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  • Setting Politics Aside

    October 27, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith
    Do you relate with Matthew's decision to set aside the work and agenda of Rome in order to point people to Jesus?  Ultimately, the true hope for the world does not rest in policies or politicians (even good ones).  It rests in authority of Jesus who supernaturally transforms sinners into citizens of an eternal Kingdom.
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    THE GOSPEL OF GRACE

    October 21, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Faith

    Matthew 7:21-23    “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do...

  • A Gentle Rebuke

    October 6, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    There are moments when disciples of Jesus don’t ‘self-correct’ and have no clue that we are heading into dangerous terrain.  Each of us need spiritual friends who gently nudge us in the right direction.
  • Willingly Others-Focused

    September 29, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together

    Faithful disciple-making often involves being willing to be inconvenienced.  Paul described this as “not pleasing ourselves” (Romans 15:1b).  What does this look like during a global pandemic?

  • Adjusting Our Vision

    September 22, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith
    If we view possessions improperly then our soul becomes vulnerable to this dreadful disease.  We are compromised with depravity, become ‘blind’ and may even be led to reject God.  So what can we do to keep our spiritual vision clear?
  • Denying Yourself

    September 15, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith
    Many Christians are familiar with habits of giving and prayer, but fasting is a bit more foreign.  Although Jesus did not give specific instructions regarding how and when to fast, He made it clear that His disciples would fast.  Should you engage in this form of self-denial?
  • Private Giving

    September 1, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith
    Financial giving should flow so naturally from a disciple of Jesus that it simply passes along to the recipient without drawing much attention at all.  However, there is One who knows every dollar which passes through our hands.
  • Resisting With Love

    August 25, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Leadership
    In the face of evil, disciples of Jesus are not called to do nothing.  We are called to ‘resist evil,’ in a manner of speaking, with sacrificial love. This was not only affirmed throughout the New Testament, it was also the lifestyle of the Early Church.
  • Verbal Integrity

    August 18, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Leadership
    We live in a culture which easily welcomes the weakening of verbal integrity. Even though promise-breaking is normative and the handshake doesn’t really hold any weight, Jesus raises the bar for His disciples.
  • As Christ Loved

    August 11, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Disciple-making, Leadership, Parenting
    Where should people, but especially men, turn when they want to better understand what a Godly relationship should look like within the home?