Jesus People

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x2uhh-137dd6e Micah 6:1-8, Psalm 15, 1 Corinthians 1:18-31, Matthew 5:1-12 Epiphany Week 4 Last week we asked, “Did the Apostle Paul just say ‘be perfectly united in EVERYTHING’? When has that ever happened?” This week we talked about some more reasons WHY that rarely happens, and some practical approaches to getting there more often. ThereContinue reading “Jesus People”

The Problem with the Love of God

One time I was talking to a seminary professor about a theological opinion that would seem–I guess to both of us, but in very different degrees–a bit more “permissive” than the traditional take. The professor said something like, “Usually people who hold this view use the love of God as a starting point.” I hastenContinue reading “The Problem with the Love of God”

What’s Your Brand?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-hfvd8-1375e87 Isaiah 9:1-4; Psalm 27:1, 4-9; 1 Corinthians 1:10-18; Matthew 4:12-23 Epiphany Week 3 Did the Apostle Paul just say “be perfectly united in EVERYTHING?” When has that ever happened? Also, the difference between cookies and puzzles. ——- Scripture Reading: Mark Bertrand Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Rev Jennifer A GContinue reading “What’s Your Brand?”

Who Is the Chosen?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7kdrt-136c9f8 Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42   Epiphany Week 3 Who is, or are, the Chosen? And what is he/are they chosen for? ———— Scripture: Kathleen Youngs Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

You and Me

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-t3hnk-135d8fc Isaiah 42:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10:34-43; Matthew 3:13-17 Epiphany Week 1: what the story of Jesus and John the Baptist at Jesus’ baptism shows us about deriving our identity from the God who created us in His image. Also, is it possible that sometimes our correct ideas about God and ourselves protect us fromContinue reading “You and Me”

Celebration Sunday!

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-82s54-1352f4c January 1, 2023, was the fourth annual “Celebration Sunday”–Central Baptist’s “holy talent show” where we worship God together through the talents and gifts He has given us. There were a lot of people brimming over with creative testimonies to God’s greatness this year!

Are We There Yet?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jkkrb-134478a Isaiah 7:10-16, Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Romans 1:1-7, Matthew 1:18-25 Series: Already/Not Yet Asking for signs, putting God to the test…are we too pious to accept God’s invitation to love? ————————– Scripture Reading: Kathleen Youngs Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

Merch

We’re saying merch, not swag now, right? Whatever. This year’s Winter Solace retreat (which you are invited to and I really hope you attend) now has accompanying stuff-you-can-buy, and it’s gorgeous. At the Pilgrimage, we’re committed to not turning anyone away from a program on the basis of finances. That said, it does cost moneyContinue reading “Merch”

Refreshment

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-c22zs-133a85e Isaiah 35:1-10, Psalm 146:5-10, Luke 1:46-55, James 5:7-10, Matthew 11:2-11 Series: Already/Not Yet Is it okay if we don’t feel joy already? And…do we even know what joy is? ————————– Scripture Reading: Paul Layte Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

King of Everything

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-wbgri-1334fd9 Isaiah 11:1-10; Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19; Romans 15:4-13; Matthew 3:1-12 Series: Already/Not Yet In the reality we’re familiar with, people who try to rule the world bring anything but peace… ————————– Scripture Reading: Tom Jernigan Message in a Basket: Rev Barbara Jernigan Main Message: Pastor Jenn (Rev Jennifer A G Layte)

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