In the weeks leading up to a national election, divisions and dissension are increasingly talked about. Advertising and news keep us mindful of fearful events. Many people are stressed and worried. Times of worry are not new for Christians. We can learn this week from Barnabas and how he dealt with fear and uncertainty. While others were fearful, Barnabas did something different. Something that would eventually impact the world by changing the trajectory of a life. Barnabas was a Dream Releaser.
Many Biblical characters needed a second chance. And when you think about it they needed a third chance, fourth chance and… In this five week sermon series, we will take a look at how Jesus was the master of giving a second chance. And when He did lives were transformed. Jesus even said, “For the Son of Man came to seek out and to save the lost.” (Luke 19:10) Join us for five weeks of second chances.
Sometimes the faith of our childhood is not mature enough to survive adulthood. Simple theological beliefs struggle when we find out that bad things happen to good people and our prayers are not always answered. In the midst of these difficulties of faith we don’t know where to start formulating our faith. This message will give us a clear starting point when we have doubts about the Bible and the theology we have been taught.
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on October 15, 2017 by Rev. Fred A. Steinberg