CCC :: Audio Podcast

CCC :: Audio Podcast

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An archive of audio lessons from Jamie Allen, Senior Pastor of Central Christian Church in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.


The Treasure
Jul 14 • 31 min
This parable shows the importance of the kingdom of God and why Jesus deserves full devotion.
Faithfulness
Jul 12 • 29 min
Expect your faithfulness to be tested, establish regular spiritual habits, pray for the Holy Spirit’s support, and get back up when you fall down.
Mustard Seed and Yeast
Jul 12 • 28 min
These parables show Jesus wants Christians to make a positive difference in the world.
Self-Control
Jun 28 • 25 min
High School Pastor Trevor Ile talks about self-control and how we can better implement this in our lives.
Kindness
Jun 28 • 28 min
We look at the parable of the Good Samaritan and give some tips for becoming a kind person.
Patience
Jun 28 • 29 min
We will look at several definitions of patience, the difficulty we have in being patient, give some ideas for developing patience.
Peace
Jun 6 • 26 min
We look at the peace Adam and Eve enjoyed in the Garden of Eden and how they messed it up.
Joy
May 27 • 31 min
We look at some enemies of joy.
Love
May 24 • 28 min
A life of love is rooted in Jesus.
Mother’s Day - 2019
May 17 • 25 min
Children’s Pastor Phoebe Ile and Women’s Pastor Maria LeCrone join Senior Pastor Jamie Allen in a lesson that focuses on parenting.
Changed Bystanders
May 17 • 25 min
We look at the cross through the eyes of four bystanders.
Awakened Followers
Apr 30 • 34 min
Knowing that Jesus is alive makes all the difference.
Doubt-Filled Thomas
Apr 21 • 18 min
We look at how Thomas’ doubt became life-changing belief.
A Saved Thief
Apr 15 • 31 min
We look at the cross through the eyes of the one thief who was saved while on the cross.
Delighted Enemies
Apr 7 • 29 min
Christians today should expect opposition but remain confident.
Disappointed Friends
Apr 6 • 29 min
We look at the cross through the eyes of Jesus’ closest friends.
Sharing My Faith
Mar 29 • 30 min
An important expectation we have of everyone who calls Central their church is to share faith with people who don’t know Jesus.
Building Real Relationships
Mar 19 • 27 min
An important expectation we have of everyone who calls Central their church is to share faith with people who don’t know Jesus.
Studying the Bible in Community
Mar 10 • 28 min
Being a church member means doing your best to know the Bible so you’re able to live it and share it.
Worshiping Every Weekend
Mar 3 • 27 min
We look at why we should worship each weekend and how we can all make worship better.
Serving
Feb 27 • 33 min
In this lesson, we focus on serving at Central.
Giving Generously
Feb 19 • 29 min
We share five reasons why we should be excited about generously supporting this church.
Happiness and Growth
Feb 10 • 28 min
We look at the first church and how it was a happy and growing church.
Harmony
Feb 5 • 31 min
We look at the first church and how it was a harmonious church.
Excitement and Sharing
Jan 27 • 28 min
We look at the first church and how it was an exciting and sharing church. We want to be “All In” in both those areas at Central.
Praying and Worshiping
Jan 25 • 31 min
We look at the first church and how it was a praying and worshipping church.
Learning, Fellowshipping, Communing
Jan 13 • 31 min
We look at the first church and how it was a learning, fellowshipping, and Communing church.
The Vision
Jan 6 • 20 min
“The Vision” We look at five areas where we need to be “all in” in 2019 and how we did in 2018.
To Give a Rich and Satisfying Life
Dec 30, 2018 • 31 min
We will look at four ways Jesus delivers a rich and satisfying life.
To Light the Darkness
Dec 30, 2018 • 28 min
Jesus says in John 12:46: “I have come as a light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in Me will no longer remain in the dark.”
To Give Peace
Dec 28, 2018 • 29 min
Peace is something we can all use at Christmas time.
To Pay the Ransom
Dec 9, 2018 • 34 min
Jesus says about Himself in Mark 10:45: “The Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give His life as a ransom for many.
To Seek and Save the Lost
Dec 2, 2018 • 30 min
We will look at Jesus’ motive, mission, and method, for seeking the lost.
Belonging
Dec 2, 2018 • 30 min
Discipleship Pastor James McKinzie talks about how to be a part of The Church.
Strong Restoration
Dec 2, 2018 • 27 min
In the final lesson of the series, we see Samson as a restored man at the end of his life.
Strong Failing
Nov 11, 2018 • 30 min
The reason Samson’s life ended up a tragedy can be summed up in one word: pride. Samson’s ego got out of control and was the source of his downfall.
Strong Blessing
Nov 6, 2018 • 31 min
Samson had very strong blessings. He was born at a great time, to godly parents, and given amazing strength from God.
Prodigal Son
Oct 30, 2018 • 23 min
A message about the Prodigal Son in Luke 15.
Radical Grace
Oct 21, 2018 • 24 min
A character study on Apostle Paul.
Faith Tested
Oct 14, 2018 • 29 min
Abraham’s faith was tested in many ways.
Faith Waiting
Oct 7, 2018 • 29 min
Our faith is tested when God seems silent.
Faith Lacking
Sep 30, 2018 • 29 min
Abraham lacks faith in Genesis 12 and lies about his wife, Sarah.
Faith In Action
Sep 23, 2018 • 29 min
In part one, Abraham demonstrated faith in action. Abraham found he could trust God to plan his life and lead him step by step.
Family Worship Weekend - 2018
Sep 18, 2018 • 23 min
We will be highlighting our ministries for children and students, bringing the Central family together in every service. Our theme is “Rising Up”
A Faithful Voice
Sep 9, 2018 • 26 min
John was faithful even when he lost his head for the cause of Christ; what are you willing to die for? This lesson is a call to strong faith.
A Doubting Voice
Sep 4, 2018 • 30 min
As great as John was he still faced a time of great doubt about Jesus. This is a lesson about dealing with doubts about our faith.
A Courageous Voice
Aug 31, 2018 • 27 min
John showed great courage in confronting the religious leaders of his day, in confronting Herod, and in confronting his own sin.
A Distinctive Voice
Aug 19, 2018 • 31 min
What about John the Baptist brought such high praise from Jesus?
Hagar
Aug 13, 2018 • 28 min
Even through Hagar’s craziness, God did not leave or forsake her.
Zacchaeus
Aug 5, 2018 • 32 min
Zacchaeus was willing to make the effort to try and connect with Jesus. Are you??
When God Says “No”
Jul 29, 2018 • 27 min
Guest speaker, Pastor Shane Allen shares a bit on Moses and why God’s answer to him at the time was “No”.
Faithful to the End
Jul 22, 2018 • 28 min
Joseph had a real faith and a positive attitude right up until the day he died.
Faithful in Forgiveness
Jul 22, 2018 • 30 min
Jesus taught one characteristic of a real Christian is the ability to forgive. Joseph is a great example because he forgave his brothers.
Faithful in Success
Jul 8, 2018 • 32 min
Joseph enjoyed fame, wealth, power, and success but continued his walk with God.
Faithful When Discouraged
Jul 1, 2018 • 29 min
Joseph remained faithful when he was discouraged.
Faithful When Tempted
Jun 24, 2018 • 32 min
Joseph was faithful and did not give into strong sexual temptation.
It’s not easy being a dad.
Jun 17, 2018 • 28 min
We move away from Joseph, just a little bit, to focus on Joseph’s dad, Jacob.
Faithful in Tough Times
Jun 13, 2018 • 30 min
Joseph stayed faithful even in tough times.
Faithful in a Flawed Family
Jun 4, 2018 • 30 min
His home life was bad but Joseph was amazing!
Leading Ladies - 8
May 31, 2018 • 29 min
Are you focusing on the wrong thing?
Leading Ladies - 7
May 24, 2018 • 30 min
How did Leah handle insecurity and fear of rejection?
