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The worship podcast of Central Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia. Our goal as we exit worship each week is to leave encouraged and emboldened to be faithful representatives both of our church and of our Lord Jesus Christ. We hope our message leaves you encouraged and emboldened too.
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Be Self-Aware

Be Self-Aware

2024-07-0916:43

On this 7th Sunday after Pentecost, July 7th, 2024, Rev. Matt Sapp delves into the profound teachings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who reminds us that judging others blinds us to our own faults and the grace available to all. As we celebrate our freedoms this weekend, we are reminded of our equal capacity to offer God's grace instead of judgment. Rev. Matt Sapp shares a humorous and relatable story about the arduous process of renewing car tags in Fulton County, Georgia, contrasting it with the much simpler process in Coweta County today. This anecdote serves as a segue into a discussion on self-awareness, inspired by Jesus' teachings in the Sermon on the Mount. He then explores the dual aspects of self-awareness: recognizing our own faults and valuing the most precious parts of ourselves. He paraphrases the first six verses of Matthew chapter 7, emphasizing the importance of not being overly critical of others while being mindful of our own shortcomings. Rev. Sapp also reflects on the concept of living a 'provisional life,' as discussed in Oliver Borkman's book '4000 Weeks.' Instead of waiting for a future moment of truth, we are encouraged to live meaningful lives now, embracing our flaws and nurturing our sacred hopes and dreams. As we take stock of ourselves this holiday weekend, Rev. Sapp calls for an honest self-assessment of our weaknesses and the protection of what is most sacred in us. He concludes with a blessing, urging listeners to live fully into who God created them to be, right here and now.Chapters00:00 Welcome00:41 Sermon: Be Self-Aware16:26 BenedictionPsalm 67May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us—so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth. May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.Matthew 7:1-6"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye. "Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
Be Measured

Be Measured

2024-07-0425:13

On this 6th Sunday after Pentecost, June 30th, 2024, Rev. Matt Sapp delves into the profound teachings of Jesus on the twin excesses of wealth and worry, as highlighted in the Sermon on the Mount. We explore the timeless message of trusting in Jesus and the importance of seeking God's kingdom first. Through various anecdotes and real-life examples, we reflect on how our modern-day anxieties and material pursuits mirror those of the past. We also celebrate the impactful mission work carried out by our congregation, emphasizing the significance of giving and serving others as a remedy to the relentless pursuit of wealth and the burden of worry. Join us in this thought-provoking discussion as we strive to align our lives with God's kingdom values and find peace in trusting Him.Chapters00:00 Only Trust Him/’Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus03:46 Welcome and Invocation05:52 Sermon: Be Measured24:38 Closing and BenedictionLinksProject RuthRise Against HungerBackpack BuddiesCoweta Community Youth ChoirFeeding Our FriendsBridging the GapMatthew 6:19-24"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness! "No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.Lamentations 3:22-33Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. It is good for a man to bear the yoke while he is young. Let him sit alone in silence, for the Lord has laid it on him. Let him bury his face in the dust—there may yet be hope. Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him, and let him be filled with disgrace. For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.Matthew 6:25-34"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
Be Interesting

Be Interesting

2024-06-3019:31

On this 5th Sunday after Pentecost, June 23rd, 2024, Rev. Matt Sapp continues the series on the Sermon on the Mount focusing on identity, specifically Jesus' teachings that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. These metaphors emphasize our purpose to stand out, add value, and be sources of warmth and growth. Jesus calls us to live in a way that points others to God, making our lives meaningful and impactful.Chapters:00:00 Welcome01:29 Sermon: Be Interesting18:57 BenedictionLinks:James Corden & Paul McCartney Carpool Karaoke: https://youtu.be/QjvzCTqkBDQMatthew 5:13-16"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot. "You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
Be Holy

Be Holy

2024-06-3027:30

On this 4th Sunday after Pentecost, and Father's Day, June 16th, 2024, Rev. Matt Sapp draws parallels between the Falcon Heavy Rocket's initial thrust and the inertia we face in our spiritual lives. Just as the rocket uses a significant amount of fuel to overcome inertia, we too must exert purposeful power to overcome the inertia of old ways of thinking and living. During this service, we explore the concept of holiness, distinguishing it from mere self-improvement. He reminds us that true holiness involves taking an active interest in the protection and upliftment of our fellow human beings, even at our own expense. As we continue our summer series on the Sermon on the Mount, we are called to overcome the inertia of the status quo and embrace a new way of living that aligns with Jesus' vision of the kingdom of God.Chapters:00:00 Welcome and Invocation02:02 Sermon: Be Holy22:11 Announcements23:49 Benediction24:31 Postlude: Bluegrass GuysMatthew 5:17-37"Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven. "You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.' But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, 'Raca,' is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, 'You fool!' will be in danger of the fire of hell. "Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift. "Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny. "You have heard that it was said,  'You shall not commit adultery.' But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell. "It has been said, 'Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.' But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery. "Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago,  'Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.' But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. All you need to say is simply  'Yes' or  'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
Really?

