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-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.

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-8pgva-125cab3

NOTE: THIS EPISODE INCLUDES A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. SEE BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS.

Series: Storyteller #10

26 June 2022

Luke 16:1-15

What to do when you’re faced with a passage of Scripture you don’t understand. Also what to do (and what not to do) if and when you’re faced with a loss of power and resources when you had them before.

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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-kz4eb-1253d55

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)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3yasd-12422d6

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)