Leading Ladies - 6
May 15, 2018 • 26 min
Mary is a great example of godly parenting in a hostile world.
Leading Ladies - 5
May 8, 2018 • 29 min
Are you faithful to God when life isn’t going well? The third and final part in this sub-series about Esther.
Leading Ladies - 4
Apr 30, 2018 • 29 min
How do you handle stress?
Leading Ladies - 3
Apr 22, 2018 • 32 min
God has a purpose for your life. This is lesson one of three about the Biblical character Esther.
Leading Ladies - 2
Apr 15, 2018 • 27 min
Do you ever feel lonely?
Leading Ladies - 1
Apr 10, 2018 • 28 min
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Come Alive - 3: EASTER 2018
Apr 5, 2018 • 18 min
What so dramatically changed the life of John the Apostle?
Come Alive - 2
Mar 27, 2018 • 27 min
Barabbas is in prison, Jesus is on trial. Who will die? Who will be saved?
Come Alive - 1
Mar 20, 2018 • 30 min
Jesus changed Peter from being undependable and unpredictable to a bold, determined leader.
On Your Heels - 2
Mar 16, 2018 • 33 min
See how a man who had lived up to his namesake could have a fresh start and be given a new name.
On Your Heels - 1
Mar 5, 2018 • 30 min
See how a man appointed by GOD for the furthering of His eternal plan could be at odds with so many.
One More Night With the Frogs
Feb 25, 2018 • 21 min
“There is no secret to happiness. You either say yes to God, or no to Him.”
Jesus Your Example - 4
Feb 23, 2018 • 28 min
Jesus deserves our loyalty because of how He rules.
Jesus Your Example - 3
Feb 11, 2018 • 34 min
Jesus lives inside of Christians! What’s that all about?!
Jesus Your Example - 2
Feb 4, 2018 • 29 min
What do you believe about Jesus? Who is He?
Jesus Your Example - 1
Jan 28, 2018 • 27 min
Jesus offers three gifts not available from any other spiritual leader.
Smart Money - 4
Jan 27, 2018 • 32 min
God wants His people to be generous, and if they are, He will reward them.
Smart Money - 3
Jan 14, 2018 • 28 min
Financial success has little to do with income but a lot to do with how you manage what you have.
Smart Money - 2
Jan 7, 2018 • 28 min
Where does healthy ambition end and unhealthy ambition and selfishness begin?
Smart Money - 1
Dec 31, 2017 • 31 min
The first step toward wisdom about money is to develop a godly perspective.
Hark - 4
Dec 24, 2017 • 25 min
How did the shepherds react when the angels were gone?
Wonder - Christmas 2017
Dec 24, 2017 • 10 min
Pastor Jamie Allen tells the Christmas Story
Hark - 3
Dec 18, 2017 • 32 min
An angel appears to Mary’s fiancé, Joseph.
Hark - 2
Dec 10, 2017 • 31 min
The angel, Gabriel visits Mary to announce the birth of the Son of God.
Hark - 1
Dec 4, 2017 • 30 min
What does the Bible say about angels, especially in events of Jesus’ birth?
Full of It
Nov 28, 2017 • 31 min
All of us are full of it. But what is your “it”? What are you “full” of? In light of all that God has done for us, we should be filled with love for Him and for others. So… what are you full of?
Hold On - 4
Nov 19, 2017 • 27 min
If worry is holding you back, listen and learn to hold on.
Hold On - 3
Nov 12, 2017 • 28 min
Jesus doesn’t promise a life free of persecution. He does promise eternal life in Heaven.
Hold On - 2
Nov 5, 2017 • 32 min
Jesus can bring peace and consistency to our burdened souls.
Hold On - 1
Nov 2, 2017 • 31 min
In lesson one, we will find five resources to help us when we suffer.
Wardrobe Malfunction
Oct 27, 2017 • 33 min
When Christians try to conceal sinful ways, our old behaviors, patterns, or habits - we often use shallow and flimsy coverings.
Believable - 5
Oct 17, 2017 • 34 min
The tower of Babel helps us better understand God and His purpose for us.
Believable - 4
Oct 9, 2017 • 33 min
Noah and the ark is a warning about the cost of sin and gives hope when we put our trust in Jesus.
Believable - 3
Oct 1, 2017 • 33 min
The book of Genesis tells us where we came from, what our purpose is, and what’s gone wrong with the world.
Believable - 2
Sep 26, 2017 • 32 min
You’re not here by accident. You’re here by God’s design.
Believable - 1
Sep 17, 2017 • 32 min
The Bible claims to be a message from God. But can we believe it?
We Love - 14
Sep 10, 2017 • 31 min
The deeper your roots grow in Jesus, the more you love people.
We Love - 13
Sep 3, 2017 • 31 min
Harmony is vital to the growth and success of the church or any organization.
We Love - 12
Aug 27, 2017 • 36 min
If Christians believe in prayer, and love one another, how can we not pray for one another?
We Love - 11
Aug 25, 2017 • 27 min
Life is not always easy for Christians so it’s vital we encourage one another.
We Love - 10
Aug 15, 2017 • 30 min
We Love and Share Each Others Burdens.
We Love - 9
Aug 6, 2017 • 31 min
Honoring others is consistent with the character of Jesus, the commands of the Bible, and God promises to reward you if you honor others.
We Love - 8
Aug 5, 2017 • 27 min
The goal of “We Love” lesson #8 is to understand why we should commit to one another.
We Love - 7
Jul 23, 2017 • 33 min
Love always costs you something. It is a choice of the will to allow yourself to be inconvenienced so that others can benefit. Love demands time, even when it isn’t the easiest for us to give. Jesus’ time and attention was a hot commodity in His day. W…
We Love - 6
Jul 20, 2017 • 26 min
Transformation comes as we grow closer to the likeness of Jesus.
We Love - 5
Jul 9, 2017 • 32 min
We Love and Forgive One Another
We Love - 4
Jul 2, 2017 • 29 min
The Bible challenges us to love and comfort one another with the comfort we receive from God.
We Love - 3
Jun 25, 2017 • 31 min
The goal of “We Love” lesson #3 is to break down pride and motivate us to serve one another.
We Love - 2
Jun 21, 2017 • 31 min
Jesus’ example should encourage us to practice real tolerance and accept people who are different from us.
We Love - 1
Jun 15, 2017 • 32 min
The church can change the world if Christians love one another. Special guest Michael O’brien joins us in worship.
Take A Lap - 2
Jun 4, 2017 • 33 min
Some obstacles or walls in our lives can seem impossible for us to overcome. At times, they can be constructed by those that wish to stand in our way of progress and the fulfillment of GOD’s purpose on our lives. Other times, they can be walls of our o…
Take A Lap - 1
May 28, 2017 • 37 min
GOD has plans for all of us, but how He initiates those plans varies on every account. Joshua had an amazing purpose for his life, but GOD brought him to that purpose in an interesting way. In part one of the series, Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman helps…
Prayer Works - 3
May 24, 2017 • 30 min
Why doesn’t God answer all our prayers the way we want? This weekend we conclude “Prayer Works” by looking at some Bible examples of unanswered prayer.
Prayer Works - 2
May 19, 2017 • 33 min
Jesus taught in Matthew 17:20, God is willing to answer prayer in dramatic, even miraculous ways.
Prayer Works - 1
May 10, 2017 • 32 min
If you’re gifted to pray, I hope this series will highlight what you know to be true. If your prayer life needs help, we can learn to improve together.
Jesus - 7
Apr 30, 2017 • 32 min
In this episode we conclude the “Jesus” series with a lesson about His church. What does He want His church to be?
Jesus - 6
Apr 23, 2017 • 27 min
Life is often interrupted by storms. We learn about Jesus’ protection in storms.
Jesus - 5
Apr 23, 2017 • 19 min
This Easter: we will be reminded Jesus is the Son of God, King of Kings, and His name is above all names.
Jesus - 4
Apr 9, 2017 • 35 min
We focus on Jesus’ death on the cross. When we get an idea of the pressure and pain He went through, for us, it should increase our faith and love for Him.
