Joshua was a warrior for God. He was a man who trusted the Lord he served, and that trust gave him courage to face anything. His name means “Jehovah is salvation,” and his life reflects the truth of his name. He had been one of the many who had been a captive in Egypt, and when Moses led the Israelites out of captivity, Joshua became a great leader among the people.
He had seen God’s power first-hand when the Red Sea was parted, and the Israelites crossed safely. Joshua also saw the Egyptian army’s fate as they attempted to recapture the Israelites. Joshua witnessed many more miracles, such as God providing manna every morning, and he saw the rock spew water when Moses struck it. Joshua witnessed God’s power, and that gave him confidence to trust God in all things. If others in that nation had the faith that Joshua showed, many believe they would not have wandered for forty years.
Joshua and Caleb tasked with scouting out this new promised Land discovered giant obstacles in the form of Nephilim. They brought back reports but also spoke with great faith that God’s will for His people would prevail. Joshua and Caleb were overruled because Moses listened to those who were ruled by fear. They walked away from their faith and God’s will for them. Forty years later, they returned to finally claim God’s promise.
I wonder, how much different things may have gone if they had worked together to face those things they saw as “too overwhelming? When you are walking with God, nothing can stand against you. Not even giants. Because of Joshua’s courage, the promise God made to Abraham was finally a reality. Join Rev. Fred Mast as he brings a message entitled, “Facing Our Giants Together with God”.
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).
We invite the entire community to come to our “Annual Holiday Boutique” Saturday November 14th from 9AM to 3PM. This year’s sale will be in our parking lot where we will observe physical distancing and ask everyone to wear a mask. With many craft & gift vendors this will be a great opportunity to do some early holiday shopping and get some great gifts. Come and enter the spirit of the holidays!
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!