Connections are critically important to the Christian life. Jesus calls Himself the true vine which implies that we can connect to false vines. But if we connect to the true vine we are promised that we will bear tons of fruit. How connected are we to Christ?
Do you like to argue? Some of us love it. Many of us became experts at arguing when we were teenagers. Evidently Jesus’ disciples loved to argue with the Scribes and Pharisees because Jesus asks, “What are you arguing about with them?” This is a great question for the climate in which we live today. But in the same scripture there is a God given command that tells us how to deal with the arguing that surrounds us.
We left the church building over four months ago. That action can help our faith and Christian witness. We are reminded that the Church never was the building. The Church is the people who used to worship in the building. If we are still the Church then how do we stay close to God and close to each other? It is a plant that will give us some direction.
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on February 17, 2019 by Rev. Fred A. Steinberg
Sermon preached on November 15, 2015 by Rev. Fred Steinberg
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on October 25, 2015 by Rev. Fred Steinberg
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on October 4, 2015 by Rev. Bob Deits