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Welcome to the Central Church podcast! We exist to introduce people to Jesus and help them follow Him. Central is a place where it's okay to not be okay, so everyone is invited to come as they are. Our Senior Pastor Jud Wilhite is known for his conversational approach to teaching the Bible and his p… read more

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Love Is A Crazy Thing | Jud Wilhite

February 6th, 2023


What do love, sex and intimacy have to do with God? Everything. In this series, we explore the Song of Solomon and draw out principles for …

Give Generously | Jud Wilhite

January 30th, 2023


Generosity gives you everything that money promises you. When you open your hand, God fills your life

Build Up Savings | Jud Wilhite

January 23rd, 2023


How can you dial down the stress in your life? Be a steward who manages God’s blessing through the seasons. Build up your savings, bring down your stress.

Pay Debt Down | Jud Wilhite

January 16th, 2023


You can either look at your hardships and say why me? Or you can look at your Good God and say why not me? Why not bless me? Why not help me? Why not change me? Why not recession-proof my life? Your life can change when …

Put God First | Jud Wilhite

January 9th, 2023


I know life is scary. The job market is scary. Money makes so many of us feel like failures or that there is no hope or way out. Acknowledge it’s All God’s. Don’t stop Believing. The best way to get ahead is to put God …

Your Past, Present, and Purpose | Nick Bodine

January 1st, 2023


God never under-promises. He makes promises that He means to keep. And He makes big promises. And He always over-delivers. At least compared to what we have in our head that He can do or who we can become. He …

Christmas At Central 2022 | Jud Wilhite

December 23rd, 2022


This Christmas, as we reflect, remember Christmas means God is for us and with us no matter what’s against us. Jesus was born to save us from our sins. And that is the greatest gift ever given.

All I Want for Christmas Is… Forgiveness | Mac Richard

December 12th, 2022


Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.

All I Want for Christmas Is… More Than This | Jud Wilhite

December 4th, 2022


Beneath the Christmas lists and all the holiday things is something we need even more, God’s goodness and peace. Mary’s song shows us the way to get …

Out of Hiding Into Healing | Shawn Williams

November 27th, 2022


God’s ways are not our ways. If you hear His Word, obey His Word, and live it out, you can see Him work great miracles in your life.

Jesus Loves Me When It Feels Too Late | Jud Wilhite

November 20th, 2022


Sometimes you have to get to the end of your rope before you take God’s hand. As long as God is in control, it’s never, ever too late.

Jesus Loves Me in My Foolishness | Jud Wilhite

November 13th, 2022


When life gets hard, it can feel like God is absent. But Jesus sees you in your struggle. He not only shows up, sometimes he shows off. In this message we are encouraged to not give up on God while we seek our miracle.

Jesus Loves Me in My Struggle | Jud Wilhite

November 6th, 2022


When life gets hard, it can feel like God is absent. But Jesus sees you in your struggle. He not only shows up, sometimes he shows off. In this message we are encouraged to not give up on God while we seek our miracle.

Jesus Loves Me When I'm Stuck | Dr. Tara Jenkins

October 31st, 2022


When you’re feeling stuck, God’s Word can help you rise up.

Jesus Loves Me Despite My Fear | Jud Wilhite

October 23rd, 2022


Fear has a way of stopping us in our tracks and hindering the work God wants to do in our lives. But as you focus on God’s love, you can push back against fear with faith knowing that if God led you to it, He’ll see you …

Jesus Loves Me in My Failure | Jud Wilhite

October 16th, 2022


Jesus loves you in the mess, so He can save you from the mess. Come home to the One who made you on purpose and for a purpose.

Getting Back Your Smile | Nick Bodine

October 9th, 2022


We have to realize that to get through the pain, we have to feel our feelings and work them out alongside God. When we take it to God, we will find that he isn’t trying to make us suffer; he is ready to be with us …

Getting Back Your Margin | Jud Wilhite

October 2nd, 2022


Constant busyness and worry have a way of making us weary, but Jesus offers a better way. In this message we are encouraged to trade our burdens for His rest and to get back our margin.

This Is Keeping You From Your Dream | Herbert Cooper

September 25th, 2022


When we follow our own dreams in life disappointment is inevitable, but following God’s dreams will always connect us to His purpose. Pastor Herbert …

Getting Back Your Possible | Jud Wilhite

September 18th, 2022


You don’t have to give up your dreams, but you can give your dreams to Him, and let God move and work and take you from a place of I can’t… to we can. Jesus is your assurance!

Getting Back Your Peace | Jud Wilhite

September 11th, 2022


People often romanticize the past, but through faith, God can make today feel like the good old days by bringing back your peace.

To Greater Freedom | Jud Wilhite

September 4th, 2022


Following Jesus often means leaving other things behind. The Bible records three people who had the chance to move toward a better life, but instead …

To Greater Life | Jud Wilhite

August 28th, 2022


What can give you a greater life? Do you need to cut loose and enjoy yourself more? Or is it time to clean up those bad habits? According to Jesus, …

To Greater Love | Jud Wilhite

August 21st, 2022


The disciple Peter swore that he would follow Jesus even to the death. But when the time came, Peter denied knowing Him. Later, when the risen Jesus …

To Greater Satisfaction | Jud Wilhite

August 14th, 2022


“How can I get even more than what I have?” When Jesus is asked this question, He responds, “follow me.” Jesus can lead us into greater wealth, but …

To a Greater Purpose | Jud Wilhite

August 7th, 2022


A tax collector named Matthew was stuck in a life he didn’t want until the day Jesus spoke the words, “follow me.” Jesus not only offered friendship, …

The Dedicated Heart | Nick Bodine

July 31st, 2022


Grace covers our shortcomings, but consequences can still follow us. That’s when we need God’s wisdom and strength to make things right. In the later …

The Restored Heart | Nick Bodine

July 24th, 2022


David was a man after God’s own heart, but his heart still led him astray. The story of King David and Bathsheba teaches us how to handle failure and the importance of seeking God’s grace.