Really?

2024-06-1124:13

On this third Sunday after Pentecost, June 9th, 2024, Dr. Steve Cothran delves into the story of Adam and Eve from the book of Genesis, exploring themes of sin, blame, and the human condition. He questions the traditional interpretations of this story and considers the deeper implications of trust, love, and redemption.He also shares a touching story of compassion and understanding from North Carolina District Court Judge Lou Olivera, who went above and beyond to support a fellow veteran struggling with PTSD.Additionally, we welcome Reverend Caroline Moore, a recent graduate from McAfee School of Theology, who will be joining us as our youth summer intern. We also remember those who are away, including Ronnie, Julia, and our youth and chaperones in Washington DC, as well as Matt and his family who are enjoying a well-deserved rest. Additionally, we pray for our DC and Romania mission trips.Last, but certainly not least, Dr. Steve Cothran expresses his gratitude for the love and support of our church family. In a heartfelt announcement, he shares that after 35 years of youth ministry, he and his wife Nancy will be retiring on July 31, 2024.Join us as we explore the profound lessons of love, redemption, and community in this moving episode.Chapters00:00 Welcome and Introductions00:49 Sermon: Really?03:39 Biblical Story and Analysis11:03 Understanding Sin and Forgiveness16:01 Story of Compassion and Redemption18:36 Our Mission Trips19:46 Expressions of Gratitude and Retirement Announcement23:31 Benediction and ClosingGenesis 3:8-21Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man, "Where are you?" He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid." And he said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" The man said, "The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it." Then the Lord God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate." So the Lord God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life. And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel." To the woman he said, "I will make your pains in childbearing very severe; with painful labor you will give birth to children. Your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you." To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate fruit from the tree about which I commanded you, ‘You must not eat from it,’ "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return." Adam named his wife Eve, because she would become the mother of all the living. The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
Be Generous

Be Generous

2024-06-0318:54

On June 2nd, 2024, Rev. Matt Sapp emphasizes the importance of being generous rather than seeking fairness or comfort. It highlights the teachings of Jesus on generosity and challenges the traditional notion of fairness.Chapters00:00 Call to Worship00:26 Be Generous18:16 The BenedictionMatthew 5:38-48"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you. "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
Re-defining Happiness

Re-defining Happiness

2024-06-0219:04

On Trinity Sunday (May 26th, 2024), Rev. Matt Sapp discusses the importance of the Sermon on the Mount and the Beatitudes, emphasizing the need to understand and live by Jesus' teachings.Chapters00:00 Call to Worship01:24 Re-defining Happiness18:43 The BenedictionMatthew 5:1-12Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. He said: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
The Animating Force

The Animating Force

2024-06-0216:20

On Pentecost (May 19th, 2024), Rev. Matt Sapp discusses the power of the Holy Spirit to breathe new life into people, using biblical references and real-life stories to illustrate the concept of being called back to life.References & CreditsThe Vietnam pilot mentioned in the sermon is Barry McClenahan. The source material for his story is from an article on Baptist News Global entitled "A message for seminary graduates: What it means to be chosen"The Elizabeth from New York story is an old pastor’s story, a parable.The poem by T. S. Eliot is "The Hollow Men"The artwork for this episode and the associated worship guide are by Lesley Ann Hix-Tommey.Chapters00:00 Call to Worship00:22 The Animating Force06:32 Elizabeth from New York11:14 Barry McClinahan: a helicopter pilot in Vietnam12:42 The spirit of God15:13 The BenedictionEzekiel 37:1-14The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" I said, "Sovereign Lord, you alone know." Then he said to me, "Prophesy to these bones and say to them, 'Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! This is what the Sovereign Lord says to these bones: I will make breath enter you, and you will come to life. I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the Lord.'" So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I was prophesying, there was a noise, a rattling sound, and the bones came together, bone to bone. I looked, and tendons and flesh appeared on them and skin covered them, but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, "Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to it, 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into these slain, that they may live.'" So I prophesied as he commanded me, and breath entered them; they came to life and stood up on their feet—a vast army. Then he said to me: "Son of man, these bones are the people of Israel. They say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.' Therefore prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign Lord says: My people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord.'" Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
The Keystone

