By Central Church
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 passion to help others know God and love Him more. For more information and tons more content, you can download the Central Church App or visit us at centralonline.tv We're glad you're here and we hope you enjoy!
Girl Power | David Hughes | Central Church
Message from 10.17 | Join us for a new message from Pastor David Hughes.
October 17, 2021
The Healing Strategy | Jud Wilhite | Central Church
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.
October 10, 2021
Believe the Best Strategy | Jud Wilhite | Central Church
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 learn that when you believe the best, you bring out the best.
October 3, 2021
Wrong Expectations | Herbert Cooper | Central Church
Message from 09.26.2021 | Join us to hear a powerful message from Pastor Herbert Cooper as we continue our series, Happier Together.
September 26, 2021
Happier Together | The New Connection Strategy | Central Church
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 us. In this message, Jud and Lori talk about how a new attitude toward God and others can change our lives and relationships.
September 19, 2021
Happier Together | The Connection Strategy | Central Church
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.
September 12, 2021
We Are Framily | In It Together | Jud Wilhite
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.
September 5, 2021
We Are Framily | The Power Of Everyone | Jud Wilhite
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 grow into that role, everyone benefits. The church is at it’s best when we all bring our best.
August 29, 2021
Special Guest Speaker | Hosanna Wong
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 message, Hosanna reveals lies that we believe that hold us back. Believing these lies? That’s how (not) to save the world. Hosanna uncovers what God’s Word actually says about revealing God’s love in our everyday lives. It turns out, we’re more equipped than we know!
August 22, 2021
We Are Framily | How Worship Works | Jud Wilhite
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 hearts.
August 15, 2021
We Are Framily | God's Dream | Jud Wilhite
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.
August 8, 2021
Good News | The Good News About Growth | Nick Bodine
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.
August 1, 2021
Good News | The Good News Of God's Redemption | Lori Wilhite
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.
July 25, 2021
Good News | The Good News About God's Love | Nick Bodine
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.
July 18, 2021
Good News | The Good News About Your Future | Nick Bodine
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.
July 11, 2021
Good News | The Good News About Freedom | Nick Bodine
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.
July 4, 2021
Good News | The Good News About Joy | Jud Wilhite
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.
June 27, 2021
Good News | The Good News about Faith | Nick Bodine
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 flips the script and reframes our lives around God’s faithfulness.
June 20, 2021
Good News | The Good News About Life Change | Jud Wilhite
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.
June 13, 2021
Good News | The Good News About Jesus | Jud Wilhite
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 changes everything.
June 6, 2021
Special Guest Speaker | Herbert Cooper
Message for 05.30.21 | It's worth the wait.
May 30, 2021
The Comeback | Better Together | Jud Wilhite
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.
May 23, 2021
The Comeback | Better Together | Jud Wilhite
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.
May 16, 2021
The Comeback | Better Family | Lori Wilhite
Message for 05.09.21 | Lori Wilhite shares a message of encouragement for better family life and relationships.
May 9, 2021
The Comeback | Better Direction | Jud Wilhite
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.
May 2, 2021
The Comeback | Better Dreams | Jud Wilhite
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.
April 25, 2021
Special Guest Speaker | Dr. Tara Jenkins
Message for 04.18.21 | The fight before the fight.
April 18, 2021
The Comeback | Better Habits | Jud Wilhite
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 been through can lead to a breakthrough, when you break into new habits.
April 11, 2021
Easter At Central 2021 | Jud Wilhite
Message for 04.04.21 | Love has won.
April 4, 2021
How We Fight Our Battles | Remembrance | Nick Bodine
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 in the past is more important than what we have done in the past.
March 28, 2021
How We Fight Our Battles | Generosity | Jud Wilhite
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 have, He honors you with all He is.
March 21, 2021
How We Fight Our Battles | Gratitude | Jud Wilhite
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 expects great things from God. When you give thanks, God gives you the victory.
March 14, 2021
How We Fight Our Battles | Worship | Jud Wilhite
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.
