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Finding Your Fit: Connected?
Scheduled: September 25, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Connected? Finding Your Fit September 25, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum As a church, what are we supposed to be doing? Acts 2:42-47 (NLT)   A mission-minded community of worshipers becoming more like Jesus A mission-minded community of worshipers becoming more like Jesus Acts 2:47 (NLT)   A miss …

Finding Your Fit: Will You Join Us?
September 18, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Will You Join Us? Finding Your Fit September 18, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Have you ever felt like you just don’t belong and you can’t find your fit? Belonging is a basic human need, just like food and shelter. The church is not something to attend, it’s a place to belong.   John 13:1 (NLT) John …

Risky Business: New Wine Needs New Wineskins
September 11, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

New Wine Needs New Wineskins Risky Business September 11, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Mark 2:22a (NLT) Community Lesson: The risky business of using worn-out wineskins Jesus came to make things new, not to double down on the old. Things that will never change: God (Hebrews 13:8) Bible (Matthew 24:35) Go …

Risky Business: New Wine in Old Wineskins
September 4, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

New Wine in Old Wineskins Risky Business September 4, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Mark 2:18-22 (NLT) Personal Lesson: The risky business of forcing Jesus into my mold You can’t take the gospel and put it in your old way of thinking. Personal Application: If you bring an open heart, the gospel will shape …

Risky Business: Caribbean Christianity
August 28, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Caribbean Christianity Risky Business August 28, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum We may be fine with being alone, but God did not create us that way. Genesis 2:18 (NLT) Ecclesiastes 4:10 (NLT) Proverbs 27:9 (NLT) 2 Corinthians 6:11-13 (NLT)   Ditching Caribbean Christianity Jump in with both feet 2 Cor …

Risky Business: Playing It Safe
August 21, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Playing it Safe Risky Business August 21, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Living for God means to be all in with your life, to risk it all for the glory of His name. But, most of us aren’t truly down for that. Matthew 25:14-23 (NLT) Jesus expects a return on his investment. His goal is to build the Kingdom …

Risky Business: All Hat, No Cattle
August 14, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

All Hat, No Cattle Risky Business August 14, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Acts 19:11-12 (NLT) Acts 19:13-14 (NLT) Acts 19:15 (NLT) Acts 19:16 (NLT) John 15:5 (ESV)   All Hat, No Cattle Christianity: When your faith is only a lease agreement   Acts 19:17-20 (NLT) What fake things do you need to …

The Best Sermon Ever: How to Earn a Spiritual Black Belt
August 7, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

How to Earn a Spiritual Black Belt The Best Sermon Ever August 7, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Have I earned my spiritual black belt? Matthew 7:15-20 (ESV)   How do I earn a spiritual black belt? Be on guard Keep your spiritual guard up. Hebrews 5:14 (ESV) When you’re growing, you will become mature …

Best Sermon Ever: What’s Your Angle?
July 31, 2022
Noah McCormick

What’s Your Angle? The Best Sermon Ever July 31, 2022 Noah McCormick Matthew 7:1-6 (CSB) We must judge ourselves. We are being judged by others. Be careful judging non-Christians. What is your angle? Matthew 7:7-11 (CSB) Pursue Godly judgement Matthew 7:12 (CSB) Matthew 7:13-14 (CSB) Three better wa …

Best Sermon Ever: Chasing the Wind
July 24, 2022
Noah McCormick

Chasing the Wind The Best Sermon Ever July 24, 2022 Noah McCormick Matthew 6:19-34 (CSB)   Matthew 6:12-24 (CSB) Trust with your treasures   Matthew 6:25-34 (CSB) Trust with your peace   Don’t spit into the wind! Bottom Line: Things fade. God is faithful.

Best Sermon Ever: How to Change the World (and Yourself) in One Step
July 17, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

How to Change the World (and Yourself) in One Step The Best Sermon Ever July 17, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 6:1 (ESV)   3 pillars of hypocrisy Matthew 6:2-4 (ESV) Matthew 6:5-15 (ESV) Matthew 6:16-18 (ESV)   3 outcomes that show your true colors People are blessed You grow stronger Go …

Best Sermon Ever: Above and Beyond
July 10, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Above and Beyond The Best Sermon Ever! July 10, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum 1 Kings 11:1-3 (NLT) King Solomon pursued that which could never satisfy and gave his heart to it.   Matthew 5:17-20 (ESV) Nothing else matters but a relationship with Jesus John 5:39-40 (NLT) Matthew 5:17 (ESV) The Old Tes …

The Best Sermon Ever: The Upside Down Kingdom
July 3, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

An Upside-Down Kingdom The Best Sermon Ever! July 3, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 5:1-16 (ESV) Matthew 5:1-2 (ESV) If you were sitting on that hillside, how would you understand and be challenged by Jesus’ words? The beatitudes are so important because ultimately, they’re describing Jesus and cal …

Basecamp: End Times
June 19, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Basecamp 4: End Times Basecamp: Fundamentals of Faith June 19, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 24:36-44 (NLT) Revelation is not just a prophecy; it should be a motivation to remain faithful as we wait for Jesus’ return. 1 Corinthians 15:19 (NLT)   Revelation should be seen as a gift from God to …