Jesus - 3
Apr 2, 2017 • 31 min
This weekend we will learn about Jesus’ healing. Jesus can solve life’s greatest problems, if we put our trust in Him.
Jesus - 2
Mar 26, 2017 • 34 min
This weekend we will learn about Jesus’ service. We will be motivated to be completely committed to Jesus and totally involved in service to Jesus.
Jesus - 1
Mar 19, 2017 • 32 min
In this series, we will look closely at Jesus’ life and greatness. Our goal is to gain a better understanding of Who Jesus is and be inspired to be more like Him. 1 Peter 2:21 says, “He (Jesus) is your example, and you must follow in His steps.” We s…
Worth It - 2
Mar 12, 2017 • 39 min
A genuine sacrifice should be something that costs you something. Our efforts to worship God should transport us out of our comfort zone into a place of vulnerability. When we convey our dependence on God, we open up communication lines and make room f…
Worth It - 1
Mar 7, 2017 • 35 min
Why do we do what we do in our worship gatherings? Does any of it serve a purpose? What we do in worship matters. When motivated out of a devoted heart, our simple acts of of worship become an offering that is pleasing to God.
Forever Us - 4
Feb 26, 2017 • 26 min
When your spouse sins against you, in any way, the pain is worse than when other people sin against you. This weekend we will learn about forgiveness and especially forgiveness in marriage.
Forever Us - 3
Feb 23, 2017 • 30 min
In this lesson we examine some basic truths from God, truths to help us resolve conflict instead of being destroyed by it.
Forever Us - 2
Feb 12, 2017 • 32 min
What happens in marriage? It begins with love and affection but so often declines to boredom and bickering. Is there a way to keep love alive in marriage?
Forever Us - 1
Feb 5, 2017 • 33 min
There are many marriage myths but we will look at four that hurt people’s chances for the rich and satisfying life Jesus wants for us.
Reset - 5
Jan 29, 2017 • 27 min
God wants His people to be generous, and if they are, He will reward them for their generosity. This is another way we’re supposed to reset our minds and think and act differently than the world.
Reset - 4
Jan 22, 2017 • 30 min
We know the ultimate destination for Christians is Heaven but what the journey is going to look like is never clear because along the way there are tests. Abraham faced many of the tests we will face; from his example we reset our ideas about what God …
Reset - 3
Jan 15, 2017 • 33 min
The Old Testament characters David and Jonathan are a great example of what real friendship is supposed to be. We look at their relationship and learn about growing and keeping real friends.
Reset - 2
Jan 8, 2017 • 31 min
The beginning of a New Year is a great time to “reset” our focus, our priorities, and our direction. As we start the New Year, we’ll look at a new lesson series called, “Reset”. This weekend we look at resetting our ideas about spirituality.
Reset - 1
Jan 6, 2017 • 30 min
On the first weekend of the New Year we look at resetting our ideas about success and two of Jesus’ parables that explain success from God’s point of view.
Happy Holidays? - 4
Jan 1, 2017 • 23 min
On Christmas Day, Happy Holidays? concludes, with lesson #4. We will study Matthew 2 and see the conflict between pride and humility in the Wisemen and King Herod. The story shows a big difference between a foolish king, disgraced by his pride, and Wis…
Home - Christmas 2016
Jan 1, 2017 • 11 min
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Happy Holidays? - 3
Dec 19, 2016 • 34 min
We will look at Luke chapter two and see the story of the shepherds in the fields on that first Christmas. Those shepherds sort of faced a conflict between the spiritual and the material. By looking at their experience it’ll help us focus on what real…
Happy Holidays? - 2
Dec 11, 2016 • 32 min
We review some events leading up to Jesus’ birth. There was joy and excitement about the coming birth but there was also sadness and disappointment. We will see how God brought joy in spite of problems so we could have joy in spite of our problems.
Happy Holidays - 1
Dec 6, 2016 • 31 min
Is the Christmas story fact or fiction? Did it really happen or is it just a warm, fuzzy, religious legend not to be taken seriously? If you don’t believe it; should you say you believe it just to make other people happy? Is it wrong to have doub…
Kingdom - 9
Nov 27, 2016 • 34 min
In this lesson. we will wrap up our KINGDOM series. Laziness is a sweeping epidemic that is leaving a new generation of employees unprepared to join the workforce. God has provided us with examples to help us move past our lethargic tendencies and we h…
Kingdom - 8
Nov 20, 2016 • 34 min
Whether Isaiah’s prophecy about “a lion lying down with a lamb” is literal or figurative, it reminds us of the many ways a relationship with God should result in more peace, more harmony. Senior Pastor Jamie Allen explores this topic further in Lesson …
Kingdom - 7
Nov 18, 2016 • 35 min
We learn about birds, ravens, that behaved in a strange way under God’s direction to take care of a man named Elijah. God promises to take care of us. His promises in the Old and New Testaments and Jesus’ words about God’s care and money are both co…
Kingdom - 6
Oct 30, 2016 • 32 min
The Bible sometimes compares people to sheep and God to a shepherd. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen takes a closer look at the parable of the lost sheep to help us learn from this unique creatures.
Kingdom - 5
Oct 23, 2016 • 33 min
Why did the chicken cross the road? We’re not sure; Lesson #5 of the KINGDOM series will not cover that aspect of poultry life. However, Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman will look at some “chicken” behavior in the Bible, as we study the disciple Peter.
Kingdom - 4
Oct 16, 2016 • 33 min
Who would believe we could learn anything from birds? But when it comes to worry, Jesus points us to the birds’ stress-free attitude toward life. In Lesson #4 of the KINGDOM series, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen digs deeper into Jesus’ teachings about worry.
Kingdom - 3
Oct 9, 2016 • 31 min
In this series, KINGDOM, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen looks at Bible stories involving animals. Lesson #3 is about an ancient prophet who was swallowed by a fish. Jonah learned some lessons during his three-day stay inside the creature, and so can we.
Kingdom - 2
Oct 2, 2016 • 30 min
The Bible warns us against a spiritual enemy who once took the form of a snake. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen helps us recognize some of the tactics that satan has used, and still does use, so that we can pray and resist him more effectively.
Kingdom - 1
Sep 25, 2016 • 34 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen begins a lesson series called “Kingdom”, focusing on true Bible stories involving animals. Although the animals in these stories are fascinating, the main purpose of the series is to help us learn more about the Creator of tho…
APPetizing
Sep 18, 2016 • 37 min
2 Corinthians 2:14 reads, “Now He uses us to spread the knowledge of Christ everywhere, like a sweet perfume”. In this lesson, Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman talks about representing Christ well on social media, utilizing the technology of our day to fu…
Clock In - 2
Sep 11, 2016 • 31 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen wraps up a two-part lesson series called “Clock In”, all about what God expects of us when we clock in at work. Lesson #2 is about honoring God with our best by giving our employers our best.
Clock In - 1
Sep 4, 2016 • 31 min
This Labor Day, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings the first of a two-part lesson series called “Clock In”, all about what God expects of us when we clock in at work. Lesson #1 is about viewing interruptions as opportunities.
Share - 5
Aug 28, 2016 • 33 min
As we continue in the “Share” series, all about the basics of Christianity, Lesson #5 focuses on baptism. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen explains the meaning of, and need for, this expression of faith.
Share - 4
Aug 21, 2016 • 30 min
In this series, “Share”, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen looks carefully at several aspects of becoming a Christian, different ways God expects us to surrender to Him. Faith is key, but repentance (genuine sorrow and change) is just as important.
Share - 3
Aug 14, 2016 • 30 min
In this series, “Share”, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen looks carefully at several aspects of becoming a Christian, different ways God expects us to surrender to Him. Faith is key, but repentance (genuine sorrow and change) is just as important.
Share - 2
Aug 6, 2016 • 32 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in a series about the basics of the Christian faith. Lesson #2 focuses on what Christians believe about Jesus and ways we can increase our faith.
