He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So, Abraham called that place ‘The Lord Will Provide’ [Jehovah-Jireh]. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.” (Genesis 22:13-14)
“Provision” isn’t a word that most Americans think much about—It’s a non-consequential word. We may use it euphemistically as we stock up on “provisions” for a cross country road trip, meaning Twizzlers and Reese’s Pieces. We may use it to refer to unexpected upgrades in life like a new car or a new home. We may refer to it in the case of the Lord providing our church with the means to upgrade our technology.
Some of us remember times when God provided for needs in unexpected ways like a check in the mail from a family member to cover rent or the generosity of a friend to pay for a hospital bill. We recognize these as God’s provision, but we rarely depend on this provision.
The name “Jehovah Jireh” is first seen in Genesis 22:14 when God provides a ram in the thicket in place of the sacrifice of Abraham’s son. When God introduces himself as Jehovah Jireh, meaning “the Lord will provide,” it is not in the context of snacks or cars or money for bills. It is in the context of the most profound physical need a person can face – life itself.
Join Rev. Fred Mast as he brings a message entitled, “Jehovah Jireh – God Provides”—Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at two worship times (9:00am & 10:30am) 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 look forward to seeing you! As we strive to keep our congregation and community safe and healthy, we will observe physical distancing and limited seating worship so visit our website or call our church office to reserve your seat for worship.
We will continue to also offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship experience each week—You are invited to access worship or information through our website (www.sedonaumc.org) or by calling the church office (928-282-1780).
The PUMPKINS ARE HERE thru October 31st as Sedona UMC partners with Young Life of the Verde Valley in our ever popular “Annual Pumpkin Patch” at the church with all the proceeds going toward supporting YL youth campership. The pumpkin patch will be open daily Noon to 6PM. We will offer a great variety of colors, shapes and sizes of pumpkins. Still a great selection so come and get a great pumpkin and support this all-important mission.
Don’t miss our Drive Thru Trunk or Treat on Halloween from 6pm until 8pm. Load the kids into the car and stop by Sedona UMC to see all the decorated trunks and get free candy. This is our 6th year!!! Sedona UMC joins 100+ residents of the Village of Oak Creek handing out candy this Halloween. Make plans to stop by. Hope to see everyone there!
We offer so many great missions, ministries and study 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!—Come and grow with us!