Abraham - Resurrection Faith

Genesis 12:1-5; 15:1-6; 22:1-18

The story of Abraham and Sarah not only gives us a preview of God's plan to win back the hearts of humans in general, but shows us God winning the hearts of individual humans.

 

March 3, 2020

Creation: Declaring What’s Good

Genesis 1:24-28; Genesis 2:15-25

"The only way for another created being to take over the humans' role as the God-designated rulers on the earth is to create a rift between them and God."

Pastor Jenn

February 23, 2020

Life in the Vine: Talent

Ephesians 2:4-10

Our identity comes from God alone. Our status with God--our relationship with God--our salvation--is not earned. But it can be "worked out." That is, if we have accepted Jesus' reconciling sacrifice for us, if we have "signed up" to be His apprentices, if the Holy Spirit is residing with our spirits, our lives will be an expression of that fact--of our salvation.

Pastor Jenn

February 16, 2020

Life in the Vine: Treasure

Deuteronomy 12:1-14

The way the fruit of God's love through our Treasure demonstrates the extent to which all the other aspects of our lives really belong to Him.

Pastor Jenn

February 2, 2020

Life in the Vine: Temple

1 Corinthians 6:16-20 (also 1 Corinthians 3:11-17)

"Our bodies will be transformed, but they will be our bodies, resurrected just like Jesus'. What we do in and to our bodies now matters in eternity."

Pastor Jenn

January 26, 2020

Life in the Vine: Trust

John 15:12-17

If we are Jesus' friends, that means He is our friend. Which means we lay down our lives for Him first.

Pastor Jenn

January 22, 2020

Bryan LeBlanc Funeral Service

In memory of an American hero. 

Obituary from Belanger Funeral Home follows.

Bryan D. LeBlanc, 50, of Sayles Street formerly of Milford and Mendon, highly decorated Army Veteran, died Friday, Jan 17, at Brookside Rehab in Webster. He leaves his 2 sons Nick Rosen of Brockton, and Brandon LeBlanc of Texas, his father Charles LeBlanc of San Antonio, TX. a brother Christopher Michael LeBlanc of the Philippines, and a sister Jeannine Verburt of Universal, Texas.

Born in Boston he was the son of Charles LeBlanc and the late Ruth (Johnston) LeBlanc and lived in Texas and several others states where his Army career took him. Bryan was a highly decorated Army retired Veteran. He retired as an Army Ranger after 20 years of service. His service career took him into many dangerous zones including The Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia in 1993. He served in Desert Shield, Desert Storm, and peacekeeping missions in Egypt and Africa. After his retirement he taught science to high risk students in Texas. He coached Little League Baseball and worked security at Six Flags in Texas. He was an avid fisherman, and a Patriots and Bruins fan. Moving back to Massachusetts, he was a dispatcher for the Massachusetts State Police.

His activities ended after battling a series of 4 major strokes. With determination and will power he fought back to recover from of his ailing health and became the coordinator of Nick’s House in Southbridge, a place for veterans transitioning from life struggles. He ran the house with determination and courage. He could be seen walking his Great Dane “TUUKKA” throughout Southbridge. He was friend to all who knew him even though he struggled to communicate and would get frustrated with himself. His funeral service will be held at 6PM, Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Central Baptist Church, Southbridge. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.