“As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the home of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they told Jesus about her. So, he went to her, took her hand and helped her up. The fever left her, and she began to wait on them. That evening after sunset the people brought to Jesus all the sick and demon-possessed. The whole town gathered at the door, and Jesus healed many who had various diseases. He also drove out many demons, but he would not let the demons speak because they knew who he was.”—Mark 1:29-34—
The Bible covers over four thousand years of history, and the number of miracles performed by men and women of God are few and far between within the scriptures. When the Son of God, the promised Messiah appears on the scene and begins his public ministry, a flood of miracles is immediately let loose especially on the province of Galilee, from the first one at the wedding in Cana right through to the very end, that is, to the night before Golgotha when the Lord Jesus restored Malcus’ ear, cut off by Simon Peter’s sword—There was never any waning of Jesus’ power nor of his willingness to answer those who came to him for help. Miracles began to fill the pages of the Gospels—
This week we pick up the story with Jesus and His men entering “the house”. They entered the town with no fanfare, but word soon got out that Jesus was back in Capernaum. When the people heard that the Miracle Worker had returned, they flocked to the house where He was staying. Jesus is in the house and the crowds have come to see Him and to see what He will do—Because amazing things always happen when Jesus is in the house! Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast continues a series of messages walking with Jesus and his followers on a journey that will ultimately take them to the cross in a message entitled “When Jesus Is in The House”.
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.
On Saturday morning February 3rd, all men of the Verde Valley are invited to join us for a delicious SUMC Men’s Breakfast at 8:15 a.m. at The Golden Goose Restaurant in West Sedona. Our featured speaker will be Darin Dinsmore who is an urban planner & landscape architect with over 25 years of experience in community-based planning and design. Bring a canned food item for the Food Bank! All men are welcomed, encouraged and invited to attend and come and make a new friendship.
We offer a number of book and bible studies: Tuesday “Neighborhood Studies” at 2PM, 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!