Basecamp 3: Redemption
June 12, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Basecamp 3: Redemption June 12, 2022 Central Baptist Church Dr. Clayton Chisum Today, we continue our story in Genesis: Genesis 3:20-21 (NLT) God steps in and fixes what is broken, but that fix comes at a cost. The cost of sin goes way beyond “I’m sorry.” Leviticus 17:11 (NLT) Exodus 30:10 (NLT) Heb …

Basecamp: Fall
June 5, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Basecamp 2: Fall Basecamp: Fundamentals of Faith June 5, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum The world we live in is not what how God originally created it to be. Sin entered the World. What is sin? 1 John 3:4 (ESV)   Genesis 3:1-6 (NLT) This is when Satan enters the picture, and nothing has ever been the …

Basecamp: Creation
May 29, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Basecamp 1: Creation Basecamp: Fundamentals of Faith May 29, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum What you believe about the beginning will serve as a foundation… Luke 6:47-49 (NLT) What do you believe? Are you alive because of God or because of an evolutionary development? The problem is that neither can be p …

Tribal: To the Ends of the Earth
May 22, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

To the Ends of the Earth Tribal May 22, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Our identity is in Christ, not a denomination We are first and foremost Christians… but we live out our faith in a Baptist Church. Central Baptist: Central is an autonomous Christian church. Central cooperates with over 47,000 churches …

InstaFam: Women at the Table
May 8, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Women at the Table InstaFam May 8, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Proverbs 31 describes the perfect woman who doesn’t exist. A woman’s goal should never be perfection; it leads to frustration and discouragement. Instead, move and grow in that direction as you live for Christ!   Proverbs 31:10-11 (NLT) …

Instafam: Family in the Car
May 1, 2022

Family in the Car Instafam May 1, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum The answer to most relationship problems is an incredible secret of the Christian life… The answer to your family’s issues is to die You must do what the Bible calls “dying to yourself.” Galatians 2:20 (NLT)   Galatians 2:20a (NLT) Old w …

InstaFam: Men in the Garden
April 24, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Men in the Garden InstaFam April 24, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Genesis 2:15 (NLT) 1. Guys are created to cultivate God created us this way- to build, create, sustain. Proverbs 20:4 (NLT) Proverbs 24:30-34 (NLT)   2. Bury the coward 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) Guys! Be sacrificial lovers Ephesians 5:25 (N …

Easter: Jesus Changes Everything
April 17, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Jesus Changes Everything Easter Sunday April 17, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Friday: The Crucifixion and the Burial Luke 23:44-46 (NLT) Luke 23:55-56 (NLT) Saturday: The Sabbath Luke 23:56 (NLT) Sunday: When hope came back Luke 24:1-6 (NLT)   Easter is hope found Luke 24:6-7 (NLT) Luke 9:22 (NLT) W …

Stretched Thin: Burned Out?
April 10, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Burnout Stretched Thin April 10, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum When you’re stretched thin, God always has a response… Matthew 11:28 (NLT) The dangers of burnout Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)   Sure-Fire Ways to Burn Out: 1. Keep being the CEO (Chief Everything Officer) Exodus 18:13-23 Exodus 18:13-18 (NLT) Exod …

Stretched Thin: Depression
April 3, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Depression Stretched Thin April 3, 2022 Noah McCormick Depression leaves destruction in its path. Have you ever felt depressed? Job suffered through great loss, devastation, and physical illness. Job 2:9 (CSB) Job 3:11 (NIV) Job 3:26 (NIV) Job 10:1 (NIV) Job 30:15-17 (NIV)   The big lie is “In …

Stretched Thin: Feeling Anxious?
March 27, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Feeling Anxious? Stretched Thin March 27, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Anxiety is a “feeling of fear or uneasiness.” It is a normal part of life. Anxiety is often not a choice It is a part of living in a broken world. 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NLT)   Mark 4:37-40 (NLT) Anxiety is not the root of our issue …

Stretched Thin: Stressed Out
March 20, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Stressed Out Stretched Thin March 20, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum 1 Peter 4:12 (NLT)   Why am I so stressed out? 1. Overwhelmed by responsibilities 2. Overwhelmed by the daily grind 3. Overwhelmed by the uncontrollable 4. Overwhelmed by nothing at all 5. Overwhelmed by a false target   Stress …

Micah Manifesto: Walk Humbly
March 13, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Walk Humbly The Micah Manifesto March 13, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Micah 6:8 (NIV) Walking humbly with God leads to a passion to fix what is broken in this world and a desire to love unconditionally! Humility is the key to the Micah Manifesto. Walking with God means keeping a sustainable, in-step, an …

Micah Manifesto: Love Mercy
March 6, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Love Mercy The Micah Manifesto March 6, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Micah 6:8 (NIV) To love mercy is to freely and willingly show kindness to others! God wants us to be like him, and we can do so by being like his Son. Are you trying to conform Jesus into your image? Or are you trying to be formed into …

