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.
Life is unfair. We learn this early in life because we see it so often. We even find unfairness in the parable Jesus tells about a manager who gives talents to his servants to invest. Yet as Jesus tells the parable he makes no attempt to correct the unfairness. In this message Pastor Fred Steinberg will explore why Jesus builds unfairness into his story and how Jesus’ teachings might help us deal it.
Why are some Christians mean and unethical? Why are some of the most knowledgeable people about the Bible the most uncaring and unloving people that we have ever met? We would expect all Christians to be loving and compassionate. Yet our experience tells us that this is not true. Some Christians are loving while others don’t seem to have let their knowledge about Jesus change their actions. Why is there a difference? Pastor Fred Steinberg will explain the critical difference in this message.
The entire message of our text from Matthew is that we are enough and our “enough” is God’s free gift of God’s presence and love in our lives.
Faith in Christ brings us to that most secure place, the shadow of the Almighty.
Words are outward, verbal expressions of internal attitudes and judgments that define our character and integrity. When we say something that we later know was wrong, we have to take back our words–we have to eat them.
We have an identity in Christ that cannot be stolen and is central to who we are, why we are here and where we are going.
Do you write or receive real letters any more? Perhaps you have a small collection of significant messages you’ve received over the years. Here’s one from Paul the apostle that’s his prayer for us and a great prayer for us to pray for friends, family, and ourselves.
The Pharisees and scribes think they have found a time when Jesus is breaking the Hebrew law. So they call Jesus to account for his actions only to find that their actions are much worse. Their actions are so bad that Jesus calls them hypocrites. How do we avoid being hypocrites? Pastor Fred Steinberg will explore the one thing that will help.
Have you ever felt that God is silent? That He wasn’t there when you prayed to Him. This may have caused you to doubt. You are not alone in these thoughts. You are in good company. In this message Pastor Fred Steinberg will share how John the Baptist struggled as well. And Jesus hearing that John had questions sent him some good news.