By Central Baptist Church - Lexington KY
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A podcast of weekly worship services at Central Baptist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. Central is a loving, progressive, and welcoming gathering of Christians where everyone is welcome—no exceptions.
||CleanJan 13 • 8:45 • A Few Thoughts on Spiritual Direction||How quickly the light and joy of Christmas turns to gray skies and treacherous journeys. As we consider the words of the prophet Isaiah, we remember that even in our struggles, God is still with us. Often, it's on the difficult road that we find the sustenance and grace that strengthens us and brings us to a heightened awareness of the true depths of God's entwinement with our humanity.||1/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJan 13 • 11:00 • A Few Thoughts on Spiritual Direction||In a culture of constant and unrelenting noise, it is often difficult to hear the voice of God. This Sunday, we continue our preparations for a new year by thinking together about the possibility and promise of spiritual direction. God's voice is heard through the pages of scripture, the example, and teachings of Jesus, the attentive conversations within the Christian community and through the gentle force of disciplined prayer. Join us as we reason and worship together on how God continues to lead and speak to us.||1/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJan 6 • 11:00 • Magi, Kings, and Rulers||This year we are delighted that the traditional date for Epiphany (January 6th) will fall on a Sunday. Throughout Christian history, this date has celebrated the way God's revelation was expanded beyond the Jewish world. Magi from the East were not only attentive to the silent voice of God they heard calling with the star's appearing, but were determined to seek out and follow this light wherever it might lead them. With the beginning of this new year, we seek to learn from their example, to resist earthly definitions of power, all in an effort to sort out God's universal message of liberation and love for all people.||1/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJan 6 • 8:45 • Magi, Kings, and Rulers||Early Worship will resume on January 6. As we celebrate Epiphany together, we'll consider again the paradoxical nature of the messianic journey of God's son. From the outset, tables are turned, roles are reversed, the powerful are brought low, and the humble and seemingly insignificant are charged with great power. Join us as we gather to contemplate the beautiful irony of God's salvific work in this new year.||1/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDec 23 • 11:00 • Lessons and Carols||As in years past, we will have readers take us through the biblical story of the birth of Jesus; from prophetic musings to the lovely tale of shepherds, wise men, angels, and the baby. Interspersed with these readings will be music provided by the choir and traditional hymns sung by all. This combination of spoken and sung words provides a lovely opportunity to remember and worship. We hope you will make an extra effort to be here and maybe even invite a friend or neighbor to join you.||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDec 16 • 11:00 • The Light at the Nativity||On December 16, our third Sunday of Advent worship service, will highlight a musical that our children have worked on the last several months. They are presenting a story of Lighty the lightning bug, who hears of Jesus' birth and travels to see him. But Lighty has trouble deciding what gift to take to this newborn baby. As he journeys to Bethlehem, Lighty encounters many other insects who help decide on a gift to take the newborn Messiah. Come and see the talents of our children and the gift that Lighty chooses to give to Jesus.||12/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDec 9 • 11:00 • Good News For All||God’s hope for the world includes all people in the world. Jesus said, God’s will is that not one of any of “these little ones would perish.” In hearing and responding to such a broad gospel proclamation, our hearts and lives are enlarged for all the world.||12/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDec 2 • 11:00 • The Gospel Draws Near||In the darkness of confusion and uncertainty, we find ourselves waiting for the light of the good news to dawn. Together, we join throughout time immemorial with the faithful chorus in anticipation of the revealing and rescue of the Lord.||12/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNov 25 • 11:00 • Making Every Day a Good Day||Following up on our previous conversations regarding holding on to hope in difficult times of trouble, we now face one of the most arduous spiritual instructions offered by Jesus. In the middle of his revolutionary Sermon on the Mount, he tells us not to worry about our life and the necessary attributes require to sustain it. It is a wild and seemingly unrealistic expectation that surprisingly might also be the pathway to a life of liberation, peace and a deeper appreciation for the more sustaining power of grace.||11/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|