A message by Executive Pastor Jeremy Jernigan

More Than You Can Handle

In the message above I closed out our summer series That’s What He Said. In this one I tackled the expression that Christians love to say to each other by way of encouragement. “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” Is that really true? Here’s my take on it.

A message by Executive Pastor Jeremy Jernigan

Where Two or More are Gathered

The video above shows my message from this weekend at Central. In part 3 of my series That’s What He Said, I challenged another understanding of a verse we tend to quote out of context.

If God is with us when two or three gather in His Name, what does that mean when we are alone?

And here is the original blog post that this sermon started out with.

I Can Do All Things

The video above shows the message I gave at Central this weekend. It was the second part of our series “That’s What He Said” looking at popular misquoted verses in the Bible.

The big idea I talk about is that contentment comes from dependency on Jesus, not self-sufficiency.

And here is the original blog post where this message began.

The Lord Gives and Takes

In the video above I launch our new series “That’s What He Said” looking at different misquoted verses. This weekend I tackled Job’s conclusion that God gives and takes away. Check it out to see the context around this quote.

My conclusion is that God is good, and only good!

The End of Time

I spoke on the book of Revelation and gave five ways to understand it. Much of it might be different than you’ve previously assumed.

Revelation is a reminder that it’s worth it.

The Difference Between Music and Noise

The Difference Between Music and Noise

One of the things I love about music is that it forces you to stop being productive. What I mean by that is we often have music playing in the background for much of what we do. In reality, that tends to be nothing more than noise. But to listen, to really absorb music, requires you to stop what you are doing and commit to it. It demands something of you and offers nothing in return. You’ll have nothing to show for it. It’s an experience and then it’s gone. As I get older (and busier), I’ve realized that it’s a necessary discipline to make time to enjoy music in my life. Not just hear it, but to experience it.

In his book Soul Keeping, Pastor John Ortberg talks about profound advice he once received from Dallas Willard. Willard told him, “You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.” We would do well to follow his advice today. But how?