Job just can’t find comfort or relief … he is losing hope … he is struggling … his strength is deficient … he feels forsaken … and his very existence seems loathsome. All the long nights of misery and all the physical, relational and emotional torment has taken its toll and left him confused and at his wits end. Job knows God has the ultimate authority over all. He trusts
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“Even as the Father has loved me, I also have loved you. Remain in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments, and remain in his love. I have spoken these things to you, that my joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be made full.” (John 15:9-11) Most of us desire to be remembered, to
The author of 1st John shares that we are to love one another—That is to love our sisters and brothers. This group of first-century Christians for whom 1st John was originally written were in conflict about just about all aspects of their lives. Conflict over theology, teachings, morals, and community. And this was just amongst the “community of believers”. They had difficulties in loving those who belonged to their own
Sedona United Methodist Church is hosting our 10th Annual Huge Community Parking Lot Sale on Saturday, April 24th from 8:00a.m. until 3:00p.m. Rain or shine, more than 30 vendors will sell household items, artwork, crafts, jewelry, antiques, HO trains and more with a portion of their proceeds going to the programs and ministries of the church. Stop by and say hi to the Sedona Young Life. They will be selling
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
This week we look at one of the most detailed and insightful accounts of Jesus’ reappearances after His resurrection. The gospel of Luke is the only one of the four writers to share this important story—It is a story that reveals to us not only something about who we are, but how Jesus opens our eyes to see Him for who He is and how we can come to know
It’s been one week since Easter, one week since all the chaos and excitement. One week since the empty tomb or the first shouts of “Christ is risen—Christ is risen indeed, Alleluia.” It’s one week after the resurrection and the disciples are in the same place they were that Easter night—In the same room behind the same locked doors. (John 20:19-31) So, if the resurrection is such a big deal,
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put him!" So Peter and the other
This Sunday is Palm Sunday, a day in which Christian worshippers around the globe celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem—The crowds praised Jesus enthusiastically because they believed he would overthrow Rome—The promised Messiah foretold in the writings of Zechariah. On this Sunday of celebration, the excitement quickly spread throughout the whole city, hitting a fever pitch. People even threw down their cloaks on the path where Jesus