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  • Traditions for Faith

    November 23, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Disciple-making, Parenting

    Even if our surrounding culture doesn’t exalt Jesus, let’s let our small gatherings and moments at home be marked as moments which serve the Lord and strengthen the foundation of faith in Jesus.

  • Clinging to the Lord

    November 16, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Scripture, Leadership

    There is no infidelity on Jesus’ end.  He is always faithful and true.  But God’s people must make intentional decisions to ‘cling’ to the LORD.  What does this look like?  We can learn a little from Joshua's challenge in Joshua 23.

  • God's Spirit At Work

    November 9, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together, Leadership, Parenting

    When integrity is chosen over apathy and honesty is chosen over dodging the truth, these decisions can serve as a way of making God’s glory visible.  Do we recognize these moments as divine?  Perhaps we should!

  • The Path Forward

    Victory after Victory September 28, 2021
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Scripture

    How do our habits help us be victorious?  Some habits may need to be started and others stopped.

  • 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.