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.

People with a Message – Hope

Matt 23:49. Reference the thief on the cross, the terminally ill (talks about Alpha Harrison), those on welfare generation after generation, those in total despair. Jesus doesn't see what we see. Jesus reads the heart. Pastor said, "I don't believe in reincarnation, but I do believe in recycling." In spite of feeling despair, suffering, finding no way out, at the end of yourself, Jesus can make another plan for your life. He can recycle you.

Reverend Robert Carrington
People with a Message - Hope
Reverend Robert CarringtonPeople with a Message - Hope

A Message of Hope

Soloist Ike sang "He's Only a Prayer Away." Luke 23:39. Pastor thanked high school students for notes of encouragement. Hope is here for you even if your life is nearly over, even if you are facing financial ruin. The Lord has a way out for you, a way out of despair.

Reverend Robert Carrington
A Message of Hope
Reverend Robert CarringtonA Message of Hope

God calls you to Be Strong; not content with less

Story of Goliath vs. David. Later, David trained a great, disciplined army. God uses non-descript, ordinary people for greatness. He calls you to strength and leadership. You are very important to the Lord. Don't be content to be less than you should be. Be strong and trust the Lord completely.

Reverend Robert Carrington
God calls you to Be Strong; not content with less
Reverend Robert CarringtonGod calls you to Be Strong; not content with less

After the Tomb

Acts 8:8. Pastor went to Turlock, CA Bethel Temple church in 1947. He often ministered to people whom some considered "Second Class Citizens." Some churches focus on "The Gifts" or on "Positive Thinking," but Pastor wanted to teach that Jesus brought us all into the same relationship, adopted into the family of Christ. Pastor said, “Now I know who I am. I fail a lot but He loves me.” Pastor told a story about Fred (eldest son) at 16 years.

Reverend Robert Carrington
After the Tomb
Reverend Robert CarringtonAfter the Tomb

Greater Things

"Lord Lift Me Up" sung by men's choir and soloist. Dennis Carrington on French horn. Acts 4:13-They knew Peter and John had been with Jesus. When they joined other believers the group sought even greater signs and wonders to be performed through them. This scripture helped Pastor understand why not everyone is healed.

Reverend Robert Carrington
Greater Things
Reverend Robert CarringtonGreater Things

…That they had been with Jesus

Acts 4:13-They took note that the disciples had been with Jesus. The healing of a lame man at the temple happened when Peter saw him. God’s work done through us. This church (Valley Christian Center Ceres, CA) can see great answers to prayer and bring the Gospel to the whole area. Be prepared that when God does great things the Enemy challenges. Pastor has many sad times in last year and turned to Jesus. He hopes that visitors will feel the presence of the Holy Spirit and love from the people of the church. He hopes others will see that they (the church) have been with Jesus. Congregation sang, "Let it Breathe on Me."

Reverend Robert Carrington
…That they had been with Jesus
Reverend Robert Carrington…That they had been with Jesus

Woman At the Well

Choir sang, "Through It All" Anita Price mentioned regarding well at Monte Vista

Reverend Robert Carrington
Woman At the Well
Reverend Robert CarringtonWoman At the Well

He Restores My Soul

Psalms 23. For a 2 year period Pastor did not feel God. He felt dried up inside. He could believe for answers and miracles for the church but not his life. When he cried out to God for help, God resolved this. Pastor never doubted God again no matter the circumstances. Pray sincerely and diligently even when you do not see answers. God will bring you through the valley as in Psalms 23.

Reverend Robert Carrington
He Restores My Soul
Reverend Robert CarringtonHe Restores My Soul

Communion for New Christians

Instruction especially for New Christians, new to church, welcoming them

Reverend Robert Carrington
Communion for New Christians
Reverend Robert CarringtonCommunion for New Christians

Lord of Hope

See The Lord. He brings freedom and Hope. He is always open to you. He sees You. See Him and come to Him

Reverend Robert Carrington
Lord of Hope
Reverend Robert CarringtonLord of Hope