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.
“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.”
“[The Flesh] can produce a very ‘righteous’ morality, but it nullifies grace. I hope that you can see that the essential mark of a Christian is not how far you have progressed in sanctification, but on what you are relying to get there.”
Rev Barbara Jernigan
Is your life endorsed or an endorsement?
Sermon Series: By Their Fruit You Shall Know Them
I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel, which is really no gospel at all…
The Apostle Paul
How to avoid Fake (Good) News.
Do you want to tell the story with the happy ending, or do you want to accept God’s invitation to the story with the happily ever after?
Hesed is contagious–but a good contagious. You don’t need a mask!
Based on the way this story reads, I believe that faithful, generous love in the heart of Boaz would have been generous with any foreigner because the heart of His God welcomes the foreigner. But his faithful, generous love is drawn to this particular foreigner, because he senses the same faithful, generous love in her.
God’s will, or desire, for each person of any gender, is to become more fully the person He created—not according to our culture, but according to His nature—which is hesed.
What it takes to get on the road…