The Focused Heart | Hosanna Wong

July 17th, 2022


God is calling you out of that place of defeat and he wants to refresh you and refuel you and remind you who you really are and what you’re made of. He wants to strengthen your heart. He wants to refocus your steps. We …

The Blessed Heart | Nick Bodine

July 10th, 2022


We are tested by our success as much as out failures, because the more God blesses us, the more we are tempted to forget the One who blesses. In this message we explore how David kept looking up to God, even as he was …

The Loyal Heart | Nick Bodine

July 3rd, 2022


The quality of your life is often determined by the quality of your relationships. The story of

David and Jonathan’s friendship not only shows us the …

The Humble Heart | Jud Wilhite

June 26th, 2022


We all want victory, but sometimes God uses a breakdown to prepare us for a breakthrough. In this message we explore how God used the hard times in David’s life to create a humble heart in His future King.

The Courageous Heart | Nick Bodine

June 19th, 2022


Some problems in life are so overwhelming, you feel defeated before you even start to fight back. But with God all things are possible. In this …

The Worshipful Heart | Jud Wilhite

June 12th, 2022


God is in the life-changing business, and worship is the natural result of His working. Praise not only fills our hearts and minds with the goodness …

The Heart God Favors | Jud Wilhite

June 5th, 2022


David was called, ‘A man after God’s own heart.’ In this message (and series), we take a deeper look at David’s life to discover what it means to have a heart like God and how this can position you for His favor.

Why Have You Forsaken Me? | Herbert Cooper

May 29th, 2022


Have you ever felt like God isn't listening? Maybe you've asked for Him to hear you but it doesn't seem like He is? Join us to hear Ps Herbert …

Dead in the Water | Jud Wilhite

May 22nd, 2022


Distractions are everywhere, but some things are worth our attention. In this message, we pay attention to the significance of baptism and to our questions about this important step in our faith journey.

City of Grace | 60 Year Anniversary | Jud Wilhite

May 15th, 2022


We tend to replicate what we celebrate. In this message, we celebrate God’s grace and Central Church’s 60th Anniversary. We look to the past to be inspired to move into the future with faith.

Counting On You | Lori Wilhite

May 8th, 2022


Whether you're counting God for your family, your job, or your friendships, you can know that nothing is impossible for God and you can count on him throughout each and every day.

Nothing Can Stop My Praise | Jud Wilhite

May 1st, 2022


When life gets hard, we wonder how long will this go on? We get lost in the what if’s. But the practice of praise can bring us back to the place where God is the biggest thing in our life once again. If nothing can stop …

Amen (The Lord's Prayer) | Jud Wilhite

April 24th, 2022


Prayer is not just about asking, it’s about trusting. In this message we look at The Lord’s Prayer as a model for how to pray and discover God’s provision, power and freedom in our lives.

Easter at Central 2022 | Jud Wilhite

April 17th, 2022


At Easter we celebrate with billions around the globe the fact that something new has happened to the world. The best news that changes everything. The fact that no matter how messed up things seem or how uncertain the …

Remember The Cross | Nick Bodine

April 10th, 2022


Join us to hear a powerful message of Hope as we Remember The Cross.

The Grace Factor | Jud Wilhite

April 3rd, 2022


Happiness comes from resting in God’s grace.

The Serve Factor | Jud Wilhite

March 27th, 2022


You'll find happiness by sharing it with others.

The Attitude Factor | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

March 20th, 2022


True happiness can exist in difficult situations.

The Heart Factor | Lori Wilhite | Central Church

March 13th, 2022


When your heart longs for God, you get the joy your heart longs for.

The Faith Factor | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

March 6th, 2022


Happiness does not come from seeking it, but from seeking God.

Derek Carr + Jud Wilhite | Central Church

February 27th, 2022


Join us to hear a powerful story of Faith from Pro Quarterback, Derek Carr

Bless How I Live | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

February 20th, 2022


Uncertainty is a part of life, but you can push back on worry with action and worship. In this message, we're reminded that you can cast your cares on the God who cares for you.

Bless What I Have | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

February 13th, 2022


It's Okay to Not be Okay. No matter who you are or where you come from, Central is a place for you to call home.

Bless What I Make | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

February 7th, 2022


It's Okay to Not be Okay. No matter who you are or where you come from, Central is a place for you to call home.

Bless How I Spend | Nick Bodine | Central Church

January 31st, 2022


It's Okay to Not be Okay. No matter who you are or where you come from, Central is a place for you to call home.

Advance with Friends | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

January 24th, 2022


It's Okay to Not be Okay. No matter who you are or where you come from, Central is a place for you to call home.

Advance with Work | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

January 17th, 2022


It's Okay to Not be Okay. No matter who you are or where you come from, Central is a place for you to call home.

Advance With Wisdom | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

January 10th, 2022


Join us to hear a powerful message from Pastor Jud Wilhite as he kicks-off week 1 of a brand new series, Advance With Wisdom!

Change Your Course | Nick Bodine | Central Church

January 3rd, 2022


Join us for a new message from Pastor Nick Bodine

There's a Seat for You | Nick Bodine | Central Church

December 27th, 2021


Join us as we hear a powerful message from Pastor Nick Bodine.

The Greatest Gift of All | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

December 25th, 2021


Message from 12.24.2021 | Your greatest gift has already been given. This Christmas you can open up the security, joy and hope available through Christ.

