Central Presbyterian Church

Massillon, Ohio

"A Reason to Celebrate"

Text: Genesis 17:15-17: 18:1-2, 9-15

Psalm 27:23-26

"The Prophet Speaks"

Text: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-9, 11-14a

Psalm 137:1-6


            The words we’re about to hear were written almost six centuries before the birth of Christ.

"Faith for the Long Haul:

Rev. Richard Scherpenisse

Text: John: 6:55-69

Psalm 84

"A Conversion Story"

Text: Acts 9:10-19

Proverbs 16:7, 24:17, 25:21


            Opening the 9th chapter of the Book of Acts is a conversion story as compelling as any in the Bible. It’s the conversion of Saul from the city of Tarsus, who later came to be known as Paul the apostle.

"Off the Chart Joy!"

Text: Luke 15:1-10

Psalm 139:1-12


            One day, a family decided to spend the afternoon in a huge mall situated in a suburb of Chicago. In the center of the main courtyard was a massive sandbox. In the middle of the sandbox stood a wooden, fortress-like climbing structure with rope ladders on each side.

"The Words of the Institution"

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26

Psalm 66:16-20


            We’re going to read a passage from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, the language of which has come to be known as “the institution of the Lord’s Supper.”

"What Possessed Me?"

Text: Luke 4:31-37

Psalm 9:1-6


I’m going to tell you a story; a true story; a personal story; a story which continues to chill me to the bone when I think about it. It was July 21, 1980. Vale and I had been married for exactly a month.

"No Bulls, Ram, or Unleavened Cakes Required"

Text: Selections from Exodus 29

Micah 6:6-8


            In just a few minutes from now – and for those who appreciate a short sermon, the fewer the better

"What's the Delay"

Text: John 11:1-44

Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4


An elderly gentleman met his pastor at the door following worship and asked, “Pastor, whydon’t you pray and ask God to start wearing a watch?” Puzzled, the minister asked him why.The gentleman answered, “Because He’s sure enough never on time!”

"Tasting the Kindness of the Lord"

Text: 1 Peter 1:22-25, 2:3

Psalm 34

Rev. David Kearns-Preston