Sermons

Pastor Ken delivers passionate, Spirit led, relevant messages straight out of the Bible.  It is often like a mini Bible Study.  He tackles the issue we are all talking about, including the controversial ones. God wants to be a part of all our lives, especially difficult conversations and decisions.  Here are some of the topics:

  • LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Exclusion from the Church

  • Pro Choice and Pro Life?

  • Capitalism and Socialism?

  • Diversity of Thought and Belief

  • Jesus Embodied in Diversity

  • Salvation: Why, How, and to What?

  • Mental Health and Empathy

  • Giving of our Time, Talent, and Treasure & Managing our MONEY

  • Where Does Evil Come From?

  • Silencing the Revolution

Lots of message of good news and hope for the poor, brokenhearted, oppressed, and prisoners.  Many convicting messages of putting Jesus' command to "love our neighbor" into action, as his brother James said, "Be doers of the word, not just hearers."  Messages for our special needs programs, Celebrate Recovery and LGBTQ+ friendly, they are all "our neighbors"​

Sermon - Which Recipe? 8-15-21
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Central Christian Church Bradenton

Sermon - Which Recipe? 8-15-21

Last week, we ended the previous section of John chapter six with these two lessons: 1. Trust that God is doing something new, which human circumstances cannot undermine or negate. 2. Submit everything, even our highest-stake issues and our most pressing concerns, to Jesus. Be less concerned about what we do, and more open to what God is doing. It sounds so good. But how does it really sit with us? ... Perhaps this is what happened to the crowd with Jesus; they knew too much for Jesus’ words to ring true. Jesus said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven” (John 6:41). The Judeans object. They murmur among themselves. These are the insiders, the ones who know the history — they know how God does things and how things should be done. ... What does this have to do with the Bread from Heaven? The Judeans Jesus was trying to teach, could only relate to God the way their ancestors did. The old family recipe. But God was doing a new thing. Giving them a new recipe to relate to God and each other. ... A little knowledge is a dangerous thing, and it can lead us to the wrong conclusions. When it comes to God, and even to the Church, we know only a little. Like all living things, the Church — and our understanding of God — continues to grow and to change. And so, to know only a little, and to think the little that we know, is all that there is to know, can be fatal. ... Jesus is not calling us to abandon our knowledge and traditions, as if they still cannot teach, help, and guide us. Jesus cautions us that our knowledge will not give us absolute answers or a foolproof plan to make things right. God’s answer is rarely to reassure us that our knowledge and understanding are correct. ... References: • Satterlee, C. (2015). Commentary of John 6:35, 41-51. Online article accessed on WorkingPreacher.com