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-3mz2f-12b6030

Series: The Family You’re a Part Of – Episode 1

Ephesians 1:1-14

“Remember the family you’re a part of” can sound like a threat. “Don’t make us look bad” or something like that. But what if there were a family where you were wanted from start to finish, and you were chosen and empowered to exhibit the altogether wonderful family resemblance and weren’t on our own to do it?

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Scripture Reading: Tom Jernigan

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pfnaa-12acfa7

Series: Any Questions? (Episode 6)

28 August 2022

Acts 17:16-34

Is the Bible enough? Why should we bring in references to other resources when we have a book that came from God? Or should we? Pastor Jenn talks about playing Hide and Seek with Jesus and shows us the Apostle Paul doing just that.

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Scripture Reading: Mark Bertrand

Message in a Basket: Ray Petrelli

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.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kqjdi-12a489c

Series: Any Questions? (Episode 5)

21 August 2022

Genesis 3:14-16; Joel 2:25-32

Is God a misogynist? Well really? What is God like? What did God intend for humans? And what kind of punishment are we even talking about?

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Scripture Reading: Kathleen Youngs

Message in a Basket: Ron Chernisky

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.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ur5e5-12a03e6

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.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-muhx7-1296a81

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.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-g4ihc-1296a73

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.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bt9kr-127e37c

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.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-qgfp3-126e54f

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.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-62jmg-12661ce

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.