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  • Mar27Fri

    For The Nations

    March 27, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Worship, Faith
    Jesus' quotation from Isaiah 56 emphasized that the presence of the Lord has been made available to everyone – the pious and poor, the Jew and Gentile alike. 
  • Mar26Thu

    If You Only Knew

    March 26, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith

    Journey to the Cross - Day 4

    Luke 19:41-44 (ESV)
    41  And when he drew near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42  saying, “Would that you, even you, had known on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43  For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade...

  • Mar25Wed

    The Stones Would Cry Out

    Journey To The Cross - Day 3 March 25, 2020 Aaron Yoder

    Luke 19:35-40 (ESV)
    35  And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36  And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37  As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God...

  • Mar24Tue

    Do As He Says

    Do As He Says March 24, 2020 Aaron Yoder

    JOURNEY TO THE CROSS - DAY 2

    SCRIPTURE PASSAGE: Mark 11:1-5 (ESV)
    Now when they drew near to Jerusalem, to Bethphage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately as you enter it you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever...

  • Mar23Mon

    A Precious Moment

    March 23, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith

    JOURNEY TO THE CROSS - DAY 1

    Scripture: John 12:1-8 (ESV)
    Six days before the Passover, Jesus therefore came to Bethany, where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they gave a dinner for him there. Martha served, and Lazarus was one of those reclining with him at table. Mary therefore took a pound of...

  • Mar14Sat

    COVID-19 Elder Update

    March 14, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together

    Hello First Mennonite Church family.  I don’t know about you, but for me, this has been a roller coaster of a week as news reports have accelerated regarding the world-wide pandemic.

    This is certainly new territory for many of us and it’s hard to know how to proceed.  However, there are a few words that I want to share on...

  • Mar4Wed

    With-ness With God

    March 4, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Faith, God's Character
    One of my struggles is resting and fully being present with my children just for sake of relationship.  I am easily distracted by the work that I believe should be done.  Can you relate to that?  Does that sound similar to your desire for a relationship with God?  His desire is to be WITH you!
  • Feb19Wed

    IMC Assembly Update

    February 19, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Commune Together, Leadership

    For this week, it seems appropriate to share with you an update regarding recent decisions.  As you know, 6 appointed members of FMC traveled to Menno Haven on Saturday, February 15, for the Illinois Mennonite Conference (IMC) Annual Business Meeting.  Approximately half of all IMC congregations were represented among those in...

  • My Shepherd, Our Lord

    February 12, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith, Scripture, Leadership
    The Lord is, without question, the greatest leader, the greatest protector and the greatest host you could possibly have.  He is available to you – whether you are a faithful sheep, a young lamb or a stray.
  • Jan29Wed

    Illinois Mennonite Conference Update

    January 29, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together, Leadership
    Is geography enough to unify a conference or do theological issues matter more?