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 presence of the risen Christ their lives would never be the same. Though it was getting dark on that same road they had travelled earlier that afternoon and travelling in the dark could be a dangerous—they just had to get back and share their news with the others.
Jesus wants to encounter you so that he can show you the same thing that 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 from a prison cell. 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 at 9:30am for (On-site/In-Person) 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!
Worship details can be found through our website (www.sedonaumc.org) or by calling the church office (928-282-1780) as well as the opportunity to reserve your seat for worship. We will continue to also offer an amazing Spirit Filled On-Line Worship experience each week.
You’re invited to our Annual Community Parking Lot Sale to be held this Saturday, April 24th from 8:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. Arts, Crafts, Foods, Antiques, Household Items, Books, and so much more. For more information please call the church office at (928)282-1780 or check out our website.
Sedona UMC offers several weekly book and bible studies: Tuesday’s @ 2PM Adult Studies at “The Gathering Place” in West Sedona; Wednesday’s our Men’s Bible Study at 9am; and Thursday’s our Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. We offer so many great missions, ministries, and fellowship 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!