Tis the Season for Gratitude | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

December 13th, 2021


Message from 12.12.2021 | The holidays can bring out our inner Grinch, but thankfulness connects us to the good things God is doing. The more …

Tis The Season For Joy | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

December 6th, 2021


Message from 12.5.2021 | Sometimes happiness can be hard to find in the holidays, but you can find joy in the Christmas season when you find joy in …

Making a Difference in a World that Feels Different | Shawn Williams | Central Church

November 29th, 2021


Message from 11.28.2021 | Join us as we hear a powerful message about Making a Difference by Pastor Shawn Williams.

God Is Still Victorious | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

November 22nd, 2021


Message from 11.20.2021 | Giant obstacles can leave us feeling defeated, but the story of David and Goliath reminds us that God can turn the valley …

God Is Still Gracious | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

November 15th, 2021


Message from 10.14.2021 | In this message we find hope in the undeserved favor of God. His grace not only rescues us from past mistakes, it restores us a brand new life. We are rescued to be rescuers.

God Is Still Moving | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

November 8th, 2021


Message from 11.7.2021 | People say, “seeing is believing,” but God often works behind the scenes. In this message, we explore the life to Esther to discover the ways God is moving even when it feels like He is missing.

God Is Still Good | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

November 1st, 2021


Message from 10.30.2021 | Life can be scary, but we can face our fears with faith. Even when you expect the worst, God can do His best.

God Is Still Powerful | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

October 24th, 2021


Message from 10.24.2021 | Life can leave us discouraged, but God wants to fill us with hope. Even though we will face challenges, His promises are …

Girl Power | David Hughes | Central Church

October 17th, 2021


Message from 10.17 | Join us for a new message from Pastor David Hughes.

The Healing Strategy | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

October 10th, 2021


Message from 10.10.2021 | Relationships can leave you wounded, but with God’s help, you can heal and start to love again. In this message, we learn that if you want to be happier, you need to get healthier.

Believe the Best Strategy | Jud Wilhite | Central Church

October 3rd, 2021


Message from 10.03.2021 | Human nature often assumes the worst about other people. But studies show the happiest relationships seek to give the most generous explanations of each other’s behavior. In this message, we …

Wrong Expectations | Herbert Cooper | Central Church

September 26th, 2021


Message from 09.26.2021 | Join us to hear a powerful message from Pastor Herbert Cooper as we continue our series, Happier Together.

Happier Together | The New Connection Strategy | Central Church

September 19th, 2021


Message from 09.18.2021 | Relationships can be challenging and we can often fall into the trap of trying to change one another. But we can’t change others, we can only lovingly influence them by allowing God to change …

Happier Together | The Connection Strategy | Central Church

September 12th, 2021


Message from 09.11.2021 | The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your relationships. This weekend we talk about strategies to better connect with those we love so we can all be happier together.

We Are Framily | In It Together | Jud Wilhite

September 5th, 2021


Message from 09.04.2021 | The church is in the life-saving business, and God has rescued you to be a rescuer. In this message we are encouraged to give what we have, offer a helping hand, and point people to Jesus.

We Are Framily | The Power Of Everyone | Jud Wilhite

August 29th, 2021


Message for 08.29.21 | Church is less about membership and more about ownership. You have a vital role to play in the community of faith, and as you …

Special Guest Speaker | Hosanna Wong

August 22nd, 2021


Message for 08.22.21 | Do you want to know how to fight for the people you love? Do you want to share God’s love but you’re not sure how? In this …

We Are Framily | How Worship Works | Jud Wilhite

August 15th, 2021


Message for 08.15.21 | Someone said, “worship is responding to all that God is with all that you are.” In this message we look at the power of worship in the church. We see how worship reframes our fears and reboots our …

We Are Framily | God's Dream | Jud Wilhite

August 8th, 2021


Message for 08.08.21 | You were made for community. In this message we explore how God’s dream for the world, and for you, is to be a part of the family of God. We really are better together.

Good News | The Good News About Growth | Nick Bodine

August 1st, 2021


Message for 7.31.21 | Growth starts with a mindset. In this message, we see how God can transform the way we think so that we can walk in His good and perfect will.

Good News | The Good News Of God's Redemption | Lori Wilhite

July 25th, 2021


Message for 7.25.21 | The good news about Jesus is for everyone and can transform everyone. In this message, we see how important it is to receive the good news for ourselves and to share it with others.

Good News | The Good News About God's Love | Nick Bodine

July 18th, 2021


Message for 07.18.21 | Nothing can separate us from God’s love in Jesus! Nothing! In this message, we explore the overwhelming victory that is ours through faith in Christ.

Good News | The Good News About Your Future | Nick Bodine

July 11th, 2021


Message for 07.11.21 | Fear about the future can be crippling. In this message, we learn how to live with confidence, trusting that God works everything for the good of those who love Him.

Good News | The Good News About Freedom | Nick Bodine

July 4th, 2021


Message for 07.04.21 | Our hang ups, hurts and habits often weigh us down. In this message, we discover how Jesus has set us free from the power of sin to walk in His freedom.

Good News | The Good News About Joy | Jud Wilhite

June 27th, 2021


Message for 06.27.21 | We don’t see enough joy in our world, but real joy is possible. In this message, we learn how focusing on what God has done for us in Jesus allows us to stand in joy no matter what we are facing.

Good News | The Good News about Faith | Nick Bodine

June 20th, 2021


Message for 06.20.21 | Too often we frame our relationship with God around our own performance. In this message, we see how God’s grace in Jesus …

Good News | The Good News About Life Change | Jud Wilhite

June 13th, 2021


Message for 06.13.21 | Life change is challenging, and we often get in our own way. In this message, we explore how Jesus can empower personal change that allows us to live out our purpose.