Share - 1
Jul 31, 2016 • 33 min
Central’s theme verse for 2016 is also the theme for this series: “Do everything to spread the Good News and share in its blessings” (1 Corinthians 9:23). The series will help us understand what to do to become a Christian so we’ll be able to share i…
Get Fit - 2
Jul 24, 2016 • 31 min
In this lesson, Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman addresses the question, “How do I accomplish the goals I have set?” By studying Romans 12, we learn what steps we should take to experience transformation and live a life that pleases God.
Get Fit - 1
Jul 17, 2016 • 31 min
The self-help industry grosses over $10 billion per year, but true life change happens only when we seek God’s will and live the life He has designed for each of us. Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman helps us learn what kind of goals Christians should set…
Job: When Everything Falls Apart
Jul 10, 2016 • 28 min
At the end of his rope, Job (like many of us) begged God for answers. While the verbal exchange was not what Job had expected, his response prompted God to bless Job immensely at the end of his life.
Baptism - A Whole New You!
Jul 5, 2016 • 34 min
In this episode, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings a lesson about fresh starts and new beginnings.
Job: When Everything Falls Apart - 2
Jul 3, 2016 • 31 min
Like a huge stone dropping into a still pond, bad experiences often have a “ripple effect” that can last far longer than we’d like. This weekend, join us as Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in the series, “Job: When Everything Falls Apart”.
Job: When Everything Falls Apart - 1
Jun 26, 2016 • 33 min
When life falls apart, few of us respond as well as the Old Testament character of Job did. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen walks us through Job’s amazing reaction to bad news.
The End of Me - 6
Jun 19, 2016 • 27 min
In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus encouraged His disciples to seek only the approval of the Heavenly Father and play to an audience of One. He urged them not to be people pleasers seeking to impress others, because a few will cheer and a few will jeer….
The End of Me - 5
Jun 12, 2016 • 29 min
Christians are to be different than the world in dealing with people who are hard to live with. We are not into revenge but rather into forgiveness and overlooking wrongs. Matthew 5:38 – 48 will be the main text. 38“You have heard that the law of M…
The End of Me - 4
Jun 5, 2016 • 34 min
A lesson on lust and sexual sin from Matthew 5:27 – 32: 27“You have heard that the law of Moses says, ‘Do not commit adultery.’ 28But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust in his eye has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 2…
The End Of Me - 3
May 29, 2016 • 32 min
We will take a deeper look at beatitude #6; God blesses those whose hearts are pure. In Luke 11 Jesus’ motives are questioned when He casts a demon out of a man. This lesson will encourage us to consider the motivation behind the good and bad things …
The End Of Me - 2
May 22, 2016 • 34 min
We will look at the last four Beatitudes; “God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of G…
The End Of Me - 1
May 17, 2016 • 33 min
“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for Him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. God blesses those…
Do Something - 6
May 8, 2016 • 32 min
In honor of Mothers’ Day, Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman wraps up our current series with a lesson on building real relationships. When the church becomes less of an institution and more of a family, we are moving in a healthy direction.
Do Something - 5
May 3, 2016 • 35 min
God does not need our money, but He does want our heart. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen talks about the reasons for, and the joy of, giving generously.
Do Something - 4
Apr 24, 2016 • 33 min
“Study the Bible in Community” The Christian life is not an easy one, and God did not intend us to attempt it on our own. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen talks about the strength and encouragement we can find by studying the Bible with othe…
Do Something - 3
Apr 17, 2016 • 32 min
Every day should be an opportunity for us to worship and connect with God, but something special happens when Christians gather in one place to worship together. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen encourages us to mold our schedules around worsh…
Do Something - 2
Apr 10, 2016 • 34 min
The most fulfilled people in life are not the ones who sit around with nothing to do. To really be part of the church family means serving one another joyfully. Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman looks at the need for, and the value of, finding a place to…
Do Something - 1
Apr 3, 2016 • 33 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen wraps up our GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD series and steps into one called DO SOMETHING. How should the death and miraculous resurrection of Jesus affect how we live out our faith today? What is expected of people who call Centra…
God So Loved The World - 2
Apr 1, 2016 • 18 min
Good news: Jesus’ death and resurrection solved three of the biggest problems that trouble people all around the world! In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen focuses on the worldwide impact of the Easter story.
God So Loved The World - 1
Mar 20, 2016 • 37 min
“Who is Jesus?” The answer will impact how you think, feel and behave every day. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen turns to the Scriptures for an accurate answer to the question as we prepare for Easter.
Encouragement Central - 5
Mar 17, 2016 • 31 min
Lesson #5, “Encouraged by a Positive Attitude”: A healthy, positive attitude is a blessing to those around us. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen helps us learn how to face facts without becoming negative and cynical.
Encouragement Central - 4
Mar 6, 2016 • 33 min
Plenty of things in this world can bring us fear, but when we understand God’s plan for the future, fear should all but disappear from the Christian’s vocabulary. In Lesson #4, “Encouraged by Jesus’ Return”, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen looks at the promi…
Encouragement Central - 3
Feb 29, 2016 • 30 min
Encouraged Through Tough Times: Trouble comes to every person, but not every person reacts to trouble the same way. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen looks at how a positive reaction to trouble is a real encouragement to other Christians.
Encouragement Central - 2
Feb 21, 2016 • 34 min
Encouraged By One Another: In Lesson #2 of this series based on 1 Thessalonians, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen lists qualities of encouraging people and offers suggestions to help us develop those qualities.
Encouragement Central - 1
Feb 16, 2016 • 35 min
Encouraged by the Church: We live in an information age, but a lot of that information is negative. The church should be a source of encouragement for each of us. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen begins a series based on 1 Thessalonians, lo…
Gidy Up! - 2
Feb 7, 2016 • 26 min
Sometimes Christians have a difficult believing that God will actually do what He says He will do. We also don’t believe His methods are always that great, either. This week Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman will preach on how Gideon stepped out in faith a…
Gidy Up!
Jan 31, 2016 • 33 min
There is a real problem in our culture with self-esteem. Many of us see ourselves in a negative light and have a difficult time believing God could see us any different. This week Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman preaches on how Gideon is a great example …
First - 4
Jan 24, 2016 • 31 min
At Christmastime, adults love to tell children, “’Tis more blessed to give than to receive.” Demonstrating that principle from January through November is sometimes a bit more challenging. In Lesson #4 of the FIRST series, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen e…
First - 3
Jan 17, 2016 • 32 min
What a gesture of trust, for God to allow us to manage some of His resources. In Lesson #3 of the FIRST series, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen digs into the Bible to find tips for managing money wisely.
First - 2
Jan 10, 2016 • 32 min
Between the extremes of laziness and workaholism is a place for healthy ambition. In Lesson #2 of the FIRST series, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen explores biblical principles which will help us maintain such balance.
The Mission of the Manger - 4
Jan 3, 2016 • 25 min
As we wrap up “The Mission of the Manger” series, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen describes four specific truths about Jesus, the One Who came into the world to testify to the truth.
First - 1
Jan 3, 2016 • 33 min
In Colossians 1:18, we are told Jesus is first in everything. In this series, FIRST, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen looks at one very practical way we can put Jesus first in our lives: with our finances. Lesson #1 is called “Perspective”.
The Mission of the Manger - 3
Dec 20, 2015 • 32 min
“To Give a Rich and Satisfying Life” – In Lesson #3 of The Mission of the Manger series, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen unpacks yet another reason Jesus stated for His coming to earth: “To Give a Rich and Satisfying Life”.
The Mission of the Manger - 2
Dec 13, 2015 • 37 min
In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings a second reason Jesus came to earth: to pay our ransom. When we understand the price Jesus paid to save us, the price He paid to ransom us, we find powerful motivation to live the way He wants.
The Mission of the Manger
Dec 6, 2015 • 36 min
In Luke 19:10 Jesus said, “The Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost.” Tucked into that statement are some great insights into Jesus’ earthly mission and some important reasons we all need Him today.
