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  • Just The Beginning

    April 5, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Disciple-making, Leadership
    Every disciple of Jesus is equipped with the Bible, the Easter story, a living relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  Together, they form the seeds of the gospel -  seeds which are meant to be sowed within a broken world.  As the memories of Easter fade, let us look again to the mission field right outside of our doors.
  • As Jesus Loves

    March 30, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together, Leadership
    How should we love one another?  Consider Jesus' example.  Of course, the cross is the pinnacle of His love, but every personal encounter in Jesus' public ministry sets for us daily examples of sacrificial love.
  • Overcoming Distrust

    March 16, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together
    Submissive Christians are ones which have a softer approach to human relationships than the rest of the world. People will disappoint us at times, but it doesn’t mean that we give up on community or submission. Rather, we submit to one another because we hold a high view of Jesus’ love, grace and mercy which is available to us daily by faith.
  • Hard or Soft Hearts

    February 16, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together
    God commands Christians to talk to other Christians every day.  That may sound excessive, we actually need these relationships in order to prevent our hearts from growing hard from sin's deceit and remaining soft towards God and others.
  • Renewing Our Strength

    February 9, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith
    Daniel's entire adulthood was spent living in a pagan county serving pagan leaders.  Yet, he remained fiercely committed to the Lord.  How did he run the race of faith with such integrity and perseverance?  Perhaps it is because he knew how to renew this strength by waiting upon the Lord.
  • 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
    Filed Under:
    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?