Good News | The Good News About Jesus | Jud Wilhite

June 6th, 2021


Message for 06.06.21 | We need more good news. The message of Jesus is called The Gospel, which simple means “good news.” In this message, we examine the good news of Jesus in the book of Romans and see how God’s grace …

Special Guest Speaker | Herbert Cooper

May 30th, 2021


Message for 05.30.21 | It's worth the wait. 

The Comeback | Better Together | Jud Wilhite

May 23rd, 2021


Message for 05.23.21 | The best lives are built on the best relationships. In this message we talk about the

power of investing in each other. We build our best future by building each other up.

The Comeback | Better Together | Jud Wilhite

May 16th, 2021


Message for 05.16.21 | The best lives are built on the best relationships. In this message we talk about the power of investing in each other. We build our best future by building each other up.

The Comeback | Better Family | Lori Wilhite

May 9th, 2021


Message for 05.09.21 | Lori Wilhite shares a message of encouragement for better family life and relationships.

The Comeback | Better Direction | Jud Wilhite

May 2nd, 2021


Message for 05.02.21 | You cannot get to a better life without taking steps in a better direction. When you move towards God you always encounter His grace.

The Comeback | Better Dreams | Jud Wilhite

April 25th, 2021


Message for 04.25.21 | God often calls us into His future by shaping our dreams and goals. In this message, we explore the power of surrender and how God’s will can unlock your personal vision.

Special Guest Speaker | Dr. Tara Jenkins

April 18th, 2021


Message for 04.18.21 | The fight before the fight. 

The Comeback | Better Habits | Jud Wilhite

April 11th, 2021


Message for 04.11.21 | When life is challenging, we wonder when will things get back to normal. But God is always doing a new thing. His plans don’t just get us back to normal, they get us back to better. What you’ve …

Easter At Central 2021 | Jud Wilhite

April 4th, 2021


Message for 04.04.21 | Love has won. 

How We Fight Our Battles | Remembrance | Nick Bodine

March 28th, 2021


Message for 03.28.21 | Jesus has already won your greatest victory when He gave His life on the cross. As we remember Him and His sacrifice, we find strength and courage to face our obstacles. What Jesus has done for us …

How We Fight Our Battles | Generosity | Jud Wilhite

March 21st, 2021


Message for 03.21.21 | You celebrate God first in your heart through generosity with your time, talent and resources. What you plant in your life today, is what will grow in the future. When you honor God with what you …

How We Fight Our Battles | Gratitude | Jud Wilhite

March 14th, 2021


Message for 03.14.21 | Gratitude is a super-power. When you remember all that God has done, you hope all the more in what He can do. A grateful heart …

How We Fight Our Battles | Worship | Jud Wilhite

March 7th, 2021


Message for 03.07.21 | The biggest battle we face is to keep God number 1 in our heart and life. That’s why worship is a weapon. As you lift God up, He shakes things up, and helps you to stand firm.

How We Fight Our Battles | Word | Jud Wilhite

February 28th, 2021


Message for 02.28.21 | The Bible is full of wisdom. It’s not only a source of truth— it’s also a source of courage, strength and power. No matter …

How We Fight Our Battles | Prayer | Jud Wilhite

February 21st, 2021


Message for 02.21.21 | Life can feel like a fight. Thankfully, God has not left you defenseless. You can stand strong using God’s ways of winning. …

Real Love | Nick Bodine

February 14th, 2021


Message for 02.14.21 | Join us for a message from Pastor Nick Bodine.

Great Expectations | Expect God's Faithfulness | Jud Wilhite

February 7th, 2021


Message for 02.07.21 | The Bible often compares God to a rock: something that is firm and unchanging. We see this same quality in a story where two …

Great Expectations | Expect God's Loyal Love | Jud Wilhite

January 31st, 2021


Message for 01.31.21 | Love can be a fickle thing that comes and goes, but God loves you with a long-term, loyal love. We see this play out on the life of Joseph. Even when Jospeh is at his lowest, God’s loyal love is …

Great Expectations | Expect God's Patience | Jud Wilhite

January 24th, 2021


Message for 01.24.21 | Many people struggle with patience or a bad temper, but not God. Even though He is committed to justice, He is also slow to become angry. We see this play out in a scene between God and the …

Great Expectations | Expect God's Favor | Jud Wilhite

January 18th, 2021


Message for 01.17.21 | God describes himself as full of grace. This means you’re sure to receive His undeserved favor. We see an example of grace in …

Great Expectations | Expect God's Compassion | Jud Wilhite

January 12th, 2021


Message for 01.10.21 | When God described His character to Moses, the first word He used was compassionate. This means He is deeply moved by the needs of his children. We see the same emotion play out in a famous scene …

Hindsight Is 2020 | Nick Bodine

January 4th, 2021


Message for 01.03.21 | Join us for a message from Pastor Nick Bodine. 

Standing on God's Promises | Jud & Lori Wilhite

December 28th, 2020


Message for 12.27.20 | We’ve heard a lot of no’s this past year, but God has already given his ultimate yes in Jesus. This weekend Jud and Lori …

Special Guest Speaker | Sam Collier

December 15th, 2020


Message for 12.14.20 | Join us for guest speaker, Pastor Sam Collier. 