March 7, 2021
How We Fight Our Battles | Word | Jud Wilhite
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 what you’re up against, God’s Word will help you overcome.
February 28, 2021
How We Fight Our Battles | Prayer | Jud Wilhite
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. The battle belongs to the Lord, and the fight begins with prayer. Prayer is not your last resort, but your first line of defense.
February 21, 2021
Real Love | Nick Bodine
Message for 02.14.21 | Join us for a message from Pastor Nick Bodine.
February 14, 2021
Great Expectations | Expect God's Faithfulness | Jud Wilhite
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 faithful friends help Moses hold up his staff during a long battle. God wants us to know that He is not only compassionate, gracious, patient and loving, He is also consistent. When we trust in His goodness (even when times are hard), we show Him our faithfulness as well.
February 7, 2021
Great Expectations | Expect God's Loyal Love | Jud Wilhite
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 working all things together for a greater good. God never forgets His people. He will not abandon you in the hard times.
January 31, 2021
Great Expectations | Expect God's Patience | Jud Wilhite
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 prophet Jonah. Jonah actually gets angry at God’s lack of anger! Even when you lose patience, God is patient with you.
January 24, 2021
Great Expectations | Expect God's Favor | Jud Wilhite
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 the story of Jacob. He returns home to face his brother Esau, who years earlier Jacob had cheated out of a birthright blessing. Instead of receiving punishment, Jacob is welcomed and honored. Grace gives you more than you deserve.
January 18, 2021
Great Expectations | Expect God's Compassion | Jud Wilhite
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 where King Solomon judges between two women who each claim to be the mother of the same child. The true parent is the one compelled to sacrifice for the good of her child. God has this same compassion for you.
January 12, 2021
Hindsight Is 2020 | Nick Bodine
Message for 01.03.21 | Join us for a message from Pastor Nick Bodine.
January 4, 2021
Standing on God's Promises | Jud & Lori Wilhite
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 Wilhite talk about how to stand on God’s promises as we face a new year.
December 28, 2020
Christmas At Central 2020 | Jud Wilhite
Message for 12.20.20 | Joy is Here.
December 21, 2020
Special Guest Speaker | Sam Collier
Message for 12.14.20 | Join us for guest speaker, Pastor Sam Collier.
December 15, 2020
Love Never Fails | Love Came Down | Jud Wilhite
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. This was truly God’s greatest gift which offers us salvation and new life. All that’s left to do is to receive this gift, celebrate it, and share it with others.
December 9, 2020
Love Never Fails | Love Is The Greatest | Jud Wilhite
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 greatest. And the more we allow God’s love to flow through us, the greater we become.
November 30, 2020
Love Never Fails | Love Will See You Through | Jud Wilhite
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 in the Old Testament friendship of Jonathan and David. Even though circumstances pulled them in different directions, and even made them adversaries, their loyal love for one another saw them through the darkest of times.
November 22, 2020
Love Never Fails | Love Overcomes Circumstances | Jud Wilhite
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 and bring us hope. God is love and love never gives up.
November 15, 2020
Love Never Fails | Love Heals The Past | Jud Wilhite
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 wrongs.” Thanks to God’s love, those prison doors are now unlocked, and we are free to go. All we need is the courage to walk into the future.
November 9, 2020
Love Never Fails | Love Transforms Relationships | Nick Bodine
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 can also change a home and restore your relationships. Scripture Passage: 1 Corinthians 13:4-5.
November 2, 2020
Love Never Fails | Love Changes Everything | Jud Wilhite
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 power of God’s love and how it really is “a way of life that is best of all” (1 Cor. 12:31).
October 26, 2020
Outta My Mind | Lie #8 "My Faith Isn't Strong Enough" | Jud Wilhite
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 produces big results, and that doubts have no place in a Christ follower’s life. But the Bible records what happened when Thomas, the most famous doubter in the world, encountered the risen Jesus. He was met with compassion and affirmation, not disqualification. It’s not the size of your faith that matters, but the object of your faith. Jesus is big enough to handle your doubts.