Micah Manifesto: Act Justly
February 27, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Act Justly The Micah Manifesto February 27, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum The greatest manifesto of all time? God’s Word Micah 6:3 (NIV) Micah 6:4-5 (NIV) Have you ever stopped to realize all God has done in your life? Micah 6:6a (NIV) This is the question for all people in every generation. Micah 6:6b-7 …

Asking for a Friend: Round Table
February 20, 2022

Round Table Asking for a Friend February 20, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Is There Any Sin That’s Unforgiveable? Mark 3:28-29 (NIV) Mark 3:30 (NIV) Mark 3:22 (NIV) The only unpardonable sin today is that of continued unbelief.   Is Drinking Alcohol a Sin? Being drunk is a sin. Being addicted to alco …

Asking for a Friend: Is the Bible True?
February 13, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

“Is the Bible True?” Series: Asking for a Friend February 13, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum One question many people have about Christianity: “Is the Bible true?” Luke 24:25-27 (NIV)   Two big potential problems: 1. The Bible has been corrupted. Can I trust the Bible? 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 (NLT) …

Asking for a Friend: Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Good People?
February 6, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

“Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Good People?” Series: Asking For a Friend February 6, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum We live in a fallen world that is wrecked with sin. Everything fractured at the fall Romans 5:12 (NLT)   We often think we don’t deserve the suffering we face. Genesis 37:18 …

Asking for a Friend: Do All Religions Worship the Same God?
January 30, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

“Do All Religions Worship the Same God?” Series: Asking For a Friend January 30, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum To understand what the Bible says about God, we have to get into the concept of the Trinity. Job 11:7-9 (NLT) Job 36:26 (NLT)   1. God is one Deuteronomy 6:4 (NIV) 1 Corinthians 8:4 (NIV) …

The Ostrich Syndrome: LGBTQ+ and the Church
January 23, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

LGBTQ+ and the Church The Ostrich Syndrome January 23, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum How should Christians respond to the LGBTQ+ community? Truth vs Grace Genesis 2:18, 22, 24 (NLT) Matthew 19:4-5 (NLT) Mark 7:21-23 (NLT) Romans 1:24-27 (NLT) 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NLT)   Hebrews 4:16 (NLT) John 1:17 …

The Ostrich Syndrome: Modern-Day Addictions- A Biblical Approach
January 16, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Modern-Day Addictions — A Biblical Approach The Ostrich Syndrome January 16, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum A definition of addiction: Any pleasure that becomes an obsession which often results in a compulsion Anything that alters your mood can become an addiction. It entices us because it’s rewarding in t …

The Ostrich Syndrome: It’s Not About You
January 9, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

It’s Not About You The Ostrich Syndrome January 9, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum How do we reach our culture with the gospel? Romans 8:7 (NLT) But something must change… Romans 10:13 (NLT) Romans 10:14 (NLT) Romans 10:17 (NLT)   We aren’t called to be anti-cultural. We’re called to be counter cultura …

The Ostrich Syndrome: The Generational Showdown
January 2, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Generational Showdown Series: The Ostrich Syndrome January 2, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum The ostrich syndrome is a part of popular culture — giving rise to the terms “bury your head in the sand” and “ignorance is bliss”. Christians in America do the same thing when dealing with the American culture …

A Central Family Reunion
December 26, 2021

A Central Family Reunion December 26, 2021 Noah Mccormick Romans 12:4-5 (ESV) 1 Peter 3:8-11 (ESV) We are that body of Christ! 1 Peter 3:8 (ESV) We must check our grip!   1) Are you holding on too tight? 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 (ESV) 2) Are you holding on too loose? 1 Peter 3:14-15 (ESV)   …

Did He Just Say That: I Am
December 19, 2021

“I Am” Did He Just Say That? December 19, 2021 Matt Flindt Jesus is God John 1:1 (ESV) Jesus has always existed and he has been and always will be fully God. God’s personal name Exodus 3:13-14 (ESV) God is saying: “I exist, I always have and always will, and I don’t change.” How do you see God? …

Did He Just Say That: Hate Your Life
December 12, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Jesus said “Hate Your Life” Did He Just Say That? December 12, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum John 12:25 (ESV) This is a paradox- something that does not seem logical until it’s investigated and found true. We need to be faithful to God’s Word by investigating the context to understand what Jesus means. Jo …

Did He Just Say That: Tell No One
December 5, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

And Jesus said “Tell No One” Did He Just Say That? December 5, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Jesus should not be a secret in our lives, we are to go and tell others about the Gospel! Jesus would sometimes invite people to share their stories about his miraculous works. Mark 5:18-20 (ESV)   Jesus ofte …

Did He Just Say That: All Authority
November 28, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

“All Authority Has Been Given to Me” – Jesus 33A.D. Did He Just Say That? November 28, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum One of Jesus’ most well-known statements is the Great Commission Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV) Matthew 28:16-18 (ESV) Jesus says “all authority has been given to me”- that’s a bold statement! …

