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 9:30 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 encouraged and invited to stay and join us in our Fellowship Hall for the friendliest and best fellowship time anywhere featuring lots of great and delicious snacks and sweet treats, 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.