Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. . .” (John10:7)
Doors are one of the most common things in the world—There are so many kinds and types of doors. There are ornate doors in churches and cathedrals, steel doors on the vault of a bank, canvas doors on tents, and every other kind imaginable in homes throughout the world. Doors can be expensive or inexpensive, strong or weak, beautiful or very plain, but they all have one thing in common—They are all entries!
A door provides an invitation to enter. If we want to enter a place as an invitee, we usually enter through the front door. A door is the way invited guests enter into a home or a place of business. We are all invited to enter the kingdom of Heaven, but if we are going to enter the kingdom or the body of Christ, we must enter through—”The Door”.
Jesus tells us that HE is the door for the sheep! In Jesus’ metaphor He is the door through which the sheep enter the safety of God’s fold and go out to the rich pasture of His blessing. It is through Him that the lost can approach the Father—Jesus invites all to enter through Him!
Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Fred Mast continues a sermon series based on the seven “I Am” sayings of Jesus, this week in a message entitled, “Ya’all Come In Now—Ya Hear”. 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 Christ. Our worship is upbeat and lively, and spirit filled!
Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 am featuring uplifting music, special times of prayer, and passionate life changing messages that will move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others. Sunday school offered for children kindergarten to 6th grade.
Immediately following worship, you are invited to stay and join us in our Fellowship Hall this week for a very special fellowship time featuring delicious goodies and snacks, beverages, and always great hot coffee. This is the friendliest and most welcoming congregation & fellowship time anywhere!
We offer several weekly book and bible studies: Tuesday’s join us @ 1:30 pm for a new study based on the series “The Chosen” at The Gathering Place in West Sedona; and Thursday’s Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. 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 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! Invite, pick-up, and bring your friends and family.