The Central Podcast

The Central Podcast

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September 20, 2020 27 min

Jesus says in John 18:37: “I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth.  All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”  Christians believe in absolute truth.  We believe truth is deeply rooted in the character of God, revealed to us in Jesus Christ, and communicated clearly in the Bible.

Key Points:  1. Believing the truth saves us  
1 Timothy 2:3 – 4: This is good and pleases God our Savior, Who wants eve...

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September 14, 2020 29 min

The first-time truth is rejected in Genesis 2 & 3.  The battle for truth has existed since the beginning.

Key Points:  1. God establishes the truth.  
2. Satan attacks the truth.  
3. Adam and Eve reject the truth.  
a. The rejection of truth has led to disorder in the family
b. The rejection of truth has led to disorder in government
c. The rejection of truth has led to disorder in education
d. The rejection of truth has led to disor...

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September 7, 2020 27 min

Discipleship Pastor James McKinzie wraps up the Short Summer Series, "The Best of Both Worlds".  Worship with us as we kick back, relax and learn about taking a risk.

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August 30, 2020 30 min

This weekend Director of Ministries Jon Henninger continues the Short Summer Series called, "The Best of Both Worlds".
Worship with us as we kick back, relax and see how we want the product without the process.

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August 23, 2020 24 min

The second lesson in the Best of Both Worlds series, High School Pastor Trevor Ile explains how our thinking should align with what God says about us instead of focusing on what others think.

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August 21, 2020 37 min

Part one of from The Best of Both Worlds lesson series...all about managing our time.

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August 9, 2020 30 min

Acts 2:38: “Peter replied, ‘Each of you must repent of your sins, turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ to show that you have received forgiveness for your sins.  Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”  Step #4 in the process is baptism.  We will answer questions about baptism and close the day with an outdoor baptism service.

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August 2, 2020 28 min

Romans 10:9 says, “If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”  We will answer the questions: What does it mean to confess Jesus?  Why do we do it?  How do we do it?

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July 26, 2020 28 min

This lesson is about step #2, repent.  In Acts 3:19, Peter tells the crowds, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.”  What is repentance, how do we do it, and why should we do it.

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July 24, 2020 30 min

The most important question in life is, “What must I do to be saved?  How can I be sure when I die, my sins are forgiven, and I have the promise of living forever in Heaven?”
When I was young, I learned a five-finger exercise that has stayed with me.  We have to be careful not to put God in a box, demand everybody goes through the same experience we had.  But it’s really hard to beat this formula.  A person hears the gospel, believe...

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July 12, 2020 28 min

This church does not exist to pay the bills, hold worship services, or make church members happy.  The purpose of this church is to reach the lost.  We are aggressively, unashamedly, trying to motivate people to make Jesus their Savior and life-leader.  Reaching the lost is the reason Central Christian Church exists.  

            We will look at Jesus’ parables of the lost sheep, lost coin, and lost son in Luke 15.

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July 5, 2020 22 min

Pastor Jon Henninger's lesson is called, "Ladder People". 
Join us as we learn about being a force for good and for God.  
We'll learn how we show love because we have been shown love.
We give grace because we have been given grace.
We can bless others because we have been blessed!

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June 28, 2020 28 min

Two people turn to Jesus in desperation and find help.  These two people are very different but have one thing in common: they are desperate and have nowhere to turn but to Jesus.  
Key Verses: Luke 8:40 – 56

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On this weeks Post Service Conversation Eric chats with High School Pastor Trevor Ile and Middle School Pastor Elisha McDowell about student ministry during a lockdown, regathering, and week five of our current lesson series "Jesus, We Need You Now".  For great insight on how your student may be dealing with the last 4 months and what addiction can look like for them give this a listen!

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June 21, 2020 27 min

We see Jesus has the power to free us from any sin that enslaves us.  Chances are we will not be possessed by demons, but a lot of people are being controlled by evil in their lives.  They’re driven by addictions to destructive behavior. 
Key Verses: Luke 8:26 – 39

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On this weeks podcast Bryan and Eric talk about the difference between shame and guilt and dig deeper into Jamie's lesson "Jesus, Sinners Need You Now".

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June 14, 2020 27 min

We look at Jesus helping an immoral woman.  Pastor Jamie helps us understand there is no sin so awful it can’t be completely cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ.  He also wants those who have been Christians for a long time to be a friend to sinners like Jesus.  When sinners came into the presence of Jesus, they felt so much love they were motivated to change.  The church needs to be a place sinners feel welcome and inspired to p...

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Bryan and Eric are joined by Jared LeCrone for this weeks Post Service Conversation.  They talk the "Mount Rushmore of Christianity", regathering, as well as dive into doubt and how we can best approach it.  

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June 7, 2020 27 min

We look at Jesus’ meeting with John the Baptist’s disciples because John had doubts about Jesus.  John was the first one to recognize Jesus as the Messiah.  John was praised by Jesus as being the greatest man who ever lived, but near the end of his life, John had some big doubts.  We look at the reasons, the response, and then the resolution of John’s doubt.   
Key Verses: Luke 7:18 – 35

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June 3, 2020 24 min

A widow’s only son has died.  We see how quickly Jesus can help heal deep hurts.  You don’t have to face pain alone because Jesus sees every single tear. 
Key Verses: Luke 7:11 – 17

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