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-d3z4s-141fa5d

Pentecost/Shavuot

Numbers 11:24-30; Psalm 104:24-34, 35b; 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13; Acts 2:1-21

Are we uncomfortable with the Holy Spirit? We shouldn’t be! The Spirit is the One who enables us to become the kind of humans God intended, so that His Kingdom may come and will be done on earth as it is in the heavens.

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Scripture: Mark Bertrand

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zwfs3-1414289

Easter Week 7

Acts 1:6-14; Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35; 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11; John 17:1-11

It’s exam season. This is where the rubber meets the road…and the glory in suffering—what’s good about grief—is how much genuine love results.

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Scripture: Lilly Dolan

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-reqf5-1410c78

Easter Week 6

Mother’s Day

Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21

What is “the good life”? Is there such thing as a one-size-fits-all? Why do people everywhere and throughout history look for it? And does God have anything to do with it?

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Scripture: 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-ghxhn-1410788

Easter Week 5

Acts 7:55-60; Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16; 1 Peter 2:2-10; John 14:1-14

“Father” is a tricky term to use for God nowadays…but that’s what Jesus called Him. What does it mean for God to be our Father? Also, we try to tackle “simple” subjects like the Trinity and stuff.

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Scripture: 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-cjgk5-13ed084

Easter Week 3

Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24:13-35

Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection are a great graciousness to us–and not because through them our sins have been forgiven. Today we talked about the grace of being perpetual “foreigners” and loving each other sincerely.

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Scripture: Mark Bertrand

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

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

 

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-awihn-13d9fc0

Lent Week 6 – Palm Sunday

Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 36:5-11; Hebrews 9:11-15; John 12:1-11

Mary poured expensive perfume on Jesus’ feet. Judas said they should’ve sold it and given the money to the poor. John tells us why Judas, specifically, was wrong in his protest. But if someone else had said it, would the objection have been worth considering?

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Scripture: Tom Jernigan

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

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