Have you ever paid on a bill or given a check that was postdated? That basically means that you write a check and date it for some time in the future and it is supposed to be understood that the check is not cashed until that date.

In essence, a Post-Dated Check implies that you have an assurance that on a future date you can take the check to the bank, and it will be honored. You have an assurance in your hand for a future date. You can cash that check on the established date—On a future, agreed upon date, the deal is closed.

This week we look at the 6th Chapter of Joshua and find the Israelites in the same position we find or have found ourselves at some point in our life. There they are standing on the edge of the promise land. Finally, after their years of bondage; after facing the Red Sea; after wondering in the wilderness for 40 years and after losing their dynamic leader, Moses; and generations after the promise had been spoken to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob–They are standing with the promise land in their sights.

But there is a catch—A bit of a snag in the process. You see even though they have caught a glimpse of the Promised Land, although their place of victory is just around the bend, they still can’t touch it—Not just yet. But they have God’s promise—Albeit postdated.

Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as Rev. Fred Mast continues a sermon series on the Book of Joshua and brings an inspired message entitled “Great Expectations”. 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!

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 at the church. 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.