What Do We Do About Spiritual Wilderness?

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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.

Can I Ask Questions in Church?

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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.

Whose Vine Is It Anyway?

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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.

The King You Expect

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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.

My Stuff Tells Me So

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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.

Who’s In Charge Here?

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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.

The Prodigal Father

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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)

Lost and Found

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Series: Storyteller #8

12 June 2022

Luke 15:1-10

The only difference between the sheep is that one of them is lost. And it isn’t always the one you might think.

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Scripture Reading: Mark Bertrand

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

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

How to Behave at Parties

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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)

Humble and Stubborn

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Series: Storyteller #6

29 May 2022 – Memorial weekend

Luke 18:1-14

A stubborn widow hassles a corrupt judge for justice, an arrogant religious person tells God how awesome he himself is, and an immoral, unjust tax collector gets humble before God. Somehow all of this is connected to the Good News…and the crazy things that have been happening in the world lately.

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Scripture Reading: Rev Barbara Jernigan

Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan

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