Many people today have souls that hunger and hearts that thirst. They feel an insatiable longing for something—they are restless. Almost everywhere they turn, the grass seems greener than where they stand. And the great tragedy for some is that even though this is the Spirit of God beckoning us to himself, we often turn away again and again to short-run, temporary, backfiring pleasures—the pleasures of this world in which we live. Technology, toys, addictions, relationships and so much more calling for our attention and affection.
We drink at broken cisterns. And we eat bread that does not satisfy. And the words of C.S. Lewis ring more and more true. He said, “If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.”
Jesus has something to say to us about this universal experience of an inconsolable longing. He has something to say about the insatiable hunger of the human heart, and about the relentless thirst of the soul. His words are found in Matthew 5:6 where he says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”
Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Fred Mast continues a sermon series on the “Beatitudes” with an inspired message entitled “An Unquenchable Appetite for God”. Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 a.m. featuring meaningful times of prayer, joyous music, and life messages that will help move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ.
Our worship is upbeat and lively, and spirit filled! Immediately following worship, you are encouraged and invited to stay after worship and join us in our Fellowship Hall for the friendliest and best fellowship time anywhere—Lots of delicious refreshments! Come hungry—You will be fed both spiritually and physically.
Sedona UMC will offer a six-week Lenten study entitled “Witness at the Cross” by Amy-Jill Levine beginning Tuesday March 8th at 10:00am in our Fellowship Hall. Come and join us as we are introduced to those at the Cross of Jesus and the distinctive role each played in the life of Jesus Christ. All are welcomed and encouraged to attend.
We offer so many great missions, ministries, and fellowship opportunities 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!