Love Above - 7
Nov 29, 2015 • 36 min
God never expects us to forgive and forget; He asks us to forgive even though we can remember. In this lesson, “Love Forgives”, Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman searches the Scriptures for help doing what goes against human nature.
Love Above - 6
Nov 22, 2015 • 33 min
In a culture where we are encouraged to be assertive and scramble to the top, humble people can often feel like the bottom rung of a ladder. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen looks at the biblical definition of humility and shows how we can fo…
Love Above - 5
Nov 15, 2015 • 34 min
In this lesson Senior Pastor Jamie Allen guides us through Scriptures about recognizing and avoiding the trap of envy. Just in time for Thanksgiving, Lesson #5 is called “Love is Content”.
Love Above - 4
Nov 10, 2015 • 32 min
Kindness doesn’t come naturally, but with God’s help, we can become more thoughtful, more compassionate, and more likely to put feet on our faith by helping others. Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues the “Love Above” series with Lesson #4, “Love is K…
Love Above - 3
Nov 5, 2015 • 32 min
Starting in 1 Corinthians 13:4, the Bible lists qualities we must develop if relationships are going to be productive and peaceful. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen examines the very first one, found in 1 Corinthians 13:4 — “Love is patient”.
Love Above - 2
Oct 25, 2015 • 22 min
“Love Teaches Truth”. In this lesson Senior Pastor continues his current series, “Love Above”. 1 Corinthians 13:6 says, “Love rejoices whenever the truth wins out.” If we really love our kids and grandkids, we’re going to do our best to raise …
Love Above - 1
Oct 18, 2015 • 28 min
Love Is Above All” – For the most part, Christians should be some of the most thoughtful, kind, compassionate people in the community. However, we all know true love in action takes effort. This “Love Above” series, taught by Senior Pastor Jamie Alle…
A Love Abiding Citizen
Oct 14, 2015 • 33 min
Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman bridges the gap between the Old and New Testaments. This sermon is the link between our last series, on the Ten Commandments, and our next series, on 1 Corinthians 13.
Written In Stone - 9
Oct 4, 2015 • 31 min
“Be Content”. — The Ten Commandments end with one rule we can’t measure, because it’s all about attitude. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen teaches about what it means to covet and how we can avoid this destructive attitude.
Written In Stone - 8
Sep 27, 2015 • 37 min
In a culture where “white lies” and their darker counterparts have become commonplace, God still holds His people to a high standard of truth-telling. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen unwraps the Ninth Commandment.
Written In Stone - 7
Sep 20, 2015 • 35 min
In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen talks about Commandment #8, “Do Not Steal”. Even if you’re not a bank robber, this lesson holds some very practical implications for every Christian.
Written In Stone - 6
Sep 13, 2015 • 32 min
Like a guard rail on a dangerous stretch of highway, the 7th Commandment was given for our protection. Senior Pastor Jamie Allen takes a close look at the command, “Do Not Commit Adultery”, and talks about why our Creator calls us to a high standard o…
Written In Stone - 5
Sep 6, 2015 • 33 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen teaches on the Sixth Commandment in this lesson, “Value Life”. Although most of us would never consider cold-blooded murder, we may be surprised to learn other implications of this commandment.
Written In Stone - 4
Aug 30, 2015 • 31 min
Whether you are a young person living under your parents’ roof, a parent raising your own children, or relating to your aging parents, the 5th Commandment affects your life. Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues teaching on the Ten Commandments with this…
Written In Stone - 3
Aug 23, 2015 • 29 min
God never intended humans to work seven days a week with no rest. In this lesson, “Balance Your Schedule”, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings a lesson from the Fourth Commandment which could drastically improve your physical, mental, emotional, and spir…
Written In Stone - 2
Aug 16, 2015 • 33 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues the Written in Stone series, all about the Ten Commandments. In this lesson we focus on Commandment #3, about respecting and giving honor to God’s name. Lesson #2 is called “Honor God’s Name”.
Written In Stone - 1
Aug 9, 2015 • 33 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen begins a sermon series based on the Ten Commandments called Written in Stone. In a time of moral grayness, this series looks at a list of commands which were literally “written in stone” to help us live the way God wants. Le…
Phlip The Switch - 3
Aug 2, 2015 • 35 min
This lesson concludes our three-part series on the book of Philippians. Ultimately, God wants to change our behavior and our character at the ground level: by changing the way we think. In this lesson, we learn how to “reboot” mentally according to God…
Phlip The Swtich - 2
Jul 31, 2015 • 33 min
Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman continues in a study of Philippians with a lesson called “Recipe for Happiness”. We’ve all experienced the emptiness of happiness based on circumstances; it’s time to Flip the Switch and learn how God defines happiness.
Phlip The Swtich - 1
Jul 19, 2015 • 30 min
“Attitude Adjustment” – The New Testament book of Philippians offers great help as we try to live in a way that pleases God. Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman brings the first of three sermons in a series called Flip the Switch. Lesson #1 is Flip the Switc…
A Light In The Darkness - 3
Jul 12, 2015 • 29 min
Part three: “Influence”. Sometimes our circle of influence reaches infinitely further than we realize at the time. In this sermon, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen looks at how the Old Testament prophet Elisha used his God-given abilities to positively affec…
A Light In The Darkness - 2
Jul 8, 2015 • 33 min
Part two of this series is called “Maintain Character”. God gave Elisha astounding power but Elisha never let it go to his head. Senior Pastor Jamie Allen walks through six qualities which prove Elisha’s character was never tarnished by power, six qu…
A Light In The Darkness - 1
Jul 2, 2015 • 32 min
Light never looks brighter than it does in a dark place. In this three-part series, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen walks us through the life of one bright light in the Old Testament, a prophet named Elisha. If you ever feel surrounded by darkness in our c…
The Worthwhiles - 7
Jul 2, 2015 • 31 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen wraps up the Worthwhiles series with a lesson about dads, our unsung heroes. This lesson is based on the story of the prodigal son, whose dad reflected God’s character even during tough times of parenting.
The Worthwhiles - 6
Jun 14, 2015 • 32 min
Whether you are single, single again, or guiding your own children through the process of dating, this lesson is for you. Biblical principles about relationships and love have stood the test of time, as we learn in Lesson #6 of the “Worthwhiles” series.
The Worthwhiles - 5
Jun 7, 2015 • 30 min
Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman talks about siblings.
The Worthwhiles - 4
May 31, 2015 • 33 min
Thousands of couples each year promise “til death do us part”, but far too often death isn’t what parts them. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen digs into the Bible to find help, hope, and encouragement for married couples.
The Worthwhiles - 3
May 24, 2015 • 33 min
Wounds from a friend cut more deeply than wounds from a stranger; forgiveness is an absolute requirement for a long-lasting, healthy marriage. In lesson #3 of the “Worthwhiles” series, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen examines the complicated issue of forgiv…
The Worthwhiles - 2
May 17, 2015 • 32 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in our series on family relationships with a lesson about expectations in marriage. Marriage is a tremendous blessing, but it can also be a source of painful frustration. In this lesson, we take a look at realistic –…
The Worthwhiles - 1
May 10, 2015 • 34 min
Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman kicks off a new lesson series about family relationships called “The Worthwhiles”. No family is perfect, but every family is worthwhile. This Mothers’ Day, we start the series with a lesson focusing on moms!
4H - 4
May 3, 2015 • 32 min
In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen wraps up the “4H” series with a lesson called “Jesus’ Habits”. Solid character is born of healthy habits, and Jesus provides us with the perfect example of how to control our habits instead of letting habits co…
4H - 3
Apr 26, 2015 • 29 min
In Lesson #3 of our lesson series, “4H: Living Like Jesus”, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen talks about the connection between our thoughts and our actions. Following Jesus is more than just theory; it’s a lifestyle to be practiced.
4H - 2
Apr 19, 2015 • 28 min
As Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in the 4-H lesson series, all about the heart, head, hands, and habits of Jesus, Lesson #2 is about leading with proper motivation, having a “head” like Jesus.
