Sermons: Past and Future

Here you will find links to pages where you can listen to and download the Sunday sermons. It also has links to the Bible reading that will be used for the next week's sermon. You can read the passage, see some comments on it by members of Central, some of whom are Bible scholars but most of whom are lay people who take the scripture seriously. You can make comments yourself, either about the text or in response to the first reflections. To reply to a comment simply move your cursor to the far right side of the comment author's name next to the "Like" heart and the "Reply" button will appear.

 
 

Weekly Sermons

This is where you can listen to previous week's sermons or download them. You can put the downloaded files into your MP3 player or phone to listen at your leisure. If you wish to listen on your computer, phone, or tablet click the arrow in to the left of the sermon title.  You can also download the sermon for later listening by clicking the "Download" prompt to the right.

 

Weekly Scripture Conversations

Are you ever curious about the scripture texts that become the foundation for the sermons that Pastor Linda preaches? Every Sunday morning, at 9:00 a.m. a few Central folk gather together to study the Bible together, specifically focusing on the text from which Pastor Linda will be preaching that day. Everyone is welcome to join us.

Are you challenged by the invitation to follow Jesus? 

Can reading a text from the Gospel of Mark really make a difference in how we live our lives? Probably not . . . unless we take the text’s challenges seriously in our day, in our city, and in our relationships.

Please check out our website where Win comments that “Instead of looking at this parable in a literalistic manner, I choose to reflect on these nuances, and how I can apply them to my life.” From Faith in Indiana we are reminded that “if following Jesus does not result in being good news for the poor, something very important is missing.” 

On October 14, Pastor Linda will help us hear the challenge more clearly. In the meantime, members and friends of Central are invited to read the text and join the conversation, both on Central’s website and in the Sunday morning Lectionary Bible Study Class at 9:00 am in the Conference Room. All are welcome.

Power in the Gospel: Mark 10:35-45

How do we exercise power? As servants or as bullies? That's my summary of the question raised by the gospel account for October 21. Perhaps that synopsis is too simple. How do you respond to the gospel challenge?  How does this relate to our faith and to our voting in a couple of weeks? Read the conversation on Central's website, starting with reflections from Don and from our friends at Faith in Indiana. You might even have the opportunity to join this conversation in your Neighborhood Cluster groups next week.