October 19, 2020
Outta My Mind | Lie #7 "I Won't Be Able To Handle It" | Jud Wilhite
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 give. But the story of Moses reminds us that God does not call the qualified, He qualifies the called. You can face whatever is ahead of you, because of the God who is beside you.
October 11, 2020
Outta My Mind | Lie #6 “People Are The Problem" | Jud Wilhite
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 to be avoided. But Jesus reminds us, that while we need to be wise in how we interact with others, that people are not our biggest problem, but rather our greatest purpose. In a famous story of the Good Samaritan, Jesus inspires us to love others, even though we might consider them our enemies.
October 5, 2020
Special Guest Speaker | Montell Jordan
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 God when we place everything we do before Him as an offering.
September 28, 2020
Outta My Mind | Lie #5 “I Won't Have Enough” | Jud Wilhite
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 that says, ‘I won’t have enough.’ Not enough food. Not enough money. Not enough customers. Not enough retirement. In a famous scene, Jesus asks his disciple Phillip to feed a crowd of 5,000—an impossible request. Then Jesus multiplies one meal into enough for a multitude. God can provide in ways we cannot predict. You will have enough.
September 20, 2020
Outta My Mind | Lie #4 "I Should Do It All" | Jud Wilhite
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 doing things, and it can feel overwhelming. When a friend named Martha reached a breaking point and complained about having to do it all, Jesus reminded her that she was free to choose her priorities. You can’t do everything. You just have to do one thing: connect to God. His love can help you set healthy boundaries so you feel more empowered and less overwhelmed.
September 13, 2020
Outta My Mind | Lie #3 "Things Can Only Get Worse" | Jud Wilhite
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 believe the worst is on the way. But the prophet Jeremiah reminds us that God knows the plans He has for you... plans to give you a future worth having. God’s best is on the way!
September 7, 2020
Outta My Mind | Lie #2 "I'm On My Own" | Jud Wilhite
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 no one cares, no one is in charge and you are on your own. But the story of Gideon reminds us that even when it seems like no one has your back, God is still present, still in charge, and calls you to be the change you want to see.
August 30, 2020
Outta My Mind | Lie #1 "I'm Done" | Jud Wilhite
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 quit, but we feel like God has quit on us. But even when life gets hard, God is still moving and working. As the story of Elijah the prophet shows, even when you say, “I’m done,” God is not done with you.
August 23, 2020
God In The Wild | Wild Victory | Jud Wilhite
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.
August 16, 2020
God In The Wild | Wild Advantage | Nick Bodine
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.
August 9, 2020
God In The Wild | Wild Promises | Jud Wilhite
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.
August 2, 2020
God In The Wild | Wild Tests | Jud Wilhite
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.
July 27, 2020
God In The Wild | Wild Trust | Jud Wilhite
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 can be more as we grow our trust in God’s faithfulness.
July 19, 2020
God In The Wild | A Wild Ride | Jud Wilhite
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 learn anywhere else. In this message we’ll learn how God often takes us the long way through the wilderness to prepare us for the next season of our journey.
July 12, 2020
Jesus Is King | King Of My Future | Jud Wilhite
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 are faithful in the moment, He will lead you where you need to be. Jesus is the King of your Future.
July 8, 2020
Jesus Is King | King Of My Attitude | Jud Wilhite
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 done and is doing, your thoughts begin to fix your attitude. And a better attitude gives you a better life.
June 29, 2020
Jesus Is King | King Of My Identity | Jud Wilhite
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 of anything is what another will pay for it... and Jesus paid the highest price to secure your salvation. Your worth is safe in Him.
June 21, 2020
Jesus Is King | King Of My Life | Jud Wilhite
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? Who is with me, who helps me, who will see me through? The Bible declares that Jesus is King. He holds everything together, including your life.
June 14, 2020
The Third Option | Miles McPherson
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.
June 8, 2020
Stay Strong | Keep Doing Good | Jud Wilhite
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 of doing good, because when we focus on loving God and loving people, God makes sure those efforts do not go to waste. We are rescued to be rescuers, so when we keep doing good, we keep moving forward.
