First Mennonite Church of Morton


  • Two Swords?

    February 20, 2019 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Scripture
    Why did God give such violent instructions in the Old Testament if Jesus' disciples are commanded to lay down the sword of man and only carry the sword of the spirit?
  • Mercy in the Old Testament

    September 26, 2018 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Scripture

    My wife and I enjoyed the sitting in the back row of the Sanctuary a few days ago to watch “I Can Only Imagine” with a few others from FMC.  We had never sat in the back row before!  Neither had we seen this wonderful movie.  One of my favorite moments was when Arthur, the father, started to talk with his son about the...

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    Shaped By a Story

    August 9, 2018 Tom Linderman
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    Shaped By a Story

    There was a popular show on TV a couple of years ago.  I completely missed seeing any of the episodes. Today, with the technology of cable companies, it is possible to watch old shows that might have been missed.  It’s been interesting to watch from the beginning this series I had never watched.  Rarely...

  • Mishandling The Word of God

    June 20, 2018 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Commune Together, Scripture, Leadership

    How do you use the Bible? 

    If you confess Jesus as your Savior, you likely approach the Scriptures to further your understanding into the nature of God.  If so, that is excellent!  The Apostle Paul affirmed such growth when he prayed for the Ephesians believers by saying, “ may the Lord give you the Spirit of wisdom and of...

  • Life Together

    June 6, 2018 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Faith, Commune Together, Scripture

    This month, you’ll be hearing about the re-formation of a variety of small groups within the life of First Mennonite Church.  These groups will be a 6-session, short-term study through the Gospel of Mark which will span from July into September.  The material will complement, not replace, what we are studying through on Sunday...

  • The Complete Story

    January 24, 2018 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Disciple-making, God's Character, Scripture

    Our twins are in a phase of development where, instead of enjoying various books or movies, they often like to repeat the ones they know.  For example, rarely does a day go by when they don’t ask to watch ether ‘Fireman Sam: Heroes in the Storm’ or ‘Cars 3.’  Our family has become so familiar with these...

  • Spiritual Tension

    November 8, 2017 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Commune Together, Scripture, Leadership

    Last week, the Global Protestant Church celebrated the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation.  It began on Oct 31 st , 1517 when Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses in Wittenberg, Germany.  Since then, every Protestant denomination (including Mennonites) have been influenced by Luther’s leadership. 

    Every Mennonite believer...

  • Picking and Choosing

    March 29, 2017 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Commune Together, Scripture

    Last week, I enjoyed some Acts 2:42 time with a few of my spiritual brothers from FMC.  We quickly surveyed Romans 12 as a devotional reading before digging into Hebrews, the book that we are studying.  (By the way, if you are interested in ever joining us with some of these 6am men’s studies, please let me know! ...

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    Hitting the Bullseye

    November 9, 2016 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Scripture, Leadership

    This past weekend, I was honored to gather at Camp Menno Haven with around 30 other men from First Mennonite, Morton UMC and Carlock Mennonite to focus on growing in the Lord by dwelling in the Scriptures.  This topic was chosen because the Bible can be an incredibly confusing book to understand even without mysterious concepts like...

  • Forgotten By God

    Dealing With Our Spiritual Depression October 19, 2016 Aaron Yoder
    Filed Under:
    Prayer, Worship, Faith, Scripture

    There are many common experiences that Christians all share.  Typically these experiences (like cronic pain, the struggles of parenting, the difficultly of offering forgiveness or methods of coping with the abruptness of death) become the subject of conversation as prayer requests are shared. 

    However, the experience of spiritual...