4H- Jesus’ Heart
Apr 12, 2015 • 27 min
In this lesson series, “4-H: Living Like Jesus”, we will learn about the heart, head, hands, and habits of Jesus. Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings Lesson #1, about Jesus’ heart toward others.
Easter - 2015
Apr 8, 2015 • 20 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings the second of a two-part Easter series, focusing on how we can become more consistent and strong in our faith. This lesson highlights Thomas, who was, for a time, skeptical about Jesus.
Peter - A Call To Consistency
Mar 29, 2015 • 33 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings the first of a two-part Easter series, focusing on how we can become more consistent and strong in our faith. In the first part, we look at Peter and his inconsistent faith.
Do Something - 05
Mar 22, 2015 • 32 min
Teaching Pastor Jeremy Redman continues in our “Do Something” series with a lesson called “Build Real Relationships”. Of all the places to develop genuine friendships, our church family should be at the top of the list. People are designed for relati…
Do Something - 06
Mar 22, 2015 • 36 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen wraps up the series with a call to give generously, not from guilt or pressure, but from gratitude. Giving to Central means you’re helping to support the exciting things God is doing in this community!
Do Something - 04
Mar 8, 2015 • 29 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings Lesson #4 in our Do Something series, all about what it means to be a member of the church family. In this lesson, he talks about the balance between courage and tact when we share our faith with others.
Do Something - 03
Mar 2, 2015 • 30 min
The Christian life was not meant to be lived in isolation; we are designed for healthy relationships. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen talks about the benefits of “Studying the Bible in Community”.
Do Something - 02
Mar 2, 2015 • 27 min
What would our church look like without volunteers? What would it look like with an hour of volunteer service from every member? In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues the “Do Something” series with a call to volunteer.
Do Something - 01
Feb 15, 2015 • 29 min
This lesson series, “Do Something”, is all about understanding what it really means to be a part of the church family. Senior Pastor Jamie Allen kicks off the series with Lesson #1, “Worship Every Weekend”.
We All Need A Struggle
Feb 8, 2015 • 26 min
Best-Selling Author and Pastor Mark Atteberry brings a lesson called “We All Need a Struggle”. Mark is the Senior Pastor of Poinciana Christian Church in Kissimmee, Florida and the award-winning author of eleven books.
Money Matters - 04
Feb 1, 2015 • 28 min
Knowledge is only useful if it leads to action. As we wrap up the “Money Matters” series, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen challenges the church family to put what we’ve learned into practice.
Money Matters - 03
Jan 25, 2015 • 34 min
In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen takes a look at the most fundamental aspect of biblical financial management: generosity toward the One Who gives us everything we own.
Money Matters - 02
Jan 18, 2015 • 36 min
Most Americans think of debt as a normal way of life, but the Bible wants us to be free from the stress and worry that accompanies debt. In this lesson, we’ll look at some practical debt-buster tips and be inspired by local success stories.
Money Matters - 01
Jan 11, 2015 • 30 min
Do you believe the Bible has anything to say about our attitude toward money? You might be surprised just how much. Senior Pastor Jamie Allen tackles some common myths about money in the first of four lessons in a series called “Money Matters”.
Baptism - A New Year, A New You
Jan 4, 2015 • 34 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen kicks off the New Year with a lesson about fresh starts and new beginnings.
Preparing For Jesus
Dec 28, 2014 • 32 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen takes a closer look at one of the biblical characters most highly commended by Jesus Himself: John the Baptist. His entire mission was to prepare the way for someone Who would be more famous, more memorable; and he did it with…
Jesus’ Miraculous Birth - Christmas 2014
Dec 21, 2014 • 33 min
In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen looks at one of the most familiar – yet most astounding — sections of the Bible. Join us in re-discovering the miracle of Jesus’ birth.
Turning Points - #7 - Blessing Your Successor
Dec 16, 2014 • 32 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen explores the question, “What will your world look like when you’re gone?” Will your children walk lives of faith? Will your business continue to thrive? King David prepared his son Solomon to follow him successfully, and we ne…
Turning Points - #6 - Loving a Rebellious Child
Dec 7, 2014 • 31 min
Even “the man after God’s own heart” endured the pain of watching his children make bad choices and suffer the consequences. God’s Word doesn’t promise our children will be perfect, but He does offer unconditional love to them and their parents.
Turning Points - #5 - Releasing Resentment
Nov 30, 2014 • 32 min
One particular TURNING POINT in David’s life can teach us about having the courage to release resentment. Even though David was “a man after God’s own heart”, he struggled with forgiveness just as we do.
Turning Points - #4 - Helping the Hurting
Nov 23, 2014 • 31 min
In this lesson, we find David going out of his way to show genuine compassion for a hurting person. As Christians, we are expected by God to do the same, in a world where compassion is often in short supply.
Turning Points - #3 - Sin and Accountability
Nov 16, 2014 • 33 min
Sometimes as a Christian, we need to confront another person. Other times, a friend might hold you accountable for your own questionable actions. In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen helps us learn from David how to react in that turning point.
Turning Points - #2 - Killing Giants
Nov 9, 2014 • 30 min
The story of David killing an enormous man with only a primitive weapon is an exciting read, but that section of Scripture also contains some important lessons about how to overcome the “giants” we face in life. In the moment of decision, will yo be p…
Turning Points - #1 - Accepting The Call
Nov 2, 2014 • 32 min
David is called a man after God’s heart, not because he was perfect but because he had a heart for God. By studying turning points in David’s life (some positive, some negative), we can learn how to face turning points in our lives. Lesson #1 starts…
Transformed - #7 - Vocational Heath
Oct 28, 2014 • 31 min
Most of us spend at least forty hours a week at work. It makes sense, then, to think God cares about our jobs and how we view work in general. This week, we wrap up the TRANSFORMED lesson series with a sermon called “Transformed Vocational Health”.
Transformed - #6 - Financial Heath
Oct 19, 2014 • 30 min
If you made a list of personal priorities, would your checkbook register agree with what you wrote? In Lesson #6 of our TRANSFORMED series, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings a lesson about lining our finances up with biblical principles.
Transformed - #5 - Relational Heath
Oct 12, 2014 • 31 min
Lesson #5 in the “Transformed” lesson series is all about relationships. From the very first time two humans interacted, relationships have been a challenge, but God’s Word contains some principles that can help us all develop healthier relationships.
Kid Depot - Grand Opening
Oct 5, 2014 • 28 min
This weekend, we step out of the TRANSFORMED series for a special lesson from Senior Pastor Jamie Allen. One year ago, we kicked off Project 160; this weekend, we celebrate its completion.
Transformed - #4 - Emotional Health
Oct 2, 2014 • 35 min
Anxiety is like poison to our emotions, yet most of us carry a large dose of it with us at all times. Senior Pastor Jamie Allen addresses this common problem in Lesson #4 of the TRANSFORMED series: “Transformed Emotional Health”.
Transformed - #3 - Mental Health
Sep 21, 2014 • 30 min
If every action begins as a thought, God must be interested in transforming the way we think. Join us as Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings Lesson #3, “Transformed in my Mental Health”.
Transformed - #2 - Physical Health
Sep 14, 2014 • 33 min
This weekend, Senior Pastor digs into the Bible to answer a very practical question: Is your body your own, to do with as you please? Join us for Lesson #2 in our current series: “Transformed in My Physical Health”.
Transformed - #1- Spiritual Health
Sep 12, 2014 • 33 min
In this first session in the series called Transformed, we will learn how God wants to transform us, bring us to a place of real health, in seven key areas of our lives. First things first, this weekend’s lesson is called “Transformed in My Spiritual H…
The Story - #31 - The End of Time
Sep 4, 2014 • 31 min
From Genesis to Revelation, we have looked at the Bible as one continuous story over the past 31 weeks. Almost like a “To Be Continued”, the Bible leaves us with just enough descriptions of Heaven to make us want to see it. Invite a friend to listen t…
The Story - #30 - Paul’s Final Days
Aug 24, 2014 • 28 min
It’s human nature to take it easy at the end as we approach graduation, retirement, or some other “ending”. The apostle Paul did just the opposite. Listen to Chapter 30 of THE STORY, as we read about a man whose finish was even stronger than his start.
