We live in a world full of people who are searching for something more—many not knowing exactly what this ‘more’ might be. You can find them in your neighborhood, your favorite restaurant, the corner market, and the shopping mall. You may even know some of them—some may even be family members and friends. You long to see them find what they are searching for, but you don’t know where to start. As a believer, you are well aware that evangelizing those searching and making disciples of Jesus Christ is a responsibility of every Christian—“The Great Commission”—one that God has equipped you to fulfill. But how can you do it effectively? Just what are the key ingredients for leading people to Christ?
Jesus spent close to three years in ministry with a band of twelve disciples, teaching, preaching, and showing them the ways in which they were to continue being His hands and feet when his time was concluded here on this earth. Many of us have spent years reading, hearing, and studying the life and teachings of Jesus—studying the teachings of the closest followers of Jesus—we know many of these stories well. We have spent time in Sunday schools, bible studies, and worship services hearing these words of Jesus—“…All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
This twenty-eighth chapter of Matthew—the last section of this great gospel is not just the end, it is the climax. This is where Matthew has been taking us—it is where Christ has prepared us. It is the message that is so important that if you understand all there is about the rest of the gospel of Matthew and you don’t understand this, you have missed the entire point. Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast continues a sermon series entitled “When Jesus Says Go” discovering again the most important mission we will ever embark upon. Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 am featuring 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.
We offer a number of 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. Come and grow with us!