Stuffed: Pieces of the Pie
November 21, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Pieces of the Pie Stuffed November 21, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Malachi 3:6-8 (NIV) God owns it, but we get to choose how we slice it.   Slice One: Our expenses and purchases #1. Followers of Jesus give to their family. Proverbs 13:11 (NIV) Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)   Slice Two: Our future …

Stuffed: Believers Who Changed the World
November 14, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Believers Who Changed the World Stuffed November 14, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum There must be a balance for your spiritual body! But most of us are out of balance; great at feeding ourselves spiritual, but not great with spiritual activity. God’s design has always been to feed his children so they can …

Stuffed: Are You Full in Christ?
November 7, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Are you Full in Christ? Series: Stuffed November 7, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum We believe God calls us to change, he helps us change, and he shows the blessings of change. John 5:1-9 (CSB) John 5:2 (CSB) John 5:3 (CSB) John 5:5 (CSB) Sin takes up residence in our soul, leaving us empty and without hope …

Last Will and Testament
October 31, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Last Will and Testament Halloween Sunday October 31, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum The Apostle Paul had a chance to say his last words in 67 AD. He wrote a final letter to Timothy before his execution. 2 Timothy 4:1-2a (NLT) 1)Tell people about Jesus! It says we are to preach something specific— the Word! …

Dumb Things Christians Say: My Bible is the True Bible
October 24, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

My Bible is the True Bible (When We Disagree) Dumb Things Christians Say October 24, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Often times the church loses its focus, and we take our spiritual eyes off of Jesus and become transfixed on minor issues —and they come ultimate in our lives. We often call it defending the …

Dumb Things Christians Say: My Favorite Verse is…
October 17, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

My Favorite Verse is… Dumb Things Christians Say October 17, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Hebrews 4:12 (NIV) We must wield the Word carefully because every word is placed specifically in the context that God desires. One of the most misquoted verses is Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV). Today’s dumb thing Christian …

Dumb Things Christians Say: God Says You Shouldn’t Do That
October 10, 2021

God Says You Shouldn’t Do That Dumb Things Christians Say October 10, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Sometimes some of the dumbest things Christians say are not to other Christians, but to people who aren’t, like… “God says you shouldn’t do that” What if our best intentions in our communication with …

Dumb Things Christians Say: God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle
October 3, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle Series: Dumb Things Christians Say October 3, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Psalms 31:9-13 (NLT) You’ve probably heard the saying “God will never give you more than you can handle.” Where does this saying come from? 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT) This verse is r …

Squeaky Clean: Baggage
September 26, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Baggage Series: Squeaky Clean September 26, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Hebrews 12:1 (ESV) The first step to dealing with your baggage is claiming it. Claim your bag! Psalm 32:3-4 (ESV) Proverbs 28:18 (ESV) If you are willing, will you evaluate your life and confess that you have baggage?   The bag …

Squeaky Clean: Not All is Lost
September 19, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

NOT ALL IS LOST Series: Squeaky Clean September 19, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum The reason we need grace is because we all have a past. Before his life began — things weren’t looking too good for Moses’ Hebrew parents living in Egypt… Exodus 1:11–14 (NIV) Exodus 1:15–16 (NIV) Exodus 1:22 (NIV) Exodus 2: …

Squeaky Clean: A Fresh Start
September 12, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

A Fresh Start Series: Squeaky Clean September 12, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum When we say we want a fresh start, what we’re really saying is “We want a fresh start with God.” We need his forgiveness. We need him to sort it all out, to erase our mistakes, and to restore us to our fullest potential… becau …

People Matter
September 5, 2021

People Matter September 5, 2021 Noah McCormick Matthew 9:35-38 (HCSB) We often get a glimpse of God’s will, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the intention of Jesus’ ministry when we read the Bible. Jesus felt compassion when he looked out at the crowds. Have you ever been stopped in your tracks for …

Press Play: Timothy’s Moment
August 29, 2021

Timothy’s Moment Series: Press Play — Week #3 August 29, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum The last couple weeks, we talked about Peter and Cornelius, who pressed play by reaching out to those who needed to hear the gospel— stepping out. Abraham pressed play by saying “yes” to God when called— stepping forwar …

Press Play: Your Press Play Moment
August 22, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Your Press Play Moment Series: Press Play — Week #2 August 22, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Genesis 12:1-2 (ESV) God speaks to Abraham and tells him to step forward and follow Him— to the Promised Land. Hebrews 11:8 (ESV) The early church was facing what we are, living in routine and on autopilot… Hebrew …

Press Play: Week One
August 15, 2021

Press Play #1 August 15, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Jesus called his disciples to do something specific. Acts 1:8b (ESV) Acts 8:1 (ESV) Saul gets saved and begins to immediately do what Jesus called the disciples to do, while the original disciples stayed put.   God is redirecting Central! The Sto …

The Dirty Dozen: Judas the Jacked-Up
August 8, 2021

Judas the Jacked-Up Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #12 August 8, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Which disciple do you identify with the most? Peter the Proud Andrew the Evangelist James the Jolt John the Geriatric Philip the Pessimist Nathanael the Known Matthew the Money Guy Thomas the Timid James the Joh …