The Story #29 - Paul’s Mission
Aug 17, 2014 • 26 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings Lesson #29 about the early life and ministry of the apostle Paul. Miracle-worker, educated instructor, devoted missionary and church leader, Paul’s life is an inspiration.
The Story - #28 - New Beginnings
Aug 13, 2014 • 32 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen brings a lesson about the Christian Church in its earliest stages. Listen to Chapter 28 of THE STORY, “New Beginnings”.
The Story - #27 - The Resurrection
Aug 13, 2014 • 23 min
This week we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus whom the grave could not hold. Shane Allen shows us what would happen if we try to erase Easter from history and our lives.
The Story #26 - “The Hour of Darkness”
Jul 27, 2014 • 35 min
For the past 26 weeks, we’ve been studying THE STORY, learning how the “lower story” of our lives on earth ultimately play into the “upper story” of God’s larger plan. In this lesson we will learn about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, a”lower story” …
The Story #25 - “Jesus, The Son of God”
Jul 20, 2014 • 27 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen addresses a question fundamental to the Christian faith: Who is Jesus? Was He a good man, great teacher, supreme martyr; or was He Who He actually claimed to be, the literal Son of God? Listen to Chapter 25 of The Story, and s…
The Story - #24 - No Ordinary Man
Jul 13, 2014 • 29 min
The Story is a 31-week study of the major Bible stories in chronological order. In chapter 24, we focus on the uniqueness of Jesus’ life; He was no ordinary man, and the church He established is no ordinary organization.
The Story - #23 - Jesus’ Ministry Begins
Jul 6, 2014 • 30 min
In Chapter 23 of THE STORY, “Jesus’ Ministry Begins”. Even as a young boy, Jesus recognized a unique calling on His life and followed it faithfully. Invite a friend to listen to this inspiring lesson!
The Story #22 - The Birth of the King
Jun 29, 2014 • 29 min
This episode is unlike anything we’ve ever done at Central Christian Church! As Senior Pastor Jamie Allen teaches Chapter 22 of THE STORY, all about Jesus’ birth, we will celebrate Christmas in June! Join us for a unique time of worship and celebration…
The Story - #21 - Rebuilding the Walls
Jun 22, 2014 • 27 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen wraps up the Old Testament portion of our study called THE STORY. The past 21 weeks have been filled with adventure and disappointment, love and heartbreak, war and peace. More than a collection of historical records, the Old…
The Story - #20 - The Queen of Beauty and Courage
Jun 15, 2014 • 28 min
You may remember the 2006 film, One Night With the King, about the biblical story of Esther. Hollywood may not have gotten all the details right, but the truth of her story is powerful in any telling. Chapter 20 of THE STORY: “The Queen of Beauty and C…
The Story - #19 - The Return Home
Jun 8, 2014 • 26 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen walks us through Chapter 19 of THE STORY, in which we see that even in the darkest times of Israel’s history, God still had a plan for the nation. Even in the darkest times of our own lives, we can rest assured God still has a…
The Story - #18 - Daniel in Exile
Jun 1, 2014 • 30 min
What kind of habits define your life? Daniel of the Old Testament had spiritual habits strong enough to survive even when he was transplanted to a completely different culture. Listen to the 18th lesson in THE STORY: Daniel in Exile.
The Story - #17 - “5 Ways To Wreck Your Life” - “Worship Yourself”
May 25, 2014 • 33 min
In this episode, we continue our study of THE STORY, a book containing the major Bible stories in chronological order. Chapter 17 is called “Five Ways to Wreck Your Life: Worship Yourself”.
The Story - 16 - “5 Ways To Wreck Your Life” - “Go With The Flow”
May 18, 2014 • 28 min
Senior Pastor continues in our 31-week study of THE STORY, a collection of Bible stories in chronological order. This episode marks the halfway point of the study, with Chapter 16: Five Ways to Wreck Your Life: Go With The Flow.
The Story” - #15 - “5 Ways To Wreck Your Life” - “Live In Fear”
May 11, 2014 • 26 min
In this episode, we continue in THE STORY with Chapter 15, all about Elijah. This lesson focuses on a man who stood for his beliefs against all odds “Five Ways to Wreck Your Life: Live in Fear”.
The Story - #14 - Five Ways to Wreck Your Life: “Listen to Morons”
May 9, 2014 • 29 min
In this episode, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in our 31-week study of THE STORY. Not every lesson from the Bible comes from people who made wise choices; sometimes we learn from their mistakes. Listen to the second episode of “Five Ways to Wre…
The Story - #13 - Five Ways To Wreck Your Life: “Date Losers”
Apr 27, 2014 • 28 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen picks up our study of THE STORY with Chapter 13, about King Solomon. How did the wisest man on earth manage to accumulate so many regrets? What can we learn from his life? Listen and find out.
Easter 2014: The Greatest Day In HIStory
Apr 25, 2014 • 18 min
The greatest day in HIS story, the day Jesus rose up from the dead, makes it possible for us to have the greatest day in OUR story. In this lesson, we thank Him for it!
The Story - #12 - The Hunger Games: The Hunger For Lust
Apr 13, 2014 • 32 min
Senior Pastor brings a lesson on Chapter 12 of THE STORY based on the life of King David. From David we learn why marriages fail and what we can do to prevent it.
The Story - #11 - The Hunger Games: The Hunger For Honor
Apr 6, 2014 • 29 min
In this episode, we continue in The Hunger Games, a group of lessons within our 31-week study of THE STORY. Chapter 11 is all about “The Hunger for Honor”; you won’t want to miss it!
The Story - #10 - The Hunger Games: The Hunger For Power
Mar 30, 2014 • 33 min
In “The Hunger Games”, a group of lessons within our 31-week study of THE STORY, Pastor Jeremy Redman talks about “The Hunger for Power”.
The Story - #9 - The Hunger Games: The Hunger For Love
Mar 23, 2014 • 26 min
In this 9th episode of The Story, we continue in The Hunger Games, a group of lessons within the series. Its all about Ruth, Boaz, and “The Hunger for Love”.
The Story - #8 - The Hunger Games: The Hunger For Freedom
Mar 16, 2014 • 34 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in THE STORY with Chapter 8, and in this lesson we begin a new miniseries within THE STORY, a group of lessons we’re calling The Hunger Games. Join us as we study Biblical characters who hungered for freedom, love, …
The Story - #7 - Out of Jail: Relocated
Mar 9, 2014 • 31 min
In this lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in THE STORY with Chapter 7. This chapter is part of a miniseries called Out of Jail, in which we learn about the ancient Israelites’ transition from slavery to freedom.
The Story - #6 - Out of Jail: Reoriented
Mar 2, 2014 • 28 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in THE STORY with Chapter 6. This chapter is part of a miniseries called Out of Jail, in which we learn about the ancient Israelites’ transition from slavery to freedom.
The Story - #5 - 10 Commandments: Reprogrammed
Feb 23, 2014 • 29 min
In this lesson we move to a new “mini-series” within THE STORY called Out of Jail. For three weekends we will look at the Israelites’ transition from slavery to freedom with lessons about the Ten Commandments, their years of wandering, and the leadersh…
The Story - #4 - First Families: Moses
Feb 18, 2014 • 32 min
Do you ever battle insecurity? Do you find yourself bluffing confidence you really don’t possess? You aren’t alone. In Chapter 4 of THE STORY, we will learn about Moses, a man who lacked confidence in himself but learned to have ultimate confidence i…
The Story - #3 - First Families: Joseph
Feb 9, 2014 • 29 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues with Chapter 3 of THE STORY. As we focus on the Bible’s “First Families”, you will learn about man who overcame almost insurmountable odds: Joseph. Listen to this true story of family betrayal, revenge, greed… …
The Story - #2 - First Families: Abraham
Feb 2, 2014 • 33 min
In this episode we dive into Chapter 2 of THE STORY. You don’t need to have your book during the lesson, but you will get a lot more out of the sermon if you’ve read Chapter 2 beforehand. We’ll be looking at some of history’s “First Families”.
