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  • Living Like Jesus

    August 31, 2021 Tom Linderman
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, God's Character
    The struggle is real, so let us be like Jesus and pray desperate prayers!
  • 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.
  • When God is Near

    May 11, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith
    We don’t hear God’s audible voice and don’t always ‘feel’ God’s presence.   Therefore, it is easy to doubt God’s nearness during times of affliction.  How can we genuinely testify to the ‘abundant life’ which Jesus promised while also walking through dark valleys?  Consider the nearness of God through the inner gift of His peace.
  • Learning to Lament

    May 4, 2021 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith
    When we are faced with trying circumstances, it is so easy to complain to God.  That is why we need to understand prayers of lament (like Psalm 22).  Lamenting gives Christians direction as we offer our raw emotions to God in the midst of suffering.  Without learning to pray this way, we won’t know how to process pain while also clinging to faith in the Lord.
  • 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.
  • 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?  
  • 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?
  • The Mystery of the Kingdom

    June 10, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith, Commune Together
    For as much as Jesus taught the joyful, eternal reign of the 'Kingdom of Heaven', it can be easy for us to misunderstand what he meant and how it applies to our lives.
  • My Shepherd, Our Lord

    February 12, 2020 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith, Scripture, Leadership
    The Lord is, without question, the greatest leader, the greatest protector and the greatest host you could possibly have.  He is available to you – whether you are a faithful sheep, a young lamb or a stray.
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    He Is Lord

    December 18, 2019 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Faith, God's Character
    Whether I am spiritually lifted upon the mountaintops or emotionally walking through the valley, He longs for me, and for all of His people, to exalt the reality that He remains fixed in His role as Lord!