Love Never Fails | Love Came Down | Jud Wilhite

December 9th, 2020


Message for 12.06.20 | “For God so loved the world He gave his one and only son...” (John 3:16). Christmas is all about love coming down in Jesus. …

Love Never Fails | Love Is The Greatest | Jud Wilhite

November 30th, 2020


Message for 11.29.20 | There’s a lot of debate about who is the GOAT (the Greatest of All Time): Michael Jordan or Lebron James; Tom Brady or Peyton Manning? But the Bible says when it comes to life, love is the …

Love Never Fails | Love Will See You Through | Jud Wilhite

November 22nd, 2020


Message for 11.22.20 | Love is more than a temporary feeling... it’s a choice to do good in another’s life over the long haul. We see this play out …

Love Never Fails | Love Overcomes Circumstances | Jud Wilhite

November 15th, 2020


Message for 11.15.20 | Have you ever felt like life is an uphill climb and you can’t see the top? The great news for anyone who feels like giving up is that God will never give up on you. His love is ready to comfort us …

Love Never Fails | Love Heals The Past | Jud Wilhite

November 9th, 2020


Message for 11.09.20 | The past is like a prison that holds many people captive, but according to 1 Corinthians 13:5, “love keeps no record of …

Love Never Fails | Love Transforms Relationships | Nick Bodine

November 2nd, 2020


Message for 11.01.20 | Love begins at home, in our closest relationships, but often the very place we are meant to give and receive love is filled with stress and separation. God’s love doesn’t just change the world, it …

Love Never Fails | Love Changes Everything | Jud Wilhite

October 26th, 2020


Message for 10.25.20 | God’s love is the one thing that can change everything. His love can turn enemies into friends and can free our hearts from the weight of bitterness, anger and hate. In this message we explore the …

Outta My Mind | Lie #8 "My Faith Isn't Strong Enough" | Jud Wilhite

October 19th, 2020


Message for 10.18.20 | Sometimes when things don’t go our way, we think it must be due to a lack of faith. People believe that only big faith …

Outta My Mind | Lie #7 "I Won't Be Able To Handle It" | Jud Wilhite

October 11th, 2020


Message for 10.11.20 | Uncertainty causes a lot of anxiety. We have a sinking feeling we won’t be able to handle the challenges that are coming. The truth is, God’s plans often require more of us than we think we can …

Outta My Mind | Lie #6 “People Are The Problem" | Jud Wilhite

October 5th, 2020


Message for 10.04.20 | People seem more divided than ever. We are tempted to think that those with differing opinions and priorities are ruining the world. The virus can even make us feel like other people are dangers …

Special Guest Speaker | Montell Jordan

September 28th, 2020


Message for 09.26.20 | Join us for guest speaker, Pastor Montell Jordan | Worship is defined as ascribing worth or value toward God. It goes beyond songs. It is an outward expression of our inward condition. We worship …

Outta My Mind | Lie #5 “I Won't Have Enough” | Jud Wilhite

September 20th, 2020


Message for 09.20.20 | This has been a season of financial challenges. People have lost jobs, lost hours, lost businesses and lost opportunities. We not only struggle with today, we fear the future. A lie can take root …

Outta My Mind | Lie #4 "I Should Do It All" | Jud Wilhite

September 13th, 2020


Message for 09.13.20 | Life has gotten more complicated. Whether it’s school, shopping, travel or working, we are all having to adjust to new ways of …

Outta My Mind | Lie #3 "Things Can Only Get Worse" | Jud Wilhite

September 7th, 2020


Message for 09.06.20 | As the virus drags on, it’s easy to lose hope that life will return to normal. It can feel like many of the things we loved about the past will never come back. We begin to dread the future and …

Outta My Mind | Lie #2 "I'm On My Own" | Jud Wilhite

August 30th, 2020


Message for 08.30.20 | People are feeling more isolated than ever. We are also less trusting of experts and leaders. The end result is the sense that …

Outta My Mind | Lie #1 "I'm Done" | Jud Wilhite

August 23rd, 2020


Message for 08.23.20 | Have you wanted to give up lately? We’ve all had to deal with so many disappointments and difficulties we not only want to …

God In The Wild | Wild Victory | Jud Wilhite

August 16th, 2020


Message for 08.16.20 | When you give God your heart, he gives you the victory! In this message we’ll learn to humble ourselves and seek his ways, so we can see the way he wins.

God In The Wild | Wild Advantage | Nick Bodine

August 9th, 2020


Message for 08.09.20 | God gives his people an unfair advantage. He is already working ahead of us and making a way. In this message we’ll look at how we can step out in faith and make the most of every opportunity.

God In The Wild | Wild Promises | Jud Wilhite

August 2nd, 2020


Message 08.02.20 | Every promise comes with problems. In this message, we’ll learn how we can exaggerate our opportunities and minimize our obstacles through faith in God’s promises.

God In The Wild | Wild Tests | Jud Wilhite

July 27th, 2020


Message for 07.26.20 | Where God tests us is often where he is preparing to bless us. In this message we’ll see how to respond to trying times and expand our ability to step into God’s blessing.

God In The Wild | Wild Trust | Jud Wilhite

July 19th, 2020


Message for 07.19.20 | The wild is a place where resources are scarce. Life shifts from abundance to survival. In this message we will learn how less …

God In The Wild | A Wild Ride | Jud Wilhite

July 12th, 2020


Message for 07.12.20 | Life often feels like a wild ride, but God can meet us in times of difficulty and uncertainty to teach us lessons we can’t …

Jesus Is King | King Of My Future | Jud Wilhite

July 8th, 2020


Message for 07.05.20 | When you are in the middle of a mess, life can seem pointless and without direction. But if you follow Jesus day by day, and …

Jesus Is King | King Of My Attitude | Jud Wilhite

June 29th, 2020


Message for 06.28.20 | Joy is less about what happens, and more about your habits. That’s why the Bible encourages us to dwell on the good rather than on the bad. When you fix your thoughts on the good things Jesus has …

Jesus Is King | King Of My Identity | Jud Wilhite

June 21st, 2020


Message for 06.21.20 | We often get our sense of worth from other people. When we are praised, our value goes up; when we are ignore or criticized, our value goes down. But Jesus is king of your identity. The true value …

Jesus Is King | King Of My Life | Jud Wilhite

June 14th, 2020


Message for 06.14.20 | When you face challenging times, it’s natural to ask why? Why me, why this, why now? But a far more powerful question is who? …

The Third Option | Miles McPherson

June 8th, 2020


Message for 06.07.20 | Pastor Miles McPherson from Rock Church in San Diego, joins us to talk about his book, The Third Option. Which is all about finding hope through God for a racially divided nation.

