The news of the world gets more and more dire, but the Christian message has been called “Good News” ever since Jesus burst out of the tomb that Resurrection Sunday. Sometimes, though, in the media and even at church, even that news sounds anything but good. Maybe, at best, more like, “I guess God doesn’t hate me as much as I should probably expect.”

Guess what? God really does love you. Here at Central Baptist we are united in our vision to contemplate the glory of who God really is–which, by the way, is Love–to motivate our mission to love the world and each other in His name, through compassion and Spirit-fueled good works of blessing to those around us. It’s a process. We’re not perfect yet. But we’re committed to traveling this path together, with Jesus as both our Guide and the Way itself.

Our church podcast, with sermons and occasional other notable services, is linked to this media corner of our website. Sit back and take a listen, for even more good news.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-q82qz-ef76ac

Philippians 4:1-9

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If the salvation Jesus sacrificed Himself for is shalom-peace, reconciled well-being, then true peace is the lived-out expression of the essence/glory/love of God

So, if we are true peacemakers, true cultivators of wholeness around us, true bringers of wellbeing, then we prove that we have the love of God—we take after our Father. We are clearly His children.

Peacemaking is our witness.

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Pastor Jenn

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-38eck-ec5a85

Galatians 3:23-4:31

“The greatest proof that the Good News of Jesus Christ is good, is not a great sermon, or even a great personal testimony, though we’ve seen that those are powerful and Apostle used his earlier in this letter. The greatest visible proof that the Good News of Jesus Christ is good, is a reconciled community from every tongue, tribe, language, nation, gender, birth order, whatever–worshiping and serving God together.”

Pastor Jenn