Sermons

These are sound recordings of Reverend Robert Carrington’s sermons during morning and evening services from 1982-1990 at the Ceres Christian Center in Ceres, California. These sermons are ordered by oldest to newest. Click on the play button to listen to each one. View the Sermons Archive to view a list of every sermon organized by year or Play All Sermons in one media player.

Hail King Jesus

Palm Sunday. Zach. 9:9, John 8:28, Col. 1:15-19-He existed before all things. I AM. Readers Digest book, "Amazing Things."-135 Billion stars in our galaxy; 6 earth-like planets; average distance between stars 50 million miles. Jesus was The Creator God and He came as a baby, as man, so that we can commune with God. Little Dennis (now on platform) would sit on Pastor’s lap and "steer" the car. We have a God who is in charge and helps us steer.

Reverend Robert Carrington
Hail King Jesus
Reverend Robert CarringtonHail King Jesus

How to Stay Young

(Some sound problems. Skip forward to bypass) Faith mentioned 2 times in Old T., usually translated “trust.” In New T. it is mentioned 340 times. Pastor talked about childhood…boy next door never played in dirt and was always sick, while Pastor and his friends played all day and had a bath once a week. The Lord will make you continually stronger. You will always have challenges and that's one way you become strong, by facing them and trusting God. How would you know God's power to heal you, to help you get a job, to deal with social issues unless you had a challenge? Pastor worked for PG&E in Dixon, CA. There was a foundry and they used nuts and bolts to polish the castings. The friction polished the product. Joshua 14:6-Caleb saw the huge grapes in Canaan. He saw the Giants but he focused on the positive. 45 years later he conquered. He never got caught in the fear and negativism. It is so easy to look at the present and get fearful instead of full of faith and fearless.

Reverend Robert Carrington
How to Stay Young
Reverend Robert CarringtonHow to Stay Young

Come to the Mountain

Matthew 28:16-20-Go with power and authority to all the world… The church can have revival without a "revivalist" in that every member of The Body has the ability to pray. God gave authority to his disciples to pray and expect miracles as a result. What gets in the way is sin or fear. The church has taken over the burden pray for Mom/Jo. Joanne Delhart prayed for Mom/Jo and disappeared and never returned.

Reverend Robert Carrington
Come to the Mountain
Reverend Robert CarringtonCome to the Mountain

The Deliverance of Peter

James was killed by Herod just before Peter was delivered from prison. Did the Lord love Peter more? John Collenda prayed specifically, "Send a revival in me." When something affects us from the inside, something happens in our relationship with God. Jack Anderson, writer for SF Chronicle, wrote about a Pentecostal man in Russia institutionalized for schizophrenia. The man was dropped 700 ft. and a bear pulled him into a den, warmed and protected him.

Reverend Robert Carrington
The Deliverance of Peter
Reverend Robert CarringtonThe Deliverance of Peter

Look at My Hands

John 20:24-30. Modesto Bee article on the Milky Way. God says "in the Beginning 'I experienced myself'…." Can you explain the wonder of Jesus Christ who came down from the worlds beyond? God made us like Him. We can see God in little children who are blessed and have angels. We see God in many lives turned around like the woman about to be stoned and Peter walking on water. He holds out his hands to us. I'm aware that unless there's a miracle, "My wife's' time is running out. " I've cried out, "Lord save me and I see God.” The Lord heals and uses us. Extend love to others and the church will prevail. Communion Service.

Reverend Robert Carrington
Look at My Hands
Reverend Robert CarringtonLook at My Hands

Give, Give, Give

Mothers Day. Dr. Schuller said on TV program that the economy has affected them. Someone complained to a minister that Christianity is one ccpmtoontinual give, give, give. The minister thought about it and agreed. John 3:16, John 15:12-commanded us to love one another. Ephesians 15:5-husbands love your wives. 1Cor 5:14. Agape Love is about commitment, sacrifice, giving. Too often left out of marriages. The steps a couple takes to agree to marry, pronounce and get blessing of God. The Ceres, CA church focused on loving one another to build the church. People know you are genuine and will see this love. It will build the church, though it will not always be easy.

Reverend Robert Carrington
Give, Give, Give
Reverend Robert CarringtonGive, Give, Give

Giving, Evidence of Conquering

2-part sermon. Part 1 about agape love, loving Mom/Jo (Josephine Carrington) though she is so sick. Part 2, Pastor enjoys reading about mountain. climbing, but can't see himself ever doing it. A person who climbed Mt. Everest said, "I conquered the mountain to overcome myself." Some comments about Mom/Jo's doctor appointment and prayer, especially from Joanne Delhart.

Reverend Robert Carrington
Giving, Evidence of Conquering
Reverend Robert CarringtonGiving, Evidence of Conquering

Where Does the Church Stand?

Ex 3:2-On holy ground. 1Cor 16:13-Watch, stand fast in the Father, be strong. Gal 5:1-Seek ye first. Lord, help us to be big men that from little we will reach many. Start to think BIG. This church can be here for the world around us. Help us see that we have answers to man’s problems. Prayed for miracles.

Reverend Robert Carrington
Where Does the Church Stand?
Reverend Robert CarringtonWhere Does the Church Stand?

Joy in the City, The Church Grows

Acts 8:4-The church multiplied after the spirit of God came upon them and they went everywhere. The best advertising is word of mouth. If the church is filled with the Holy Spirit it will continually grow. Whenever we leave a service we advertise, draw people in. Phillip went to Samaria where no one else wanted to go. Great and mighty men are often people who are non-descript. A lot of people no one wanted founded this country and made it great. Story of a man who was in Scientology and how that man came to Jesus.

Reverend Robert Carrington
Joy in the City, The Church Grows
Reverend Robert CarringtonJoy in the City, The Church Grows

The Lord Appeared in Shiloh

(Some sound problems.) Music and testimonies. We have prayed and cast out the Enemy. This church has grown in love and numbers. We need to remember that there will be more accomplished as we go to our knees and seek the Lord. The spirit of the Lord will draw people. This idea was tested recently because we didn’t advertise a special speaker. By the third night the church was packed anyway.

Reverend Robert Carrington
The Lord Appeared in Shiloh
Reverend Robert CarringtonThe Lord Appeared in Shiloh