Jesus person. Wife and step-mom. Daughter, sister, auntie, friend. Collector of stories: mine, yours, tangible, not...

Pastor of Central Baptist Church, founder and spiritual director at The Pilgrimage, and author of Trees In The Pavement and Favored One.

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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)

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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)

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Series: Storyteller #6

29 May 2022 – Memorial weekend

Luke 18:1-14

A stubborn widow hassles a corrupt judge for justice, an arrogant religious person tells God how awesome he himself is, and an immoral, unjust tax collector gets humble before God. Somehow all of this is connected to the Good News…and the crazy things that have been happening in the world lately.

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Scripture Reading: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

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

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Series: Storyteller #2

1 May 2022

Luke 10:25-37

Pastor Jenn was sick this weekend. So Barb preached two Messages from her Basket, and Pastor Jenn recorded her sermon from home. This communion Sunday recording is therefore longer than usual, but such good stuff–we hope you’ll listen to all of it!

Today we looked, with Jesus, at the questions, “What must I do to inherit eternal life?” and “Who’s my neighbor?” (Turns out they’re related.) We discover that parables work because we’re usually all the characters, one way or another. And also, Jesus Himself is hiding somewhere in them, too.

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Scripture Reading: Tom Jernigan

Message in a Basket x 2: Rev. Barbara Jernigan

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

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Series: Storyteller #1

24 April 2022

Luke 1:1-4; Mark 4:33-34

Why do we tell stories? Why are there so many stories in the Bible? Why would Luke, trying to write an orderly account of the life of Jesus, bother to include so many of Jesus’ stories which were, in fact, fiction?

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Scripture Reading: Mark Bertrand

Message in a Basket: Paul Layte

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