Stay Strong | Keep Doing Good | Jud Wilhite

June 1st, 2020


Message for 05.31.20 | Coaches like to say that the best defense is a good offense. The same is true for our emotions. One of the best ways to deal with feeling bad, is to do good. The Bible tells us to not grow tired …

Stay Strong | Believe God's Best | Jud Wilhite

May 24th, 2020


Message for 05.24.20 | There are two ways to imagine an unknown future: with fear or with faith. You either imagine the worst is on the way, or that God’s best is yet to come. If you want to move forward with God’s …

Stay Strong | Stand On God's Truth | Jud Wilhite

May 17th, 2020


Message for 05.17.20 | Any time you move forward, forces can rise up to hold you back. This resistance shows up as obstacles on the outside and as …

Restored to Life | Lori Wilhite

May 10th, 2020


Message for 05.10.20 | A special Mother’s Day message from Lori Wilhite.

Enough for Today | Jud Wilhite

May 3rd, 2020


Message for 05.03.20 | Even when things start to run out, God has not run out you. He often moves in times of scarcity to do something new.

The Valley of Blessing | Jud Wilhite

April 26th, 2020


Message for 04.26.20 | Even when life is going in the wrong direction, God promises to be with us. His presence can turn the valley of trouble into the valley of blessing.

Keep a Grip on Hope | Jud Wilhite

April 20th, 2020


Message for 04.19.20 | As long as there is hope, there is life. In this message, we’ll learn how we can keep a grip on hope in even the most challenging times.

Easter at Central 2020 | Jud Wilhite

April 13th, 2020


Message for 04.12.20 | Even though we are facing unprecedented challenges, Easter declares that God is for you, even when everything is against you. In this message we celebrate that because Jesus rose up, we don’t need …

The God of Peace | Jud Wilhite

April 6th, 2020


Message for 04.05.20 | Worry is automatic, but receiving God’s peace takes practice. In this message we look at three things you can do today to ease your mind and heart in these anxious times. God can give you peace …

Hope in the Storm | Jud Wilhite

March 30th, 2020


Message for 03.29.20 | When we face unprecedented problems, our emotions get overloaded. Not only do we need more grace from each other, we need hope from God. In this message, we see that Jesus is with us in the …

God is Still For You | Jud Wilhite

March 23rd, 2020


Message for 03.22.20 | When life is uncertain you can be certain of one thing: God is with you! Get hope and encouragement from the God who never abandons you, and is STILL for you even in the darkest valleys. 

Faith in Fearful Times | Jud Wilhite

March 15th, 2020


Message for 03.15.20 | Whenever we face uncertainty, people become afraid. We start making decisions based on the fear we feel, rather than the …

Special Guest Speaker | Robert Madu

March 8th, 2020


Message for 03.08.20 | Join us for guest speaker Robert Madu, teaching pastor from Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, TX

Back in Black | Rock Your Blessing | Jud Wilhite

March 1st, 2020


Message for 03.01.20 | God loves to bless His people so that His people are a blessing to others. In this message we'll discover the power of living in God's blessing and sharing it with others. With His help you can …

Back in Black | Rock Your Generosity | Jud Wilhite

February 23rd, 2020


Message for 02.23.20 | The Bible often links generosity and joy. In every area of life, when you open your hand and give, that same open hand can also receive good things back from God. In this message, we'll consider …

Back in Black | Rock Your Debt | Shawn Williams

February 16th, 2020


Video Message for 02.16.20 | Are you the master of your Mastercard, or has debt taken charge of your life? In this message we'll look at a biblical perspective on debt, learn some practical ways to pay down your …

Back in Black | Rock Your Worry | Jud Wilhite

February 9th, 2020


Message for 02.09.20 | Money is a huge source of worry. You can get so stressed about not having enough that you miss out on the joy of what you have. But Jesus challenges us to trust God with daily needs as well as …

20/20 Vision | A Gameplan for Victory | Jud Wilhite

February 2nd, 2020


Message for 02.02.20 | Vision is powerful. This week we'll look at some of the most powerful scriptures to learn how you can keep a 20/20 vision, a …

Rise Up! | Rise Up | David Hughes

January 26th, 2020


Message for 01.26.20 | Join us for guest speaker David Hughes, Lead Pastor of Church By the Glades in Coral Springs, Florida.

Rise Up! | Take Courage | Lori Wilhite

January 19th, 2020


Message for 01.19.20 | Life can leave you bent over under its weight. But if we are going to do what God has called us to do, then we have to learn to walk with our heads held high. Join us as we look at the power …

Rise Up! | Rise Up | Jud Wilhite

January 12th, 2020


Message for 01.12.20 | Losses are inevitable; rising up is optional. It takes great courage to rise up and rebuild, but when we release our grief and rely on God, all things are possible. In this message, we’ll learn …

Rise Up! | Rise Up | Jud Wilhite

January 5th, 2020


Message for 01.05.20 | Rise up, take courage, and go do it! These are the words that rocked Ezra to the core when he was heartbroken, disappointed, and at his lowest. And they are words we need to internalize today. In …

Christmas At Central | Jud Wilhite

December 25th, 2019


Message for 12.24.19 | Christmas at Central

Un-Grinch Your Christmas | Week 3 | Guest Speaker Mac Richard | Jud Wilhite

December 15th, 2019


Message for 12.15.19 | Enjoy a special holiday message from Pastor Mac Richard, lead pastor of Lake Hills church in Austin, Texas.