The Dirty Dozen: Thaddaeus the Thinker
August 1, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Thaddeus the Thinker Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #11 August 1, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Thaddeus the Thinker We don’t know much about this disciple, other than that he loved, followed, and sat under the teachings of Jesus. He was a typical, ordinary disciple, just like many of us. Principle One Jo …

The Dirty Dozen: Simon the Slicer
July 25, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Simon the Slicer Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #10 July 25, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Simon the Zealot Like James, son of Alphaeus, Simon is also mentioned only in the four lists of the disciples. Generally speaking, a zealot is anyone who fervently supports a particular cause. Acts 5:37 (ESV) Princi …

The Dirty Dozen: James
July 18, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

James the John Doe Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #9 July 18, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum James the Son of Alphaeus James is only mentioned four times in the Bible, and each time it’s just a name on a list of disciples. (Matthew 10:3, Mark 3:18, Luke 6:15, and Acts 1:13) We don’t know anything about Jam …

The Dirty Dozen: Thomas the Twin
July 11, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Thomas the Twin Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #8 July 11, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Principle One John 11:14-16 (ESV) John 11:16 Following Jesus is never easy. Which one do I desire more, a good life or the one who created life? The gift of life or the Giver of life?   Principle Two John …

The Dirty Dozen: Matthew the Money Guy
July 4, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Matthew the Money-Guy Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #7 July 4, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 10:2-4 (ESV) Today we look at the one glaring disciple who was the biggest disappointment for much of his life… Matthew. In Luke, Jesus told a parable about a pharisee and a tax collector… Luke 18:10-14 ( …

The Dirty Dozen: Nathanael the Known
June 20, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Nathanael the Known Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #6 June 20, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Today, we meet another disciple who was evidently caught up in a false reality, but when he met Jesus, his world was turned upside down. Philip, while in the middle of his search for the Messiah, was actually foun …

The Dirty Dozen: Philip the Pessimist
June 13, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Philip the Pessimist Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #5 June 13, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum John 1:43–46 (NIV) #1: Jesus FOUND Philip Philip was hand-picked! He was found by Jesus and called to be a disciple.   John 6:44 (NIV) No human being in the world, on their own, has the moral and spiritual a …

The Dirty Dozen: John
June 6, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

John Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #4 June 6, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum   We first meet John in the story where Jesus calls the first four guys to come and follow him… Matthew 4:18–22 (ESV) In Luke 9, Jesus is interacting with His disciples and John gets caught up in the middle of it all Luke 9: …

The Dirty Dozen: James, Son of Thunder
May 30, 2021
Noah McCormick

James: Son of Thunder Series: The Dirty Dozen May 30, 2021 Noah McCormick Matthew 4:18-22 (HCSB) God’s calling is direct and unique. Zeal is a measured ingredient of faith. Luke 9:51-56 (HCSB)

The Dirty Dozen: Andrew the Angler
May 23, 2021
Ryland Russell

Andrew the Angler Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #2 May 23, 2021 Ryland Russell Andrew gave us a simple 3 step process to change the world. John 1:35-42 (NIV) Step #1 to change the world- Look for Jesus 35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, …

The Dirty Dozen: Peter the Proud
May 16, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Peter the Proud Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #1 May 16, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum [Throughout the summer, CBC will walk together through the lives of all 12 disciples of Jesus. From Peter to Judas — each disciple has a story to tell, and God has a life-shaping message from each of these men to deliv …

Our Imperfect Family: Overwhelmed and Just Over It
May 9, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

OVERWHELMED AND JUST OVER IT — MOTHER’S DAY 2021 Series: Our Imperfect Family — Week #5 May 9, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Proverbs 31:10–29 (NLT) Ladies, when you read this passage, do you just see row after row of hurdles that you know you’re never going to get over? You struggle and work hard at bein …

Our Imperfect Family: Raising Godly Kids
May 2, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Your One Shot — Raising Godly Kids Series: Our Imperfect Family — Week #4 May 2, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum We all have ONE SHOT to raise Godly kids. PRINCIPLE #1 Deuteronomy 6:4–7 (ESV) If you really want your kids to follow the Lord, you have to follow him first!   6And these words that I comman …

Our Imperfect Family: I Choose You
April 25, 2021
Matt Flindt

I CHOOSE YOU Sermon Series: Our Imperfect Family Matt Flindt April 25, 2021 Genesis 2:24-25  Within these verses, God created four laws to help guide us in our marriages. The enemy tries to feed us lies that contradict each of God’s laws for a healthy marriage. Law #1: The Law of Priority Verse 24: …

Our Imperfect Family: Who’s at the Table?
April 18, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Who’s at the Table? Series: Our Imperfect Family #2 April 18, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum This week we continue our sermon series talking about families. And guess what… Jesus had a family, too! His family was messed up just like yours and yet he was the perfect son and brother. Hebrews 4:15 (NIV) At so …

Our Imperfect Family: Why Us?
April 11, 2021
Pastor Clayton Church

Why Us? Series: Our Imperfect Family #1 April 11, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Welcome to a new sermon series on Families! We all know that there is no perfect family. Everyone has issues, and family life is often complicated and messy. But with God’s help, you can make the most of your “imperfect” famil …