The Story - First Families: Creation
Jan 26, 2014 • 28 min
This weekend we dive into Chapter 1 of THE STORY. You don’t need have your book with you right now, but you will get a lot more out of this sermon if you’ve already read Chapter 1 of The Story. From Creation through the story of Noah, listen as Conne…
The Story - Intro
Jan 19, 2014 • 33 min
Listen as Senior Pastor Jamie Allen introduces THE STORY, the highly anticipated 32-week journey through the stories of the Bible!
What’s In Your Wallet? - Lesson #2
Jan 6, 2014 • 29 min
True generosity doesn’t go unnoticed; listen as Pastor Jamie discusses some of the rewards for giving faithfully.
What’s In Your Wallet? - Lesson #1
Dec 29, 2013 • 30 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen begins a three-weekend lesson series called “What’s In Your Wallet?” Granted, generosity benefits the person, church, or organization receiving the gift; but biblical generosity benefits the giver as well. Follow along as we…
Come Home For Christmas - #1
Dec 15, 2013 • 26 min
Listen to Senior Pastor Jamie Allen in Part 1 of 2013 Christmas lesson series, Come Home for Christmas. Even at the time of His birth, different groups of people received the news of Jesus’ arrival with varied reactions. In this lesson, we’ll take a …
Just Like Us - #6 - Rapid Relocation
Dec 10, 2013 • 33 min
In this episode, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen wraps up his current lesson series, Just Like Us, as we will look at the dramatic end to Elijah’s life on earth. Join us for the powerful conclusion to this series; Lesson #6 is called “Rapid Relocation”.
Just Like Us - #5 - Just A Little More
Dec 1, 2013 • 29 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in his lesson series, Just Like Us. Listen as he talks about a familiar enemy, greed.
Just Like Us - #4 - Me…Depressed? No Way!
Nov 24, 2013 • 28 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen the lesson series “Just Like Us”, with Lesson #4. Like many of us, Elijah seems to have suffered from bouts of depression. This weekend’s lesson is called “Me Depressed?? No Way!!”
Just Like Us - #3- You Gotta Have Guts
Nov 17, 2013 • 29 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in our current lesson series about the Old Testament character Elijah. In Lesson #3, “You Gotta Have Guts”, we take a look at a time when Elijah stood up for his faith against the majority.
Just Like Us - #2 - When Life Caves In
Nov 10, 2013 • 29 min
In this second lesson, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in his current series on the life of the Old Testament character, Elijah. James 5:17 says,”Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell fo…
Just Like Us - #1 - On The Job Training
Nov 8, 2013 • 31 min
In this first lesson of the “Just Like Us” series, all about Elijah, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen talks about how in James 5:17, “Elijah was as human as we are, and yet when he prayed earnestly that no rain would fall, none fell for three and a half years…
James #10 - “Questions I Have About Suffering”
Oct 27, 2013 • 25 min
Over the past nine weeks, we have looked at the book of James for some very practical tips for living a life of faith. What happens to that faith when life becomes harsh? Listen to Guest Speaker Shane Allen as he shares the final lesson in the series.
James #9 - Prayer
Oct 20, 2013 • 28 min
Our series on the book of James continues in this episode with Lesson #9, “Learn to Pray”. Jesus never offered His disciples courses on how to become great speakers; He taught them how to pray. Listen to Connections Pastor Jeremy Redman as we study o…
James #8 - Ambition
Oct 16, 2013 • 29 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen resumes his lesson series on the book of James. Lesson #8 is all about “Ambitions”. Some of us are more driven to excel than others; is that powerful drive a bad thing? Is ambition ever a “God thing”? Lets see what the Bib…
James #7 - Christian Sense
Sep 29, 2013 • 31 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in his current series on the book of James with Lesson #7, “Christian Sense”. Sometimes it seems our culture has not only thrown biblical principles, but also common sense, out the window. In this lesson, we’ll take…
James #6 - Tame Your Tongue
Sep 22, 2013 • 34 min
This weekend, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues in his current series on the book of James. Lesson #6 is one we all need to hear from time to time: “Tame Your Tongue”. Our words have incredible power for building others up or for tearing them down; l…
James #5 - Real Faith
Sep 15, 2013 • 29 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues his lesson series on James with Lesson #5, “Real Faith”. What are the earmarks of real faith? Can such a personal, intangible thing as faith be “seen”? In this lesson we will look at the balance between faith and wor…
James #4: No Favoritism
Sep 9, 2013 • 30 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen resumes the lesson series on James with Lesson #4, “No Favoritism”. You may not consider yourself a prejudiced person, but favoritism of many kinds can threaten our spiritual health. Join us this weekend as we discover what th…
Life Groups: How And Why -3
Sep 1, 2013 • 31 min
Listen to Life Groups Pastor Marty Mills as he wraps up the series, “Life Groups: Why and How”. Maybe you’re convinced of the value of life groups, but life itself makes it hard to take the next step. Hear first hand from Central Life Group members a…
Life Groups - Why? #2
Aug 25, 2013 • 32 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues a mini-series called “Life Groups - Why and How”. If you’ve ever considered the possibility (and value) of joining a life group, this series is for you.
Life Groups: How And Why -1
Aug 18, 2013 • 30 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen begins a mini-series called “Life Groups - Why and How”. If you’ve ever considered the possibility (and value) of joining a life group, this series is for you.
It’s His Church
Aug 11, 2013 • 29 min
We’ll take a break from our study of James to hear a lesson about the church. God has great plans for the church worldwide and the church right here at Central! Listen to this awesome lesson from Administrative Pastor Randy Sells!
Temper Your Temper
Aug 4, 2013 • 33 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues a new lesson series on the book of James. Even though the series is a verse-by-verse study, each section of the book deals with a different aspect of practical Christian living. If you ever find yourself wondering …
Resist Temptation
Jul 28, 2013 • 28 min
This weekend, Senior Pastor Jamie Allen continues a new lesson series on the book of James. Even though the series is a verse-by-verse study, each section of the book deals with a different aspect of practical Christian living. If you ever find yours…
Stressed Out?!
Jul 21, 2013 • 27 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen begins a new lesson series based on the book of James. Even though the series is a verse-by-verse study, each section of the book deals with a different aspect of practical Christian living. If you ever find yourself wonderi…
An App for Success
Jul 14, 2013 • 33 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen begins a new lesson series called There’s An App for That. These days, it seems there is an “app” for just about everything, that a software application on a mobile device can help us with anything we might possibly need. Howe…
An App for Guilt
Jul 7, 2013 • 31 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen begins a new lesson series called There’s An App for That. These days, it seems there is an “app” for just about everything, that a software application on a mobile device can help us with anything we might possibly need. Howe…
An App for Hopelessness
Jun 30, 2013 • 31 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen begins a new lesson series called There’s An App for That. These days, it seems there is an “app” for just about everything, that a software application on a mobile device can help us with anything we might possibly need. Howe…
An App for Rebellion
Jun 23, 2013 • 34 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen begins a new lesson series called There’s An App for That. These days, it seems there is an “app” for just about everything, that a software application on a mobile device can help us with anything we might possibly need. Howe…
An App for Temptation
Jun 16, 2013 • 29 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen begins a new lesson series called There’s An App for That. These days, it seems there is an “app” for just about everything, that a software application on a mobile device can help us with anything we might possibly need. Howe…
Financial Stress
Jun 14, 2013 • 29 min
Senior Pastor Jamie Allen in a new lesson series called There’s An App for That. These days, it seems there is an “app” for just about everything, that a software application on a mobile device can help us with anything we might possibly need. However,…