You have probably heard, “For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” (Matthew 6:21) Many people often misquote the Bible, especially concerning this scriptural passage found in the Gospel of Matthew, which is also repeated again in the Gospel of Luke 12:34. Most people want to believe and quote this scripture, ‘where a persons heart is, there will their treasure also be’; but that’s not what God said at all. It’s just the opposite! The treasure doesn’t follow our heart; but rather, our heart follows our treasure—whether it be a career, a family, or a large fortune in the bank.
God exhorts us to do all for the glory of God (1 Cor 10:31) and to work at whatever we do with all our heart (Col. 3:32). And, we are to “do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus” (Col. 3:17). 2 Timothy 2:15 says, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved …” We read of our need to test our own actions (Gal. 6:4) and to “run in such a way as to get the prize … not like someone running aimlessly” (1 Cor. 9:24-27).
Your best involves giving God your total being. Jesus quoted the greatest commandment as loving the Lord “with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind” (Matt. 22:37). The whole of who we are is the best we can give Him—To present ourselves to “as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God” as commanded in Romans 12:1, is only reasonable in light of what God has done for us. Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Fred Mast offers a message entitled “A Home for Your Heart”.
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 Holy Spirit filled! 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.
ITS PUMPKIN TIME!!!—Beginning Saturday October 5th Sedona UMC is partnering with Young Life of the Verde Valley in our very popular “Annual Pumpkin Patch” at the church with all the proceeds going toward supporting YL youth campership. We will offer a great variety of colors, shapes and sizes of pumpkins and there will be many other activities happening around this event including our annual “Trunk or Treat” celebration on Thursday October 31st – a great celebration for the entire community. Come and get a great pumpkin and support this important mission.
We offer several weekly book and bible studies: A NEW ADULT STUDY (Three Simple Rules-A Wesleyan Way of Living) happens TUESDAY’S 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. 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!