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  • Vocal Faith

    September 21, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Leadership

    There are times when God’s supernatural power becomes clearly evident when we eagerly obey God’s word and declare our faith vocally.  The battle at Jericho is only one specific example, but there are others.

  • Days To Remember

    September 14, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Leadership

    If we’re honest about our own tendencies towards forgetfulness, we’ll recognize that we need intentional habits in order to properly remember God's power, provision and mercy.

  • Responses To God's Power

    August 24, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, God's Character
    Once people hear about God's incredible power, they commonly respond with either faith or fear.  Rahab's story is a good example.  Even now, Christians in various parts of the world are targeted, not because they pose a physical threat, but because of an underlying, spiritual fear which can exist in unconverted hearts.  Let's pray that fear about God would turn into faith in God.
  • The Sequel To Life

    July 27, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith, God's Character
    In the midst of life’s pains, clinging to the sovereignty of God doesn’t always feel like it’s enough.  Perhaps that is why our gracious God has revealed portions of ‘His sequel' - eternal life in heaven.  But, our hope can grow even stronger when we remember that Jesus is the resurrection right now.
  • Exclusive Access

    July 13, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith
    The Kingdom of God may be best understood as Jesus described it in John 10 - as abundant life.  It is a life which is overflowing with inner peace, joyful contentment and freedom with God which helps us endure the various the trials of this broken world.  But there is only one entrance to it...
  • The Light of Life

    July 6, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Leadership
    Jesus, our Lord, is the perpetual ‘beacon of light’ who brings life to all who receive Him by faith.  But what does His 'light of life' look like in people?  In a word...it's FREEDOM!  Consider how the Apostle John describes this life.
  • The Work of Sabbath

    June 22, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Worship, Faith, Commune Together, Leadership
    Although ‘Sabbath’ changed during the time of the Early Church, the practice of establishing a regular time to worship the Lord and celebrate His sanctifying work with others remained.  Because Jesus is working, we can set aside our small tasks and delight in His sovereign care.  But it won't happen unless we are intentional about it.
  • Investing In Others

    June 15, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together, Leadership, Parenting
    Faith grows to maturity by learning and observing the conduct of more mature believers.  Therefore, if we want to impact the world for Jesus, we need to consider how we are spending time with those who are spiritually younger.
  • Simple Bible Studies

    June 8, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together, Scripture
    Biblical education and additional materials are helpful in leading Bible studies. However, they aren’t the main ingredients.  Humility before the Lord and access to the living words of God can be sufficient for spiritually transformative discussions.
  • New Conversations

    June 1, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Disciple-making, Leadership
    Meeting new people and moving into the realm of ‘spiritual conversations’ can be quite difficult for many of us.  However, if we are to take the Lord’s calling upon our lives seriously, we must venture beyond our comfort zone.