Un-Grinch Your Christmas | Week 2 | Un-Grinch Your Expectations | Jud Wilhite

December 8th, 2019


Message for 12.08.19 | Description:The holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year, but also one of the most meaningful. In this …

Un-Grinch Your Christmas | Week 1 | Un-Grinch Your Relationships | Jud Wilhite

December 1st, 2019


Message for 12.01.19 | It's the most wonderful time of year, but it can also be one of the loneliest. In this message we'll look to the first …

I Need A Miracle | Week 6 | The Miracle of New Life | Jud Wilhite

November 24th, 2019


Message for 11.24.19 | Jesus came to bring us life, and life to the full. This life is not just for the future, but for today. In this message, we’ll …

I Need A Miracle | Week 5 | The Miracle of Restoration | Shawn Williams

November 17th, 2019


Message for 11.17.19 | "I was blind, but now I see." The miracle of spiritual sight can change your whole perspective on life. In this message, we …

I Need A Miracle | Week 4 | The Miracle of Faith | Jud Wilhite

November 10th, 2019


Message for 11.10.19 | We all want to live a life of purpose, but fear can keep us from moving forward. But as someone said, "If you want to walk on water, you have to get out of the boat." In this message, you'll see …

I Need A Miracle | Week 3 | The Miracle of Multiplication | Jud Wilhite

November 3rd, 2019


Message for 11.03.19 | When we are open handed with God's blessings, we experience the miracle of multiplication. In this message, we'll see how God …

I Need A Miracle | Week 2 | The Miracle of Healing | Jud Wilhite

October 27th, 2019


Message for 10.27.19 | Everybody needs some kind of healing from the hurts of life. And it's available through the power of faith. All you have to do is receive it. In this message we look at the power of Jesus to make …

I Need A Miracle | Week 1 | The Miracle of Grace | Jud Wilhite

October 20th, 2019


Message for 10.20.19 | God has already offered you the greatest miracle, His grace. Through faith in Jesus, God's undeserved favor and forgiveness flows into your life. Because of His grace, you can join the party.

All The Feels | Week 6 | Fear | Jud Wilhite

October 13th, 2019


Message for 10.13.19 | Fear is real, fear can be crippling, it can stop us from doing what we should or need to do. Join us as we take a look at …

All The Feels | Week 5 | Hurt | Jud Wilhite

October 6th, 2019


Message for 10.06.19 | We've all experienced hurt in some way. Come join us as we take a look at how Jesus is ready and waiting to give us a new beginning no matter what hurt we have experienced.

All The Feels | Week 4 | Sadness | Jud Wilhite

September 29th, 2019


Message for 09.29.19 | Sadness is a part of life, and that is not a bad thing. Join us as we take a look at what God says about sadness, and explore some practical steps to dealing with it in our lives.

All The Feels | Week 3 | Tempted | Herbert Cooper

September 22nd, 2019


Message for 09.22.19 | Do you ever feel tempted? Do you ever wonder where that temptation comes from? Join Special Guest Herbert Cooper as we take a look at what God says about temptation.

All The Feels | Week 2 | Worry | Jud Wilhite

September 15th, 2019


Message for 09.15.19 | There are so many things to worry about today. Join us as we take a look at what God says about worry.

All The Feels | Week 1 | Anger | Jud Wilhite

September 8th, 2019


Message for 09.08.19 | There are many myths about anger and the Bible. Come join us as we take a look at what God says about anger, the good (yes anger can be good), the bad, and the ugly.

On Purpose | Week 4 | Give Generously | Shawn Williams

September 1st, 2019


Message for 09.01.19 | God is generous and as you follow Him you grow in generosity. In this message, you'll learn how generosity in every area of …

On Purpose | Week 3 | Take a Next Step | Jud Wilhite

August 25th, 2019


Message for 08.25.19 | Faith is not a destination, it's a journey. To maximize your potential, you have to move out of the comfort zone and into the growing zone. In this message, you'll be challenged to move forward in …

On Purpose | Week 2 | Invite a Friend | Jud Wilhite

August 18th, 2019


Message for 08.18.19 | From day one, Jesus challenged his followers to share their faith. You were rescued to be a rescuer. Come be inspired to share …

On Purpose | Week 1 | Attend the Weekend | Jud Wilhite

August 11th, 2019


Message for 08.11.19 | We all need encouragement. We all need a support system. The church community is where God's love, grace and wisdom flows to the people who need it. It's His idea, not ours. If you want God's …

Unrelenting Love | Sam Collier

August 4th, 2019


Message for 08.04.19 | Unrelenting Love with Special Guest Speaker Sam Collier

Ten-Ten-Eighty | Week 4 | One Hundred - Trust God with Everything | Jud Wilhite

June 30th, 2019


Message for 06.30.19 | Ultimately, God does not care about our money; He cares about our hearts. The more you hold on to Him in faith, the less money …

Ten-Ten-Eighty | Week 3 | Eighty | Jud Wilhite

June 23rd, 2019


Message for 06.23.19 | Peace comes when we trust God not just with what we commit to Him, but also with what we spend on ourselves. Everything we have belongs to God, we are simply managers. Come hear some simple ways …

Ten-Ten-Eighty | Week 2 | Second Ten | Jud Wilhite

June 16th, 2019


Message for 06.16.19 | Spending may feel good in the short term, but saving feels good over the long term. This week is about challenging ourselves to save. There is nothing like the peace of mind that comes from …

Ten-Ten-Eighty | Week 1 | First Ten | Jud Wilhite

June 9th, 2019


Message for 06.09.19 | How can you face life without so much stress about money? How can we live with more gratitude, joy and trust in God? That’s what this weekend is all about. The first 10 in Ten-Ten-Eighty is about …

Pray It Up | Week 1 | Shawn Williams

June 2nd, 2019


Message for 06.02.19 | Pray it up. Jesus taught us how and why to pray. Join us as we look at the book of Luke and what Jesus taught about prayer.

