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  • Eternally Significant

    January 19, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together
    Each one of us want to be part of something truly significant.  However, this desire can easily morph into self-exalting living, grasps at worldly control, or a false belief that right now is 'unprecedented' because we are part of it.  Instead, Christians should think soberly and remain focused furthering the Kingdom of God which is ‘not of this world.’
  • Comforted By Forgiveness

    January 12, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith
    When humans pursue life apart from God’s leading, all that’s left is rottenness, emptiness and a path of heart-breaking ruin.  Fortunately, the Lord has tender words for rebellious hearts.
  • When Glory Appeared

    December 22, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Worship, Faith, God's Character
    There are some moments which are 'heavier' than others.  Certainly what the shepherds heard and saw just outside of Bethlehem was one of them.  And that moment should be equally significant to us now.
  • Light up The World

    Light Up The World December 15, 2020
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    Faith
    When Jesus returned to Heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to live in all believers.  Since then, Christ-followers have used whatever they have to highlight the good news of Jesus!
  • Light In The Darkness

    December 7, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith
    As adults we know that there exists a discomforting darkness which cannot be dealt with by simply turning the on the lights.  When faced with this grim reality, it can seem as though the darkness has won, or at least is winning.  What then should we do?  Is there hope?  
  • Our Current Status

    November 17, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith
    In the middle of difficult situations, we typically look back to the past or ahead to the future since it’s the present reality which can be so dreadfully difficult.  But perhaps God’s Word can assist us as we seek to find joy during this present moment called today.
  • Unseen Beings

    November 3, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith
    Regardless of whether you've experienced any or not, the Bible does make it clear that spiritual beings are present within our world.  In fact, many of the stories which shape our theology include them.
  • 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...

  • 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?