If we look to Scripture, we can see that having an encounter with Jesus can change everything. That was certainly the case for the two disciples who encountered Jesus on the Road to Emmaus. Once their eyes were opened to being in the risen Christ’s presence, their lives would never be the same. Though it was getting dark on that same road they had travelled earlier that afternoon it could be a dangerous journey to make in the dark—but they just had to get back and share their news.
Jesus wants to encounter you so that he can show you the same thing he showed Cleophus and his companion on that Road to Emmaus—Who you are, and who He is. It is only in an encounter with Jesus Christ that we truly discover who we really are, and we discover who Christ really is. And its only Christ who can teach us, and more importantly inspire us to things we could never dream possible of our own accord.
As we look to other figures in the Bible, we can see that those who encountered Jesus were able to do the impossible through Him. Peter walked on water, John had the strength to stay by Jesus even at the foot of the Cross, Philip healed those who were paralyzed, and the Apostle Paul changed the world. Something happens when we meet Jesus face to face. Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast shares an inspirational hope filled message entitled “Inspired to Change the World”.
Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship featuring meaningful and uplifting music, special times of prayer and passionate life changing messages designed to move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others. We have temporarily suspended our On-Site Worship and Fellowship Time as an extreme precaution due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak. We are currently offering On-Line Worship—Please check our website and Facebook page for worship access and the latest details.
We have also temporarily suspended all of our studies, events, and all community meetings as a part of the Governors “Stay Home & Stay Safe” directive. Our Church Office is closed but we are answering the phones during normal business hours and answering emails. Please contact us if we may be of assistance and for pastoral care. We are here to help!
The Church Building may be temporarily closed—But the Church is certainly open with 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!