House Rules | Week 5 | Do Good, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly | Jud Wilhite

May 26th, 2019


Message for 05.26.19 | Micah 6:8 offers a simple, powerful way to relate to others: do what is right, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. This …

House Rules | Week 4 | Make Forgiveness Mandatory | Jud Wilhite

May 19th, 2019


Message for 05.19.19 | People aren't perfect. Sooner or later we will disappoint each other. The only way to move from relational damage to relational health is to give and receive forgiveness. Join us as we explore the …

House Rules | Week 3 | Always Encourage | Lori Wilhite

May 12th, 2019


Message for 05.12.19 | The world can be a place that tears you down, but your home can be a place to build each other up. Join us as Lori Wilhite gives a special Mother's day message about the value of encouragement.

House Rules | Week 2 | Relationships | David Hughes

May 5th, 2019


Message for 05.05.19 | Join us for guest speaker David Hughes, Lead Pastor of Church By the Glades in Coral Springs, Florida.

House Rules | Week 1 | Put God First | Jud Wilhite

April 28th, 2019


Message for 04.28.19 | It's human nature to look out for number one, even in our closest relationships. All of us can turn into selfish takers or …

Easter at Central | Jud Wilhite

April 21st, 2019


Message for 04.21.19 | Sometimes life stops you dead in your tracks. You face so many hurts and setbacks you wonder if you'll ever get back to a place where you feel happy and alive. Easter is a time we remember that …

Remember The Cross | Palm Sunday | Shawn Williams

April 14th, 2019


Message for 04.14.19 | Join the Central Family as we come together to remember the cross and God's sacrifice of His son. This is a special time to prepare our hearts for Easter and the message of hope it brings.

Straight Outta the 90s | Week 4 | Bye Bye Bye | Jud Wilhite

April 7th, 2019


Message for 04.07.19 | Sometimes you need to cut your losses and run. NSNYC had everyone signing about a healthy breakup with the hit Bye Bye Bye. The Bible records a famous split in the story of Ruth, but she's not …

Straight Outta the 90s | Week 3 | Super Nintendo | Shawn Williams

March 31st, 2019


Message for 03.31.19 | The 90's were all about Nintendo and one of the greatest games was Mario Kart. Characters speed around amazing racetracks, avoiding obstacles and deploying power-ups with one goal in mind: come in …

Straight Outta the 90s | Week 2 | U Can't Touch This | Jud Wilhite

March 24th, 2019


Message for 03.24.19 | MC Hammer is a hip-hop legend. He's known for amazing dance moves, chart topping music, and of course, hammer-pants. He scored a huge hit in the 90's with his song, U Can't Touch This. For years …

Straight Outta the 90s | Week 1 | Fresh Prince of Bel Air | Jud Wilhite

March 17th, 2019


Message for 03.17.19 | This show kicked off the 90's and starred Will Smith as a teenager who moved from the rough streets of West Philadelphia (born and raised) to a posh mansion in Beverly Hills. The Bible tells the …

Special Guest | Herbert Cooper

March 10th, 2019


Message for 03.10.19 | Special Guest Speaker: Herbert Cooper

Simply Blessed | Week 4 | Be a Blessing | Jud Wilhite

March 3rd, 2019


Message for 03.03.19 | God does not bless you to only be blessed, but to become a blessing. That means you are given a certain amount of time, abilities, experience, money and possessions by God not only to make a life …

Simply Blessed | Week 3 | Double Your Blessings | Jud Wilhite

February 24th, 2019


Message for 02.24.19 | You may want to be blessed with more, but are you ready for more? You can tell looking at how you manage what you already have. God's resources tend flow to those who use them well. Want to double …

Simply Blessed | Week 2 | Count Your Blessings | Jud Wilhite

February 17th, 2019


Message for 02.17.19 | The secret to contentment is not getting what you want, but wanting what you have. God loves to bless, but how are you at receiving those blessings? Do you notice them? Appreciate them? Rejoice in …

Simply Blessed | Week 1 | Source Your Blessing | Shawn Williams

February 10th, 2019


Message for 02.10.19 | Where do you turn for blessings? From the first pages of the Bible God makes it clear that He is the source of all blessing, and His desire is to bless you. But God's provision always comes with a …

Do You Even Lift? | Week 4 | Lift Your Grit | Jud Wilhite

January 27th, 2019


Message for 01.27.19 | Grit is the ability to not quit when things get difficult. The Bible calls this quality, ‘patient endurance.’ It’s and it’s a …

Do You Even Lift? | Week 2 | Lift Your Influences | Jud Wilhite

January 13th, 2019


Message for 01.13.19 | Recent studies have found the main factor holding people back from improvement was not willpower, but friend-power. It's hard …

Do You Even Lift? | Week 1 | Lift Your Attitude | Jud Wilhite

January 6th, 2019


Message for 01.06.19 | Henry Ford once said, "whether you think you can, or you think you can't—you're right." Attitude is a key factor in making positive change. Come learn how to renew your mind to make positive …

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