Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor
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This week at Sedona UMC, we will study one of the Lord's parables—But what is a parable anyway? The best definition I've ever heard is simply this: "A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning." I really like that definition; the Bible gives us about 40 to 50 of these short stories with deep meaning for us. This week’s parable of the “Tenants in the Vineyard will help
Happy Independence Day! Join us this week at Sedona United Methodist Church as the Rev. Fred Mast shares an inspired message entitled “The Truth Will Set You Free”. Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30am 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. This week, members of the
On Friday, He will head to the cross. But our text this week is the day after His inauguration, His coronation, His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. Hosanna in the highest,” as tens of thousands of people hailed Him as the King, the Messiah, the Deliverer, the Savior. It was a wonderful day in one sense, because He was receiving praise that is due His name. The procession had really begun
When Jesus came into this world over 2000 years ago, He came on a mission to bring salvation to all of humanity in a place called Calvary. As Jesus made His journey to the cross, along the way, the Bible says He traveled about healing and working miracles of all kinds. In a sense it was a goodwill tour—Helping hurting people. This goodwill tour took Jesus to the little city
Mark’s gospel has been described as a highlight tape of Jesus’ life and ministry. His greatest hits. It is short—fast-paced and to the point. But that doesn’t mean it’s simple. It has layers, like the rest of the Bible. It is simple enough for a child yet so deep we can never quite master its complete meaning. Our passage from Mark Chapter 5 is two stories in one—And you cannot
Join us this week as Sedona UMC Lay Leader Wayne Light brings a message entitled "Let the Fire Begin". This Sunday is Pentecost, the 50th day after Easter which we celebrate as the birthday of the church. Don't forget to wear red, which symbolizes the fire of the Holy Spirit. Sunday mornings we enter the spirit of worship at 9:30am for (On-site/In-Person) featuring meaningful and uplifting music, special times of
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
“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