Searching in the Wrong Places
April 4, 2021
Pastor Clayton Chisum

Searching in the Wrong Places Series: Easter 2021 April 4, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Happy Easter! Today we remember and celebrate that Jesus rose from the grave. This event changes everything! Luke 24:1–6 (ESV) #1. He is not here. He is risen! These words spoken by the angel have shattered, transform …

The “We” of Discipleship
March 28, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The We of Discipleship #4 Series: ME to WE: Disciples Making Disciples March 28, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum The “We” of Discipleship: 2 Timothy Proverbs 4:25–26 (ESV) Today we need to “ponder” and think deeply about the ministries of Central. One of the best places to go for help is the 2nd book of Tim …

The Me of Discipleship
March 21, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Me of Discipleship Series: ME to WE: Disciples Making Disciples – #3 March 21, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum 1 Thessalonians 5:19 (ESV) This verse warns us to not stifle, block, or quench the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. When have you felt the Holy Spirit’s “spark” in your life? Are you in a posit …

ME to WE: The Ingredients of a True Disciple (Week 2)
March 14, 2021
Kevin (RevKev) Laufer

The Ingredients of a True Disciple Series: ME to WE – Disciples Making Disciples March 14, 2021 Kevin (RevKev) Laufer John 14:15 Matt 22:35-40 The main theme to being a disciple is LOVE. Jesus is our example. John 14:31a Love God = ME Heart – Devotion Ps. 73:25 Soul – Action Col. 3:23 Mind – Learnin …

ME to WE: Disciples Making Disciples (Week 1)
March 7, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

A True Disciple Series: ME to WE: Disciples Making Disciples March 7, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum A True Disciple John 8:31 One of the greatest dangers for the church and for Christians is shifting from BEING the church to DOING church. What has Jesus called us to do? Matthew 28:18–19 (NIV) John 8:31 (N …

God “The Great Financial Advisor”
February 28, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

God “The Great Financial Advisor” Series: Making Change February 28, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Commitment #1: I COMMIT TO ATTACK AND PAY OFF ALL MY CONSUMER DEBT Commitment #2: I COMMIT TO TITHE 10% OF MY INCOME TO GOD THROUGH CENTRAL Proverbs 3:9–10 (NIV)  Proverbs 13:11 (NIV) Commitment #3: I COMMIT …

The Secret to Winning with Money
February 21, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Secret to Winning With Money Series: Making Change February 21, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Last week… I COMMIT TO ATTACK AND PAY OFF ALL MY CONSUMER DEBT Tithing is the key to being financially faithful to God. The 1st reason we tithe is because… God Owns It Malachi 3:6–8 (NIV) If God owns it, then …

Let’s Feast
February 14, 2021

No sermon notes this week! Join us online at 10:45 on Sunday on our Facebook or YouTube page for Pastor Clayton’s Sermon, “Let’s Feast!” https://www.facebook.com/cbcowasso https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCowasso  

Making Change: How to Eliminate All Your Debt
February 7, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

How To Eliminate All Your Debt Series: Making Change February 7, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Proverbs 6:1-11 (NIV)   Proverbs 13:7 (NIV) In 2020, Americans carried a grand total of just over $1 trillion in credit card debt 1.2 billion active credit cards in the United States. The average American …

The Road Ahead
January 31, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Road Ahead (Where We’re Going) Buckle Up — Our Part in God’s Story January 31, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum 2 Corinthians 5:16-21   The prayer for the church in this moment is, “Jesus, give us a new vision!” A vision is a clear, challenging, hope-filled picture of our church. The source of a vis …

The Dashboard: Where We Are
January 24, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Dashboard (Where We Are) Series: Buckle Up — Our Part in God’s Story January 24, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum 2 Corinthians 5:13-15   2 Corinthians 5:13a (NIV) A biblical church has radical faith A radical faith occurs when a believer answers with a resounding “yes” when asked the question — ”Is …

The Rear-View Mirror
January 17, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Rear-View Mirror (Where We’ve Been) Series: Buckle Up — Our Part in God’s Story January 17, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum 2 Corinthians 5:11a (NLT) #1. A biblical church shows that People Matter. People matter to us because they matter to Jesus. We are driven to do sacrificial things because we love o …

Finding Your Never-Quit Attitude
January 10, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Finding your Never-Quit Attitude Series: Prayer in January January 10, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Life has almost always been tough for believers.   Matthew 16:24 (ESV)   Let’s see how the first followers of Jesus responded when facing difficult times. Where did they get their Never-Qu …

The Starting Point for 2021
January 3, 2021

The Starting Point for 2021 Series: Our Pandemic Half-Time Prayer January 3, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Today’s message is like a half-time speech and will serve as our starting point for 2021 at Central Baptist Church. We need God to show up big time! We need Him to deliver in a big way. Luke 11:9-13 …

Plot Twist: The Story of Joseph
December 27, 2020
Noah Mccormick

Genesis 37-50

This Changes Everything
December 20, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