June 1, 2020
Stay Strong | Believe God's Best | Jud Wilhite
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 strength, you need to Believe God’s Best. You may not know the future, but you can know that God is working in the future, and that He is with you no matter what comes against you.
May 24, 2020
Stay Strong | Stand On God's Truth | Jud Wilhite
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 doubts and confusion on the inside. But in Ephesians 6, we see that God has given us some spiritual practices to help us stay strong. In this message, we are encouraged to stand our ground by Standing on God’s Truth. The truth of who we are in Christ, the truth that God is still King, and the truth that His plans can never be conquered.
May 17, 2020
Restored to Life | Lori Wilhite
Message for 05.10.20 | A special Mother’s Day message from Lori Wilhite.
May 10, 2020
Enough for Today | Jud Wilhite
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.
May 3, 2020
The Valley of Blessing | Jud Wilhite
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.
April 26, 2020
Keep a Grip on Hope | Jud Wilhite
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.
April 20, 2020
Easter at Central 2020 | Jud Wilhite
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 to give up. Through Christ, we are more than conquerors and nothing can separate us from His love.
April 13, 2020
The God of Peace | Jud Wilhite
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 within the pressure.
April 6, 2020
Hope in the Storm | Jud Wilhite
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 storms, and He can speak peace into our lives. Your future is not determined by the problems you face, but by the God you trust.
March 30, 2020
God is Still For You | Jud Wilhite
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.
March 23, 2020
Faith in Fearful Times | Jud Wilhite
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 things God says. In this message we remember that God is in control even when life seems out of control. Faith is always the best response to fear.
March 15, 2020
Special Guest Speaker | Robert Madu
Message for 03.08.20 | Join us for guest speaker Robert Madu, teaching pastor from Trinity Church in Cedar Hill, TX
March 8, 2020
Back in Black | Rock Your Blessing | Jud Wilhite
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 move from overwhelmed to overflowing.
March 1, 2020
Back in Black | Rock Your Generosity | Jud Wilhite
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 the benefits of giving and be inspired to live generously in the presence of our generous God.
February 23, 2020
Back in Black | Rock Your Debt | Shawn Williams
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 balances, and be inspired by Jesus' insight on what really endures in life. You can break free and rock your debt.
February 16, 2020
Back in Black | Rock Your Worry | Jud Wilhite
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 long-term concerns. This message will encourage you to feed your trust, starve your worry, and grow your joy.
February 9, 2020
20/20 Vision | A Gameplan for Victory | Jud Wilhite
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 gameplan for victory in even the most challenging times.
February 2, 2020
Rise Up! | Rise Up | David Hughes
Message for 01.26.20 | Join us for guest speaker David Hughes, Lead Pastor of Church By the Glades in Coral Springs, Florida.
January 26, 2020
Rise Up! | Take Courage | Lori Wilhite
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 standing tall in faith.
January 19, 2020
Rise Up! | Rise Up | Jud Wilhite
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 how to face our future with faith and to find the courage to rebuild and move forward.
January 12, 2020
Rise Up! | Rise Up | Jud Wilhite
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 this message, we learn that there is a time to grieve, but there is also a time to rise up and go after the calling God has for your life.
January 5, 2020
New Year's Weekend | Happy New Year | Shawn Williams
Message for 12.29.19 | New Year's Weekend
December 29, 2019
Christmas At Central | Jud Wilhite
Message for 12.24.19 | Christmas at Central
December 25, 2019
Un-Grinch Your Christmas | Week 3 | Guest Speaker Mac Richard | Jud Wilhite
Message for 12.15.19 | Enjoy a special holiday message from Pastor Mac Richard, lead pastor of Lake Hills church in Austin, Texas.
December 15, 2019
Un-Grinch Your Christmas | Week 2 | Un-Grinch Your Expectations | Jud Wilhite
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 message, we'll learn to get the most out of Christmas by shifting our expections off of the season and onto our Savior.
