Sermons by Andrew Bollen

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Andrew is a co-pastor at Central. Has been pastoring since 1993.

New Citizens – Philippians – A new way of seeing

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Philippians, written while Paul was in a prison cell, possibly in Rome, is a thank you letter expressing gratitude to the Christian church in Philippi for being partners with Paul in the spreading of the gospel. Philippi was a Roman colonial city on the Egnatian Way, it was a cultural and religious melting pot. As […]

Hope on the Road

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Today we are going to hear the ending to Luke’s Gospel which tells the story of two of the disciples who encounter Jesus, following his resurrection, on the road to Emmaus. Their despair at Jesus’ death is turned to joy and they race back to Jerusalem to tell all the other disciples that Jesus is […]

A Lenten Journey with Les Miserables: A Story of Hope

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Luke 15:11-32, Romans 8:18-25 Today, we draw to an end and look back over how the story of grace has impacted our characters and how the theme of hope is prominent in the story. We will hear the final words of Jean Valjean as he reflects on his life and how God has changed him.  […]

A Lenten Journey with Les Miserables: The story of Jean Valjean

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Matt 38-46, Acts 26:12-18 Today, we will encounter the central character of the story, Jean Valjean, whose encounter with the power of grace and forgiveness is transformed. Faced with the reality of his life and the choice before him, Valjean decides that ‘Another story must begin’. A new life must be born. The first movie […]

Being Church: A place to stand – Baptism

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Acts 2:37-38, Romans 6:1-4 This week, we continue our series, Being Church: a place to stand. During this series, we are looking at some of the practices of the church from its very beginning to the practices that are important to our community in 2019. Last week, we considered the practice of communion. Today, we […]