This Changes Everything Series: A Cozy COVID Christmas #3 December 20, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum When you strip away the story of Christmas, you find that this Baby was given a name. Matthew 1:22-23 (ESV)   Immanuel — “God With Us” Isaiah 7:14 (ESV)   When you realize what Immanuel means, th …

Pray | Give | Go
December 13, 2020
Trey & Meghan Dickey

Pray | Give | Go Trey & Meghan Dickey God’s World Total Population of the World: 7.7 Billion Unreached Population: 3.2 Billion Unreached People Groups: 7,414 41% of the World is Unreached 10/40 Window: 97% of all Unreached People live in this area of the World Only 3% of all Missionaries serve h …

God’s Game Plan
December 6, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

God’s Game Plan Series: A Cozy COVID Christmas #2 December 6, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum #1: God always Has a Plan He Promises and Fulfills Luke 2:1-5 (ESV) 2 Samuel 7:16 (ESV) 1 Samuel 17:12 (ESV) Micah 5:2 (ESV) Psalm 22:28 (ESV)   He desires Humility before Glory Luke 2:6–7 (ESV) Matthew 20:16 …

A Faith Like Mary
November 29, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

A Faith Like Mary Series: A Cozy COVID Christmas / #1 Central Baptist Church Dr. Clayton Chisum Malachi 4:5–6 (ESV) The Angel Gabriel   #1: Fear follows the Unfamiliar  (The angel GABRIEL / Covid) Our response: When Fear hits you, Faith must sustain you Luke 1:30-37 (ESV)   #2: He can do A …

King Josiah
November 22, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

KING JOSIAH November 22, 2020 Central Baptist Church Dr. Clayton Chisum   Romans 12:2 (ESV) King Hezekiah King Manasseh King Amon   King Josiah 2 Chronicles 34-35 2 Kings 22-23   2 Chronicles 34:2 (ESV) 2 Chronicles 34:3 (ESV) 2 Chronicles 34:3–7 (ESV)   #1: He Refocused his Walk …

Hezekiah – All-in for God
November 8, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Hezekiah — All-In For God “Kings of Old” Sermon Series: Week 1 November 8, 2020 King Hezekiah 2 Kings 16-20 2 Chronicles 28-32 Isaiah 36-39   2 Chronicles 29:1 2 Chronicles 29:2   The leadership of Hezekiah: He chose the Right Motive Jeremiah 17:9 (ESV) Proverbs 3:5–7 (ESV)   The lead …

A Better Way
November 1, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

A BETTER WAY Series: Culture and the Cross – A God-Honoring Approach to Politics November 1, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum Good Government Christian Citizen There’s A BETTER WAY! John 8:32 (ESV) 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31 (ESV) 31…”If you abide in my word, y …

The Christian Citizen
October 25, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

THE CHRISTIAN CITIZEN Series: Culture and the Cross — A God-Honoring Approach to Politics October 25, 2020 Mark 12:13–17 (ESV) Political Principles for Today:   1. Let your Christianity impact your Politics, not Politics your Christianity   2. We are all citizens here Mark 12:17 Matthew 10 …

Good Government
October 18, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

GOOD GOVERNMENT Series: Culture and the Cross — A God-Honoring Approach to Politics October 18, 2020 Romans 13:1–7 (NIV) The Biblical Role of Government 1. Government provides ORDER Romans 13:4 (NIV) Genesis 1:28 (NIV)   2. Government REFLECTS God Romans 13:1,3,4 (NIV) 1…The authorities that ex …

The Parable of the Unfruitful Fig Tree
October 11, 2020
Matt Flindt

The Parable of the Unfruitful Fig Tree Luke 13:6-9 Context: Luke 12:57-59   Question #1: Jesus, do bad things happen to bad people? Luke 13:1-5 Jesus’ message always comes back to repentance   Question #2: Jesus, is there no hope for me? Luke 13:6-9 Our only hope is in Jesus Christ Judgmen …

The Parable of the Farmers
October 4, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRIST – Week 2 The Parable of the Farmers October 4, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum Parable of the Farmers Mark 12:1-12 (Matt. 21:33-46; Luke 20:9-19) Mark 11:28 (NLT) Mark 12:1–12 (NLT)   The players in the parable: Vineyard = Israel Land owner = God Farmers = religious leaders Se …

Conversations With Christ – Week 1
September 27, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRIST The Parables of Jesus – Week 1 September 27, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum What is a parable? Proverbs 25:14 (NLT)   #1: Jesus, why do you teach this way? Two reasons: To reveal the truth To conceal the truth   Tips for understanding parables: Look for the context Separ …

End of the Road
September 20, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

End of the road Faith Under Fire Series (2 Peter) — Week 3 September 20, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum   The last two weeks, we’ve been in 2 Peter looking at how our Faith is Under Fire The Truth on Trial (evidence for the accuracy of the Bible) Counterfeit Culture (the reality of false teachers and …