December 8, 2019
Un-Grinch Your Christmas | Week 1 | Un-Grinch Your Relationships | Jud Wilhite
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 Christmas to learn how God can meet us where we are and satisfy our needs.
December 1, 2019
I Need A Miracle | Week 6 | The Miracle of New Life | Jud Wilhite
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 learn how to experience the miracle of resurrection life through faith.
November 24, 2019
I Need A Miracle | Week 5 | The Miracle of Restoration | Shawn Williams
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 will learn how to see again by exploring Jesus' healing of a man born blind.
November 17, 2019
I Need A Miracle | Week 4 | The Miracle of Faith | Jud Wilhite
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 what it means to step out in faith and trust Jesus like Peter did when he stepped out of the boat and walked on water.
November 10, 2019
I Need A Miracle | Week 3 | The Miracle of Multiplication | Jud Wilhite
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 takes our little and blesses it to make it more, just like he did with a young boy's fish and loaves two thousand years ago.
November 3, 2019
I Need A Miracle | Week 2 | The Miracle of Healing | Jud Wilhite
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 us whole and bring healing.
October 27, 2019
I Need A Miracle | Week 1 | The Miracle of Grace | Jud Wilhite
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.
October 20, 2019
All The Feels | Week 6 | Fear | Jud Wilhite
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 God's Word for some examples of fear and how it was overcome.
October 13, 2019
All The Feels | Week 5 | Hurt | Jud Wilhite
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.
October 6, 2019
All The Feels | Week 4 | Sadness | Jud Wilhite
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.
September 29, 2019
All The Feels | Week 3 | Tempted | Herbert Cooper
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.
September 22, 2019
All The Feels | Week 2 | Worry | Jud Wilhite
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.
September 15, 2019
All The Feels | Week 1 | Anger | Jud Wilhite
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.
September 8, 2019
On Purpose | Week 4 | Give Generously | Shawn Williams
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 life is the path to joy.
September 1, 2019
On Purpose | Week 3 | Take a Next Step | Jud Wilhite
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 your faith and take a next step.
August 25, 2019
On Purpose | Week 2 | Invite a Friend | Jud Wilhite
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 what God has done in your life to so that He can make a difference in others' lives.
August 18, 2019
On Purpose | Week 1 | Attend the Weekend | Jud Wilhite
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 help, get around God's people.
August 11, 2019
Unrelenting Love | Sam Collier
Message for 08.04.19 | Unrelenting Love with Special Guest Speaker Sam Collier
August 4, 2019
Breakthrough | Week 4 | Breakthrough to Peace | Shawn Williams
Message for 07.28.19 | Breakthrough to Peace
July 28, 2019
Breakthrough | Week 3 | Breakthrough to Freedom | Shawn Williams
Message for 07.21.19 | Breakthrough to Freedom
July 21, 2019
Breakthrough | Week 2 | Breakthrough to Clarity | Shawn Williams
Message for 07.14.19 | Breakthrough to Clarity
July 14, 2019
Breakthrough | Week 1 | Breakthrough to Joy | Shawn Williams
Message for 07.07.19 | Breakthrough to Joy
July 7, 2019
Ten-Ten-Eighty | Week 4 | One Hundred - Trust God with Everything | Jud Wilhite
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 has a hold on you. This week we look at how true joy and freedom come from trusting the God who provides, more than the things He provides.
June 30, 2019
Ten-Ten-Eighty | Week 3 | Eighty | Jud Wilhite
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 to start telling your money where to go instead of wondering where it went.
June 23, 2019
Ten-Ten-Eighty | Week 2 | Second Ten | Jud Wilhite
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 knowing you have a little money in reserves. We'll look at practical steps to pay down debt and move toward more financial margin. It may seem impossible, but it's not!
June 16, 2019
Ten-Ten-Eighty | Week 1 | First Ten | Jud Wilhite
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 generosity. When you trust God with what you earn first, what you earn will start to last. Come be inspired to bring faith into your finances.
June 9, 2019
Pray It Up | Week 1 | Shawn Williams
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.
