“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16, one of the most recognizable and hailed Bible verses in all of Christianity. Though short in length, this verse is deeply profound, defining the essence and values of Christian religion at its core and arguably defining the meaning and example of love for all people and all times.

To understand love through the biblical lens is to truly unpack this timeless passage and its context and influence. There has always been so much speculation and intrigue surrounding the true meaning behind John 3:16, but it essentially summarizes God’s desire for relationship with humanity and returning to right relationship through grace and salvation.

John 3:16 asserts that God’s love for all of humankind is unwavering and unconditional and is found through relationship with his only Son Jesus Christ who led him to sacrifice Jesus as a gift to us. Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast shares a message entitled “For God So Loves the World”.

As we strive to keep our community safe and healthy we continue to offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship experience each week—You are invited to access worship through our website (www.sedonaumc.org). 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.

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The Church Building may be temporarily closed—But the Church is certainly open with so many great missions, ministries and opportunities 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—We look forward to seeing you very soon—Come and grow with us!