Central Reflections: Forging a Common Identity

Edmund Clowney 1917-2005.jpgWe are united to Christ; the living stones are joined to the cornerstone. In that way the church becomes the true house of God. Peter’s language is corporate. He thinks of the spiritual temple, not as the body of an individual believer, but as the body of believers, the company of those who are joined to Christ.

– Edmund Clowney (1917 – 2005)

1 Peter 2.1-12.pdf                 1 Peter 2.1-12.mp3

Central Streaming: Faith Explained and Illustrated

Western WallThe author of Hebrews was a Jewish-Christian rabbi whose audience was growing weak in their convictions.  He is encouraging them to be strong and remain steadfast in their faith.

Hebrews 11.pdf          

Hebrews 11.mp3 (partial)

Central Streaming: Pastor to Pastor

The Letters of Paulapostle-paul

In this letter to his understudy Titus, Paul makes clear what it takes to organize a (sometimes troublesome) group of people into a healthy and effective church.

                     Titus.pdf                         Titus.mp3

Central Streaming: Paul’s Last Words on the Word

The Letters of Paulapostle-paul

Paul knew that his life and ministry were coming to a close.  In his last words to his apprentice Timothy, he emphasizes the Scriptures.

                     2 Tim 3-4.pdf                     2 Tim 3-4.mp3

Central Reflections: Prayer is a priority.

The Letters of Paulapostle-paul

Prayer ought to be front and center among the things that the church is involved in.  If we want the church to have lasting impact, then God’s will must be our primary concern.  That happens through prayer.

                     1 Tim 2.1-8.pdf              1 Tim 2.1-8.mp3 

Central Streaming: Counsel for Every Christian

The Letters of Paulapostle-paul

The Church in Philippi was a strong and active church and had a good relationship with Paul. He still takes time to remind them of some basics of living life as the people of God.

                     Phil 4.1-9.pdf          Phil 4.1-9.mp3