Take a moment. Close your eyes and think of those special teachers who made the biggest impact on your life. I see my 5th and 6th grade teachers, who took a personal interest in me during a time in which I was lost. I remember my varsity baseball coach who showed faith in me when so many others had lost hope. I think especially of my “first” teachers, Mom and Dad, and the lessons of love they taught by their own untiring examples.

But when I consider the one teacher who most inspires me and millions upon millions today, I find Christ Jesus to be the greatest teacher of all time. It’s recorded that his listeners “were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority”. (Mark 1:22) He used inspired symbolism and stories to illustrate the spiritual truths he taught. He asked questions of his listeners – got them thinking in new ways. He taught in poor places and wealthy ones, to the educated and to the outcasts, along the roadsides, in fishing boats, and by a well.

Yet He never entered a classroom as we know a classroom. He never had a degree as we understand an educational degree, yet all the world was his classroom. No degreed teacher did anything greater than what Jesus Christ did. He was truly and absolutely the Master Teacher and the greatest teacher of all time. Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast shares a message entitled “The Greatest Teacher of Them All”.

Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 am featuring meaningful and uplifting music, special times of prayer and passionate life changing messages designed to move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others. Immediately following worship, you are encouraged and invited to stay and join us in our Fellowship Hall for the friendliest and best fellowship time anywhere featuring delicious snacks and great coffee and always friendship.

TONIGHT March 13th—Is Family Movie Night and ALL ARE WELCOME and invited beginning at 6PM in Fellowship Hall. Join us for a delicious dinner featuring “Shepherds Pie”, amazing desserts and of course popcorn, nachos, beverages and lots of great movie snacks—so come hungry! Our featured film is “The Apostle Peter and the Last Supper”—Three days before his execution, the elderly Apostle Peter tells his jailer about his amazing life with Jesus. This is a FREE event and the entire community is welcomed, so invite, pick up, and bring your friends and join in the fun.

Your invited to come!!!—LENTEN STUDY (Jesus-The God Who Knows Your Name) Tuesday’s through April 7th at two locations—10:30am at the Church (110 Indian Cliffs Rd.) & 2pm at “The Gathering Place” (1835 W. State Rte. 89A) in West Sedona. The entire community is welcome and invited—Please Call the church office for more details (928)282-1780.

We offer several weekly book and bible studies: Wednesday’s our Men’s Bible Study at 9am; and Thursday’s our Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. So many great missions, ministries and events happening at Sedona UMC—Visit our website at us on www.sedonaumc.org and “Like” us on Facebook. We would love to pray for you! —Prayer requests may be submitted online or by calling us at 928-282-1780. We are conveniently located at 110 Indian Cliffs Road off the Back O’Beyond roundabout on Route 179 in Sedona. All are welcome at Sedona UMC—Come and grow with us!