The Keystone

2024-05-1514:44

On May 12th, 2024, Rev. Matt Sapp discusses Ascension Day and Mother's Day, highlighting the importance of Christ as the keystone in our lives, providing strength and support. It emphasizes the concept of shared worship and the ability to hold things together when Christ is at the center.Chapters00:00 Welcome01:13 The Keystone13:31 Painting by Sara Arnall14:16 The BenedictionPsalm 93The Lord reigns, he is robed in majesty; the Lord is robed in majesty and armed with strength; indeed, the world is established, firm and secure. Your throne was established long ago; you are from all eternity. The seas have lifted up, Lord, the seas have lifted up their voice; the seas have lifted up their pounding waves. Mightier than the thunder of the great waters, mightier than the breakers of the sea—the Lord on high is mighty. Your statutes, Lord, stand firm; holiness adorns your house for endless days. Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
On May 5th, 2024, Rev. Matt Sapp discusses the impact of hospitality and the power of putting teachings into practice. He emphasizes the importance of action over mere contemplation.00:00 Welcome: Introduction to the impact of hospitality on lives02:42 Sermon: Doing What Jesus Teaches14:43 BenedictionMatthew 28:16-20Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
Here Is Water

Here Is Water

2024-04-3018:54

On April 28th, 2024, Rev. Matt Sapp discusses the story of Philip baptizing an Ethiopian eunuch, emphasizing inclusion and the role of the Holy Spirit in guiding acceptance. It highlights the theme of full inclusion in the gospel for all, overcoming exclusion based on differences.Acts 8:26-40Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Go south to the road—the desert road—that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian eunuch, an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship, and on his way home was sitting in his chariot reading the Book of Isaiah the prophet. The Spirit told Philip, “Go to that chariot and stay near it.” Then Philip ran up to the chariot and heard the man reading Isaiah the prophet. “Do you understand what you are reading?” Philip asked. “How can I,” he said, “unless someone explains it to me?” So he invited Philip to come up and sit with him. This is the passage of Scripture the eunuch was reading: “He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and as a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he did not open his mouth. In his humiliation he was deprived of justice. Who can speak of his descendants? For his life was taken from the earth.” The eunuch asked Philip, “Tell me, please, who is the prophet talking about, himself or someone else?” Then Philip began with that very passage of Scripture and told him the good news about Jesus. As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. What can stand in the way of my being baptized?” And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord suddenly took Philip away, and the eunuch did not see him again, but went on his way rejoicing. Philip, however, appeared at Azotus and traveled about, preaching the gospel in all the towns until he reached Caesarea.Other scriptures mentioned, in orderDeuteronomy 23:1Isaiah 56:3-7Acts 10Acts 9Additional LinksTheologian Bradley ChanceChapters00:00 The Welcome00:13 Here Is Water18:30 The Benediction Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
Roughly 5 minutes of bliss for your ears and soul courtesy of our Chancel Choir, Scarbrough Scholars, and Sarah Van Amberg.Songs:00:00 Speak, O Lord01:05 Grace02:05 Caritas Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
April 21st, 2024 was Youth Sunday. Three of our amazing youth discuss the impact of shared worship experiences on their lives, focusing on personal stories and reflections from their time at Central Baptist Church. Themes of faith, growth, and finding strength in challenging times are highlighted through various narratives and biblical references.Chapters:00:00 Welcome00:52 God's Protection05:27 On Earth, as it is in Heaven10:06 Following the Shepherd14:40 BenedictionVerses ReferencedPsalm 91John 10:11-18Psalm 23John 10Matthew 18 Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
Love Abounds in All

Love Abounds in All

2024-04-1417:47

On April 14th, 2024, Rev. Matt Sapp discusses experiences during solar eclipses and mystical encounters related to music and divine presence. He also talks about our choir's upcoming performance at Carnegie Hall.Today's message is based on John 14:27: Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.This episode contains three parts of our service, each of which can be found at the time stamps below:00:00 - The Welcome and Invocation01:32 - Sermon: Love Abounds in All17:11 - The Benediction Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
Love Them Anyway

Love Them Anyway

2024-04-1321:45

In this episode, Rev. Katie Faison helps us reflect on the significance of Easter and the lessons learned during Lent. We emphasize the importance of love, forgiveness, and acceptance in our lives. The discussion delves into the contrast between the Palm Sunday crowd's adoration and the Good Friday mob's hostility, prompting us to consider how we can embody Jesus' message of love and compassion towards others.1 John 3:1-7See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure. Everyone who sins breaks the law; in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. The one who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous. Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
Welcome to the worship podcast of Central Baptist Church in Newnan, Georgia! Have a listen as Reverend Matt Sapp gives a quick overview of who we are and what we believe. Our goal as we exit worship each week is to leave encouraged and emboldened to be faithful representatives both of our church and of our Lord Jesus Christ. We hope our message leaves you encouraged and emboldened too.  Central is proud to be a placewhere all generations worship, grow, and serve together.where women and men have equal opportunities for leadership.where traditional worship is engaged with excellence.and where diverse approaches to Christian faith and theology all find themselves at home under the lordship of Christ.You can support our ministry by sending a gift via onrealm.org/centralbaptistnewnan/GiveWant to learn more about Central? Visit our website at centralbaptistnewnan.org or give us a call at 770-683-0610.
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