June 2, 2019
House Rules | Week 5 | Do Good, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly | Jud Wilhite
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 simple formula not only helps you form stronger relationships in the home, it helps you be a better worker, a better neighbor and even a better citizen.
May 26, 2019
House Rules | Week 4 | Make Forgiveness Mandatory | Jud Wilhite
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 rule: Make Forgiveness Mandatory.
May 19, 2019
House Rules | Week 3 | Always Encourage | Lori Wilhite
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.
May 12, 2019
House Rules | Week 2 | Relationships | David Hughes
Message for 05.05.19 | Join us for guest speaker David Hughes, Lead Pastor of Church By the Glades in Coral Springs, Florida.
May 5, 2019
House Rules | Week 1 | Put God First | Jud Wilhite
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 resentful givers. The best way to keep everyone looking out for one another is to look out for the real number one... God. Come be inspired to put God first in your family, and in your life, as we dive into Joshua 24.
April 28, 2019
Easter at Central | Jud Wilhite
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 Jesus overcame the worst to offer us His best. Join us as we celebrate the fact that because He is alive again, you can experience hope in your life.
April 21, 2019
Remember The Cross | Palm Sunday | Shawn Williams
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.
April 14, 2019
Straight Outta the 90s | Week 4 | Bye Bye Bye | Jud Wilhite
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 breaking up with a person, she's leaving an old way of life. Come be encouraged to pursue a more promising future with God and His people.
April 7, 2019
Straight Outta the 90s | Week 3 | Super Nintendo | Shawn Williams
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 first place. The Bible tells a story of some other people competing for first place: Jesus’s disciples. But He challenged them with a whole new way to win.
March 31, 2019
Straight Outta the 90s | Week 2 | U Can't Touch This | Jud Wilhite
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 MC Hammer was untouchable, but eventually he lost it all. Another person who was untouchable was Sampson, but he gave into some of his worst impulses and it led to his downfall. Join us as we learn how important it is to maintain our character and stay the course with faith.
March 24, 2019
Straight Outta the 90s | Week 1 | Fresh Prince of Bel Air | Jud Wilhite
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 story of another young prince who's life is flipped upside down with a move. Moses: The Fresh Prince of Egypt.
March 17, 2019
Special Guest | Herbert Cooper
Message for 03.10.19 | Special Guest Speaker: Herbert Cooper
March 10, 2019
Simply Blessed | Week 4 | Be a Blessing | Jud Wilhite
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 for yourself, but to make life better for others. You become truly rich through generous giving. The greatest blessing you can receive is to be a blessing for someone else.
March 3, 2019
Simply Blessed | Week 3 | Double Your Blessings | Jud Wilhite
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 your blessing? Be faithful with your current blessing. When you are trustworthy with the small, God can bless you with the big.
February 24, 2019
Simply Blessed | Week 2 | Count Your Blessings | Jud Wilhite
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 them? Gratitude is the key that unlocks the good life. When you count your blessings you multiply your joy.
February 17, 2019
Simply Blessed | Week 1 | Source Your Blessing | Shawn Williams
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 purpose. He gives you all you need so you can do what you are called to do.
February 10, 2019
Game Day Weekend | Week 1 | Jud Wilhite
Message for 02.03.19 | Game Day Weekend
February 3, 2019
Do You Even Lift? | Week 4 | Lift Your Grit | Jud Wilhite
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 key part of your faith and has the power to change your life for the better. Come be inspired to avoid breaking down before your breakthrough.
January 27, 2019
Do You Even Lift? | Week 3 | Special Guest | Chris Hogan
shares a special message for the New Year.
January 20, 2019
Do You Even Lift? | Week 2 | Lift Your Influences | Jud Wilhite
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 to break free from the drag of a friend’s bad influence. New life requires new influences. Come learn how to get friend-power working in your favor.
January 13, 2019
Do You Even Lift? | Week 1 | Lift Your Attitude | Jud Wilhite
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 changes. God can transform you from the inside out.
January 6, 2019