“At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because they knew he was the Messiah. At daybreak, Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them. But he said, “I must go and proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.” And he kept on preaching and teaching in the synagogues of Judea.” (Luke 40-44)

When we look at Jesus, when we think about Jesus, a question we should all ask ourselves is “Who is this man?” “Why did he come?”  The angels tell shepherds that Jesus is the son of God. At the baptism of Jesus, we saw that God himself declared that Jesus was his son. And last week, when we saw Jesus’ first followers come, Nathaniel declared, “Rabbi (Teacher), You are the Son of God, the King of Israel.”

Even Satan witnessed that Jesus was the Son of God—But who is this one whom the devil and God called the Son of God and why did He come? Who is this one whom as a child had shepherds and kings come to worship him? Who is this one that drew standing room only crowds when He spoke and taught? Who did Jesus think he was? Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast delivers a sermon entitled “Silver Apple Award”, continuing the journey of Jesus earthly ministry, and clearly seeing His main reason for living and walking among us.

Out of love and concern for our congregation and community, we have temporarily suspended our On-Site Worship and Fellowship Time as an extreme precaution due to the increase in reported cases of Covid-19 post-holiday’s. We are currently offering On-Line Worship and we are also excited to return to IN-PERSON WORSHIP Sunday February 7th at 9:30am.

We are in the office during normal business hours answering calls and responding to emails. Please contact us if we may be of assistance and for pastoral care. We would love to help! 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 of O’Beyond roundabout on Route 179 in Sedona. All are welcome at Sedona UMC—Come and grow with us!