God wishes to have a relationship with us but sometimes our human relationships interfere in ways we don’t realize. God also relates to us on many different levels but often we focus on a few attributes of God that can become stale and over used. In this message Pastor Fred Steinberg will help us expand […]
Talk about God is falling out of favor in our country. Some say it is not cool any longer to talk about God because people from other cultures and religions are excluded. Some say we don’t talk much about God because it makes people uncomfortable. Others say we are so smart that we have moved […]
In our culture some declare that the Church is no longer relevant. Some proclaim that the Church has no purpose today. Some get disenchanted with the Church and runaway from it. Is the Church no longer needed? Is it going to become extinct in our country? Pastor Fred Steinberg will address these questions on Pentecost Sunday, when we celebrate the birth of the Church.
On Mother’s Day we celebrate those people who lifted us up with their words. Their words gave us life and hope. Yet some on Mother’s Day remember the pain of hurtful words or the absence of words. Pastor Fred will talk about the right word ingredients which make all the difference.
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on May 6, 2018 by Rev. Bob Deitz Gold Canyon United Methodist Church 6640 S Kings Ranch Rd. Gold Canyon, Arizona 85118 480-982-3776
The phrase sounds truthful: “God said, I believe it, that settles it.” But then as we read through the Bible we find there are many things that we don’t do anymore. How do we reconcile the statement with the many scriptures we ignore? In this message Pastor Fred will explain a simple way to decide which scriptures make sense to follow and which ones are OK to ignore.
Often in times of difficulty someone will say, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” The words are meant to comfort. But when you think about the meaning behind the words it sounds like God gives us the troubles we face in life which doesn’t sound so comforting. Pastor Fred will share a […]
We sometimes hear somebody say, “God helps those who help themselves.” Is this true? There seems to be some truth to the statement. We see people who work hard and succeed. But what about those who are unable to help themselves? Does God ignore them and only focus on those who are able and capable. […]
When you have experienced a devastating loss have you ever had someone approach you and say, “Everything happens for a reason”? Did you find that hard to accept? It’s not surprising. On the surface it seems to make sense but when you think about it there are some big problems with the statement. In this […]
Easter dramatically changed the lives of the disciples. What they thought was dead was now alive. Everything changed on Easter morning. How might the empty tomb give us a different perspective on our lives? Join us for this conclusion to the “Following Jesus” sermon series. Or maybe it is just the beginning…