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-nf496-fc28f5

Genesis 22:1-19

Abraham could have stopped believing that this God who had called him was really different from the gods he had left in the human-sacrificing city of Ur, and obeyed no matter what, as just one god among many.

Abraham could have held onto his belief that this God was different from the gods he had left and as such God would never ask such a thing as sacrificing the son of the promise.

Either way, the promise was doomed. Or Abraham could have found the third way.

This is the one where Pastor Jenn completely loses it in the middle.

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Pastor Jenn