Everyone is sacred because we were made in the image of God, and for that reason alone, he or she is to be valued. Mr. Rogers believed in the sacredness of all creation – including sinful humankind – because of one Man, “the true light, which enlightens everyone.”
It is instinctive to compare ourselves to others. And when we do so we find out others are richer, skinnier, smarter, taller, prettier and happier than we are. We can’t win by comparing ourselves to others. Many of us feel that we fall short in the comparison game. What do we do?
Our self talk can be destructive. The words we speak to ourselves can be damaging. Do you start your sentences with I can’t? Do you feel that you are not worthy? Others may have torn you down with their destructive words. Fortunately there are new words we can learn for 2021.
The Creation story in Genesis has caused conflict between Christians. Some interpret it very literally. Others wrestle with it when they compare it with what science teaches us about the world. Pastor Fred Steinberg will address these issues and touch on the things the creation story does want us to know.
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on August 28, 2016 by Rev. Fred Steinberg
Sermon preached at Gold Canyon United Methodist Church in Gold Canyon, Arizona on May 15, 2016 by Rev. Fred Steinberg