Sermons by Rev. Fred Steinberg

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Do We Remember?

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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 […]

A Better Way

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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.

Spring Fed Words

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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.

Partial Truths: God Said It, I Believe It, That Settles It?

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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.

Partial Truths: God Won’t Give You More Than You Can Handle

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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 […]

Partial Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

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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. […]

Partial Truths: Everything Happens for a Reason

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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 […]

Following Jesus: A Different Perspective

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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…

Following Jesus: The Big Ask

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Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on March 18, 2018 by Rev. Fred A. Steinberg Gold Canyon United Methodist Church 6640 S Kings Ranch Rd. Gold Canyon, Arizona 85118 480-982-3776 GoldCanyonUMC.org