COUNTERFEIT CULTURE
September 13, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Counterfeit Culture Faith Under Fire Series (2 Peter) Week 2 September 13, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum Today, we live in a Counterfeit Culture 2 Peter 2:1-3   Van Gogh – Still Life with Bible 2 Peter 2:1   #1 The product of false teachers — FAKE NEWS Matthew 7:15 2 Corinthians 11:4–6 2 Corinth …

Faith Under Fire – Week 1
September 6, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Faith Under Fire Series (2 Peter) Week 1 2 Peter 1:16-21 In our current culture, the Christian Faith is Under Fire. One way our faith is under fire is how the Word of God is challenged. Today we will examine how the TRUTH is on TRIAL. When putting God’s Word on trial, there is great EVIDENCE that ba …

We Are… Little Christs
August 30, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

WE ARE… LITTLE CHRISTS (1 Peter Series Week #5) August 30, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum   We are… LITTLE CHRISTS “Every Christian is to become a little Christ. The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else.” ~ CS Lewis   #1 Suffering is REAL 1 Peter 4:12–13 (NLT) Matthew 5:11 …

We Are… In the Family
August 23, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

WE ARE… IN THE FAMILY (1 Peter Series Week #4) August 23, 2020 1 Peter 4:7-11 We are… IN THE FAMILY #1 We are marked by forgiving love 1 Peter 4:8 (NLT) Proverbs 10:12; 1 Corinthians 13:4–7; Matthew 18:21–22 #2 We are known 1 Peter 4:9 (NLT) Proverbs 27:17; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 #3 We …

We Are… Called to Courage
August 16, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

WE ARE… CALLED TO COURAGE (1 Peter Series Week #3) August 16, 2020 1 Peter 3:8-16 We are… CALLED TO COURAGE 1. Your ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING 1 Peter 3:8 (NLT) 2. Your RESPONSE is POWERFUL 1 Peter 3:9 (NLT) 3. Your WITNESS is WORSHIP 1 Peter 3:13–15 (NLT) 4. Your REPUTATION is REFLECTIVE 1 Peter 3:16 ( …

We Are…Ambassadors
August 9, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

WE ARE… AMBASSADORS (1 Peter Series Week #2) August 9, 2020 1 Peter 2:9 (NLT) We are… AMBASSADORS 1. We have a critical job 1 Thessalonians 2:2–4 2. We represent another kingdom John 18:36 3. We live on foreign soil John 17:13–16 4. We must BE SMART Matthew 10:16; Ephesians 5:15–16 5. We must go whe …

We Are…His Kids
August 2, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

WE ARE…HIS KIDS (1 Peter Series Week #1) August 2, 2020 1 Peter 1:14 (NLT) We are… GOD’S KIDS   How is this possible? 1. We were CREATED BY HIM Psalm 139:13–16 2. We RAN AWAY We’ve squandered our BIRTHRIGHT Hebrews 12:23 We’ve IGNORED him  Romans 1:28–32 We’ve followed him AT A DISTANCE  Matthe …

Jesus is the Glorious Sacrifice
July 26, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Jesus is The Glorious Sacrifice Jesus is > Sermon Series July 26, 2020 The book of Hebrews opens our eyes to the real Jesus. Hebrews 9 & 10 Sacrifice is the natural response to sin. Today we see how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament sacrificial requirements. 1. Sins are EXPENSIVE     Hebrews 9 …

Jesus is the Great High Priest
July 19, 2020
Noah Mccormick

Jesus is The Great High Priest -Jesus is Greater Sermon Series- July 19, 2020 Key verses: Hebrews 4:14- 16 Jesus is greater because he is a perfect mediator. Jesus is greater because he is a perfect mentor. Now rest.

Jesus is God’s Son
July 12, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Jesus is God’s Son -Jesus is Greater Sermon Series- July 12, 2020 The book of Hebrews opens our eyes to the real Jesus. Hebrews 1:1-3 What does it mean that Jesus is the “SON OF GOD”? 1. Jesus is the Father’s VOICE 1Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, …

Deacons – Servant Leadership Defined
July 5, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Deacons — Servant Leadership Defined July 5, 2020 The role of every Christian is to serve The call for Deacons — Acts 6:1–7 Why do we need deacons? 1. The church needs unifiers Divided churches go nowhere! The primary purpose of deacons is to preserve the fellowship of the church. 2. The church need …

Believers of Faith
June 28, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Believers of Faith Building Blocks of the Church Sermon Series #3 Nehemiah 8:1-12 Ezra reads from God’s Word to the people We’ve seen over the past several weeks how the book of Nehemiah is a guide for us to build a healthy and growing church. Two weeks ago, we talked about being a people of vision …

Men of Action
June 21, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Men of Action Building Blocks of the Church Sermon Series #2 Nehemiah 2:17–18 (NLT) 17But now I said to them, “You know very well what trouble we are in. Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire. Let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem and end this disgrace!” Happy Father’s Da …

A People of Vision
June 14, 2020
Clayton Chisum

A People of Vision Building Blocks of the Church Sermon Series #1 Proverbs 29:18 (NASB) 18Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law. Nehemiah is a great Old Testament story that teaches the church about the importance of having a proper vision. Here is …