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

August 14, 2022

Why Is the Church Always Asking for Money?

Series: Any Questions? (Episode 4)

14 August 2022

1 Corinthians 16:1-4; 1 Timothy 5:17-18; 6:3-10*

Is it sketchy to pay for spiritual care? Or is it absolutely the right thing to do? How giving money to the church and ministry is less about obedience and more about becoming more like Jesus--in humility, compassion, and generosity.

*Unfortunately our livestream and recording were both cut off during this service. The youth group's message in a basket was captured on a separate camera, and the regular recording system was reactivated in time for the sermon, but the rest of this Sunday's service is not available. We apologize for this.

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Message in a Basket: Central Baptist Church Youth Group

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

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Central Baptist Church has an active capital campaign to restore key aspects of our historic 1860's era building. This is partly for the historic value, but even more so we can more faithfully serve the community where God has placed us, using the resources God has given us. If you would like to participate in this good work, please visit our website, cbcsouthbridge.org, and designate your gift to "Ezra's Purse." Thank you.

August 7, 2022

What Do We Do About Spiritual Wilderness?

Series: Any Questions? (Episode 3)

7 August 2022

1 Kings 19:1-18

Have you heard of "spiritual wilderness"? Have you ever been in one? How do we think about it and what do we do if we find ourselves there? The third in a series on questions from the congregation.

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Scripture Reading: Tom Jernigan

Message in a Basket: Sandi Gunderman

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

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Central Baptist Church has an active capital campaign to restore key aspects of our historic 1860's era building. This is partly for the historic value, but even more so we can more faithfully serve the community where God has placed us, using the resources God has given us. If you would like to participate in this good work, please visit our website, cbcsouthbridge.org, and designate your gift to "Ezra's Purse." Thank you.

July 31, 2022

Can I Ask Questions in Church?

Series: Any Questions? (Episode 2)

31 July 2022

Luke 2:41-52

Even in a church where questions are welcome, do we need to consider what kinds of questions there are? Why did Jesus ask questions?

The second in a series on questions from the congregation. Apologies to all who join us online: the first is unavailable as we met in our fellowship hall the week prior due to the summer heat. Unfortunately, while there was air conditioning in that space, there was not sufficient recording capability.

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Scripture Reading: Mark Bertrand

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

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Central Baptist Church has an active capital campaign to restore key aspects of our historic 1860's era building. This is partly for the historic value, but even more so we can more faithfully serve the community where God has placed us, using the resources God has given us. If you would like to participate in this good work, please visit our website, cbcsouthbridge.org, and designate your gift to "Ezra's Purse." Thank you.

July 17, 2022

Whose Vine Is It Anyway?

Series: Storyteller #13

17 July 2022

Luke 20:1-19

Where did Jesus get His authority? A parable about authority, in which we see the people with the least legitimate authority are the most violent and controlling.

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Scripture Reading: Kathleen Youngs

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

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Central Baptist Church is embarking on a capital campaign to restore key aspects of our historic 1860's era building. This is partly for the historic value, but even more so we can more faithfully serve the community where God has placed us, using the resources God has given us. If you would like to participate in this good work, please visit our website, cbcsouthbridge.org, and designate your gift to "Ezra's Purse." Thank you.

July 10, 2022

The King You Expect

Series: Storyteller #12

10 July 2022

Luke 19:11-27

The king you expect might be the king you get.

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Scripture Reading: Paul Layte

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

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Central Baptist Church is embarking on a capital campaign to restore key aspects of our historic 1860's era building. This is partly for the historic value, but even more so we can more faithfully serve the community where God has placed us, using the resources God has given us. If you would like to participate in this good work, please visit our website, cbcsouthbridge.org, and designate your gift to "Ezra's Purse." Thank you.

July 4, 2022

My Stuff Tells Me So

Series: Storyteller #11

3 July 2022

Luke 16:19-31 Money and hell and other good topics for social gatherings. Also, did you know that there are legends about Sodom and Gomorrah? All this on Communion Sunday.

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Scripture Reading: Tom Jernigan

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Paul Layte

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Central Baptist Church is embarking on a capital campaign to restore key aspects of our historic 1860's era building. This is partly for the historic value, but even more so we can more faithfully serve the community where God has placed us, using the resources God has given us. If you would like to participate in this good work, please visit our website, cbcsouthbridge.org, and designate your gift to "Ezra's Purse." Thank you.

June 26, 2022

Who’s In Charge Here?

NOTE: THIS EPISODE INCLUDES A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS.

Series: Storyteller #10

26 June 2022

Luke 16:1-15

What to do when you're faced with a passage of Scripture you don't understand. Also what to do (and what not to do) if and when you're faced with a loss of power and resources when you had them before.

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Scripture Reading: Paul Layte

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

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Central Baptist Church is embarking on a capital campaign to restore key aspects of our historic 1860's era building. This is partly for the historic value, but even more so we can more faithfully serve the community where God has placed us, using the resources God has given us. If you would like to participate in this good work, please visit our website, cbcsouthbridge.org, and designate your gift to "Ezra's Purse." Thank you.

June 19, 2022

The Prodigal Father

Series: Storyteller #9

19 June 2022 - Father's Day/Juneteenth

Luke 15:11-32

The Prodigal Son parable takes the parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin a step further. But also, we miss some important details when we focus on the son who ran away. Like, what about the son who stayed? And who's the real prodigal in all this?

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Scripture Reading: Kathleen Youngs

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

June 12, 2022

Lost and Found

Series: Storyteller #8

12 June 2022

Luke 15:1-10

The only difference between the sheep is that one of them is lost. And it isn't always the one you might think.

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Scripture Reading: Mark Bertrand

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

June 5, 2022

How to Behave at Parties

Series: Storyteller #7

5 June 2022

Luke 14:7-24

Ever think about how except for that one time, Jesus must've been really awkward at parties?

To guests: Sit somewhere else.

To hosts: Stop inviting your rich friends.

Someone tries to redirect Him with talk about the Feast in the Kingdom. Jesus: Yeah, about that...

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Scripture Reading: Tom Jernigan

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)