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

November 28, 2021

A Great Light: The Lamppost of Hope

First Sunday of Advent: Hope 

Isaiah 9:1-3

A people walking in darkness have seen a great light!

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message and Main Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

November 21, 2021

This Way Up (Part 5): The Kingdom of the Heavens is HERE

Matthew 28:1-10; 16-20

Now that Jesus has changed the rules, how do we live right-side-up?

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

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

 

November 14, 2021

This Way Up (Part 5): Am I Right orAm I Right…eous?

Matthew 27:11-14, 27-31, 38-54

How important is it to you to be right or make sure other people are doing/believing/expressing the right things? Why? What's at stake? Is it possible that the "need to be right" is more an impulse of Empire than a way of the Kingdom? 

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan (03:27)

Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte) (08:51)

November 7, 2021

This Way Up (Part 5): Priorities

Matthew 26:1-41

Are you playing Empire's game or living Kingdom's life? 

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

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

Communion Song: Tim and Sandi Gunderman

October 31, 2021

This Way Up (Part 5): But Not Those Expectations

Matthew 24

What will be the sign of the end of the age and Jesus' coming into His Kingdom? (A few reminders about biblical prophecy...and the Temple.)

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini-Message: Rev Barbara Jernigan

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

October 24, 2021

This Way Up (Part 5): Great Expectations

Matthew 21:1-17

You've heard of Christmas in July? Welcome to Palm Sunday in October, or something like that.

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Scripture Reading: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev. Barbara Jernigan

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

October 17, 2021

This Way Up (Part 4): Do You Know What You Are Asking?

Matthew 20:17-28

Have the disciples been getting the point? Has Central Baptist Church? Do any of us ever really know for sure what we are asking Jesus?

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Scripture Reading: Ms. Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev. Barbara Jernigan

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

October 3, 2021

This Way Up (Part 4): Faithful

Matthew 19:1-12

Sometimes, often, always, perhaps, there's more to Jesus' teaching that meets the eye. If you said this passage is about "divorce," that is the right wrong answer. 😉

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Scripture Reader: Bernice Rivera

Mini Message: Rev. Barbara Jernigan

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

September 26, 2021

This Way Up (Part 4): Forgive and Remember

Matthew 18:15-35

Jesus talks about resolving sibling squabbles--or even mistreatment. 

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Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

September 5, 2021

This Way Up (Part 4): The Ultimate Love Story

Matthew 17:1-13

Jesus gets reminded of His coming wedding day.

During this particular service, we were delighted to celebrate the renewal of marriage vows of one of our couples. This ceremony comprises the first half of this recording. The sermon followed in theme, but our livestream was "dumped" by our platform host as the conclusion was approaching, and unfortunately we have no files containing the end of it. We are posting this anyway, in honor of the couple and because at least some of the intent of the message was recorded before our livestream was cut off.

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Marriage Vow Renewal of Gabriel and Tara Vidot

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