Moses answered, “Don’t be afraid! Stand your ground, and you will see what the Lord will do to save you today; you will never see these Egyptians again. The Lord will fight for you, and all you have to do is keep still.” (Exodus 14:13-14)
Have you ever found yourself in a predicament? I think for everyone reading this message the answer is yes! Who hasn’t! We have a lot of word pictures in the English language to describe being in a predicament—We hear phrases such as “you sure have painted yourself into a corner”, “up against the wall”, “in a pickle”, “in a pinch”, “in a jam”, or “in a tight squeeze.”
One of the best expressions that fits our passage must be “between a rock and a hard place.” When God has brought you to the place where there are few solutions, He has reasons beyond what you may be able to see at this point. But take heart, God never leaves you or forsakes you or leaves you “in a corner” for long. With God, there is always a way out, and if you trust in Him, He will lead you just as He did with the Israelite people on the shores of the Red Sea.
All throughout the Bible we have a miracle working God—All throughout Church history we have a miracle working God. This God who created this earth, all things, and all creatures and loves us beyond our wildest imagining. Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Fred Mast continues a sermon series “God—Why Don’t You Do Something!” with a message entitled, “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”.
Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30 am featuring uplifting music, special times of prayer, and passionate life changing messages that will move you closer in your relationship with Jesus Christ and others. Sunday school offered for children kindergarten to 6th grade.
Immediately following worship, you are invited to stay and join us in our Fellowship Hall this week for a very special fellowship time featuring delicious goodies and snacks, beverages, and always great hot coffee. This is the friendliest and most welcoming congregation & fellowship time anywhere!
The pumpkins are HERE!—Our “Annual Pumpkin Patch” runs thru October 31st! Great Pumpkins and Gourds of many different shapes, sizes and colors are still available. Hours of operation are Noon to 6PM Sunday through Friday and 10am to 6PM on Saturday’s (With “Special Pumpkin Festival Event—Pumpkin Carving” Saturday 10/22 from 1 to 4 PM). All proceeds go to support Young Life of Sedona and the Verde Valley for youth camp scholarships. Lots of fun and a tremendous cause!!!
We offer several weekly book and bible studies: Tuesday’s join us @ 1:30 pm for a bible study at The Gathering Place in West Sedona; and Thursday’s Women’s Bible Study at 9:45am. So many great missions, ministries, and fellowship opportunities at Sedona UMC—Call our office for additional details.
Visit our website at www.sedonaumc.org and “Like” us on Facebook. 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 United Methodist—Come and join this growing faith family! Invite, pick-up, and bring your friends and family.