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  • 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.
  • Boundary Lines

    July 29, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Leadership
    Disciples of Jesus are empowered to say no to sin and to find value in personal boundaries which keep them from falling into destructive habits.  What are yours?
  • Words From God

    July 8, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Scripture
    We don’t have to be left wondering about the reliability of Scripture.  There are many reasons to be confident that the Bible really is from God.  Here are two of them.
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    A Shining Couple

    July 1, 2020
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Leadership
    There people within the pages of the New Testament who also displayed some unique characteristics of ‘salt and light.’  Paul’s friends Priscilla and Aquila come to mind.
  • A Future Reward

    June 24, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Worship, Faith
    For those who have admitted their spiritual need before Jesus, there is a future comfort from sin and sickness which will make earthly afflictions seem like a distant dream.