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-fcb42-f80882

John 4:10-18

God is the only one worthy of our worship… Worship benefits us because it is in our nature to worship. It is why we exist. The most true-to-ourselves, human thing we can do is worship. But, because that’s true, we are liable to worship anything

True worship? False worship? What difference does it make?

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Pastor Jenn

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qju6r-f72e1d

John 4:1-9

When God is so worthy, He humbles Himself to ask you for something…

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Pastor Jenn

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Today in Adventures in Glitchy Technology, the livestream cut out about halfway through the sermon and even though the beginning and the end were recorded, the middle third was lost. I tried to “re-preach” that part and insert it, but if there are some “idea breaks,” that, in this case, is why. Pray for us!

(Seriously. Pray for us. None of the stuff that happens every single week is anything we can ever plan for. Our tech team shows up an hour early to make sure last week’s issue doesn’t happen again…and then something else does.)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-y4xe2-f4c59c

Mark 1:9-35

What’s in your trunk?

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Pastor Jenn

 

As you are aware, if you listen to these regularly, we at Central Baptist are not equipped with the most streamlined tech equipment. Lately, in order to livestream video without jamming signals, we have to make an audio recording of the livestream, separately, which is what contributes to the “inside a tin can” sound quality of the last few months. We apologize that today the sound is even worse, due to some additional technological glitches on Sunday. We’re grateful for your prayers for us in all areas…including this one. Thank you for your patience.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dhua3-f257bf

Galatians 6

Nobody likes self-control. The guy in the 1600’s who put the verse numbers in your Bible? Put self-control in a whole separate verse from the other fruit of the Spirit! But of all the attributes listed, this is the one contributes most directly to Gospel freedom. How can that be?

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Pastor Jenn

(This recording also includes the children’s sermon by Rev Barbara Jernigan.)